Interview: Sin Fang

The Icelandic musician discusses taking his sound from album to performance

We’ve come to expect nothing short of wonderment from the Icelandic music that reaches global airwaves—expressive and exploratory, but with recognizable pop tinges. Sin Fang delivers all of the above and his 2013 album Flowers was one of the year’s best. It’s a beautiful collection of tracks, occasionally soaring in an ethereal soundscape, sometimes jangling around with rock sensibilities, but always grounded with thoughtful lyricism. …

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From nomadic tunes for the modern world to a comedic #PrivateJam by Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson; the music we tweeted this week

Trentemøller: Lost As stated on the SoundCloud page for Anders Trentemøller’s record label, Lost In My Room, his newly launched album Lost, is “yet another fuck-you to whatever genre you thought you had him boxed into.” The Danish producer’s set of 12 original songs—available in full from Spotify—definitely lives up to this bold statement, taking listeners on a cohesive journey of experimental sounds that beautifully …

Interview: Nico Muhly

The dynamic composer discusses his Met Opera production of "Two Boys"

Two years ago, composer Nico Muhly premiered his first full-scale opera with London’s English National Opera. The critically acclaimed work, entitled “Two Boys,” also became a commercial success, and now US audiences will have an opportunity to experience the performance when it premieres later this month at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. With this, he will again flex his musical prowess and perhaps even bring …