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What is music? How does it work? Why does it move us? Why are some people better at it than others? In this hour, we examine the line between language and music, how the brain processes sound, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work. We also re-imagine the disastrous 1913 debut of Stravinskyâ€™s Rite of Springâ€¦through the lens of m... Source: radiolab.org
On this weekâ€™s podcast, Jad presents a piece by one of his favorite producers: Ben Rubin. Rubin created this audio portrait called â€œOpen Outcryâ€ as a part of a sound installation called Sonic Garden commissioned to celebrate the reopening of the Winter Garden, an atrium space within the World Financial Center, after 9/11. The trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange may look and sound ...
Imagine that youâ€™re a composer. Imagine getting the commission to write a song that will allow family members to face the death of a loved one. Well, composer David Lang had to do just that when a hospital in Garches, France, asked him to write music for their morgue, or â€œSalle Des Departs.â€ What do you do? What should death sound like? Producer Jocelyn Gonzales brings us this piece about David L...