I spoke with him this week in a Times Talks conversation. We talked about his new album, his “Us + Them” tour, the state of the music business, the nature of time and exactly how to deal with an internal voice that blocks creativity.
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More than a decade later, “Grand Opera,” whose title pays tribute to the genre of which Meyerbeer was the master, will be released on Friday, May 5. It’s
The piece begins with a low chromatic rumble that inches up and down methodically, like earthworms readying the soil for a new grave. Those rumblings were answered by ghostly high winds, then a muted trumpet issuing a desolate call. Eventually a pulse asserts itself, and the music assumes a heavy, forward-schlepping motion. Over the course of the 12-minute work, there are radiant brass chorales, luscious strings and a consoling melody intoned by single oboe, then a flute. But at every turn, the earthworm motif awaits, tunneling its way through sections of the orchestra.
Mr. Ibrahim’s stark pianism and gently rapturous compositions are steeped in the bright harmonies and bouncing rhythms of his native Cape Town, and they seem
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The inaugural Fyre Festival, founded by the rapper Ja Rule and the tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland, was set to feature performances by G.O.O.D. Music, Blink-182, Migos, Lil Yachty, Major Lazer and more — plus “first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere,” with ticket packages reaching six-figures for chartered yachts and private planes.
Lil Uzi Vert has purple dreadlocks, a diamond-encrusted chain with a likeness of Marilyn Manson, an aversion to interviews, and a single, “XO TOUR Llif3,”
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