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Everything You Never Really Wanted To Know About Cauliflower Ear – Deadspin

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/Deadspin/GMG  Welcome to Meat Sack, a guide to sports-related body horror. Today’s column is about fucked-up ears. It should come as no surprise that if you hit someone really hard in the ear, you can fuck it up or, sometimes, rip it off. Same goes for grinding someone’s head against a wrestling mat over and over again. The friction and pressure together create ideal conditions to…

Fever Ray Teases First New Music In Eight Years – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Advisory: The above video contains language that some may find offensive. Karin Dreijer-Andersson likes to play; the pitch-shifted vocals found on Fever Ray‘s self-titled 2009 debut forced questions of authorship, voice and beauty through ritualistic electro-pop. Outside of and after that record, her experimental approach to — well, everything — has been clear. There’s that one time Fever Ray accepted an award while gurgling through a melted face mask. Her…

For the first time, “listen” to the sound of two stars colliding in space – Quartz

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

In space, no one can hear you scream. But maybe they could if you were as loud as the collision of two heavenly bodies, each with a mass that’s 10-20% greater than that of our own Sun. Two of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, or LIGO teams, whose founders won the Nobel prize earlier this month, have detected a series of gravitational waves that had rippled across the universe when…

Whisper it – Greek theatre’s legendary acoustics are a myth – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

It has been held up as a stunning example of ancient Greek sound engineering, but researchers say the acoustics of the theatre at Epidaurus are not as dazzling as they have been hailed. Dating from the fourth century BC, and seating up to 14,000 spectators, the theatre has long been admired for its sound quality, with claims that audiences are able to hear a pin drop, or a match being…

Cheers! Taylor Swift Is Going Full Brit In Her New Music Video – HuffPost

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

In one scene, Swift dons a look similar to one seen in her “Look What You Made Me Do” video, rocking tousled hair with bangs, some gold jewelry, combat boots and what looks like a sweatshirt with a cobra on the front. Queen of snakes, anyone? 

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or are they all that’s keeping it alive? Is it possible, in 2017, to sell out? Not so long ago, cosying up to big business was considered the gravest sin an underground artist could commit – but these days new and leftfield musicians seem to spend…

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Music etched onto the film of X-rays was the only way some rock-and-roll lovers in the former Soviet Union could listen to certain tunes. It’s called “bone music.” Now, people trade these old relics online and visit museums to see them. And one Los Angeles record label is reviving the practice, printing their hard rock music on the X-rays of anyone’s bones. “I’ve got music that I wrote that’s pressed on my grandmother’s…

Forebears: Delia Derbyshire, Electronic Music’s Forgotten Pioneer – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Delia Derbyshire became a sound specialist in the 1960s at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. (Shown here: Dick Mills adjusts one of the Workshop’s machines). Chris Ware/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris Ware/Getty Images Delia Derbyshire became a sound specialist in the 1960s at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. (Shown here: Dick Mills adjusts one of the Workshop’s machines). Chris Ware/Getty Images This essay is one in a series celebrating women…

Mipcom: Canadian Telco Bell Media Announces Innovative Music Competition Series ‘The Launch’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

CANNES — Bell Media has announced its next major venture into original content, an ambitious music competition series titled “The Launch.” The innovative music competition series is a result of the combined efforts of Bell Media and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group. In addition to being the nation’s largest telecom, Bell Media is among Canada’s leading content creators. The company also maintains assets in television,…

Why is there talk of banning funk music in Brazil? – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

This year, samba, Brazil’s most iconic and widely acclaimed musical style, is celebrating its 100th birthday. About 100 years ago, it was persecuted and criminalised as the music of former slaves and their sons. In early 20th century, playing samba was synonymous with being a criminal, a “malandro”. Many “sambistas” were persecuted and arrested during the Vargas dictatorship in the 1930s and 1940s. Yet its rhythm was so captivating…

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Music etched onto the film of X-rays was the only way some rock-and-roll lovers in the former Soviet Union could listen to certain tunes. It’s called “bone music.” Now, people trade these old relics online and visit museums to see them. And one Los Angeles record label is reviving the practice. They’ll print their hard rock music on the X-rays of anyone’s bones. “I’ve got music that I wrote that’s pressed on my grandmother’s…

Music to my…brain – Dailyuw

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Erika Morales Music spurs my emotions. It’s what I match my steps to when I’m walking around campus. I can’t help but feel connected to the deep electronica bass of Sir Sly’s “Altar,” having the words of conflict and relief being spilled into my ears. And as this story is told to me through the beats of a drum and the lyrics of someone…

Music: A powerful performance of ‘Norma’ in Palo Alto – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

On opening night of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” at West Bay Opera,  I found myself mesmerized by the music The orchestra performed beautifully under the baton of José Luis Moscovich, as always at West Bay Opera, and the singers were excellent, despite the entire mid-Peninsula area being covered in a pall of smoke from the North Bay fires on Friday, Oct. 13. The title role, among most opera fans, is considered…

Mipcom: Canadian Telco Bell Media Announces Innovative Music Competition Series ‘The Launch’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

CANNES — Bell Media has announced its next major venture into original content, an ambitious music competition series titled “The Launch.” The innovative music competition series is a result of the combined efforts of Bell Media and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group. In addition to being the nation’s largest telecom, Bell Media is among Canada’s leading content creators. The company also maintains assets in television,…

‘Hip-Hop Vs. Trump’: Day 2 Highlights from Revolt Music Conference 2017 – Billboard

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Another jam-packed day of sessions greeted attendees on the second day (Oct. 14) of the Revolt Music Conference — the highlight of which was the consciousness-raising panel “Hip-Hop Vs. Trump.” Live-streamed from the Ocean Tower I ballroom at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, the 45-minute session went into overtime for another 15-20 minutes as artists, activists and journalists — plus an impassioned audience — discussed ways to harness the power…

Music: A powerful performance of ‘Norma’ in Palo Alto – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

On opening night of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” at West Bay Opera,  I found myself mesmerized by the music The orchestra performed beautifully under the baton of José Luis Moscovich, as always at West Bay Opera, and the singers were excellent, despite the entire mid-Peninsula area being covered in a pall of smoke from the North Bay fires on Friday, Oct. 13. The title role, among most opera fans, is considered…

Taylor Swift On a London Bridge … That’s Filming Now – TMZ.com

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Taylor Swift is back in action … doing a music video in the UK. Taylor was spotted filming a new video in London Saturday night, where she shot around a few different sets “Green Eggs and Ham” style … on a double-decker bus, in a cab and on a bike atop the Millennium Bridge. She’s rumored to have been spending time in London recently — even reportedly hosting a secret…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music … – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music has a diversity problem – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music … – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

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