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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
slick rick
One of hip-hop’s founding fathers, Slick Rick weaves stories out of street life.A legend in his own time, Slick Rick is a name revered among the old-school hip-hop crowd, hailed as an inspiration for the likes of OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Nas and Eminem. Yet to a wider audience, the self-proclaimed “Ruler” Slick Rick may be the greatest artist they’ve...
Pierre Boulez
Composer, interpreter and conductor Pierre Boulez is unquestionably the most important “serious” musical figure of the last seven decadesNo one ever accused Pierre Boulez of being easy listenin’. Despite that, the French composer, interpreter and conductor remains arguably the most influential figure in modern classical music of the entire post-war period. His significance continues still today, deep into the 21st...
hip hop music dj shadow
The alternative hip-hop legend returns with a new album in towA seminal figure among turntablists, DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) greatly contributed to popularizing instrumental hip-hop, putting it on the map with his celebrated 1996 debut album, the classic Endtroducing…..Inspired by pioneers like Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, who defined hip-hop as “eliminating genre barriers in music,” he remains true...

Waves Vienna

waves vienna
The club culture festival presents emerging international artistsNow going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conference stays true to its motto “East Meets West”, featuring a long, international line-up with a special emphasis on local and central European artists. Numerous artists will perform at different venues in and around the headquarters in WUK, allowing revelers...
Alma Mahler Vienna
Founded this year by young professional musicians from all over Europe, the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester celebrates music without borders while deconstructing chamber music from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as contemporary classical works.More intimate than full orchestral symphonies, chamber music was initially intended for home performances by anywhere between 3 and 40 musicians, enticing with a subtlety...
Austrian band contests and the next generation in pursuit of the big stageby Benjamin Kubaczek & Cynthia Peck “Competitions are for horses, not artists,” quipped Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Perhaps. But the world thinks otherwise, and competitions are flourishing – not only in classical music.Band contests have seen an upsurge in recent years. There are 50 in Austria alone, according...
Tunnel: the popular student hangout and live jazz club gets a “reboot”, refusing to fix what’s not brokenReinventing a classic is fraught with pitfalls: It’s easy to alienate your regulars, and the new clientele remains wary of your past. Tunnel, a cavernous café catering to an eclectic mix of students, aging boomers and all those in between, has managed...
terry and gyan riley
Seminal composer-pianist Terry Riley and his virtuoso guitarist son Gyan pair up for a rare intimate performanceOften mentioned along with contemporaries Steve Reich, La Monte Young or Philip Glass, American minimalist composer -Terry Riley holds pride of place as a pioneer of 20th-century music.  From its first performance back in 1964, his driving, methodical work In C commanded attention, emerging...
klezmore festival
Two weeks of Yiddish celebration from around the world show the versatility of a classic folk traditionExpressive melodies that draw from Yiddish and eastern European music characterize klezmer, an Ashkenazi music style that is seeing a steady revival in both its traditional form and fused with jazz and other influences. Now in its 14th iteration, the KlezMore festival celebrates...
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