Neuron History
The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated…

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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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Romance of romance: new recordings of classical music
Let's talk about modern music. What is generally considered modern: everything that is not called "classics", or works of modern composers, written according to strict academic standards, or maybe just…

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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

Music therapy

I have a rare profession in our country – music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who can help a person as well as any famous psychic.

With particular ecstasy, for the last 10 years I have been practicing music therapy, conducting thousands of sessions for adults and children. Music, according to L. Van Beethoven, cutting fire from the human soul, helped me to remove the tragic state, stress, attitudes towards suicide, despair. Continue reading

Unknown about Miles and not only
“The critics were still not up to me, but there was a demand for my albums. I could see it at least because around the same time Bob Weinstock (Prestige)…

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Music and health
Somehow I walked along a quiet, old Moscow street and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. I was surprised. Indeed, in this house is Russian research She…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet - that's all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich's canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin's only…

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Musical anhedonia, or not everyone loves music
The sides of both unmanned spacecraft with the same name "Voyager" (eng. Voyager), launched in 1977, are attached identical round aluminum boxes with gold-plated disks, on which images are applied.…

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