Music for orangutans, as Lyra Pramuk and Rani Jambak connect to Sumatra’s ecosystem

The music flows easily, entangled like vines, in a production constructed between Berlin and Indonesia over Zoom. But in these serene melodies, there is a plea for the ecosystem of North Sumatra.

Escaping tuning’s restrictive default setting – a conversation with Khyam Allami

This year has kicked off with a renewed conversation about tuning in electronic music. Khyam Allami has helped ignite that interest with free online browser tools anyone can explore, plus performances showcasing them – and has been outspoken about the philosophy behind them and why they matter. Here’s a deep dive into that work.

Peter Kirn - March 8, 2021

Sonic worlds, liberated: listen to performances on the free tuning tool Apotome

Online festivals have often made us miss physical meetings even more, but Apotome at CTM Festival was a real bright spot of the past year. A long-running creation of composer/researcher Khyam Allami in collaboration with creative studio Counterpoint, it became a tool to explore and a platform for collaboration and expression.

Peter Kirn - March 8, 2021

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