From collaborative threads, a futuristic AV exquisite corpse and Beirut benefit

Xquisite Force began as what happens when an audiovisual thread is woven from collaborator to collaborator, exquisite corpse style. The resulting images and music have produced a stunning, futuristic compilation – and a benefit for Beirut.

Support the people of Beirut: music to discover, ways to give to vulnerable communities

This week saw a catastrophic explosion atop layers of existing crises in Beirut. From Lebanese artists – and their extended family of music makers around the world – comes an answer in sound, and a call for help.

Peter Kirn - August 7, 2020

Dark emotions pour out of quarantine-themed compilation from Moscow’s Kotä

The strangest thing about the pandemic moment may be its incongruous surface of normality. That’s where music can play a role. From Russia and beyond come some beautifully frightening sounds.

Peter Kirn - May 14, 2020

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