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    • Solange | Credit: Ibrahem Hasan Solange performed at the Art Gallery of NSW’s Volume festival on Saturday, 30th September. Billy Burgess reviews. For a show that lasted nearly two hours, Solange‘s In Service to Whom didn’t include many songs. There was music throughout, sure, but Solange and her ten-piece band largely eschewed the conventions of pop songcraft to deliver a performance art spectacle encased in a soundtrack of spiritual jazz. Solange’s two most recent albums – 2016’s A Seat at the Table and 2019’s When I Get Home – cemented the younger Knowles as one of the Western world’s defining pop artists. We were treated to only a small selection of the two records’ contents, but In Service to Whom was of a piece with the bold, Black and slyly revolutionary aspect of those LPs. Solange – ‘Things I Imagined / Down With the Clique’ A couple of tubists, a cellist, an electric and contrabass player, a pianist and Moog player, a drummer and a few backing vocalists joined Solange on the t-shaped stage in the Art Gallery’s Tank room. Everyone was given a chance to solo, with their efforts beamed back at us on several LED screens positioned above the stage. In Service to Whom frequently resembled the sort of art installation you’d expect to find inside a disused bunker on Cockatoo Island during the Biennale of Sydney. Solange intermittently disappeared from view. During one extended interlude, she could be seen on screen filling a bath with water. Later, audience members craned their necks and stood on their toes to get a view of Solange rolling around on the floor in a manner that might’ve symbolised submission or ecstatic release. A tone of eerie solemnity hovered over the performance, but Solange was also perceptibly enjoying herself. Solange on U.S. TV in 2019 | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via Getty Images The show incorporated no more than a handful of Solange’s well-known pop songs. ‘Cranes in the Sky’ was an early highlight, with its arrangement minimalism, emphasis on repetition and quiet storm vocal performance encapsulating the distinct contours of Solange’s songwriting. ‘Down With the Clique’ – a title borrowed from the late Aaliyah – provided a late-set climax. Solange radiated to all corners of the t-shaped stage, all smiles and physical animation, before finding an individual audience member to spar with during the song’s “Down wit’ you / Down wit’ you / Down, down, down, down wit’ you” refrain. Solange could easily have become one of the world’s biggest pop stars – she has the profile, the talent, the integrity and the connections. But this performance was the latest, and perhaps the most outré, demonstration of her desire to create something stranger and more idiosyncratic than what the mainstream pop world can accomodate. She left us by singing her way up the venue’s spiral staircase. The crowd looked on, mouths agape and craving more. There was no encore, but everyone walked out knowing they’d witnessed something unique. Further Reading Lonnie Holley Urges Us to Go Deeper – “We Should Appreciate the Lives We Have and Not Treat Those Lives So Foolishly” Solange Locked In To Headline Volume, a New Festival at the Art Gallery of NSW Where to See Live Music in Sydney: All the Tours Happening in October 2023 The post Solange’s ‘In Service to Whom’ Confuses and Beguiles in Sydney appeared first on Music Feeds. View the full article
    • If you have an iPhone 15 and drive a BMW, it might be best to avoid charging the device with the vehicle's wireless charging pad for now. Over the past week, some BMW owners have complained that their iPhone 15's NFC chip no longer works after charging the device with their vehicle's wireless charging pad, according to comments shared on the MacRumors Forums and X, formerly known as Twitter. Affected customers say the iPhone goes into a data recovery mode with a white screen, and the NFC chip is no longer functional after the device reboots. In an iPhone, the NFC chip powers features like Apple Pay and digital car keys. Affected users receive a "Could Not Set Up Apple Pay" error message in the Wallet app, and there does not appear to be a way to fix the problem. Some customers say Apple replaced their iPhone after confirming the NFC chip failed. While complaints so far have come from iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users, it is possible the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are also affected, so owners of any iPhone 15 model should proceed with caution until this issue is sorted. It's unclear what the specific cause of the issue is, how many customers are affected, and which BMW models are affected. We've reached out to an Apple spokesperson for comment, and we'll update this story if we receive a response.Related Roundups: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 ProTag: BMWBuyer's Guide: iPhone 15 (Buy Now), iPhone 15 Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: iPhone This article, "Warning: BMW Wireless Charging May Break iPhone 15's Apple Pay Chip" first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums View the full article
