Music

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

What does the new music genre 'necropolo' reveal about Poland's current political situation? 

Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’, 2013, music video still

On the intertwined histories of music, sampling and influence

Ahead of its South London Gallery performance, how Tom Phillips’s Irma – a work that questions the genre of opera itself – is being staged

From Stravinsky in a car park to concerts in living rooms, how is classical music culture changing?