Nanofibers align to the sound of Beethoven and Mozart
(Phys.org) —Humans create and perform music for a variety of purposes such as aesthetic pleasure, healing, religion, and ceremony. Accordingly, a scientific question arises: Can molecules or molecular assemblies ...
Myths debunked in mission to explain science validation
Sugar is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear ...
Researchers find classical musical compositions adhere to power law
15M hits later, YouTube Symphony makes live debut
(AP) -- Even before they played their first note together, they were listed as one of the world's most inspiring orchestras.
New technology modifies music hall acoustics
A new technology that relies on a system of inflatable sound absorbers may help make any performance hall instantly convertible into a venue for music ranging from classical to hard rock. The technology will be described ...
UK virtual orchestra puts you in conductor's stand
(AP) -- A London museum is putting the conductor's baton in visitors' hands, allowing guests to direct a virtual orchestra using three-dimensional motion sensors.
Emotional expression in music and speech share similar tonal properties
Music is a very strong emotional communicator, and different cultures have different emotional associations for different musical "modes". Now, a new cross-cultural study shows that tonal trends used to express feelings in ...
London orchestra plays concert... for plants
One of Britain's most prestigious orchestras has performed to a rather unusual audience -- row upon row of plants, in an attempt to see whether the music helps them grow.
While shepherds watched their flocks on 'Ilkely Moor'
'While shepherds watched' was the first carol to cross over to the Church of England from the secular, folk tradition and carol singers might be surprised to hear that it used to be commonly sung to the tune 'Cranbrook', ...
Music festival asks public to compose 'Tweetfonie'
A German music festival Wednesday invited social media users to compose all-new orchestral pieces for a "Tweetfonie" to be given a world premiere later this year.
Classical music calms shelter dogs, new study says
(Phys.org)—Dogs in animal shelters were less likely to bark and more likely to sleep to classical music than heavy metal, music specially formulated for animals, or no music, according to a new study by ...
Brussels Philharmonic hits high note with classic ringtones
The Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra has hit a high note by offering free ringtones from its classical repertoire that were downloaded 10,000 times in three days in what it terms an "unexpected success."