The Pointy End

The Metropolitan Opera Versus the Internet

Satire, as Philip Roth once described it, is a moral outrage turned into comic art.


SF Opera Develops New COVID-19 Singing Mask for Rehearsals

In a strange marriage of arts and science, The San Francisco Opera costume department teamed up with doctors from UCSF to create a mask that will allow the company's singers to safely rehearse together -- while greatly diminishing the chances of spreading COVID-19.


How Virginia Woolf’s work was shaped by music

Music provided Woolf (and other modernists including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Katherine Mansfield) with a vocabulary to imagine and describe their creative practice and formal innovations.

The Conversation

Covid-19 : un concert de rock réunit 5 000 personnes à Barcelone pour une expérience clinique

En rassemblant des spectateurs testés préalablement et porteurs de masques, les promoteurs veulent découvrir comment « vivre avec le Covid et organiser des concerts de façon totalement sûre ».

Le Monde

¿Por qué el cerebro disfruta de la música?

La comunicación entre los circuitos auditivos y de recompensa del cerebro es la razón por la que las personas encuentran la música gratificante, según una nueva investigación publicada en la revista 'JNeurosci'.

Europa Press

8 Spotify stats that may make you rethink your career in music

Stats shared by Spotify over the last few weeks show just how difficult it is to build an audience and a career in music.


The Grammys Premiere Ceremony, Which Awards Excellence in Sound, Had Sound Issues

Audiences who tuned into the pre-telecast ceremony, kicked off by interim CEO Harvey Mason jr. and during which dozens of awards are given out, took to Twitter to voice their grievances at the sound issue.


Disc-go: Should you get rid of your CDs?

They’re ugly and they clog up your cupboards. But just like vinyl spun back into fashion, the compact disc could too.

The Guardian

John Joseph Merlin, inventeur d’instruments et père du patin à roulettes

On lui doit un puissant pianoforte de six octaves, qui a précédé de quinze ans le piano à queue de la firme écossaise Broadwood et plusieurs expérimentations sur le clavecin, dont il a voulu améliorer la facture.

France Musique

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