Music to Our Ears

Music to Our Ears

Headphones have gone further than music. Now they’re about fashion and style, and maybe even art as well. Here’s how it happened – and where it’s all going.

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, V&A

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, V&A

The information available for the V&A’s latest exhibition, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s instantly inspires thoughts of the 2003 film Party Monster…

Interview with Steve Lake, Production at ECM Records

Interview with Steve Lake, Production at ECM Records

Selected Signs is a collection of six disks featuring the music that was selected for the ECM exhibition, ECM – A Cultural Archaeology, at Haus…

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking…

Project Space: Word. Sound. Power. at Tate Modern, London

Project Space: Word. Sound. Power. at Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern opens a new group exhibition in its Project Space about the relationship between language and power on 12 July. Word. Sound. Power. is…

Review of PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute at the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, New York

Review of PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute at the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, New York

Punk was an attitude and an aesthetic, a movement which provoked anti-establishment with exhibitionist flair. According to John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols…

Blondiefest: One Way or Another at ICA, London

Blondiefest: One Way or Another at ICA, London

Curated by Tom Wilcox, Associate Curator at ICA and Hanna Hanra, Editor in Chief of BEAT Magazine, Blondiefest: One Way or Another opens at ICA…

Review of Sixto Rodriguez at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

Review of Sixto Rodriguez at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

The 66th British Academy Film Awards ceremony on February 10, 2013 announced Searching for Sugar Man as the Best Documentary of the Year. It is…

Review of Ute Lemper, London

Review of Ute Lemper, London

Ute Lemper is a world-renowned and charismatic German chanteuse who never seems to age (physically or spiritually). As part of the London Literature Festival Ute…

10 to See: Degree Shows

10 to See: Degree Shows

At Aesthetica we like to keep an eye on emerging artists, and one of the best ways to do that is to take note of…

Aesthetica Issue 54, June/July Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 54, June/July Out Now

We are living in interesting times. The past five years have seen a dramatic shift in our attitudes and behaviour, however I have recently noticed…

Found Sound

Found Sound

Meet the musicians who hunt for sound outside the studio, creating radical new interpretations of what they discover.

Sonny & The Sunsets

Sonny & The Sunsets

Sonny Smith is a man who can turn his writing talents to nearly every area, producing stories, songs and plays.

53rd Krakow Film Festival

53rd Krakow Film Festival

Opening on the 26 May, the 53rd Krakow Film Festival includes the screenings of documentaries, short films and animations from all over the world. With…

Linder Sterling: The Ultimate Form, Wakefield

Linder Sterling: The Ultimate Form, Wakefield

This weekend Linder Sterling presented her UK premiere of The Ultimate Form, a physical collage that combined dance, costume, music and her provocative prints. Set…

Interview with Kate Lindsey of Ariadne auf Naxos

Interview with Kate Lindsey of Ariadne auf Naxos

The 2013 edition of Britain’s best-loved opera festival, Glyndebourne, opens in style on 18 May with a new production of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos…

Tate Liverpool is 25

Tate Liverpool is 25

Since 1988, Tate Liverpool has been the home of some of the world’s most important art works and attracted 15 million visitors. Opening its doors…

Review of Bowie Is, London

Review of Bowie Is, London

When an important, popular figure dies, fans seem to need more than their legacy – more than their work – to remember them by, to…

Sharjah Biennial 11 Programme of Music, Performance, and Film Continues into May

Sharjah Biennial 11 Programme of Music, Performance, and Film Continues into May

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) continues an extensive programme of music, performances, and film screenings as part of Sharjah Biennial 11 (SB11), Re:emerge – Towards a…

Aesthetica April/May Out Now

Aesthetica April/May Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 52 is now out in the shops. Inside this issue, we start with Amalia Pica’s latest exhibition, which opens in April at MCA…

Game Music Levels Up

Game Music Levels Up

Video game music has changed and evolved with the current trends. For the musicians creating it, things have never been better.

Evening Hymns

Evening Hymns

Jonas Bonnetta returns, under the new name Evening Hymns, with a passionate landscape of instrumental harmonies and lyrical memories.

