The Pointy End

When Did We Start Cheering For Music Encores?

When you’re at a concert, classical or otherwise, you might feel that an encore is a given — even if the music was OK at best.

WQXR

The last thing you'll ever hear: what is the world's best deathbed music?

Why is there so little music for the dying? Maybe we’re shy of these fragile moments, feeling they’re too intimate to intrude upon with any extraneous sounds.

The Guardian

Now computers are writing perfectly acceptable pop songs

"Ugh," my dad used to grunt when I switched on Radio 1 . "This music sounds like it was written by a computer".

BBC

John Philip Sousa Feared ‘The Menace of Mechanical Music’

That’s why he foresaw our age of earbuds and the CDs, eight-tracks and records that came before it. And he wasn’t on board for any of it.

Smithsonian

La saga des droits du Boléro de Ravel

Les Paradise Papers révèlent que la saga des droits d’auteur de Maurice Ravel passe encore et toujours par les paradis fiscaux : Les Pays-Bas et l'île de Malte.

France Musique

Music 33,000 Feet Above

How does one kill time on board a transcontinental flight? Some are determined to sleep over. Some keep watching movies until get tired and fall asleep.

Interlude

Think You Can't Sing? Science Doesn't Believe You

I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.

Ludwing Van Toronto

'There Seems to Be a Target on the Back on the Live Music Community'

Deadly attacks have turned concert venues in Paris, Manchester, and Las Vegas into grisly battlefields.

Pacific Standard

Classical and Jazz musicians show different brain responses to unexpected events

Scientists at Wesleyan University have used electroencephalography to uncover differences in how the brains of Classical and Jazz musicians react to an unexpected chord progression.

PsyPost


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