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3,000 Interviews. 50 Years. Listen to the History of American Music.
Vivian Perlis founded Yale’s Oral History of American Music in 1968. Today, the project continues her mission to record the voices of American composers.
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Rain on rooftops, crunching gravel: the strange appeal of ‘slow audio’
First there was slow TV – now radio and podcasts are getting in on the act with ambient recordings of forest walks and bird calls
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How to Make the Perfect Playlist
Life is just one playlist away from being perfectly soundtracked.
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The Lessons To Be Learned From Forcing Plants To Play Music
The music sounds, at first, like it belongs in a power yoga studio: electronic and rhythmic, rising and falling like breaths. But then a higher pitch juts into the mix, and the strains of sound diverge, becoming faster-paced and a
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‘I’ve seen a forklift go through a guitar case’: Musicians share their air-travel horror stories
When Malian master musician Ballaké Sissoko opened the case to his kora, a traditional and delicate 21-string instrument, after an early February flight from New York to Paris, he was devastated by what he found.
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Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago
Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.
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‘Your instrument is your baby’: why musicians dread careless airlines
The Malian artist Ballaké Sissoko says US border officials broke his cherished kora. He’s not alone in his plight
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Secret symphonies: reimagining the classical concert experience
Earlier this season, Music Director Robert Trevino and his Basque National Orchestra presented a unique series of concerts with the programme kept entirely secret. It was a sensational success. But no-one knew, says Robert Trevino, just how great a risk
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