Adam Harper is a lecturer in music based in London, UK, and the author of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making (2011).
Green unpleasant land? As the UK braces for election week, it might be time to abandon the myth of Englishness
‘It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose.’ Aren’t so many of us feeling like that these days?
From The Wicker Man to Ari Aster’s latest film, joyful sounds can reveal the darkest worlds
In 2006, the theorist of ‘hauntology’ and sound-artist walked across the Suffolk coastline – Adam Harper follows in their footsteps, sifting through encrusted layers of history
Experimental producer Matthew Herbert’s enigmatic album trawls a nation’s fault-lines and finds its messy symbolism
The demise of HMV can be mourned as the decline of owning tangible media – but something greater is at stake
Ahead of its South London Gallery performance, how Tom Phillips’s Irma – a work that questions the genre of opera itself – is being staged
From Stravinsky in a car park to concerts in living rooms, how is classical music culture changing?