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Media > Giving Classical the Boot(leg): A Brief History of Illicit Recording
January 16th, 2019

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For certain music enthusiasts, of all concert souvenirs, the bootleg recording is the most covetable. Neither autographed Big Gulps nor commemorative T-shirts exceeding the cost of one’s wardrobe can compete with the illicit pleasure of listening to performances exactly as [...] more >>

Media > Turn Yourself Into a Songwriter With These Free Apps
January 11th, 2019

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WHETHER YOU’RE A well-established wordsmith or someone who’s never written a song before, inspiration can strike at any moment. Could that phrase fit into the perfect chorus for a new song? Could that melody you’ve had stuck in your head [...] more >>

Media > 5 Hours of Glenn Gould Outtakes. Why? Listen and Find Out.
December 7th, 2018

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Sitting comfortably in my living room, I had every intention of listening to the boxed set that had recently landed with a thud in my mailbox. For Bach lovers, Glenn Gould fans and pianists (I’m all three), here was perhaps [...] more >>

Media > 6 things musicians should be doing on social media in 2018
November 9th, 2018

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Whether you’re a long-time aspiring musician or you’re looking to kickstart your career in music this year, here are some tips on how to succeed from the best musicians on the Internet.

Media > The part of my dad that dementia can’t take
October 31st, 2018

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Even as her father’s dementia makes communication difficult, he adores singing. Our reporter learns he isn’t alone – and research has found music may be key to understanding the brain.

Media > Five Ways To Listen To The Music Of The Ancient World Today
October 26th, 2018

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We are often immersed in what the ancient world looked like when we visit a museum or an archaeological site. However, the vibrant soundscapes heard at festivals, funerals, courtly feasts, theatrical performances, gladiatorial shows or just while shopping in the [...] more >>

Media > Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory
October 17th, 2018

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To make sense of human voices, we rely on senses beyond hearing. The songs of Taylor Swift can be sweet and soft. Lady Gaga’s singing feels dark. Johnny Cash’s voice was low and rough. That’s because voice is not just [...] more >>

Media > Bach’s ‘Inventions’ Given a Whole New Life With Moog Synthesizer Magic
September 26th, 2018

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We can all recognize Johann Sebastian Bach as composition master. Part of that mastery comes from the fact that the man didn’t just compose oratorios and preludes, or cantatas and fugues. He pinned the exploration of musical texture down to [...] more >>