Edge Culture IV

May 31, 2016

Will features in this month's Music Meets Podcast by platinum selling producer, songwriter and beatboxer, MaJiKer.

As MaJiKer says, 'In this edition they admire the musique concrète of Justin Bieber, and swing from the sublime to

10-Days in Caracas (VE)

November 19, 2015

It is halfway through our 10-day tour of Venezuela in partnership with the British Council and FundaMusical. Already myself, Max de Wardener and Matthew Yee-King have presented workshops, master-classes and lectures. We have also experienced the powerful force of the

BBC Ten Pieces

October 23, 2015

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra in the BBC's Ten Pieces initiative for secondary schools.

Ten Pieces Secondary begins in October 2015 with film screenings of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing a

Edge Culture III

July 24, 2015

In researching both MusICA and Shout Out! Pirate Radio in the 1980s (as part of my Researcher-in-Residence award at the Institute of Contemporary Arts) it made me consider how the ways of disseminating niche or marginalised new music have changed

Edge Culture II

April 7, 2015

The ICA's recent Fox Reading Room exhibition, 'First Happenings: Adrian Henri in the 60s and 70s', got me thinking about the notion of failure in art. Henri (1932-2000), a painter, poet, musician and pioneer of the 'happenings movement' in the

I first came across the concept of 'Edge Culture' in Brian Eno's diary, A Year with Swollen Appendices, in which he 'abandon[s] the idea that culture has a single centre' and is instead 'an urban sprawl of culture objects joined

It is with sadness that I learnt over the weekend of the passing of the brilliant viola player and one quarter of the Elysian Quartet, Vince Sipprell. Vince passed away on the 30th January 2015.

Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone who came down to Tate Britain on Friday 3rd for Late at Tate: Made in Transition. We were absolutely delighted to have over 3,500 in attendance and we will be posting photos and a

On Friday October 3rd, we return to Tate Britain to present our second Late at Tate in five years, entitled Made in Transition.

The focus for this Late is the new architecture and spaces of Tate Britain, which has just undergone

Founder and Director of Village Underground, Auro Foxcroft, gives an insight into some of his favourite listening spots: Nils Frahm, St John at Hackney; ‘truly beautiful improvisations from a truly gifted player’ Nils Frahm,

The award-winning musician, composer, physicist and Blank Canvas collaborator John Matthias released his latest album, 'Geisterfahrer', on the Village Green Label on the 17th February 2014 (and vinyl 24th Feb). We caught up with him to chat about the album,

Over the weekend and on the other side of the globe, DJ Madhatter took to the stage at the University of Toronto to perform Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra. Incredibly, this was the the 18th performance of the

Sounds Like…

November 28, 2013

Our most recent Blank Canvas maker, Tim Exile, gives an insight into his creative practice in a brilliant new documentary by Red Bull Music. You can check out the full video here These days much

“If Curtis hadn’t died you can’t help but wonder if this the kind of thing they would be doing today.” The Independent We were lucky enough to go to the launch of Live Transmission: Joy Division Reworked at the Southbank Centre on

We are bringing in a Steinway Model B piano for Will Dutta's performance of Max de Wardener's new Piano Concerto at Blank Canvas. Have a look at this video showing the craft that goes

The brand new EP from Tim Exile, Harmuni, is out on Leisure System today - enjoy!

We're very pleased to unveil our first Blank Canvas trailer; Will Dutta rehearsing Max de Wardener's new Piano Concerto. Just under one month to go until Will is joined by

Blank Canvas favourites Plaid will be DJ-ing on the 5th September - here's a lofty mix they did for FACT Magazine back in 2011.