We Need Experimental Music To Teach Us How To Listen, Now More Than Ever

In memory of avant-garde electronic composer Pauline Oliveros.

July 14th, 2017 | Tags:
From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

Many critics and skeptics have made the bold claim that classical music is dead.

July 12th, 2017 | Tags:
A Child’s Brain Develops Faster with Exposure to Music Education

A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, [...] more >>

July 7th, 2017 | Tags:
Killing Aida

A mortal threat to art

July 5th, 2017 | Tags:
This Technology Gives Disabled Patients A Chance To Make Music With Their Minds

The technological advancements in music-making have truly soared over the last couple of years. Among the newest projects is one run by researchers at Plymouth University and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, where they’ve given patients who are unable to [...] more >>

June 30th, 2017 | Tags: ,
Why Men Shouldn’t Listen to Rock Music While Playing Board Games

Men may want to think twice before listening to ACDC, Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith while playing board games, as rock music may distract them and impair their performance, a new study suggests.

June 28th, 2017 | Tags:
The World’s Oldest Surviving Piano Sounds Better That You’d Think

Preserved historical instruments provide a tangible link to our musical past. But pianos are delicate creatures, and unlike violins, violas, and cellos, don’t always age very well.

June 23rd, 2017 | Tags: ,
How do musician’s brains work while playing?

When musicians play instruments, their brains are processing a huge amount and variety of information in parallel. Musical styles and strengths vary dramatically: Some musicians are better at sight reading music, while others are better at playing by ear. Does [...] more >>

June 21st, 2017 | Tags: