From The Understory / Alice Boyd’s immersive debut EP

Alice Boyd. Photo by Kanahaya Alam

MUSIC From The Understory / Alice Boyd’s immersive debut EP The acclaimed sound artist talks theatre, field recording, and ecological metaphysics. Alice Boyd, who released her debut EP, ‘From The Understory,’ this month. Photo by Kanahaya Alam. review + interview by Jay Richardson24th April 2023 ★★★★☆ When I met Alice Boyd in a South London […]

Heinali’s ‘Kyiv Eternal’ / Billowing timbres meet glittering field recordings

FIELD RECORDING Heinali’s ‘Kyiv Eternal’ / Billowing timbres meet glittering field recordings by Jay Richardson17 March 2023 Two weeks ago, the Ukranian artist Heinali released the album Kyiv Eternal, built on fragments of his own archival field recordings from Kyiv. He called the tracks “personal, intimate, and fleeting,” and “a farewell to this place in […]

“Never before heard by humans” / Alice Boyd’s ‘From The Understory’ single

Artists from 'Separation.' Photo by Kanahaya Alam.

“Never before heard by humans” / Alice Boyd’s ‘From The Understory’ single ‘Separation’ deftly mixes plant electrode data with a compelling musical current. ‘Separation’ features vocals from XATIVA, Dazey, Emily Izen Row, Alice Boyd, Issa, and zha. Photo by Kanahaya Alam. Jay Richardson 24 February 2023 In late 2022, at an overgrown farm pond in […]

Floodlines: Rain sounds recomposed

Collage of a window with the sea behind it

Floodlines: Rain sounds recomposed Rain makes some of the world’s best-loved sounds. They’re even better coming from a giant plywood recorder. Jay Richardson and Olivia Petryszak21 July 2022 Throughout southern England, the second Monday of July last year started with rain. The rain turned into a downpour and the downpour turned into a flood. By […]

Classical music education and the sour taste of “greats”

George Frederic Handel, a staple of classical music education, decorates every billboard in Times Square.

OPINION Classical music education and the sour taste of “greats” An attitude of ‘duty’ to undertake classical music education from ‘expertise’ arguably demonstrates paternalism under the guise of community care. Georgia Dawson4th April 2022 For us, as the only conservatoire in Scotland, there is a duty to share our expertise and to work with local […]