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Opera, the hero of patient music-lovers

To improve a listener’s self-esteem, one should sing “Quando me’n vo’” to him, from Puccini’s opera, La Bohème. Originally developed in Sweden and now based in England, the project is […]




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Telluric music ?

“Residents in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Québec, Canada) had a strange surprise, on February 21st, when they heard a trumpet sound in the sky,” according to the Montreal Gazette. According to NASA, this […]




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Jarasum: a Korean jazz festival that knows how to reach kids in their 20s

What is the artistic director’s strategy? Not to prioritize the music. Yes, you read that correctly! The festival promotes nature, corn, and the social time spent with friends first. In […]




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Can a concert environment promote active listening from audiences?

Before entering the concert hall, the audience must put their technological devices in a case. Then, they are invited to sit in the hall 30 minutes before the concert starts, […]




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Wannaplayground

Stage director Caecilia Thunnissen, set designer Jan Boiten, and sound engineer Mark Thur are the creators of the project “Wannaplayground,” a playground designed for adults and aimed towards counteracting passivity. […]




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Classical music, is it anti-teens?

A McDonald’s branch in Glasgow (Scotland) has started to play classical music each evening in the hope that it will keep teenagers from provoking altercations amongst customers. Will this strategy […]




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Facial recognition technology on festival grounds: for or against ?

England’s Download festival recently allowed cameras to scan faces of attendees. By doing so, Leicestershire police hope to reduce crime during the festival. Now that purchasing a Download ticket means agreeing […]




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How to surprise audiences

Ricciotti Ensemble knows how to surprise its audiences. One hundred times a year, its 40 musicians offer spontaneous short music concerts from different genres, such as classical, pop, jazz, and […]




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Is musical style a racial distinction?

While Spotify playlists can be grouped by a particular musical style, they can also be categorized by an activity type, such as “studying” or “taking a walk”, or even by […]




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Cactus solo

Photo : Stefan Cohen Journalist Chloe Veltman seems to have appreciated Tom Hemphill’s cactus performance of John Cage’s Renga, held on May 17th at the Bay Area Arts Scene in […]




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