What do you do with more than 1,000 musical instruments in disrepair and no funds to fix them? That was the dilemma faced by The School District of Philadelphia. Now a new project, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra (symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org), funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and The Barra Foundation, seeks to remedy the situati
Mark Doidge of Toronto, Ontario, creates three-dimensional “movies” of brain activity from a clinical electroencephalogram (EEG), which he calls “portaits” of your mind.
A study from the University of Montreal published in Brain and Cognition showed that musical training leads to faster reactions tim
A piano tuner in Shropshire, England, discovered a hoard of gold coins concealed in a piano that had been donated to a local community group.
The Canadian poet and novelist turned epic songwriter has died. In a music career that spanned nearly five decades, Leonard Cohen wrote more than 20,000 recordings of his songs have been made by folk singers, like Judy Collins and Tim Hardin, and later by performers from across the pop music spectrum, among them U2, Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, K.D. Lang, and Elton John.
During the intermission of the October 29 Metropolitan Opera performance of Guillaume Tell, audience member Roger Kaiser tossed a white powder into the orchestra pit.
The 2017 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards will honor Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry and his producer Jack Douglas. The NAMM Foundation announced October 27 that Perry will receive the Prestigious Les Paul Award given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to honor individuals who have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of audio pioneer and musician Les Paul.
On August 23rd, Roland announced a 24-hour online music festival: “The Future. Redefined.” Over 30 new Roland products are scheduled to debut during the streaming event taking place in eight major cities around the world on September 9th.
One of Igor Stravinsky’s early orchestral works thought to be irretrievably lost was recently discovered. He composed the 12-minute piece, Pogrebal’naya Pesnya (Funeral Song), in honor of his teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, around June 1908.