The Pointy End

Mood music: Be proud of your coffee table tunes

The phrase “coffee table music” is even in the Collins English Dictionary, defined as “unadventurous”.

Mix Mag

Now THAT was music

One grim day (when youth is over) you find that new music gets on your nerves.

Aeon

Musique, plus c’est court, meilleur c’est ?

Le support ne dicte plus la durée idéale pour la musique enregistrée, c’est maintenant l’attention du public qui fixe les règles et qui impose sa norme.

Siècle Digital

Of Dress Codes and Social Codes at the Opera

Many major countries have their fashion signifiers and you can recognize them if you know what to look for. I am not talking about trying to be chic, but comfortable and at ease.

WQXR

10 artists you didn’t know designed record sleeves

Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Gerhard Richter and Banksy may be visual artists but they’re also household names when it comes to music. But there are several major artists whose work on the famous 12″ x 12″ canvas is less known.

The Vinyl Factory

Where Pianists Look When They Play

Function, a video series from Fractal NYC, outfitted two piano players with special glasses that track the movement of their eyes.

Slate

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Coltrane gave the drawing to saxophonist and professor Yusef Lateef in 1967, who included it in his seminal text, Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns.

Open Culture

What Your Favorite Musical Genre Says About Your Personality

According to a study conducted at Heriot-Watt University, the musical genres you prefer actually say a lot about your personality. Here’s a visualization of how this happens.

Earthly Mission

Au secours! Le reggae est devenu une musique respectable et respectée

Il faudra bientôt trouver autre chose que vos blagues sur les gros pétards, les cheveux sales, les chiens qui puent et les jonglages de diabolo pour vous moquer de votre pote fan de reggae.

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