Tag Archives: mediation of the music

A brief history of applause at classical music concerts

From Mozart to Boulez, how have composers thought about applause? Have we always applauded in the same way for works from the classical repertoire? And what are today’s conventions? Finally, […]




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Are algorithms ruining how we discover music?

Listening to music is a creative act that results in discovery, according to Ben Ratliff, music critic and author of book Every Song After. Discovering music is a kind of […]




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Is listening to classical music uncool?

“The trouble with being interested in classical music is that people look at you funny,” confesses writer Daniel Handler. To introduce audiences to classical music, he imagined and created the […]




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The music festival: A year of disenchantment?

For a couple of years, the line-ups of music festivals in North America have struggled to stand out from one another. Since artists plan to tour festivals, these line-ups become […]




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Unconstrained musical genres

Classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais is now part of the indie pop label Arts & Crafts, based in Toronto. For Blais, this collaboration is a way to reach indie music lovers. […]




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A new orchestra in New York

Founded in 2016, the mission of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is to help young audiences develop a taste for opera and the concert experience. In order to […]




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Contemporary music and youth: where is the dissonance?

France Musique  has met with cultural mediators who help young people discover contemporary music, a genre that is often undermined in conservatories and absent from music programs at school. According […]




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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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En avant la musique! Renouvellement et développement des publics de la musique au Québec

 [Content in French] Dans le cadre de la consultation publique du ministère de la Culture et des Communications en vue du renouvellement de la politique culturelle du Québec, des membres […]




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A musical sculpture at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) ?

A musical sculpture: this is what the exposition The Visitors by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson offers. The spectator is encircled by nine screens, on each of which is a musician […]




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