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Today’s music critics: qu’ossa donne?

Journalist Alain Brunet considers the role music critics play in society in the digital era. Are music critics useless? Stressing the quality of their expertise, he adds: “When expressed humbly […]




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Does music influence productivity at work ?

According to professor of neuropsychology Hervé Patel (University of Caen), “listening to music while working stimulates memorization and endurance to tiredness,” reports France Musique. Productivity and creativity are also increased, […]




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Music made of cerebral activity

A new technology has developed to allow disabled musicians to compose music with the power of their thoughts. The cerebral activity is captured by the platform, and transformed into a […]




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An international piano contest dedicated to contemporary music

Do you know the International Piano Contest in Orleans? It is dedicated to contemporary music, and the jury’s criteria goes beyond the quality of execution: musicians must make the audience […]




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New programs at UdeM: Music mediation

The University of Montreal is happy to announce the creation of 2nd cycle short programs in music mediation. This subject is thoroughly linked to actual issues including the connection between […]




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Why do we watch the same movie over and over?

After asking his Facebook friends, journalist Rick Paulas has concluded that there is a certain pleasure to be found in the familiar. According to a recent study lead by psychology […]




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Learning to play an instrument in the 2.0 era

The project Play With a Pro offers virtual instrument classes to students. These students benefit from access to recorded masterclasses and a professional framework led by the best music schools […]




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Is opera only for snobs?

According to the humorist, writer and English actor, Chris Addison, the link constructed in collective imagination between “opera” and “snobism” would explain the resistance by audiences faced with the genre. […]




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A library dedicated to loaning musical instruments

What if borrowing musical instruments was as simple as borrowing books? Based in Kingston, a pilot project named Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library lends 5000 instruments a year, […]




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Music is wonderful, but not mysterious

Philosophy professor at Columbia University in New York, Lydia Goehr, demystifies the phenomena of music from a philosophical perspective. Understanding the functions of music facilitates greater understanding of the power […]




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