I am almost certain you have never heard of the Belgian inventor George Cloetens (1871-1949). In the category of quirky inventions, he is known for patenting a special dual-chamber syringe, and claiming a patent for printing advertisements on toilet paper!
For some concertgoers, the concert hall is a last bastion of decorum, but for others it’s an anachronism needing to loosen up its strict customs. While some disturbances are universally scorned, certain manners are less clear cut. We’ve gathered the
An article published in The Economist (‘Musical ability is in the DNA’) suggested that one’s musical ability is determined by genetics, and that despite Malcolm Gladwell’s bold statement that 10,000 hours of practice will guarantee expertise in almost any field,
In the new paradigm, artists generate coverage by their clothes, hook-ups, and run-ins with the law. What happened to the music?
I had the pleasure of attending the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra opening concert for the 2014/15 season—my first classical music concert since moving to the U.S.A. The concert took place at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The building has a surprisingly small