That’s what the Georgia Straight wrote when Music on Main launched on October 3, 2006 with One Night Stand: Steve Reich, a one night festival of Reich’s music that was part of the international celebrations of the composer’s 70th birthday. Recent developments in sociomusical scholarship, heavily influenced by popular music studies, have advanced the enormous significance of modern musical and communications technologies for a vast range of contemporary musical practices, focusing on the diverse ways technological mediation shapes and is shaped by commercial, aesthetic, political, and cultural imperatives.
Future research with randomized controlled trials, supplementing subjective ratings with physiological measures in evaluating treatment outcomes, and taking individual differences into consideration in treatment planning will provide understanding of the reliability of music interventions, as well as more insight into the mechanisms behind the salutary effects.
There was a vast increase in music listening as the radio gained popularity and phonographs were used to replay and distribute music, because whereas in the 19th century, the focus on sheet music restricted access to new music to the middle class and upper class people who could read music and who owned pianos and instruments.
Last year, having spent a bit of time thinking about the way that people like to make lists of ‘top 5 records’ ( read the original post here ) I decided to compile a list of my top 5 songs of 2014 At this time of year I get more of an opportunity to actually sit back and enjoy listening to music and it is nice to look back over the songs that were released in the previous 12 months.
Musical set theory is the application of mathematical set theory to music, first applied to atonal music Speculative music theory, contrasted with analytic music theory, is devoted to the analysis and synthesis of music materials, for example tuning systems , generally as preparation for composition.