The Pointy End

'I think I'm in with a chance': Annie Lennox 'scouted' by US radio

Multiple award winning singer shares a message from radio employee inviting her to submit music for consideration.

The Guardian

Canberra’s First Dementia Choir Is An Alternative To Medication

Established in late 2016, Canberra’s first choir for people experiencing dementia now has 60 members. The group is called The Alchemy Chorus and was initiated by Alzheimer’s Australia.

Music Australia

Why Do Orchestras Tune to an A-Note Pitch at 440Hz?

The sound of an orchestra tuning is instantly recognizable. As soon as you hear it, you know exactly what’s about to happen. But there is a simple reason why a whole lot of tuning orchestras sound awfully alike — they are tuning to the same pitch frequency, an A at 440 hertz.

WQXR

Musique-la-fréquence-bien-etre

Si elle fait rire, danser, pleurer, elle peut aussi vous transformer. À condition de savoir l’écouter, la musique est un formidable instrument de connaissance de soi à votre portée.

Psychologies

The Self-Playing Violins That Mastered Chopin

The robotic Phonoliszt-Violin was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” in 1910.

Atlas Obscura

Coping Strategies For Dealing With Performance Anxiety And Stage Fright

Whether a sold out stadium or an open mic night, stage fright can affect many in the performance industry, and is something artists are, more often than not, likely to have to deal with.

HypeBot

From page to stage


10 operas adapted from books.

Royal Opera House

Yoko Ono Will Share Credit for John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

“Imagine,” John Lennon’s seminal 1971 ballad for a utopian future without religion, borders or property, is getting a co-writer: Lennon’s widow and collaborator, Yoko Ono.

The New York Times

How a Somber Symphony Sold More Than a Million Records

In 1989, the record executive Robert Hurwitz attended a London performance of the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, subtitled “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”

The New York Times


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