The Pointy End

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

Music on the brain

A new study looks at differences between the brains of Japanese classical musicians, Western classical musicians and nonmusicians.

Science Daily

Beethoven ‘cancelled’? Why people are debating whether the Fifth Symphony is elitist

Two classical music podcasters have sparked an explosive debate: is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony a “symbol of elitism and exclusion”?

Classic FM

Comment sont nées les comédies musicales ?

Quels sont les secrets de Starmania ?Qu’est-ce qu’une comédie musicale? Comment est né ce genre théâtral mêlant comédie, chant et danse? Pourquoi Broadway, célèbre avenue de New York, en est devenu l’emblème ?

RTL

La música ayuda al cerebro a formar recuerdos a largo plazo

Debido a que las emociones mejoran los procesos de la memoria y la música evoca emociones fuertes, esta podría participar en la formación de recuerdos.

La Red 21

The jazz singer’s mind shows us how to improvise through life itself

At one point during the aptly titled opening song ‘Feed the Fire’ at the 1993 Hamburg Jazz Festival, the improvising singer par excellence Betty Carter went to sing a line but the audience heard nothing – her microphone lead had dropped out of its socket.

Psyche

John Cage Fans Celebrate Chord Change In 639-Year-Long Performance

The score for Cage’s 1987 work “Organ2/ASLSP,” or “As Slow As Possible,” consists of eight pages of music to be played ... extremely slowly. And while a typical performance would last maybe an hour, the John Cage Organ Project is taking that “as slow as possible” directive very seriously.

Stereogum


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