Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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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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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…

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sounds that energize the brain

“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert.

This means that we can use music as a tonic.

Since the time when humankind first created music, it served its everyday goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture. Continue reading

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 opened the massive doors, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found a room from which the music came. It was impossible to call this room a medical office: on the walls there were paintings, at the tables there were bowed heads of young people who painted portraits and landscapes. A girl was sitting at the piano and playing. Continue reading

Listen to video game soundtracks while you work.
I write this text, and in my ears there is a sound of triumphal pipes, pouring into the rhythmic rumblings of the violins. You know, you will read my article…

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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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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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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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