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Beautiful Noise

It’s funny how the music industry is enraged about the internet and the way things are copied … But you know why people steal the music? Because they can’t afford the music.

Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 2002/10/23


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Ivory Tickling …

Ukrainian–born experimental composer, Leo Ornstein (1893–2002) completed his Seventh Piano Sonata at the age of ninety–five in 1988, making him the oldest published composer ever to produce a substantial new work. In 1990, at the age of ninety–seven, Ornstein completed his final work, the Eighth Piano Sonata, which was given its world premiere that same year.