Classical

Interview: Thomas Farnon

'Albums give you a level of freedom you don't have on a film': lauded screen composer Thomas Farnon on the art of making long players, including his latest, Solace...

Playlist: new classical picks

For this week’s playlist, PRS for Music’s classical account manager Harriet Wybor lets us in on some of the extraordinary new talent leading the way in British contemporary classical music.

Interview: Shards

We spend some time with Kieran Brunt, ringleader of Erased Tapes' latest signing Shards, to get the skinny on the making of their ace debut LP, Find Sound.

Interview: Solo Collective

‘The best musical projects are where the individuals involved are pulling each other in different directions, and challenging each other’s weak points or unconscious tendencies,’ says Solo Collective’s Sebastian Reynolds.

Remix the PRES archive to win €2000

The Quietus have partnered with Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute for a competition offering a cash prize for compositions that make use of samples from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES).

Interview: Daniel Elms

With his debut album, Islandia, Northern English composer Daniel Elms shares a magical vision of island enclaves, folk songs and maritime chants. We get the inside track...

Interview: Colin Currie

‘It takes a lifetime to find one’s own voice in music, and your work in a sense is never done,’ says solo percussionist Colin Currie.

Playlist: East Neuk Festival

With East Neuk Festival set to bring the best in chamber music and beyond to the Fife coastline, festival founder Svend McEwan-Brown curates a playlist around this year’s excellent programme