Jazz musician Stanley Jordan speaks to Keith A. Gomes about the ‘touch technique’ of playing the guitar that today defines him, jazz criticism and the scope of the genre in years to come.
In 2016, we witnessed the passing of some of the greatest musicians of our age. And just as the year was coming to a close, it claimed another of its celebrity victims. George Michael, the man who redefined popstardom, died on Christmas Day, writes Keith A. Gomes.
Having won four National Awards and become one of the most sought-after music composers in the Indian film industry, Shankar Mahadevan remains as productive, energetic and open to experimentation as he was when he first burst onto the scene with his 1998 album Breathless. He speaks to Preeti Singh about, among other things, his wide-ranging musical influences and his upcoming project focused on Indian folk forms.
Many gargantuan names have been taken down from the massive brick walls of Western Music in 2016. These names now find themselves etched into the barks of immortal sounds.
Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren speaks to Keith A. Gomes about his upcoming gig at the Sunburn Festival in Goa, his long-term attachment to trance music and his creative journey across genres.
Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar speaks to Preeti Singh about her recent album and her attempts to take fusion music beyond the East-meets-West stereotype.