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Celebrated film music composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Music Jul 6, 2020

Celebrated film music composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Ocar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic spaghetti western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as "The Untouchables” and the epic "Once Upon a Time in America,” ...

The summer of our discontent

Music | Sound Off Jun 12, 2020

The summer of our discontent

by Patrick St. Michel

With the news that this year’s Fuji Rock Festival would be postponed until 2021, summer 2020 became the season of no music in Japan. Organizer Smash Japan’s decision to not hold the annual gathering at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata over COVID-19 concerns officially ...