The role of temporal fluctuations for the swing feel in jazz music

In 1931, Duke Ellington and Irving Mills dedicated a song to the phenomenon of swing, which they called "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing." Yet, to this day, the question of what, exactly, makes a jazz performance ...

New music styles driven by direct challenges to elites

A research team led by scientists at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) reports that fashion cycles in music are driven by outsider groups. Outsiders challenge the dominant music style by strongly contrasting the preferences ...

How to dance to a synthetic band

Music plays an important role in most people's lives regardless of the genre and in a wide variety of contexts from celebrations and parties to simply providing background while a task is being performed. Until very recently, ...

Music-making for the deaf

A Birmingham (UK) researcher is exploring new ways to enhance the experience of deaf musicians with new visual and touch techniques.

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