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After Decades of Music, Tanglewood Talks
With its first major building project in 25 years at its summer home in the Berkshires, the Boston Symphony places a bet on the booming lecture business.
The steamy letters, and Dr. Greenoughs discussion of the couples lives, art and complicated marriage, were all part of a $399 weekend of activities related to the premiere of Kevin Putss The Brightness of Light, an orchestral song cycle based on the correspon… [+482 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-08-01 10:55:38




Alf Clausen, “The Simpsons”’ Longtime Composer, Sues Fox Over Firing From Show
He claims he was let go after 27 years “due to perceived disability and age”
Alf Clausen is an Emmy-winning composer who scored more than 560 episodes of The Simpsons across 27 years. He was fired from the show in 2017, and today, he filed a lawsuit against Fox over his firing from the show, Variety reports. He alleged in the lawsuit … [+1146 chars]
Evan Minsker
2019-08-05 23:19:49




Mono playing orchestral US shows
Mono will be joined by the Wordless Music Orchestra in NYC and LA, and by the Candlelight Chamber Orchestra in Chicago. Continue reading…
Japanese post-rock greats Mono released their tenth album Nowhere Now Here earlier this year on Temporary Residence Ltd, and now they’ve announced three US shows where they’ll be joined by orchestras. In NYC and LA, they’ll perform with the Wordless Music Orc… [+1980 chars]
Andrew Sacher
2019-08-20 14:35:28




Watch Animated Scores of Eric Satie’s Most Famous Pieces: “Gymnopedie No. 1” and “Gnossienne No. 1”
In an NPR interview, Caitlin Horrocks, author of a novel about Erik Satie called The Vexations, remembers the first time she encountered the composer’s work. “As a piano student, my teacher assigned me one of the ‘Gymnopiedies.’ And as a kid, I just immediate…
In an NPR interview, Caitlin Horrocks, author of a novel about Erik Satie called The Vexations, remembers the first time she encountered the composers work. As a piano student, my teacher assigned me one of the Gymnopiedies. And as a kid, I just immediately l… [+3305 chars]
Josh Jones
2019-08-13 16:44:48




Steelseries Arctis 1 review: So, so comfy
Until Logitech’s G Pro X gaming headset came along last month, Steelseries’ Arctis 7 had been sitting unchallenged at the top of my best gaming headset list for absolutely yonks. I still have a big soft spot for the Arctis 7 – it’s still the best wireless hea…
Until Logitech’s G Pro X gaming headset came along last month, Steelseries’ Arctis 7 had been sitting unchallenged at the top of my best gaming headset list for absolutely yonks. I still have a big soft spot for the Arctis 7 – it’s still the best wireless hea… [+6868 chars]
Katharine Castle
2019-08-20 17:00:39




How to Grow a Musical Garden in Mutazione, Out Soon on PS4
In the game you play as Kai as she travels to the strange and secretive community of Mutazione to visit her ailing Grandfather, Nonno. There’s lots you can do each day: run around the village, choose who you want to talk to, and explore your way through an in…
Im Hannah Nicklin, Writer and Narrative Designer at Die Gute Fabrik. Earlier this year we were delighted to announce Mutazione to you via our GDC Teaser Trailer. As we get closer to announcing our launch date, we wanted to give you an insight into one of the … [+2700 chars]
Hannah Nicklin
2019-08-20 16:00:51




Shepard Tone
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A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the bass pitch of the tone moving upward or downward, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory il… [+7344 chars]
Contributors to Wikimedia projects
2019-08-11 22:30:47




Logitech G432 review: A brilliant budget gaming headset
Over the last week or so, I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with the Logitech G432. I love it because it’s by far and away a much better gaming headset than the similarly priced Steelseries Arctis 1, and I’d probably even go as far as saying it’s arguab…
Over the last week or so, I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with the Logitech G432. I love it because it’s by far and away a much better gaming headset than the similarly priced Steelseries Arctis 1, and I’d probably even go as far as saying it’s arguab… [+4359 chars]
Katharine Castle
2019-08-22 15:00:27




Jay Som – “Nighttime Drive” Video
The sophomore album from Jay Som, AKA Melina Duterte, is due later this month. We've already heard two tracks from Anak Ko, the follow up to her 2017 debut, Everybody Works, including " Superbike " and " Tenderness." Today, she's releasing a third single call…
The sophomore album from Jay Som, AKA Melina Duterte, is due later this month. We’ve already heard two tracks from Anak Ko, the follow up to her 2017 debut, Everybody Works, including “Superbike” and “Tenderness.” Today, she’s releasing a third single called … [+1124 chars]
Keely Quinlan
2019-08-08 14:01:09




'Calling yourself a female conductor is unusual'
The Welsh National Opera has appointed a new female conductor in residence to raise the profile of women in orchestral music.

