Category: Features – Archive

February 6, 2021 / Features - Archive

JOHN CLARE 1940-2020  Journalist John Clare mostly listened to music with his eyes closed. If it reared up toward exceptionalism his expression was rapturous, and when it finished his eyes sprang open, and he grinned or even laughed ecstatically. This intensity of pleasure was the same when he was snorkelling,…

January 26, 2021 / Features - Archive

When the pandemic obliterated his work and obliged him to home-school his two children, Stu Hunter could have simply put his musical career on hold. Instead he established a daily regimen of rising at 5:30, and spending three uninterrupted hours in his studio before the demands of his day began.…

January 24, 2021 / Features - Archive

When she’d heard the high drama of Korea’s traditional drumming as a child, Chloe Kim was busy learning classical piano and violin, and found this other music more a curiosity than a fascination. Even when at 12 she began teaching herself to play drum-kit, the connection to traditional drumming seemed…