Classical

RIP Sir John Tavener

British composer Sir John Tavener, who was once signed to the Beatles Apple label and twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, has died aged 69.

30 Seconds interview: Oliver Coates

If you head to the divide between classical and contemporary music, then you’ll find cellist Oliver Coates bringing them closer together via the power of his bow. This acclaimed musician is known as much for his work with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Further collaborations with Micachu and a residency at London’s Southbank have all fed into his glorious debut album Towards the blessed islands.

Interview: Yati Durant

Yati Durant is music director and conductor of Edinburgh University’s Composition for Screen course. Here he divulges the best routes into writing music for the screen and video games…