presentations

Media > The Self-Playing Violins That Mastered Chopin
July 13th, 2018

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The robotic Phonoliszt-Violin was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” in 1910.

Media > Power of the Mind: You Can Play This Instrument Using Just Your Thoughts
May 23rd, 2018

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Neurologists have created a musical instrument that can be controlled using only the power of the mind—and its creators hope it could improve life for people living with disabilities.

Media > How maths helps us understand why music moves people
May 2nd, 2018

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Music is known to provoke the senses, give pleasure and sometimes move people to tears. Surely this has little to do with mathematical models which are so frequently associated with cold and rational logic. So what can maths tell us [...] more >>

Media > Watch 5 Moments When Classical Music Met Politics
April 25th, 2018

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Alan Gilbert has chosen to celebrate the close of his tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic on a political note, with a program called “A Concert for Unity.” By inviting musicians from countries including Iran and Israel [...] more >>

Media > Ticktock as Taskmaster: A Show About Metronomes and Musical Time
March 21st, 2018

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When you enter the Museum of Music here, you are first met with a sequence of tests. A finger clip takes your pulse. A treadmill measures your pace. Next up is a snare drum station, where you don headphones and [...] more >>

Media > Discover ScaleTracks
March 2nd, 2018

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‘I don’t like scales and arpeggios’ – how many times have we heard this as teachers? In order to address this common issue, my brother-in-law David Denning and I have developed ScaleTracks, an app which features inspiring backing tracks for [...] more >>

Media > In Washington, an alliance between symphonies and scientists
February 2nd, 2018

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What do a Supreme Court justice, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and a four-time Grammy-winning opera singer discuss over dessert?

Media > Einstein vs. The Clash: How I used music to hack my brain
January 5th, 2018

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I get my brainwaves scanned to see whether a concentration app that uses music can help achieve that all-important flow.