6 To See this Bank Holiday Weekend

6 To See this Bank Holiday Weekend

With four days off and weather that doesn’t compliment outdoor activities or picnics, art exhibitions are an obvious solution for Bank Holiday boredom. However, wherever…

Interview with Heidi Kilpeläinen, HK119

Interview with Heidi Kilpeläinen, HK119

Heidi Kilpeläinen, or HK119 as she is otherwise known, has a new album out on 25 March. Her third album, Imaginature embodies nature in a…

Arrrgh! Monsters in Fashion at Gaite Lyrique, Paris

Arrrgh! Monsters in Fashion at Gaite Lyrique, Paris

Lady Gaga famously refers to her followers as “little monsters”, presumably hoping by this to encourage them to reclaim the darker elements of their psyches…

David Bowie Is, V&A, London

David Bowie Is, V&A, London

In the year of his 66th birthday, David Bowie is back at the centre of the public’s consciousness. To celebrate his birthday on 8 January…

Haroon Mirza: Untitled Song, Middlesbrough

Haroon Mirza: Untitled Song, Middlesbrough

British designer, Haroon Mirza opens his exhibition, Untitled Song, this Friday 8 March at mima, Middlesbrough. Living and working in London, Mirza’s influences range from…

Linder: Femme/Objet, Paris

Linder: Femme/Objet, Paris

Four decades worth of British punk feminist work are presented in Linder Sterling’s Paris retrospective. Photography, collage, music and video works have been assembled under…

Interview with Tullycraft, new album out March

Interview with Tullycraft, new album out March

US band Tullycraft will release their new record Lost in Light Rotation this March. Following their 2007 release Every Scene Needs A Center, their new…

Review of ECM: A Cultural Archaeology at Haus der Kunst, Munich

Review of ECM: A Cultural Archaeology at Haus der Kunst, Munich

Munich’s commanding Haus der Kunst provided a suitably grand backdrop for the recent, admirably comprehensive survey of ECM Records’ trailblazing work over the past 44…

Aesthetica Issue 51 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 51 Out Now

Inside this issue, we start with Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, a major exhibition opening at the Walker Art Center that features 35 individual sculptures…

Joy Division's Peter Hook and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon at MCA Chicago

Joy Division's Peter Hook and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon at MCA Chicago

Joy Division’s bass guitarist Peter Hook is in artist conversation at the MCA on Tuesday 5 February. Reflecting on the band he helped co-found and…

YouTube Killed the Video Star

YouTube Killed the Video Star

The past five years have seen the music video evolve, resulting in stronger and stranger narratives than ever before.

Alt-J

Alt-J

Cambridge-based four-piece Alt-J spent 2012 scooping up the Mercury Prize, releasing their debut album and gaining plaudits from the music industry at large.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at Sadler's Wells, London

Matthew Bourne’s haunting new production at Sadler’s Wells is a gothic romance; a supernatural love story that even the passage of time cannot hinder. Matthew…

Aesthetica Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Out Now

Aesthetica Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Out Now

This December, Aesthetica Magazine – one of the most recognised and important art and culture publications both in the UK and internationally – celebrates its…

Ana Silvera

Ana Silvera

Introducing her debut album, The Aviary, Ana Silvera is accustomed to making an impact. The album is a masterpiece of mythological lyrics and folk rhythms.

Opening Up the Box

Opening Up the Box

When album sales plummet, labels have to get smarter. Meet the new wave of special edition releases, which package albums with extensive and detailed extras. But what do they mean for music?

New Issue: Aesthetica October/November Out Now

New Issue: Aesthetica October/November Out Now

The latest issue of Aesthetica has hit the shelves. It starts with William Klein + Daido Moriyama, opening this October at Tate Modern, which juxtaposes…

Alpha-Ville Screening and Alpha-Ville Live, London

Alpha-Ville Screening and Alpha-Ville Live, London

Alpha-Ville 2012 is opening this weekend on Saturday October 6. Presenting to their guests both Alpha-Ville Live and Alpha-Ville Screening, this London based organisation are…