Features

In print: M70

Nadine Shah // Music Recognition Technology // Library Music // Independent Venues // Erol Alkan // Tanita Tikaram // Shiva Feshareki // Rina Mushonga

Beyond Retro: library music’s unsung heroes

From classic TV themes to slasher movie scores and beyond, library music is all around us but many of its composers remain largely unknown. We fling open its doors to celebrate some of the UK’s most unsung musical heroes…

Interview: Nadine Shah

Outspoken songsmith Nadine Shah has emerged as one of the most vital voices in British music. Here, she chats about her rite of passage…

Playlist: Erol Alkan

The Phantasy Sound label founder and electronic music-maker lets us in on the songs that have shaped him, from the first record he ever bought to the track he wishes he'd written...

Interview: Freya Waley Cohen

'The concert experience isn’t just about what you hear' - the composer and artistic director of roaming performance artwork, Permutations, lets us in on her love for unusual venue spaces...

Interview: Tim Williams, Psappha

Psappha artistic director Tim Williams on what's in store for the ensemble's new season and why contemporary classical music is in such rude health...

Interview: Rina Mushonga

‘Like Paul Simon in a sweaty African dancehall club’, Rina Mushonga's sound buzzes with buoyant melodies, shifting synths and Afropop beats. Get the inside track on her new LP...

Interview: Shiva Feshareki

The experimental composer, NTS radio DJ and turntablist lets us in on her 'hyper-physical' live composing techniques and what's in store for her Spitalfields Festival 2018 residency...