    • Apple today said it plans to release an iOS 17 software update with a bug fix for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating issue, and the company has since shared additional details about the matter with MacRumors. Importantly, Apple said the issue is not related to hardware. Contrary to a report this week, Apple said the iPhone 15 Pro's design does not contribute to overheating. In fact, Apple said the titanium frame and aluminum substructure provide better heat dissipation than any previous-generation Pro models with stainless steel frames. Apple said some third-party apps have overloaded the A17 Pro chip for unknown reasons, including Instagram, Uber, and racing game Asphalt 9: Legends, and it is working with the developers of these apps to address the matter. Apple said its bug fix will not involve reducing the chip's performance in order to address the temperature-related issue, and it ensured that long-term performance will not be impacted. To reiterate Apple's statement:More details are available in our initial coverage of Apple's statement.Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, iPhone 15 ProBuyer's Guide: iPhone 15 Pro (Buy Now)Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17 This article, "Apple Says iPhone 15 Pro's Titanium Frame Does Not Contribute to Overheating Issue" first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums View the full article
    • Apple plans to release an iOS 17 update to address iPhone 15 Pro overheating issues, according to a statement shared with Forbes reporter David Phelan. Apple's statement:More details to follow… Related Roundup: iPhone 15 ProBuyer's Guide: iPhone 15 Pro (Buy Now) This article, "Apple to Address iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Issue With iOS 17 Update" first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums View the full article
    • Mac fans, rejoice! You can now enjoy the upgrades that come with macOS Sonoma, which was released to the public this week just a bit later than the major updates for the rest of Apple's platforms. Apple isn't stopping there, of course, and it's already begun seeding iOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, and other upcoming updates to developers and public beta testers. This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 16 (yes, already!), while discussion continues over thermal issues with the iPhone 15 Pro and Apple's controversial FineWoven accessories, so read on for all the details on these stories and more! Apple Releases macOS Sonoma With Desktop Widgets, Game Mode, and More macOS Sonoma was released to the public this week following over three months of beta testing. The free software update includes many new features and changes for the Mac, including interactive desktop widgets, a Game Mode, the ability to add websites to the Dock as web apps, several Safari improvements, and more. We've shared a list of macOS Sonoma features worth checking out, and additional details about the software update can be found in our in-depth macOS Sonoma roundup. Everything New in iOS 17.1 Beta 1 Less than two weeks after Apple released iOS 17, the first beta of iOS 17.1 is already available. As usual, there are a handful of new features and changes coming to the iPhone with this software update for Apple Music, AirDrop, and more. We've put together a list of everything new in the first beta of iOS 17.1 with more details. The beta is now available for both developers and public beta testers. iPhone 16 to Include an Additional Capacitive 'Capture' Button Apple plans to add a new capacitive button to iPhone 16 models that is internally known as the "Capture Button," according to MacRumors sources. It's unclear what this button will be used for, but given that it is expected to be positioned below the power button on the right side of the iPhone, it could be a more conveniently placed shutter button for the camera when shooting in landscape orientation. 22 New Features You May Have Missed in watchOS 10 watchOS 10 is now available for the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer, and the software update includes several new features and changes. This week, we shared a list of 22 watchOS features and changes that you might not know about. If you are looking for some new tips and tricks on how to use your Apple Watch to its fullest, be sure to check out the list for some helpful recommendations. iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Concerns Highlighted in Two More Reports iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max overheating concerns continue to make headlines this week, with the topic highlighted by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the titanium frame on iPhone 15 Pro models negatively impacts thermal efficiency. Kuo believes that Apple will likely address the issue through future software updates, but he said improvements might be limited. Apple's FineWoven Cases for iPhone 15 Continue to Be Heavily Criticized Apple's new FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 models have been heavily criticized since they were released earlier this month, with some customers and media outlets complaining about the fabric exterior being prone to scratches and stains. We recapped some of the negative feedback last week, and the complaints have continued to surface. Apple has not commented on the matter so far. MacRumors Newsletter Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view. So if you want to have top stories like the above recap delivered to your email inbox each week, subscribe to our newsletter!Tag: Top Stories This article, "Top Stories: macOS Sonoma Released, iOS 17.1 Beta, and iPhone 16 Rumors" first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums View the full article
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