On being a first-generation classical musician.
Do we need a new aesthetics of climate change, or do we just need to revisit the classics with an appropriate sense of fear?
Daniel Barenboim is a great musician and humanist. So why are so many people afraid of him?
How the Olympics are—and aren’t—changing skateboarding.
Replacing the myth of expat Berlin with something more complex and more real.
An interview with Vanessa Torres.
On the sex lives of gay airline stewards.
The German writer’s keen observation of displacement helped me understand my own ancestor’s journey.
What happened to an entire generation of promising composers?
Simon Rattle leaves the Berlin Philharmonic.
On Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Ulrich Seidl, Georg Friedrich Haas, and the art of anti-patriotism.
On physical fear, Virgil, and the language of skateboarding.
How the far-right government targets Polish artists.
A drag queen comes of age in Singapore.
Im strengsten Staat der Welt sind Dragqueens die wahren Rebellen. (DE)
Helmut Lachenmann speaks on his "Marche fatale."
A profile of the composer Jay Schwartz.
On listening to music while airborne, ruins, and memory.
When a professor fell in love with a student, it tore my composition class apart.
How Berlin and techno saved Joshua Fineberg.
An interview with the composer Ashley Fure.
A photo essay from an organ builder's workshop.
Did Claude Vivier predict his own murder?
The composer Georg Friedrich Haas opens up about his sexuality.
Valium, secrecy, bibliophilia, and the world's most important collection of contemporary music manuscripts.
A right-wing politician threatens the Archivio Luigi Nono.
Teju Cole's musical obsessions.