The Pointy End

How Does a Pianist Remember the 30,000 Notes of the 'Rach 3'?

"Concert pianists can perform a 45 minute piece with 30,000 individual notes that have to be performed in an absolutely particular order."

Huffington Post

Listening to 'extreme' music makes you calmer, not angrier

Rather than inciting people to anger or violence, research has found that loud and chaotic music such as metal and punk is 'a healthy way of processing anger'.

The Guardian

les 6 collaborations les plus improbables en musique

En musique, on a parfois de bonnes surprises.. mais aussi des mauvaises.

Oui Fm

Happiness and Music

"Happy music" is a widely accepted term in the scientific field.

Dubai Chronicle

What is the Most-German Opera that is Loved Around the World?

Before Richard Strauss, before Richard Wagner, more than Hansel and Gretel, and even more than Mozart, the most German opera is...

WRTI

Harry Potter adapté pour l’opéra en Turquie

L'académie Mozart adapte le célèbre roman de J.K Rowling Harry Potter, sur la scène de l'opéra turc à Izmir. Les bénéfices seront reversés pour la protection infantile.

France Musique

Everything in the Music Industry Has Changed Except the Song Itself

There are many more examples of technology influencing song form, of course. But it's crazy to witness the hangover from previous technologies that now are being declared dead.

Observer

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Many listeners cannot hear the difference between uncompressed audio files and MP3s, but when it comes to audio quality, the size of the file isn't (ahem) everything.

NPR

The World Needs Female Rock Critics

Rock music has rarely offered women the same tangible promise of social rebellion and sexual freedom that it has given men—though plenty of women, myself included, have tried all the same to find those liberties in it.

The New Yorker


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