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Media > AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?
June 20th, 2018

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Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?

Media > Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World
June 13th, 2018

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A new project is collecting recordings of public activism going back to 1991.

Media > Here’s What Music Surgeons are Listening to in the Operating Room
June 8th, 2018

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If you’ve ever wondered what surgeons are listening to while you’re going under the knife, all has now been revealed, because Spotify have released figures on the types of music commonly listened to during in the operating room.

Media > Should Education Focus Less On The Creative Arts, More On The Art Of Creativity?
June 6th, 2018

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We have a problem in our country right now. Like the energy crisis of the 1970s, we now have a creativity crisis brewing in our schools. And in as little as ten years it will directly affect all businesses, particularly [...] more >>

Media > Angelic Choirs and Devilish Voices
June 1st, 2018

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It is not just the Christian musical tradition that has struggled to differentiate between the sacred and the profane.

Media > Concert Choreography: When Musicians Get Up and Move
May 25th, 2018

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A Victorian dictum, now out of fashion, states that children should be seen, not heard. The opposite might be said of the 19th-century concert setup: Players were to be heard, not seen — or at least not draw attention to [...] more >>

Media > 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder
May 16th, 2018

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Musicians responding to a major new study reported severe levels of stress and depression, and extremely severe levels of anxiety.

Media > Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia
May 11th, 2018

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The co-founder of John’s Campaign on a new parliamentary report that confirms the profoundly beneficial role of the arts in helping people with dementia