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Music

British Exhibit Argues That Minimalism is the Music of America

A new exhibition explores how Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams created a uniquely American sound.
Abby Ronner
1.24.17
Art

Go Beyond the Basquiat You Thought You Knew at a New UK Exhibit

Opening this September, 'Basquiat: Boom For Real' is the late artist's first major exhibit in the UK in over 20 years.
Abby Ronner
1.20.17
Stuff

What Makes a Bad Movie Good?

We talked to a curator for London's Barbican theater about a new season that pushes the boundaries of taste.
Amelia Abraham
11.1.16
food photography

Martin Parr Doesn't Mind If You Instagram Your Lunch

Waxy sausages, tinned vegetables, white bread: iconic British artist Martin Parr's photos are the antithesis of your carefully arranged avo on toast shot. We met over steak and chips to ask what he makes of the #foodporn proliferating social media.
Tom Jenkins
5.9.16
Photo

The Slums of 1980s Glasgow Through the Lens of a French Photographer

Raymond Depardon's photo series captured everyday life in some of the city's most deprived neighborhoods amid the grind of Thatcher's Britain.
Anaïs Brémond
Photos by Raymond Depardon; words by Anaïs Brémond
4.4.16
Music

Actress Leads an Augmented Orchestra for a Special Boiler Room Concert

Electronic musician Actress' abstract and brooding beats with be performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra in a one-off collaborative concert.
Kevin Holmes
1.27.16
Film

We've Been Nominated for a Webby! Help Us Win (Because You Love Us)

Vote for our doc 'Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra' so we can win the springy silver statue of our dreams.
The Creators Project
4.10.15
Film

Tour London's New Subway in a Hybrid Animated Short Film

Daniela Sherer's 'Pipe Dreams' mixes monochromatic footage with abstract animations for a hypnotic look beneath London's streets.
Kevin Holmes
4.10.15
Music

[Video] The Making Of LOOP>>60 Hz: Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra

John Cale and Liam Young create the first drone orchestra performance at The Barbican's Digital Revolution
Becky Chung
11.20.14
video

[Video] The Making Of LOOP>>60 Hz: Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra

John Cale and Liam Young create the first drone orchestra performance at The Barbican's Digital Revolution
The Creators Project
11.20.14
News

Performers in London's 'Racist' Human Zoo Exhibit Are Angry It's Been Shut Down

Activists halted a show candidly exploring the legacy of European colonialism, and before anyone could assess the piece's merits, a bevy of black actors in London lost their jobs.
JS Rafaeli
9.26.14
Art

Pilot A Lost Drone Through An Abandoned Abstract Cityscape

Created by John Cale and Liam Young, "City of Drones" allows players to pilot virtual crafts through an infinite geometric environment.
Emerson Rosenthal
9.4.14
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