Peter Sculthorpe, a composer in Australia

Andrew Ford reflects on the man and his music

11 Aug 14 | Comments (0)

When the bough breaks

A lullaby is a parent’s work song, writes Andrew Ford, even if the taskmaster isn’t paying attention to the words

06 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Look what they’ve done to my song

Vocalists rewriting lyrics? Andrew Ford reaches for his Smith Corona

10 Jun 14 | Comments (3)

The composer as critic

Taste and criticism don’t necessarily go together, argues Andrew Ford

14 May 14 | Comments (1)

Amplified intimacy

The microphone gave a new authenticity to pop vocals, writes Andrew Ford. Can it do the same for classical musicians?

07 Apr 14 | Comments (1)

Messiaen’s children

From Karlheinz Stockhausen to Lalo Schifrin, Olivier Messiaen taught his students how to be themselves, writes Andrew Ford

04 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

Too much talent

A new collection of letters traces the life of the “outrageously gifted” composer of West Side Story, writes Andrew Ford

11 Feb 14 | Comments (0)

Imagining the future of music

To appreciate music, we need to sing and play and compose more of it, says Andrew Ford

15 Jan 14 | Comments (2)