The Pointy End

Trailerisation: the movie trend resurrecting old pop music

Trailers for Eternals, The Suicide Squad, The Batman and more have twisted vintage pop – from Nirvana to Steely Dan – into epic new shapes.

The Guardian

These forged 17th-century music books went undetected for a century

The Marciana Library acquired the music books—catalogued as MSS 740, 742, and 743—in 1916 and 1917 from a musician and book dealer named Giovanni Concina. But before Tacconi undertook her analysis, the books had neither received much scholarly attention nor been studied as a set.

Ars Technica

Napoléon en musique

A l'occasion du bicentenaire de la mort de Napoléon, nous revenons sur les compositeurs qui se sont laissés inspirer par l'Empereur, qui déchaîne fascinations et déceptions. De Beethoven à Fauré, nombreux sont les artistes à mettre en musique victoires et défaites napoléoniennes.

France Musique

¿Es esto música? Lego confunde a Spotify con un disco en el que solo se oyen piezas caer

La firma danesa de juguetes ha subido a internet un álbum de 210 minutos con sonidos de sus piezas. La de supermercados Lidl lo hizo antes, con ambiente de sus tiendas. ¿Qué buscan estos raros productos en sus oyentes y qué opiniones suscitan entre musicólogos?

El País

Eurovision 2021 Brings Color, Camp, Kitsch, and Hope

If there was ever a year we needed Eurovision, this is it. The annual celebration of color, kitsch, and quirky positivity – canceled last year due to Covid – returned this year and the competition final takes place on Saturday, 22 May in Rotterdam.

Pop Matters

The coded messages in hit songs

While a catchy tune can grab our attention, subliminal subversive ideas are often what really connect with us.

BBC

What’s Really Worth Remembering About 1971’s Historic Year in Music

With hours of rare archival footage woven together into a novel structure, 1971 attempts to walk us through a turbulent year in American history and show how the (many) classic albums of 1971 shaped today’s world.

Vulture

Et Billie Eilish inventa la pop ASMR

Tendance d’abord sur Internet, l’ASMR, ou l’art de susciter l’émoi par des sons doux et apaisants, se retrouve désormais utilisée dans la musique pop.

Courrier International

La música es cada vez más simple y un nuevo estudio explica por qué

Un nuevo estudio analiza las letras de las canciones populares de los últimos cincuenta años, comprobando que cada vez son más simples.

La Razón


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