The Pointy End

A viral hit? The sequence of coronavirus makes surprisingly lovely music

Genes of the coronavirus are like biological book chapters; they hold all the words that describe the virus and how it might function. These “words” are made from strings of chemical letters scientists refer to as G, A, U and C.

The Conversation

'This would have changed my career'

New initiatives such as Girl & Repertoire and Swim are helping young people – particularly women – overturn the myth of the tortured artist.

The Guardian

L'oreille absolue, une affaire de génétique et de formation musicale précoce

La très rare faculté qu'ont certaines personnes d'identifier une note de musique et d'en connaître instantanément la hauteur se développe pendant l'enfance et relève d'une combinaison de deux facteurs essentiels : une prédisposition génétique et une formation musicale très hâtive.

Radio Canada

La música de Mario Kart sería el nuevo truco para terminar rápido tareas que dejaron para última hora

Según recoge Polygon, algunos jóvenes y adolescentes han comenzado a usar la música de Mario Kart como un herramienta para terminar más rápido las tareas que dejaron para última hora.

La Tercera

Is Pandemic Brain Changing Your Taste in Music? You're Not Alone

Too much Grateful Dead? The music you loved in high school? We asked a Music Therapist why our listening habits have been so weird.

Vice

Is the "Mozart Effect" real? New analysis indicates that music can help epilepsy

The idea that listening to Mozart may have beneficial effects on mental health arose from early findings in the 1990s. There have been several studies since, but many involved small numbers of people, or have been of variable quality, leading to mixed evidence overall.

EurekAlert

Une nouvelle étude révèle les étonnantes propriétés acoustiques de Stonehenge

Des chercheurs britanniques démontrent que l’agencement particulier des pierres du célèbre sanctuaire préhistorique aurait pour but des effets acoustiques bien précis : il amplifierait les sons à l'intérieur du cercle tout en les rendant inaudibles de l'extérieur.

France Musique

La música de las estrellas ya es una realidad

Por primera vez en la historia, la NASA traduce las imágenes del universo a un pentagrama musical. Cada telescopio “toca” su propia partitura; “on demand” podemos escuchar un solo o componer una sinfonía.

Perfil

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Music

Listening to music on the Internet feels clean, efficient, environmentally virtuous. Instead of accumulating heaps of vinyl or plastic, we unpocket our sleek devices and pluck tunes from the ether.

The New Yorker


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