BBC News
2019-08-16 23:00:24




Jim James preps an orchestral LP 'The Order of Nature' (stream "Set it to Song")
My Morning Jacket's Jim James collaborated with Teddy Abrams, composer and conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, on a song-cycle about ”politics, the natural order and the hopelessness of hatred"... Continue reading…
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James collaborated with Teddy Abrams, composer, conductor, and music director of the Louisville Orchestra, on a song-cycle about “politics, the natural order and the hopelessness of hatred.” Some of the songs were new, and others pulle… [+1377 chars]
Bill Pearis
2019-08-23 13:37:33




The Soft Bulletin still stands as The Flaming Lips’ trippy masterpiece
Starting with Hear It Is in 1986, Oklahoma City outfit The Flaming Lips had a pretty routine schedule in their earliest years. Every 18 months or so, they’d put out a psychedelic, guitar-infused garage-rock record, with a few almost-single-worthy hits and may…
Starting with Hear It Is in 1986, Oklahoma City outfit The Flaming Lips had a pretty routine schedule in their earliest years. Every 18 months or so, theyd put out a psychedelic, guitar-infused garage-rock record, with a few almost-single-worthy hits and mayb… [+10681 chars]
Gwen Ihnat on Music, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club
2019-08-11 15:00:00




The Number Ones: The Staple Singers’ “Let’s Do It Again”
In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. *** The Staple Singers – "Let's Do It Again" HIT #1: December 27, 1975 STAY…
In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. *** The Staple Singers – “Let’s Do It Again” HIT #1: December 27, 1975 … [+7843 chars]
Tom Breihan
2019-08-15 15:25:47




Jim James and composer Teddy Abrams announce orchestral album The Order of Nature, share “Set It to Song”: Stream
Plus, they're bringing the collaboration to the live stage this fall. Jim James and composer Teddy Abrams announce orchestral album The Order of Nature, share “Set It to Song”: Stream Nina Corcoran
My Morning Jacket singer Jim James, composer Teddy Abrams, and the Louisville Orchestra have announced a new album titled The Order of Nature. It comes out on October 18th via Decca Gold. To accompany the news, they have shared lead single Set It to Song, whi… [+2704 chars]
Nina Corcoran
2019-08-23 16:50:30




How the ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Soundtrack Helps Quentin Tarantino Shape His Version of 1969 Los Angeles
Whether it worked for you or not, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood, has a lot to unpack. Unsurprisingly for a Tarantino film, one of the most impressive elements is the use of source music, a soundtrack littered with tunes from in…
Whether it worked for you or not, Quentin Tarantinos ninth film, Once Upon a Time InHollywood, has a lot to unpack. Unsurprisingly for a Tarantino film, one of the most impressive elements is the use of source music, a soundtrack littered with tunes from in a… [+6605 chars]
Jason Gorber
2019-08-01 16:00:34




Alt.Latino Playlist: Songs That Shout Protest
Ani Cordero, Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecilia take on societal ills through their music on this week's playlist.
Vocalist andcomposer Ani Cordero continues to use her music to confront injustice. Courtesy of the Artist Stream: Spotify, Apple Music. Music can often be best way to stand up, shout down or even to cry out. That seems to be the theme of the tracks we sele… [+3886 chars]
Felix Contreras
2019-07-24 17:56:26




Nicola Benedetti is to be congratulated for her adventurous spirit in her new album
As a young man, Wynton Marsalis was hailed as the natural successor to Louis Armstrong, such was his command of the trumpet, and his wider authority as a musician.
Nicola Benedetti  Wynton Marsalis's Violin Concerto & Fiddle Dance Suite  Decca, out now  Rating: As a young man, Wynton Marsalis was hailed as the natural successor to Louis Armstrong, such was his command of the trumpet, and his wider authority as … [+3659 chars]
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnists/columnist-1077533/David-Mellor-for-Event.html
2019-08-10 21:01:02




The 20 Best Movie Scores of the Decade
From Jonny Greenwood's "Phantom Thread" score to Jonny Greenwood's "You Were Never Really Here" score, here's the best movie music of the 2010s.
Film music has come a long way in the 100+ years since moving images were first accompanied with sound (synchronized or otherwise), but seldom has it ever evolved more radically or aggressively than it did over the last decade. Spurred on by digital technolog… [+25790 chars]
David Ehrlich
2019-07-26 15:00:26




Lisel: Angels on the Slope
The debut solo album from Pavo Pavo’s Eliza Bagg, a collection of pop songs with subtle experimental undertones, is her most outré release to date.
In her work with the band Pavo Pavo, and as a frequent collaborator of artists like Julianna Barwick and Tim Hecker, Eliza Bagg writes complicated arrangements and string parts masked by doe-like melodies. She exerts god-tier control over her soprano, approac… [+2537 chars]
Sophie Kemp
2019-07-27 05:00:00




Warner Music Licenses Music Discovery App Audiomack
Warner Music Group has entered into a licensing deal with fast-growing music discover app Audiomack. The partnership marks Audiomack’s first with a major label. The streaming service, which allows independent artists to upload an unlimited amount of music for…
Warner Music Group has entered into a licensing deal with fast-growing music discover app Audiomack. The partnership marks Audiomacks first with a major label.The streaming service, which allows independent artists to upload an unlimited amount of music for f… [+2188 chars]
Bruce Houghton
2019-08-23 13:39:50
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