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M captures Oramics opening

The Oramics machine, one of the most significant advances in the history of electronic music, has gone on display at the Science Museum for the first time. M went along yesterday to film the technicians as they installed the primitive synthesizer, and find out more about some of the musicians involved in the project...

Water Symphony has London debut

Vartan Melkonian, the classical composer who busked his way from an orphanage in Lebanon to the stages of the West End, performed his latest symphony for the Queen last month.

A Spotlight on UK Soul – Part Three

Beverley Knight’s new album, Soul UK, is a collection of classic British soul songs from the last thirty years. The UK might not be the first place that music fans think of when it comes to soul music, but this nation has produced world-beating soul songs and songwriters.

M meets Vartan Melkonian Part 1

Armenian composer Vartan Melkonian has been on a remarkable journey that has spanned both continents and musical genres, from 50s American pop through Western classical music to Middle Eastern folk.

M at The Proms: insider’s view

To mark the 117th Proms, M has spoken to some of the key composers premiering new works this year - bringing you an insider's view of the world's greatest classical music festival.

A spotlight on early UK Soul – Pt. 2

Soul UK – Beverley Knight’s new album, celebrates some of the classic songs written by talented UK songwriters. Soul UK focuses on the 1980s and 90s, a period when British soul came into its own. M looks at more of the songs of Soul UK in part two of our spotlight on early UK soul.…

A spotlight on early UK Soul

Beverley Knight’s new album, Soul UK, is a collection of covers that pays homage to a certain period of the 1980s/1990s which was hailed as an emergence for UK soul in its own right. For those of you not old enough to remember the original songs, here’s a quick guide to the tracks that helped define an era.