Daisy Hyde speaks with the Baltimore based producer trying to deconstruct dance music to get the feel-good out – and bring in a new kind of fun
Richard Thomas checks out – but not into – London's boutique Ace Hotel Shoreditch and its Paul Smith-curated, Moog supported experimental music residency series, where he finds Keiji Haino snoozing, chats Polari with cultural engineers while sipping on a Bibi Spritz and more. But was it all a dream? Or a nightmare?
Under pressure from artists, agents, online PR and internet trolls, and inundated with new music, festival organisers must stay true to their principles and curate events that people can believe in, says Mat Schulz
"A dizzying wealth of details of a peripatetic life in art." Daniel Spicer reports back from the first major museum retrospective of Chilean artist, writer, director and counter cultural magus Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stevphen Shukaitis hears the continuing resonance of Joe McPhee’s Nation Time, his 1971 free jazz album rooted in the US black cultural nationalist movement of the 1960s and 70s, and McPhee's later interest in the ideas of management theorist Edward de Bono
"They return transformed into insects, examples of voices with the power to sever the link with their human bodies and appetites".
Writer Matthew Collin presents a selection of links based around his new book Pop Grenade: From Public Enemy To Pussy Riot: Dispatches From Musical Frontlines
"This foreigner has taken us to a beautiful place but he hasn’t bought us lunch yet". Clive Bell looks at the endangered music of southeast Asian hilltribes and John Moore's Indigenius label
Ian Maleney visits a new interactive sound installation in Dublin, with contributions by David Blamey, FM3, Mattin, Sarah Pierce, Steve Roden, Wolfgang Voigt, Mark Peter Wright, Miki Yui and others
"As Big As The Sky is essentially a 21st century comedy of errors, an ideal genre to portray such a grotesque reality." Marinus de Ruiter attends a premiere of an opera eight years in the making
Mike Barnes joins Boredoms and 87 other cymbal players on stage at London’s Barbican – but not before experiencing a symbolic crisis of choice
Stop six in Derek Walmsley's journeys through the new worlds sketched out by jazz from the mid-1950s onwards.
Robert Barry braves the unscheduled diversions of the London St Pancras to Margate line, upgrades his dumb-as-it-gets phone and listens to the composer's new app-based musical journey piece
Ceci Moss looks at an exhibition of the interdisciplinary art of Julia Heyward who came up in New York City’s thriving 1970s–80s downtown scene
The Royal Trux duo conclude our online tribute to Ornette Coleman
The bass virtuoso was still a teenager when he joined Prime Time and got a lesson in how ideas are more important than notes
The bass player recalls his encounters with Ornette across 30 years and three continents
The UK saxophonist first heard Ornette playing the music of tomorrow 55 years ago – but he remembers it just like yesterday
The Pop Group member joins our tribute to Ornette Coleman
The former Mars member recalls Ornette's Artists House loft and his impact on no wave