The Pointy End

The Best Seat in the Concert Hall

A concert hall can have thousands of seats. Prices can range from affordable to exorbitant. So where are the best seats with respect to sound? Is more expensive always better?


Why 10 minutes of silence has climbed iTunes charts

Samir Mezrahi’s silent track solves the problem of the same song playing each time a phone is plugged into a car.

The Star

Leonardo da Vinci's forgotten musical invention has been created for the first time

The viola organista was dreamt up by Leonardo da Vinci but until recently it had never been built. Now, a Polish instrument-maker has painstakingly created the first ever example and it sounds remarkable.

Classic FM

Pourquoi une musique donne-t-elle le frisson ?

Activation du centre du plaisir et des émotions, libération de dopamine... la musique entraîne toutes sortes de réactions dans notre corps.

Science & Vie

How Do Music and Poetry Become Expressive?

Music and poetry share a capacity to make their audience feel things. How do they do it? Do the same cognitive mechanisms play a role in both art forms?

Psychology Today

Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World

A new project is collecting recordings of public activism going back to 1991.

Atlas Obscura

Here’s What Music Surgeons Are Listening To In The Operating Room

If you’ve ever wondered what surgeons are listening to while you’re going under the knife, all has now been revealed, because Spotify have released figures on the types of music commonly listened to during in the operating room.

Music Feeds

Les radios pirates, la pop en poupe

Dans les années 60, Radio Caroline ou Radio London ont agi en contre-pouvoir de la vénérable BBC.


Are Catgut Instrument Strings Really Made From Cat Guts?

Greek mythology has it that Hermes strung the first lyre with the entrails of freshly slaughtered cows he had stolen from his brother Apollo.


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