‘I know this music!’ Evolutionary keys to musical perception

Journal Reference: Paola Crespo-Bojorque, Alexandre Celma-Miralles, Juan M. Toro. Detecting surface changes in a familiar tune: exploring pitch, tempo and timbre. Animal Cognition, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s10071-022-01604-w Humans share characteristics that for the time being appear to be unique in the animal kingdom: language and music. “Our group is dedicated to understanding how these skills have … Read more

What do you see when you listen to music?

Journal Reference: Elizabeth H. Margulis, Patrick C. M. Wong, Cara Turnbull, Benjamin M. Kubit, J. Devin McAuley. Narratives imagined in response to instrumental music reveal culture-bounded intersubjectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (4) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2110406119 To investigate those questions, an international team of researchers (including a classical pianist, a rock drummer … Read more

The 2022 Grammys see Ukrainian President Zelenskyy make a virtual appearance: ‘Fill the silence with your music’ – Reuters News in France and abroad

The 2022 Grammys see Ukrainian President Zelenskyy make a virtual

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a virtual appearance at the 2022 Grammy Awards. During a pre-recorded appearance that aired on Sunday, Zelenskyy addressed the ongoing war with Russia, asking viewers to help tell the story of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelenskyy compared the invasion to a deadly … Read more

BWW Review: Stop the Music! Misguided Musicalized Movies light up THE REVUE, at Colony Theatre

BWW Review Stop the Music Misguided Musicalized Movies light up

Suppose you took a really good movie – or a crowd-pleaser – and you loaded it down with bad music. Or maybe not with atrocious music, but wrong-headed ditties. Or maybe you assigned the wrong composer for this particular cinematic genre. What would be the result? Don’t overstrain yourself seeking out a punchline. You’d have … Read more

Music combined with auditory beat stimulation may reduce anxiety for some

Journal Reference: Adiel Mallik, Frank A. Russo. The effects of music & auditory beat stimulation on anxiety: A randomized clinical trial. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (3): e0259312 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259312 Anxiety has been steadily increasing, particularly in the adolescent and young adult populations, over recent decades. Studies have previously shown that listening to music can reduce … Read more

Disliking music: what’s the level?

Journal Reference: Taren-Ida Ackermann, Julia Merrill. Rationales and functions of disliked music: An in-depth interview study. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (2): e0263384 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263384 With very few exceptions, previous research on musical taste has focused on preferences for certain kinds of music. Now, for the first time, a team of scientists has explicitly investigated musical … Read more

The Guardian view on John Williams and movie music: a complex magic | Editorial

Even those who might not immediately have recognised the name of John Williams, who turned 90 this week, will know his work – and many of these won’t just know it, but respond viscerally to it, as we do to childhood smells, or the pop songs of our teenage years. Over a 64-year career he … Read more

TybeeMLK and Tybee Post Theater celebrating Black History with music, movies and discussions

TybeeMLK and Tybee Post Theater celebrating Black History with music

TybeeMLK Human Rights Organization and Tybee Post Theater joining together to present “THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – IN COLOR.”  The organizations are presenting programs at the Tybee Post Theater over four days that observe the important role played by African Americans in the nation’s history and its culture—the achievements as well as the challenges. “We hope … Read more

Why Lata Mangeshkar Was An Indian Music Icon E! News UK

Why Lata Mangeshkar Was An Indian Music Icon E News

Lata Mangeshkar, the Indian playback singer who lent her shy, feminine voice to Indian film heroines for more than seven decades and became one of Bollywood’s most powerful figures in the process, died in Mumbai on Sunday. The singer, 92, had been hospitalized since early January for Covid-19. Indian cinema is so intertwined with its … Read more

“A Night At The Movies” when Erroll Garner improvised on film music

A Night At The Movies when Erroll Garner improvised on

The Mack Avenue label is reissuing 12 albums by the brilliant jazz pianist recorded and released between 1959 and 1976 with a host of unreleased tracks such as “You and Me” present on “A Night At The Movies”. Say that Erroll Garner is one of the most original voices in 20th century contemporary music sounds … Read more