The Pointy End

The longest and most important concerts in history

Music concerts are transforming in the wake of the pandemic. According to the Retina website, live music is advancing to adapt to the new times, generating streaming transmissions of the most important artists. However, it is also true that, historically, we were used to seeing them in person.

Latin American Post

Hardcore pop fans are abusing critics – and putting acclaim before art

Taylor Swift superfans are ganging up on critics who haven’t given her new album a perfect score – a symptom of a culture obsessed with quantifying our lives.

The Guardian

La musique énigmatique, ou les messages cachés dans la musique

Depuis plusieurs siècles, la musique classique porte en elle bon nombre de mystères et de messages cachés à travers les notes, composés et cachés par les compositeurs eux-mêmes, des simples signatures musicales aux preuves d’amour, en passant par les messages cachés de nature politico-religieuse.

France Musique

Mozart 264 anos y 10 curiosidades increibles

A más de dos siglos y medio de su natalicio, hay todavía grandes interrogantes en torno a la vida e incluso las circunstancias de la muerte del más grande compositor de todos los tiempos.


A fraction of a second is all you need to feel the music

Your brain does not necessarily perceive the sounds in music simultaneously as they are being played. New research sheds light on musicians' implicit knowledge of sound and timing.


The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution

Living organisms aren't the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural evolution. Much research has focused on psychological factors among individuals, like how our visual system constrains the shape of written characters.


Musique : qu'est ce qui se passe dans notre cerveau quand on entend sa chanson préférée ?

Le Covid-19 nous donne le blues. Pourtant la musique est une source de réconfort.Des chercheurs de Besançon viennent de publier une étude sur le "frisson musical".

France Info

Cómo explica la ciencia que haya canciones que no olvidamos jamás

En el inicio de las civilizaciones, los principales conocimientos que se iban creando en las diferentes culturas se traspasaban de generación en generación a través de la tradición oral.


Music vs. Covid-19: the state of play in Asia, America and Oceania

The Asian approach to classical music mirrors their approach to the pandemic generally.


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