Why does music heal?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. In any case, in wildlife. It can be considered proven that music affects us, plants, and animals.…

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Why music is no longer recorded as before?
When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason. The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the…

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Why does music heal?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. In any case, in wildlife. It can be considered proven that music affects us, plants, and animals.…

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jazz

In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums

April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April of the 19th year of the 21st century is the return from legend of legendary figures, a bold experiment in the difficult format of a duet and something almost impossible – a solo album on a non-solitary instrument. And also a lot of interesting author compositions. A hundred years ago, probably, the label “jazz” (or “jass”, as this word was written at that time) would not have been glued to anything from this collection, but so what? Continue reading

Remarkably Serious: An Interview with Spanish Brass Quintet Carlos Beneto Grau

A “rock band from brass” or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass brass quintet performed at the International Music Festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosi first appeared in Russia, and they simply fascinated the Yaroslavl public.

Mixing styles is traditional for this festival, whose art director, Yuri Bashmet, is himself a big fan of jazz, fusion and any interesting crossover. And just the wind compositions are usually responsible for the crossover, as they often play “normal” classics, and works by contemporary composers, and jazz. Spanish Brass too. Continue reading

Why music is no longer recorded as before?
When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason. The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the…

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Conditional Bach: Four New Academic Music Albums
Little-known composers, significant composers and jazzmen, playing Bach "as it should," according to the notes. Such is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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Genetic codes and music
Nigel Helyer of the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the university laboratory SymbioticA created the GeneMusiK project, which turns genetic codes into musical works and vice…

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Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people responding to the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists…

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