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Attending a music concert, a matter of music…and of health!

Attending a 60 minute concert reduces biological stress, independently of audience age or musical knowledge. These results have been discovered by two British researchers, Daisy Fancourt and Aaron Williamon (Royal […]




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A study of musical consumption in United States

The company Nielsen collected responses to a 2014 internet survey on musical consumption from 2581 people, who were based in the United States and at least 13 years old.  Classical […]




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Culture, an essential ingredient of happiness?

Manon Gauthier, the woman responsible for culture, heritage and design for the city of Montreal, emphasizes the importance of access to culture, to its diversity and to the role of […]




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Does wearing headphones create a solitary musical experience?

This article explores the social and solitary facets of listening practices in today’s world. According to Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, neuroscientist, “The properties of the human mirror-neuron system are based on research […]




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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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What do artists think about applauding during concert ?

France Musique has collected opinions from artists on this issue. For some of them, applauding between a piece’s movements means there’s a new audience, which is a good thing. For […]




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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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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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The short history of applause in classical music

“Where does the cultural code that tells us whether or not to applaud come from?” Journalist Aliette de Laleu provides an historical overview of the evolution of applause from Bach […]




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A listener initiates a Skype meeting during a concert

While violinist Daniel Hope was playing during a private concert in Brussels, a woman in the audience received a Skype call, which she took so that the caller could listen […]




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