The Pointy End

Why musicians need philosophy

not as much, i grant, as philosophers need music, but nevertheless the need is real.

Future Symphony Insitute

Why we need to cancel Opera Australia’s national status

Opera Australia is not really a national company. It should become the State Opera of NSW and support should be spread equitably among all of the state opera companies.

Performing Arts Hub

Why is modern music so loud?

CDs have been getting louder since the mid-80s, as record labels fight to get their artists heard.

BBC

The 19th Century plug that's still being used

After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. This humble plug is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time.

BBC

14 Questions That Will Enrage Classical Singers

1. Wow, you're a singer? Cool! Can you sing something right now?

Sinfini Music

Pierre Boulez voulait oublier Mozart pour réveiller la musique

Défenseur infatigable de la musique contemporaine, Pierre Boulez faisait mine d’ignorer résolument celle qui était antérieure au milieu du XIXe siècle. Pour mieux signifier que la musique ne vit que si elle se renouvelle.

Slate

Music in the brain

For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music.

MIT News

Malawi's prison band up for a Grammy – but may not even know it

Inmates of the country’s high-security jail have won surprise place on the world music shortlist after the release of their first album.

The Guardian

Music therapy may increase wellbeing in patients

Music therapy has been used for over 30 years to successfully ease the symptoms and suffering for patients receiving palliative care, improving the quality of life across all ages and a variety of illnesses.

Malay Mail


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