New in Ceasefire, Unknown Spins - Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 - 0 Comments
Over the past half-decade, The Doozer has carved out a unique place in the UK underground music scene. He spoke to Andrew Fleming about his new album, 'Keep it together'.
Ideas, Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Friday, May 27, 2011 4:26 - 30 CommentsIn an exclusive, candid new interview, Ceasefire contributor Jody McIntyre (writer for the Independent and author of the 'Life on Wheels' blog) asks Lowkey, one of the country's most respected MCs and political activists about his life, politics, art and more.
Music & Dance, New in Ceasefire - Sunday, April 24, 2011 0:00 - 0 CommentsLittle Measurements, the new album by the intriguing Les Étoiles is the latest release by the 'Records on Ribs' label. Ceasefire's Alex Baker takes a listen.
Deserter's Songs, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, November 13, 2010 20:43 - 4 CommentsShould music be free? Should anyone have a right to listen to any music they like? Is giving away music for free a guarantor of cultural stagnation and death both for artists and listeners? David Bell takes a look at the arguments.
Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, November 6, 2010 12:00 - 16 CommentsIn a powerful exclusive piece, Jody McIntyre, a proponent of grime and Hip Hop music as vectors of revolutionary social change, takes two grime artists, Ghetts and Skepta, to task for seemingly allowing their message to be co-opted, and dictated, by the establishment.
Deserter's Songs, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, October 23, 2010 17:59 - 0 CommentsIn this week's Deserter's Songs column, David Bell considers the way in which music can cut across binary distinctions, and considers a Polish term which may help us understand the complex, contradictory emotions that music can throw up.
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 22:14 - 3 CommentsIn this week’s column, Shirin Sadeghi takes a look at the case of M.I.A., who made headlines this week when, at an awards show, she appeared on the red carpet with a highly stylized but completely covering abaya and niqab. As Sadeghi shows, what makes M.I.A.’s work, in its visceral impact, so important is that it forces both the “East” and the “West” to face, and know, each other.
Deserter's Songs, Music & Dance, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:19 - 9 CommentsIn this week's Deserter's Songs column on music and politics, David Bell considers the relevance of free improvisation for a 'new way of making and living education'. In so doing, he examines the resonances between the practice of free improvisation and what is commonly termed 'critical pedagogy'.The similarities, he contends, are startling.
Deserter's Songs, New in Ceasefire - Saturday, October 9, 2010 1:01 - 2 CommentsIn this week's Deserter's Songs column, David Bell looks at the rich possibilities of free improvisation, and how it allows musicians 'to be fully a part of the crowd and at the same time completely removed from it'. At its best, Bell argues, improvisation can unleash stunning displays of creative power.
Arts & Culture, Columns, Deserter's Songs, Features, Music & Dance - Saturday, September 18, 2010 17:46 - 6 CommentsWhen Dave Bell skims his ipod, the most common thing he looks out for is "the feeling of nostalgia". In this week's Deserter's Songs music column, he revisits the enduring spell of looking backwards. Through a tour of musical gems he shows us how "the past and the radical future may not be so hostile to one another" after all.
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