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Nonesuch Records releases Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, a seven-disc box set containing all of the Nonesuch recordings of Górecki works, as well as the first recording of the late composer's final work, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on January 22. That day also brings the first vinyl LP of the 1992 Nonesuch recording of Górecki’s Symphony No. 3. In advance of these releases, the Nonesuch Journal presents a series of related videos, starting today with a 1992 interview with the composer about his beloved Symphony No. 3. Watch it here, and check back in the days ahead for interviews with key players in the recording of Fourth and more.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsTuesday, January 5, 2016|0 comments
The line-up for the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and among the artists performing are The Arcs, St Germain, and Mbongwana Star. Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California, and will take place over two weekends, April 15–17 and April 22–24, with The Arcs performing each Saturday, April 16 and 23, and St Germain and Mbongwana Star performing each Friday, April 15 and 22. Passes go on sale Wednesday, January 6, at 11 AM PST.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, December 22, 2015|0 comments
As 2015 draws to a close, and the Nonesuch Journal takes a bit of a hiatus till the start of 2016, it's time to take a look back and remember all of the great and diverse music made by Nonesuch artists over the past year. Many Nonesuch artists and their recent Nonesuch releases have made music critics' and fans' year-end best lists. Here, in words and music and in chronological order, is a look back at the year in Nonesuch music.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsTuesday, December 22, 2015|0 commentsLaurie Anderson Creates Special Edition of "Heart of a Dog" for January's Midnight Moment in Times Square
Laurie Anderson is adapting her new feature film, Heart of a Dog, for Times Square. This unique edition of the film will be shown on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 PM to midnight, January 1–31, as part of the monthly Midnight Moment series. On January 4, Anderson will be on site for a special live performance, joining NYPD canine handlers and their dogs starting at 11:30 PM. The event will be free and open to the public, who are encouraged to bring their own dogs. "I love Times Square," says Anderson. "It's a dream. Desire, speed, the explosions of color, patterns and energy. What a great way to start the New Year! Who could have predicted the unraveling dreams of my dog would be magnified up there like this?"Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsMonday, December 21, 2015|0 comments
Brad Mehldau received the Wigmore Medal on Friday, becoming the first jazz musician to do so. Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly, presenting the medal at Mehldau's concert at the London hall, said: "Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration." His Wigmore concert program last week earned five stars from the Financial Times ("remarkable"), and four stars in the Guardian ("a powerful and thought-provoking gig") and The Arts Desk ("a beguilingly beautiful set").