In the myth of flow, the performer soars when the music starts. But it's grit and self-analysis until the very last bar
Possessed by a mask
Every human culture has used masks for ritual disinhibition, shaming and play. Is being online the ultimate masquerade?
The comic’s quandary
Does heckling let the real comedian stand up and shine, or does it trample a punchline and mangle a routine?
Method and madness
Theatre provides stimulus for psychotic, schizophrenic and depressed patients, but can it improve their mental health?
The music in you
You might not be a virtuoso, but you have remarkable music abilities. You just don’t know about them yet
Life on the road with a rock band: memories blur, cities blend. Only in the frenzy of performance does the world pause
Eduard Bersudsky chose to be mute in Soviet days. Ever since, his moving musical sculptures have done the talking
Tango mi amor
While we are in the arms of another and the music sings of time, and chance passing, we are in the eye of the storm
For a song
At the O+ festival, musicians and artists barter their talents for medical care. A new social contract in action?
Forests of the mind
What is the greatest human gift? It is metaphor, carrying a cargo of meaning across the oceans that divide us