Classical Music Happenings

Some neat-o classical music stuff:

  • This article about the possibility music helps humans cope with cognitive dissonance won’t surprise anyone who pays attention to anything

  • Head here to learn about (and hear portions of) MIT professor Tod Machover’s crowd-sourced symphony; it debuts at the Edinburgh International Festival, which looks like an amazing way to spend late summer.

  • The CBC has a program called The Signature Series, created by Paolo PietroPaolo. It’s an interesting discussion about key signatures. If you visit SoundCloud, you can hear some of the audio. Key signatures have significant meanings, and while much of that might be lost as a result of equal-temperament, it’s legitimate to consider the characteristics of pieces based on their key. Didn’t mean to nerd out about that, but it’s true. Check it out.