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Friday, September 30, 2022

Ben Zucker’s stirring compositions are built on a lifetime of musical curiosity by Joshua Minsoo Kim

Born in Pennsylvania, Ben Zucker lived in Berkeley, New England, and London before moving to Chicago for a graduate composition program at Northwestern University. He was excited to come her…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Reader’s guide to World Music Festival Chicago 2022 by Philip Montoro, Leslie Allison, Leor Galil, Aaron Cohen, Jamie Ludwig, Sandra Treviño, Catalina Maria Johnson, Monica Kendrick, Joshua Minsoo Kim, James Porter, Hannah Edgar, Steve Krakow, Bill Meyer, Jacob Arnold, Noah Berlatsky, Kelley Tatro and Mark G

The term “world music” has never been adequate to the task we’ve set it—even in its most benign reading, it implies a division between the listener and the rest of […] The post The…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Mayorkun has grown swiftly into one of Nigeria’s most reliable pop stars by Joshua Minsoo Kim

In early 2016, Nigerian songwriter Mayorkun posted a video of himself covering “The Money,” a 2015 single by Nigerian American pop star Davido. At the time, Mayorkun was dissatisfied wit…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Embracing analog by Joshua Minsoo Kim

If you’re looking to fall in love with film and its potential to inspire, look no further than Celluloid Now. The post Embracing analog appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Sofia Kourtesis’s shimmering house music is as thoughtful as it is party ready by Joshua Minsoo Kim

There was a time when Sofia Kourtesis was content to simply make party music. On her first two EPs, the Berlin-based Peruvian house producer crafted shimmering tracks that could soundtrack […

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Enigmatic vocalist and songwriter Diamanda Galás embodies horror and suffering on Broken Gargoyles by Joshua Minsoo Kim

The most arresting facet of Diamanda Galás’s music is that it treats terror as an affecting, illuminating experience. Her 1982 solo debut, The Litanies of Satan, combines tape music with …

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Lucy Liyou’s experimental music doubles as diaristic storytelling by Joshua Minsoo Kim

It’s a rare delight to stumble upon a musician’s debut album and instantly recognize that they have a style all their own. This was the immediate reaction I had in 2020 to Welfare (Ijn I…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Seeing with silence in avant-garde cinema by Joshua Minsoo Kim

In the context of film, silence helps us appreciate the beauty and gift that is our sense of sight. The post Seeing with silence in avant-garde cinema appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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