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From the League of American Orchestras: A new, online-only publication that provides timely, topical stories about orchestras on a weekly basis. SymphonyNOW features original stories about orchestras that you won’t see in any other media outlet, with videos, audio interviews, and photos.
makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
From Sharp Brains: Music can soothe and trigger memories. It is as such that music is most often used with Alzheimer’s patients. A new study suggests that music may also be used as a booster for learning new things, an ability very impaired in those with Alzheimer’s.
From Scientific American: Charles Limb, a hearing and ear surgeon at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, studies jazz as a means of understanding what goes on “under the hood” when a musician is improvising. The Q&A in Scientific American’s May issues queries Limb about the nature of his work. And this video expands on the insights in the interview through a seminar at Johns Hopkins, “Neural Mechanisms of Musical Improvisation,” that Limb organized with jazz musicians Pat Metheny, Mike Pope and Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
From Greg Sandow: Two big thoughts for today. First, that the Philadelphia Orchestra bankruptcy opens a new era of classical music distress. And second, that we should treat this as a time of opportunity, a time to foster the rebirth of classical music. Which means that we should devote ourselves to classical music with more passion than ever.
By combining many pieces of wood, a long, downhill track is created to reproduce Bach’s Cantata 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Invisible Designs Lab’s Kenjiro Matsuo made this crazy idea reality.
From Masters of Media: One doesn’t typically think of the music industry as having a scientific element to it. However enthusiasts, executives, programmers and designers alike have gotten a bit more creative with understanding the massive amounts of data entangled in the music industry. Using visualizations in music, or rather for music, can be traced back to the iconic image from Reebee Garofalo – The Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music. Garofalo created this image to chart the growing number of genres and artists in pop and rock between 1955 and 1978. By manually researching and capturing this information as he did, Garofalo ultimately created a piece of music history with his image.