Music

Remembering the pioneering composer, visionary thinker, multimedia artist and techno-utopian, who died in May

Cover page of Jakob Ullmann’s score, voice, books and FIRE II/4, 1996–98, exhibited at documenta 14, Athens, 2017. Courtesy: the artist

What are the implications of documenta 14’s focus on the aural?

X-ray records in the Soviet Union

Ariel Pink and Matt Fishbeck perfroming at aFast Friends Inc. show, Los Angeles. Photograph: Eli Langer

Released today on Semiotext(e), Holy Shit’s album Solid Rain gets nostalgic for the freewheeling creativity of a pre-gentrification LA

Rewire Festival and a photography project documenting Den Haag’s underground

A new album by theatre group Object Collection warns against political nostalgia 

Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: the New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

From eternal music to the secret of eternal life: what to read this weekend

Writer Hari Kunzru speaks about his new novel, White Tears, a timely reflection on race, class and cultural appropriation in the US

With the reissue of their eponymous debut album, revisiting the career of legendary Berlin art project / punk band Die Tödliche Doris

Phillip Sollmann’s latest composition pays homage to three distinct and unconventional instrument makers

Recent rereleases from new-age music's 1970s and '80s heyday speak to current social anxieties

Samson Young's multidisciplinary work confronts the ways in which sound can both transcend borders and enforce them