Curated by Vincent Barletta
It can be over in 15 minutes. It can last several hours. It can be done with a Wurlitzer – or 20 guitars. Now “In C,” the defining work of minimalist music, has been tackled by Damon Albarn and Africa Express.
Reading Francisco Noa’s excellent introductory essay on colonial Mozambican literature, one comes across a strange passage from Eduardo Correia de Matos’s 1935 novel, Sinfonia Bárbara (Savage symphony, 1935). . .
From Sweden with Love: A tone-deaf cop from a musical family works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The “Doctor Doctor” scene has rightly gone viral.
If you haven’t heard of soundsnap.com, it’s worth a visit. It allows you to browse and download sound effects, and it’s search function is very impressive. They charge for the service (of course), and for a $200 per-year subscription, it’s possible to download an unlimited number of sounds and loops. It seems geared for podcasts, …