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The Pointy End

Instrumental change: Dealing with music’s growing garbage pile

Unwanted musical instruments aren’t the biggest waste disposal problem facing the world, but they’re an issue worth making a noise about.

Arts Hub

Can’t get tune out of your head? Try this

I once developed a bad case of music-looping after recording an album of jolly 1920s syncopated piano music. The resulting sleeplessness got so bad that I consulted a psychotherapist.

The Guardian

Les curiosités du cerveau. L’oreille absolue : comment expliquer cette synesthésie musicale ?

Ils sont capables de reproduire un son juste après l’avoir écouté et passent parfois pour des génies musicaux. Les détenteurs de l’oreille absolue représentent une infime partie de la population.

Elle

¿Por qué nos gusta la música que nos gusta?

Nuestra personalidad tiende a impactar más nuestros gustos musicales durante la adolescencia.

El Universo

Bring that beat back: why are people in their 30s giving up on music?

It would have been unimaginable in our 20s, but these days more and more friends are disengaging from a passion we once shared. Surely this is premature?

The Guardian

When Duke Ellington Made a Record for Just One Person—Queen Elizabeth

The jazz legend had a single golden disc pressed, and sent in secrecy to Buckingham Palace.

The Honest Broker

6 tubes de l’histoire de la musique à… 5 temps

Dans la musique occidentale, une place écrasante est réservée aux métriques binaires, à savoir des chansons divisées en 4 temps. Voire 2 ou 8 temps. On n’oublie évidemment pas les nombreux morceaux avec un rythme ternaire - comme les valses - pour lesquels on compte jusqu’à 3 quand on bat la mesure.

RTBF

Un proyecto analizará el efecto de la tecnología en la música que escuchamos

El Music Techology Group (MGT) del Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) de Barcelona ha iniciado un proyecto para analizar los efectos de la inteligencia artificial (IA) en la música que escuchamos.

La Vanguardia

Why music, especially old music, can tap into our deepest, most meaningful life memories

Many of us are familiar with a song evoking a certain memory: a song comes on at a party or on the radio, and instantly, we're transported to another chapter of our lives, to a time or moment when that song weaved its way into our lives.

CBC


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