Interview: Dan Tepfer, the Musician Coding the Future of Concerts

With a playback piano and VR, the pianist entrances every audience he plays for

Billed as the future of concerts, Dan Tepfer‘s live show—a solo performance wherein a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier is the only instrument—entrances every attendee. From the intimate-by-choice setting and the Google-branded VR headsets to Tepfer’s winding style, the show captivates with each song and its visual accompaniment—all of which is improvisational and diverges from the original recording. There are rules in music and in coding and, …

Soulection’s 400th Episode

Soulection (Soundcloud sensation turned Beats 1 radio show) is hosting a ticketed recording of their 400th episode in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 March. Joe Kay, the show’s co-founder and head A&R, recorded the first episode in January 2011 and has since amassed over five weeks’ worth of recorded audio, toured his DJ sets and expanded the brand to include a roster of other artists. …

Sigur Rós + Los Angeles Philharmonic: Live at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

With 15 tracks sprawling across an almost two-hour set, Sigur Rós’ 14 April live performance with the LA Philharmonic has finally been mixed and released. Beyond the sheer beauty of seeing and hearing their ethereal songs come to life with such orchestration, the set features new arrangements from Nico Muhly, Dan Deacon, Owen Pallet and composer David Lang.