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The Intimacy of Creativity: Introduction
If there were a sonata for Einstein’s theory of relativity, how would it sound like? In The Intimacy of Creativity, you will discover the infinite possibilities. Organized by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the project is in
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Forgive and Forget
The recent tragedy in Japan is certainly affecting people everywhere. In this very difficult moment, the world at large feels sorrow for those who lost their lives and the families who have lost their loved ones in the earthquake. When
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Les Ballets Russes: Forgetting and remembering
I have been thinking more about the relationship between music and memory (which I first explored in my previous article) in two different areas, which has led me to two brief comments. Firstly, the role that forgetting plays in improvisation,
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Hail, Mother of the Redeemer
The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2011 St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge The Sixteen’s eleventh Choral Pilgrimage celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, the scholar, mystic, priest, singer, organist and composer, Tomás
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In Touch with pianist Ernest So, the musical aesthete
Having his first debut released at the age of eight, pianist Ernest So has been very determined on his path since young. “I grew up in a family where music was the only entertainment. I must have watched more videos
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Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
In my previous article I wrote about the Ogdon-Stokowski recording of Brahms’ first piano concerto. Here, I would like to write about the performance of the concerto with consideration to the original score. The concerto, Op. 15, was finished in
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I Sing, Therefore I Speak
What Does Singing Have to Do With Increasing Human’s Rate of Survival When Charles Darwin proposed the theory of Evolution, it quickly became common knowledge that organisms constantly adapt to their environment for survival. This is where the catchphrase “survival
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How music affects our emotions
Have you ever heard the song Gloomy Sunday, the 1933 tune composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress? This song is said to be the saddest tune ever composed, and is rumoured to have sparked hundreds to commit suicide.
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