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Is video game music “serious” music?

Is video game music “serious” music?

Some would say video games are saving orchestral music. At the very least, concerts of video game music have become a popular among younger audiences. Listen to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform music from the classic video game, "The Legend of Zelda," and...

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Lancaster’s (not so) musical road

Lancaster’s (not so) musical road

A novel attraction in the California desert is the "musical road" - a stretch of highway with special bumps that make a melody when they rattle your car. A less than musical melody. Tom Scott explains below: Let's hope Rossini doesn't find out.  ...

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Wagner sung under an MRI

Wagner sung under an MRI

As a singer, have you ever wished you could see a singer's technique in real time? Researchers at the University of Freiburg made it happen with Baritone Michael Volle singing while inside an MRI! Tell us this isn't the most fascinating thing you've seen today!

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