Blog Posts

Alt-Experimental, New Music's Fragmented Future

“There’s nothing wrong with pretty music.” Jonathan Bunce—author of this issue’s feature on Canada’s new pop adventurists—is talking with me about the twenty-one-year-old singer–songwriter known[...] Read more

Micheline Roi

Craft, Fearlessness, And Imagination Meet Technology

We are sitting in a darkened theatre watching a global collective of musicians making new music. But there’s no one on stage. Instead, we are looking at and listening to an audiovisual projection[...] Read more

Micheline Roi

Creating Truth To Power

Sound is territory. Birds know it, young men in boom cars know it, and the U.S. military’s Psychological Operations Company knows it. So when it was announced that the integrated security unit[...] Read more

Micheline Roi

Turn On, Tune In, But Don’t Turn Down

Imagine you are walking down a crowded street, or say, sitting on public transit, or maybe even waiting in a public place for an appointment. Now close your eyes. What do you hear? Chances are,[...] Read more

Micheline Roi

Radio Is Dead! Long Live Radio!

I received my first radio at the age of ten. Battery-powered and small enough to be handheld, it had an antenna long enough to pick up signals in my southern Ontario bedroom from exotic downtown[...] Read more

Micheline Roi