When Music is Violence

From trumpets at the walls of Jericho to pop songs as torture in the Iraq War, sound can make a powerful weapon.

April 21st, 2017 | Tags:
Theodore Roosevelt and the Gold Steinway

When Theodore Roosevelt took office in 1901, America was in an era of great technological and industrial growth. Within the previous half-decade, Alexander Graham Bell had invented the telephone, Thomas Edison had invented the modern light bulb and railroads connected [...] more >>

April 19th, 2017 | Tags: ,
How Mozart’s music is improving the grapes in one Italian vineyard

Row after row of Sangiovese grapevines cover the hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, where famed Brunello wine is made.

April 14th, 2017 | Tags: ,
Classical music ‘excludes’ composers from minorities

Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said.

April 12th, 2017 | Tags: ,
The Curse of the Ninth Haunted These Composers

With Halloween approaching, let’s take a minute to explore one of classical music’s more ghoulish superstitions: The Curse of the Ninth. In a nutshell, the curse is the belief that a composer will die after completing their ninth symphony. Even [...] more >>

April 7th, 2017 | Tags:
How can you put a song behind bars: Dario Fo

Nobel Prizewinner wrote foreword to Freemuse book

April 5th, 2017 | Tags:
Uber, But for Millennials Who Want Orchestras in Their Living Rooms

It was A Wednesday night in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and 40 people—mostly millennials—sat cross-legged on a cramped living room, drinking craft beers and taking off their jackets to reveal the flannels underneath. Around 8pm, the introductions and recommendations [...] more >>

March 31st, 2017 | Tags: ,
Sony develops algorithm based AI music

A future chart-topping song may soon come from an algorithm.

March 29th, 2017 | Tags: