The Pointy End

Les radios pirates, la pop en poupe

Dans les années 60, Radio Caroline ou Radio London ont agi en contre-pouvoir de la vénérable BBC.


Are Catgut Instrument Strings Really Made From Cat Guts?

Greek mythology has it that Hermes strung the first lyre with the entrails of freshly slaughtered cows he had stolen from his brother Apollo.


D’où vient le «yo» des rappeurs ?

Contrairement à ce que l’on pourrait croire, il a une origine ancestrale, bien loin des rappeurs en claquettes chaussettes.


How the deaf experience of music can enrich music for everyone

A fascinating exploration of the diversity of human sensory experience, Labyrinth delves into the often complex relationship between the deaf and music.


1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder

Musicians responding to a major new study reported severe levels of stress and depression, and extremely severe levels of anxiety.

Arts Professional

How maths helps us understand why music moves people

Music is known to provoke the senses, give pleasure and sometimes move people to tears. Surely this has little to do with mathematical models which are so frequently associated with cold and rational logic.

The Conversation

'I think I'm in with a chance': Annie Lennox 'scouted' by US radio

Multiple award winning singer shares a message from radio employee inviting her to submit music for consideration.

The Guardian

Canberra’s First Dementia Choir Is An Alternative To Medication

Established in late 2016, Canberra’s first choir for people experiencing dementia now has 60 members. The group is called The Alchemy Chorus and was initiated by Alzheimer’s Australia.

Music Australia

Why Do Orchestras Tune to an A-Note Pitch at 440Hz?

The sound of an orchestra tuning is instantly recognizable. As soon as you hear it, you know exactly what’s about to happen. But there is a simple reason why a whole lot of tuning orchestras sound awfully alike — they are tuning to the same pitch frequency, an A at 440 hertz.


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