The Pointy End

Weird album alert: Lego is offering the sound of bricks falling into each other

What we have here are seven 30-minute tracks consisting of nothing but the sounds of Lego bricks bashing into each other in a wonder cascade of noise.

A Journal of Musical Things

A plan to beam a musical message to other planets

In the cascade mountains of northern California, a cluster of 42 radio telescopes points towards the stars, scanning for signs of life.

The Economist

Las emociones inducidas por la música se pueden predecir a partir de escáneres cerebrales

Los especialistas utilizaron un algoritmo de aprendizaje automático para mapear qué regiones del cerebro se activan cuando las diferentes emociones inducidas por la música se separan unas de otras.

La Nacion

Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other's voices broadcast through their car radios.

NPR

How Music Persisted During the Pandemic

From Bandcamp Fridays to Verzuz battles, these were our silver linings from a strange, stuck year in music.

Pitchfork

Pourquoi la musique nous fait-elle vibrer ?

Tantôt relaxante, tantôt revigorante, on accorde à la musique beaucoup de vertus. Une analyse physiologique de notre perception de la musique est utile pour y voir plus clair et comprendre les disparités entre individus.

The Conversation

Dime qué tipo de música escuchas y te diré de qué partido político eres

Un estudio realizado en Australia descubrió que los géneros el Rap, Hip Hop, Soul, R&B y Reggae, se asocian a la compasión y a la cortesía.

Duna Fm

Listen up: making music from the northern lights

A biologist and composer have turned the aurora borealis into sound to create a magic melding of art and nature.

The Guardian

Her Majesty’s Kidnappers

In the 17th century, Nathaniel Giles had the right to conscript young singers into the British royal children’s choir. He and a business partner went a step further.

JStor


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