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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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The Equivocal Business Of Women In The Music Industry
Do you recognise the woman on Germany’s 100 Deutsche Mark bill? It’s Clara Schumann, one of the few known female composers and pianists of classical music. Few women in the 19th century made it to fame in music-related professions. While
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Black, white, avant-garde, atheist – how did choirs become so cool?
From experimental sonic meditations to singing sessions for the homeless, there’s a new spirit of inclusiveness in choirs – and you don’t even need a good voice to join
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Which Music Career Is Best For You
A job in the music industry can be an exciting and alluring idea for those who are passionate about music, and although it’s a competitive industry, there are a variety of skillsets that are compatible. Here we look at the
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The Necessity of Musical Hallucinations
That song stuck in your head is your brain doing its work.
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What Makes Music Enjoyable? It’s Complex, But Measurable
What’s your favorite music? According to scientists, the song that you have on repeat is probably both predictable and unpredictable at the same time.
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How scary music makes movies scarier
Imagine the 1973 horror movie “The Exorcist” without its ominous score. Would “Psycho” be the same without Bernard Herrmann’s music? It’s no surprise that a good scare and a good score go hand-in-hand.
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