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Category: MUSIC

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VERITY STANDEN

Verity Standen, composer and performer, on the mantle piece in her family home GB Tell me why you chose this. VS I chose it because it’s home and it’s quite […]

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TERRY PASTOR

 Terry Pastor is something of an unsung hero from Bowie’s golden age. Although he led the way with airbrush and photographic tinting techniques, creating the artwork for two of the […]

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NICO MUHLY

If you haven’t managed to pick up a copy of Gilded Birds paper, here’s one of our articles. It’s a telephone conversation with composer, Nico Muhly, about how to listen […]

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BISHI

Bishi, musician, artist, performer, on one of Ethel le Rossignol’s psychic paintings GB Tell me why you chose this. BB A friend of mine invited me to see her paintings […]

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SIMON PERITON

Simon Periton, artist, on the Buzzcocks’ Spiral Scratch EP. GB Tell me why you chose this. SP In some ways I chose it just because a seven-inch single could be […]

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VICTOR GAMA

Victor Gama, composer, performer and instrument maker, on a photograph of a child playing his Tipaw instrument. GB Tell me why you chose this image. VG I chose it as […]

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TOP POSTS OF 2013

Many many thanks to everyone who has supported Gilded Birds so far. Have a wonderful 2014! The most popular posts of 2013 were: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ “I think for me beauty comes from the inside, not the outside, it radiates. It’s an energy that gives off a kind of glow. It’s the same with people and objects. Every good work of […]

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ALEX ROSS

Alex Ross, music critic, on his photograph of Panamint Valley, California. GB Tell me why you chose this. AR Being a cooped-up city dweller, I have a strong yearning for […]

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SIMON KEENLYSIDE

Simon Keenlyside, baritone, on his Venus figurine pendant. GB Tell me why you chose this. SK I was always fascinated with the earliest artifacts and paintings made by modern humans, […]

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THOM YORKE

Thom Yorke, musician, on his picture of a rock formation in Cornwall – ‘An old giant’s backbone buried in the rocks’. GB Tell me why you chose this rock formation: […]

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NICO MUHLY

Nico Muhly, composer, on the frontispiece from the Ravenscroft Psalter GB Tell me why you’ve chosen this frontispiece. NM I live for frontispieces; I wish we still had them around. They […]