Music

With ‘David Bowie Is’ at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Glenn Adamson on the evolution of the music video – a genre Bowie ‘essentially invented’

At this year’s platform for experimental music in Bergen, laughter was the most striking sound 

From Ragnar Kjartansson’s Italo-pop-infused The Sky in a Room to Matt Stokes’s happy hardcore recitals: the organ’s profane potential

Two controversial events suggest a precarious relationship between China’s culture industry and the state’s soft power project

From Shanghai to Dubai, a new history charts the frontiers where underground scenes battle big business for electronic dance music’s soul

‘An artist in a proud and profound sense, whether he liked it or not’ – a tribute by Michael Bracewell

At a time of #metoo fearlessness, a collection of female critics interrogate their own fandom for music’s most celebrated sexists

Why the 40-year-old Mute record label remains an enigma

When musical signifiers for sex so often become sonic pornography, LCMF 2017 showed alternative ways of marrying sound and body

Arthur Jafa’s intertwining of video collage and music has the power to open up minds and bodies

From the drone blasts of Polwechsel to Pauline Oliveros's ecological politics, deep listening at the festival’s anniversary edition

The London Sinfonietta celebrates 50 years of supporting and performing new music