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.
Visits to place of worship linked to lower levels of criminality
People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to be involved in low level crime and delinquency, according to new research.
Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim
The techno-chic with a few thousand dollars to spare can sport outfits that can change color on a whim.
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 ...
How smartphone tech could change behavior
Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the ...
Tribune buys music data service from Sony for $170 mn
US media company Tribune plans to acquire Gracenote, a giant in music data, for $170 million from media giant Sony, the companies announced Monday.
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 ...
Spotify goes mobile with free music streaming
Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora.
Music lovers seek to pump up digital audio quality
When he sees people listening to music on portable digital devices, David Chesky cringes.
Digital music service Beats Music to launch in Jan
Beats Music, the digital music spinoff of headphone maker Beats Electronics LLC, is set to launch in January.
German police software can ID neo-Nazi music
German police say they have developed software that can automatically identify banned neo-Nazi music.
The sound of driving: VW plays a car's music (w/ Video)
Deezer aims to enter US market in 2014
Online music streaming service Deezer aims to expand to the United States next year, one of the last remaining untapped markets for the French pioneer of legal music services, the company's co-founder said ...
Team finds evidence of ancient human history encoded in music's complex patterns
In the same way that fragments of ancient pottery and bones offer valuable information about human history, music can also reveal previously hidden clues about the past, according to new research from an international team ...