The Pointy End

Music and trauma – why the two have a fraught relationship

It was perhaps inevitable, as the world went into lockdown, that a range of musical works about COVID-19 would begin to appear.


Is it safe to sing yet?

It is a strange sight. The room is a particle-free operating theatre, filled with computers and hi-tech sensors. Everyone is wearing medical scrubs, masks and protective equipment and in the middle is a man playing Happy Birthday on a trombone.


La musique pour enfants existe-t-elle encore ?

A l’âge où on regardait le Club Dorothée, où on chantait innocemment les génériques de nos dessins animés préférés et où même, disons-le fièrement, on faisait la choré de Pandi-Panda, nos enfants réclament maintenant de la pop et du rap.


¿La música mejora nuestra concentración? La ciencia busca la respuesta

Hay a quien ponerse a Beethoven le ayuda en sus estudios y quien prefiere estar en completo silencio. Pero, ¿cuál de las opciones ayuda realmente a nuestras capacidades cognitivas?


Making Music With Brain Waves And Heartbeats

Can biofeedback help to unlock the mysteries of music’s therapeutic effects?


Who in their right mind would go to a "herd immunity" music festival?

A three-day “herd immunity” music festival scheduled to take place in Ringle, Wisconsin, in mid-July is taking this energy to the, uh, extreme.


Joni Mitchell, Isle of Wight 1970: the day the music nearly died

A bad vibe and worse acid hung around the 600,000-strong festival, with Mitchell getting heckled – but she used a stretch of perfect songs to create a moment of harmony.

The Guardian

Pour ses 85 ans, le Dalaï-Lama sort son premier album (oui)

Intitulé Inner World, ce disque est composé de 11 titres éthérés au possible. Le Dalaï-Lama l’a dévoilé le jour de ses 85 ans.

Rolling Stones

Concierto simbólico para plantas busca crear conciencia por el covid-19

Un grupo de músicos en Barcelona ofreció un concierto a miles de plantas que ocuparon las butacas del Gran Teatro del Liceo.


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