ISSUE THEME: MUSIC
MOST PEOPLE CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC. IN THIS ISSUE WE REFLECT ON THE PAST AND THE FUTURE OF MUSIC AND ON THE FEELINGS THAT IT EVOKES IN US ALL. TUNE IN!
Music and design have more in common than meets the eye – both bring joy and inspiration into our daily lives. And what inspiration does this issue offer? We begin with musings about the future of music from the publicist and hip-hop expert Karel Veselý, whose version of the future may read like a page out of a sci-fi novel. And where would the future be without the past? We return to our musical roots with a song-book of traditional music from Czechia’s three music regions, complete with notes and folk costumes. Classical music emanates from young debutants of the international music festival Dvořák’s Prague, whom we present in a less than ‘classic’ photo gallery. They probably learnt music at their local liduška, featured in our story on things ‘utterly Czech’, where they played instruments that were quite different from those you will find in these pages! When you have had enough reading, listen to one of our special playlists – they sound divine on vinyl, record players and speakers produced by Czech firms like GZ Media, 440 Audio and AQ. Our photos from sunny Jamaica will get you moving to the offbeat rhythm of reggae, but if disco is more your thing then visit a garage where the disco ball rules!