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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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Laser shaming

An interesting phenomena is occurring in Bejing’s concert halls. When people use their cellphones during a concert, they are pointed at by employees with a laser pointer. Another solution 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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The astronauts of Apollo 10 heard “strange music”

The astronauts of Apollo 10 heard “strange music” on May 10th 1969, while they were behind the moon, without any radio contact. NASA has just released the mysterious recording of […]




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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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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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Who says elephants don’t like music?

Elephants in a zoo in Belgium have been filmed dancing and listening to a violin duo, whose curiosity to see how the elephants would react, led them to play for […]




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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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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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Popular tunes at a fraction of the speed

Changing the tempo of a piece affects the experience so significantly that it might as well be a different work. Author Daniel Ross slows down classical musical extracts and then […]




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