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Page 1 of 2 Next week marks the release of the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion . Besides the fact that it boasts one of the biggest movie stars in the world as its lead, one of the major hooks for the movie involves, of all things, the soundtrack. Composed by M83’s Anthony Gonzalez, the score is an epic, soaring piece that is a must-have for any fans of Gonzalez’s work with M83. It also serves as an ideal talking point for a trend that has gained prominence in recent years.
Next month, President Obama is expected to announce details about dedicating resources to a massive study of the brain. That’s music to the ears of neuroscientists at Columbia University, where some of the research will be centered. One researcher there, Sarah Woolley, studies the parallels between the brains of humans and songbirds – specifically, in their use of language or song. The hope is that the research might one day yield important information about developmental diseases. Woolley recently recruited her friend, musician Jill Sobule, for a musical lecture on birds, music and the brain. The talk was part of Columbia University’s Café Columbia series – casual conversations about the arts and sciences.
Researchers, who believe the mood-altering music-writing software can help combat stress and depression, will unveil the first composition created by the project at a music festival in Plymouth tomorrow. (Sat) The project is being led by Dr Eduardo Miranda, a composer and professor at Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), and Dr Slawomir Nasuto, a professor in the Cybernetics Research Group at the University of Reading. Using Artificial Intelligence techniques, the computer will play music and analyse the brain activity of the listener for emotional indicators. Based on this feedback, and a programmed knowledge of music, it will generate new sounds that can alter these emotions.
We told you in the fall about the album released by Beck and a troupe of other musicians to celebrate composer Philip Glass’s 75th birthday. Rework—Philip Glass Remixed is a collection of Glass works by artists including Beck, Tyondai Braxton, and Cornelius. Turns out that Glass himself was pretty turned on by the results.
“I had an extremely slow-dawning insight about creation,” writes eclectically minded musician David Byrne in the opening chapter of his new book How Music Works . “That insight is that context largely determines what is written, painted, sculpted, sung, or performed.” This comes as only the first in a series of illuminating ideas Byrne lays out in the text, a far-reaching meditation on artistic creation through the field that happens to be his specialty. Approaching music — you know, the stuff he made at the front of the Talking Heads and continues to make in solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno and St.
Bassist Victor Wooten says you don't need to start with the rules of music in order to play an instrument. When you can't get a song out of your head, it means neural circuits are stuck in a loop Music, like sex, drugs and food, release the brain chemical dopamine People tend to agree on the emotions they hear in music Victor Wooten, a famous bassist, approaches music as a language (CNN) -- Michael Jackson was on to something when he sang that "A-B-C" is "simple as 'Do Re Mi.'"
Snoop Dogg, who was headlining, sang a duet with the deceased rapper at the Coachella festival. They were also joined by Dr. Dre.
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John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper , William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally a unique brand of country blues . He developed a ' talking blues ' style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his blues guitar playing and singing. His best known songs include " Boogie Chillen' " (1948), "I'm in the Mood" (1951) and " Boom Boom " (1962), the first two reaching R&B #1 in the Billboard charts .
Twitter is fast becoming one of the most important ways to share information quickly, easily, and instantly over the web. Users and developers have found a lot of innovative ways to pack a ton of utility into just 140 characters, including sharing images , sharing video , and sharing documents . What about music? Turns out, there are plenty of ways to share tunes on Twitter as well. Below are ten of the best ways to tweet about what you're listening to.
1611 woodcut of Josquin des Prez, copied from a now-lost oil painting done during his lifetime [ 1 ] Josquin des Prez [Josquin Lebloitte dit Desprez] ( French pronunciation: [ʒɔskɛ̃ depʁe] ; c. 1450/1455 – 27 August 1521), often referred to simply as Josquin , was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance . He is also known as Josquin Desprez and Latinized as Josquinus Pratensis , alternatively Jodocus Pratensis .
John Dowland [ 1 ] (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer , singer, and lutenist . He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten 's Nocturnal ), " Come again ", " Flow my tears ", " I saw my Lady weepe " and " In darkness let me dwell ", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early Music Revival has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists . [ edit ] Career and compositions Dowland - Lachrimae Very little is known of John Dowland's early life, but it is generally thought he was born in London .
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (3 February 1525 or 2 February 1526 – 2 February 1594) [ 1 ] was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. [ 2 ] He has had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony . [ 2 ] [ edit ] Biography
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie ( pronounced: [eʁik sati] ) (signed his name Erik Satie after 1884) (17 May 1866, Honfleur – 1 July 1925, Paris ) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde . His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism , repetitive music , and the Theatre of the Absurd . [ 1 ] An eccentric, [ 2 ] Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies .
Les Six is a name, inspired by Mily Balakirev 's The Five , given in 1920 by critic Henri Collet in an article titled " Les cinq Russes, les six Français et M. Satie " ( Comoedia , 16 January 1920) to a group of six French composers working in Montparnasse . Their music is often seen as a reaction against the musical style of Richard Wagner and the impressionist music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel .