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The Pointy End

They’re playing our song! The philosophical puzzle of cover songs

In the philosophy of music, there is a tradition of focusing on so-called pure music. That is, music without lyrics where the sounds do not represent anything else.


Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, whose members had to flee the country to escape the Holocaust.

ABC News

Les basses donnent envie de danser

Une étude réalisée au Canada a établi un lien direct entre les basses fréquences de la musique et le fait de se mettre à danser. Elles pourraient notamment être à l’origine de la stimulation de l’oreille interne.

Le Parisen

La música también se ve y se siente: así es un concierto para personas sordas

Con sus gestos, su cuerpo y su cara -que también se contonean según lo que cuenta la canción- Armadà consigue que la música se vea.

El Diario

Rats Move to Musical Beat as Humans Do

Researchers in Japan played Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448) for 10 rats, and tiny wireless accelerometers affixed to the animals’ heads revealed that the rodents subtly nodded in sync with the musical beat.

The Wall Street Journal

Why Do We Love the Music We Love?

If you’ve ever made a playlist—for yourself or someone else—you’ve done the delicate dance of music curation. By what logic did you order the songs? What nearly made it on, but got left out, and why?


Les jeunes risquent-ils de devenir sourds à cause du volume de leur musique ?

Selon une récente étude publiée dans le journal scientifique BMJ Global Health, entre 670 millions et 1,35 milliard de jeunes risquent d’endommager leur système auditif à force d’écouter de la musique à un volume trop haut.


La playlist escondida de Spotify que tiene una canción según tu eneagrama de la personalidad

Tras hacer el test del eneagrama, Spotify te dará una canción de acuerdo a tu personalidad.


Christmas Music NOW?

As you're reading this, many stations have already flipped the Santa switch.

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