The Pointy End

Can K-pop stars wield their celebrity to influence climate action?

K-pop band Blackpink put out a climate change video expressing concern for the environment. Soon after its release, they were named cultural ambassadors to COP26, the upcoming United Nations’ climate talks in Glasgow.


AI-generated Nirvana, Hendrix songs shine spotlight on music industry mental health

For anyone who’s ever lost themselves in a Nirvana or Amy Winehouse song and wondered wistfully what music they would have produced if Winehouse and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had lived beyond their 20s, a new project by mental health organization Over the Bridge has provided an AI-generated answer.

CTV News

Pourquoi l'art est-il indispensable à notre cerveau ?

Les arts seront un outil de premier ordre pour aider à la reconstruction de notre santé mentale après la crise, affirme l'Organisation mondiale de la santé. Alors que la fermeture des lieux de culture s'éternise, les neuroscientifiques expliquent pourquoi l'art est indispensable à notre cerveau.

France Musique

Escucha cómo una tela de araña se traduce a música

Científicos han traducido la estructura de una tela de araña en música, con aplicaciones que van desde mejores impresoras 3D hasta comunicación entre especies y composiciones musicales de otro mundo.


The Metropolitan Opera Versus the Internet

Satire, as Philip Roth once described it, is a moral outrage turned into comic art.


SF Opera Develops New COVID-19 Singing Mask for Rehearsals

In a strange marriage of arts and science, The San Francisco Opera costume department teamed up with doctors from UCSF to create a mask that will allow the company's singers to safely rehearse together -- while greatly diminishing the chances of spreading COVID-19.


How Virginia Woolf’s work was shaped by music

Music provided Woolf (and other modernists including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Katherine Mansfield) with a vocabulary to imagine and describe their creative practice and formal innovations.

The Conversation

Covid-19 : un concert de rock réunit 5 000 personnes à Barcelone pour une expérience clinique

En rassemblant des spectateurs testés préalablement et porteurs de masques, les promoteurs veulent découvrir comment « vivre avec le Covid et organiser des concerts de façon totalement sûre ».

Le Monde

¿Por qué el cerebro disfruta de la música?

La comunicación entre los circuitos auditivos y de recompensa del cerebro es la razón por la que las personas encuentran la música gratificante, según una nueva investigación publicada en la revista 'JNeurosci'.

Europa Press

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