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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra ...

The Messthetics: Tiny Desk Concert

It was Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day when this somewhat loud and sometimes frenetic band came to play at my desk. I ...

Meze 99 Classics Headphones Reviewed

Two and a half years ago, when the Meze 99 Classics ($ 309MSRP) was introduced, I was given an opportunity to review them. I passed. In ...

With ‘Frostbiter,’ Saintseneca Swings Towards Bright, Beautiful New Places

Enlarge this image Saintseneca’s new album, Pillar of Na, comes out August 19. Nick Fancher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Nick Fancher/Courtesy of ...

Mark Levinson No.585 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson is one of the venerable brands in the audio industry. The company started over 45 years ago and has earned its place among ...

James Thurber

“I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A ...

Khôrada, Forged From Agalloch And Giant Squid’s Ashes, Burnishes ‘Glacial Gold’

Enlarge this image Khôrada’s Salt comes out July 20. Cody Keto/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Cody Keto/Courtesy of the artist Khôrada’s Salt ...

SnapAV Introduces Affordable, High-Perfomance Episode Terrain Outdoor Speaker System

When it comes to outdoor speaker systems, you normally have your choice of inexpensive, easy to install, or decent sounding, and if you’re super lucky ...

The ultimate guide to audio recording – Part 81

Lego Technic As I told you last week, recording by parts consists in tracking separately the different sections of the same instrument when its sound ...

Khalid: Tiny Desk Concert

Before Khalid performed “Location,” his debut single that’s now four-times platinum, at the Tiny Desk, he told the audience the story of how he wrote ...

Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don’t AV Stores Embrace Them?

Last week, I got an email about Fortnite from my kid’s school. Apparently the game breaks any number of rules for the little ones in terms ...

Randy K. Milholland

“Ah, sweet alcohol. Like a true friend, you replace the anger with better, louder anger.” Quotes of the Day

Elvis Presley’s Longtime Drummer, D.J. Fontana, Has Died

Enlarge this image Drummer D.J. Fontana (far right), on stage with Elvis Presley during the singer’s landmark 1968 comeback TV special. Fontana died Thursday at ...

Incredibles 2 Movie Review

Incredibles 2 Review By Matthew Passantino Less Than ‘Incredible’ but Fine Enough Fourteen years after the Oscar-winning “The Incredibles” was released, the long-awaited sequel, “Incredibles ...

Richard P. Adler

“All television is children’s television.” Quotes of the Day

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.” Quotes of the Day

New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

Enlarge this image Christina Aguilera’s Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist Christina ...

Yissy García & Bandancha: Tiny Desk Concert

There is a sonic revolution happening in Cuba these days. A new generation of musicians are taking the training they received in Cuba’s fabled classical ...

Oscar Wilde

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” Quotes of the Day

Empath’s ‘Polyfoam’ Turns Field Recordings Into Hazy Noise-Pop

[embedded content] YouTube For a pair of new songs, Empath takes the calming sounds of nature and turns it into experimental noise-rock. The Environments 7-inch ...

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