From war zones to slums, meet the orchestras without borders

An earthquake triggered a radical rethink in NZ, but for some orchestras, playing under duress has become a way of life.

February 24th, 2017 | Tags: ,
This guy sang the same song in 15 different places and the results are astonishing

From a parking garage to a gymnasium, singer Joachim Müllner proves the value and importance of acoustics in a performance space.

February 22nd, 2017 | Tags: ,
The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world

There’s no objective way to determine the best acoustics for concert halls, though most people agree on the basics.

February 17th, 2017 | Tags: ,
Long before Trump rolled in the deep, music and politics were entwined

Take three apparently trivial events: Ukraine wins the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, a rock star cancels a concert and a political rally features the song Rolling in the Deep by Adele

February 15th, 2017 | Tags:
How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

As school swings back into session — and along with it music lessons for a number of students — we spoke to Brooklyn Youth Chorus founder and artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker about how to get kids to love music. [...] more >>

February 10th, 2017 | Tags:
Giacinto Scelsi, the Count who Invented Drone Music

Giacinto Scelsi, Count of Ayala Valva, was born on 8 January 1905 in Pitelli, then a district of Arcola in the province of La Spezia in northern Italy.

February 8th, 2017 | Tags:
Music is Medicine: Using Art Therapy to Repair Pathways in the Brain

Christine Blue was not expected to survive. After a car accident left the Cleveland area clarinetist in a coma, her doctors weren’t sure she’d even wake up, much less return to her new job as an elementary school band director. [...] more >>

February 3rd, 2017 | Tags: ,
Careless whisker: Universal to release album for cats

David Teie from University of Maryland creates Music for Cats featuring purring, suckling noises and cello to calm felines

February 1st, 2017 | Tags: ,