When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason.
The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the Sunday ceremony will emphasize the difference of generations: “The music they write now is not the same as it was before,” baby boomers and representatives of generation X grumble.
And they are right. For the most part, modern music is fundamentally different from that recorded in the nostalgic 70-80s. Last year, the industry marked an important milestone in sales. Continue reading
1. “Sound + color”?
The property of sounds to cause color images was noticed long ago. Much has been written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical sounds in color. The whole trend in art – color music – is based on this property of the sounds of music.
There is evidence that speech sounds, especially vowels, can also be perceived in color. A. Rambo even wrote a vowel sonnet in which he painted the sounds like this:
A – black; white – E; And – red; Y – green;
O – blue: I will tell you their secret in my turn … Continue reading
When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression are turned on.
A companion study at Johns Hopkins University, which was attended by volunteer musicians from the Peabody Institute, and which used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) method, shed light on the mechanism of creative improvisation that artists use in everyday life.
Jazz musicians, improvising, create their own unique riffs by turning off braking and turning on creativity. Continue reading