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How to use music to boost your running, whether over a mile or a marathon
From music’s effects on fatigue to its motivational properties, the right soundtrack is a powerful tool for improving your ability to run well
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Everything you need to know about: Musique concrète
This sonic experimentalism, born in 1940s Paris and Cairo, left a lasting legacy on modern music
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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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