Yoshiki hologram

(By Brian Davidson)

Chalk this one up as a first for a classical concert. At the recent SXSW Festival Japanese phenom and composer Yoshiki challenged the only other performer willing to be as outlandish as him: himself.

In a sight … [Read More]

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East Forest SXSW

Classical music has always been an afterthought at the industry-insider festival but in recent years the genre has slowly been given a much more integrated chance through inclusions on experimental/alternative showcases. Proportionally in comparison to the festival’s whole lineup, there … [Read More]

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duoW

This week’s new releases feature a slew of both traditional and the obscure.

For those seeking serenity this week, check out the latest recording from celebrated contemporary performance ensemble Accentus, performing the heavenly composed works for children by Czech composer … [Read More]

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Yoshiki

Heralded as a music god in Japan and one of the country’s most iconic rockstars, Yoshiki will be streaming his first ever U.S. solo classical concert live from the GRAMMY Museum via USTREAM tonight at 8 PM Pacific Time. The … [Read More]

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Yoshiki

Perhaps it’s his storied background as one of Japan’s greatest rockstars or maybe his outlandish style that makes Yoshiki the unorthodox classical musician he is. Yet a deeper look into the musical depth of this heralded Japanese national treasure reveals … [Read More]

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