Thomas Dolby at Real World Studios. Photograph: York Tillyer

Thomas Dolby previews first album in two decades on Society of Sound

Electronic music legend Thomas Dolby is back with his first album in almost two decades. A characteristically eclectic mix, the album is his most personal yet and features Regina Spektor,… Read more

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Steven Page acoustic sound session for Bowers & Wilkins

On the evening of Friday, August 26th, artist Steven Page, lead vocalist and co-founder of the popular band The Barenaked Ladies, performed a solo acoustic set at the MET Club… Read more

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TED: Pamelia Kurstin plays the theremin

  In a revelatory TED talk, theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin explains the history of this much-misunderstood instrument and gives a wonderful recital demonstrating how you can elicit soul from an… Read more

Mahler's enigmatic Symphony No 7 and flute maestro Shashank

Mahler’s enigmatic Symphony No 7 and South Indian flute maestro Shashank

This month’s albums from Society of Sound encompass two very different forms of classical music. LSO Live’s recording is a seminal interpretation by Valery Gergiev of Mahler Symphony No 7,… Read more

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Classic Recordings: This Mortal Coil – It’ll End In Tears

This Mortal Coil – It’ll End In Tears Org Music Vinyl By Paul Rigby It was a grand experiment for the 4AD record label, but more so for its founder… Read more

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Debate: Will cloud-based music ever replace physical formats?

Will music in the cloud ever replace physical discs? Can you imagine clearing your shelves of CDs and LPs, and instead just access your music via a computer or handheld… Read more

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Concert for 1 – 100,000. Mira Calix discusses working with sound

Sound artist and musician Mira Calix writes about the complexities of creating a sound to fill the California desert and how the systems she uses for installations, big or tiny,… Read more

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Decca Records’ pick of the Proms

Decca Records’ Product Manager, Gavin Bayliss has chosen his pick of this year’s Proms including previous Society of Sound artist Benjamin Grosvenor. Benjamin Grosvenor – Britten’s Piano Concerto, 6th August… Read more

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TED: David Byrne on architecture and music

From La Scala to CBGB’s, the ever brilliant David Byrne discusses the impact a room can have on the music made within it. Read more