Sorry men, the music year 2018 belongs to the women. At least when you look at this year’s line-up of Eurosonic Noorderslag. Probably the first festival of the year, the trendsetting happening in Groningen, Netherlands, offers a stage for more than 100 emerging bands from all over Europe. And surprisingly many artists were women.
Baba Brinkman just released a new video. In his unique manner, he produced a rap song about Donald Trump’s climate change legacy.
The best learn from the best! That’s what masterclasses mean to be. Therefore, they are usually entirely exclusive, by selection or price. But not with the new website masterclass.com. Here, everyone is allowed to participate. It costs something, sure, but it should be affordable for many if not most.
We all love the music of David Bowie. But I assume most of us didn’t know that Bowie was not only a gifted musician but also a passionate reader. Bowie’s son, the director, and screenwriter Duncan Jones, has lately launched the David Bowie Book Club in honor of his father, who died two years ago.
Usually, music is primarily for the ears. But not with Pauchi Sasaki, the violin player and composer from Peru. While she started early using technology to augment her violin play and express her emotions, she recently developed the “speaker dress”, a shoulder-to-knee wall of 100 speakers, and made it an instrument itself.
Exactly 200 years ago, on January 1, 1818, the story of Victor Frankenstein had been published anonymously. Critics didn’t take it well and condemned it as devil’s work. A creature of parts of corpses, excavated at the cemetery, Frankenstein was successful in scooping a creature, but could not accept her as she was. Only the rejection made Frankenstein’s creature a vicious monster because it was not rotten from the core. A rogue who says we did not learn anything from this novel.