orchestra

Essays

Carly Rae Jepsen at the Symphony Is the Pinnacle of Classical Music

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra changed the very emotional fabric of Jepsen's pop music.
Sarah MacDonald
Phil Witmer
6.19.17
Music

Facing Death Threats, Afghanistan's First Female Conductor Plays On

“If we are scared and sit at home, we can’t progress and we can’t open the door for others.”
Maija Liuhto
6.16.17
Features

This Producer Turned Pokémon Soundtracks Into an Epic Symphony

Jeron Moore wants to challenge audiences' preconceptions of video game music.
Corinne Przybyslawski
5.10.17
Features

Hans Zimmer Can Write an Entire Film Score From a Single Photograph

We talked to the legendary composer about his recent Coachella debut, 'The Lion King,' and avoiding Hollywood typecasting.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.20.17
WTF

Watch a German Symphony Orchestra Recreate the Sound of Currywurst

Musicians from Konzerthausorchester Berlin are paying homage to Germany’s favorite curry-flavored sausage snack.
Daisy Meager
1.19.17
Noisey News

John Williams, Who Wrote the Music for ‘Star Wars’, Has Never Sat Through ‘Star Wars’

“I have not looked at the 'Star Wars' films and that’s absolutely true[...] I’m not particularly proud of that, I have to say​.”
Alex Robert Ross
12.25.16
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Carl Craig Fuses Techno and Classical Music in New Album, ‘Versus’

"'Versus' is my desire and dream come true to have my music interpreted by an orchestra.”
Krystal Rodriguez
12.8.16
Holy Shit

Watch an Orchestra Perform a Mash Up of Kanye and Beethoven, Named 'Yeethoven'

"Blood On The Leaves" mixed with Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony" will cleanse your spirit.
Daisy Jones
3.31.16
Interviews

California Love: Meet the 30-Piece Orchestra Dedicated to the Music of Dr. Dre

Tonight in LA, the first orchestral concert dedicated to Dr. Dre will occur. Meet the people behind it.
Laurent Fintoni
11.21.15
Music

Projection Mapping in a Concert Hall Brings Dvořák's Music to Life

Ol' Antonín's never looked this good.
Anya Tchoupakov
10.2.15
Music

Experience Beethoven's Synesthesia with Oculus VR

The LA Phil uses VR to bring Beethoven’s music to the people.
Tanja M. Laden
9.29.15
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Private Agenda Made Their "Paralysed" Video with a Motley Crew of Friends, No Budget, and a Crate of Beer

The Baeleric boys on International Feel recorded a live version of the track with a 16-piece orchestra.
David Garber
9.25.15
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