The chronarium sleep lab.
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Science festivals are booming and with their mixture of music and art they are opening the field to a whole new audience who are keen to be amazed.
The MOS 6581 or SID to his friends.
From niche player to chart hit, the characteristic sound of videogames has had a considerable influence on music.
Carl Seffner’s 1908 statue of J.S. Bach in front of St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany.
Johann Sebastian Bach's The Art of Fugue is a work of high art. But in keeping with the late works of artists such as Shakespeare, Beethoven and Goya, it contains elements of pathos, humour, gravity, exuberance and tragedy.
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Bruce Springstein and Chuck Berry performing Johnny B. Good at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
Music can be a stronger trigger for shared memories than photos as we age, even in people with dementia.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009.
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Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as 'nonmusical' by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of 'talent' can deprive people of music's benefits for the rest of their lives.
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Grassroots venues are run on tight margins, and have been under pressure for some time from external factors such as rising costs and gentrification.
When they hear the music, some people want to dance. Other shoppers want to flee.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.
Primera's tomb // lubrio/flickr
It was popular music that enabled Chávez to link his political movement with grassroots activism.
Justin Bieber in What do you mean?
With Justin Bieber's impending Australian tour, it's time to reassess his creative artistry, musicianship and recorded output.
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Former James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield playing in 2005.
The recently deceased funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield created arguably the most sampled drum track in the history of popular music – but he rarely got the credit, or the payment, he deserved.
NOAA/NASA GOES Project
The Earth's magnetic field acts like a giant instrument playing magnetic music.
Turns out learning a musical instrument really could benefit your child, in more ways than you might think.
Is the system broken?
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After winning his Grammy in 1996, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder said, 'I don't think this means anything.' Was he right?
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Sacred music joins people in a collective expression - whether of joy, sorrow or protest.
SIlly sounds or smooth jazz?
Researchers teamed up with artist Imogen Heap to discover what music makes babies laugh.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.
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Musicians have largely greeted Trump with the sound of silence – and in doing so, they check the normalisation of the current administration.