Why We Need Orchestras
Orchestras are a vital part of America's musical landscape and civic life. They are active in all 50 states, serving communities large and small - providing free performances, educational programs, and more. And today's orchestras are shifting expectations by using new technologies in a variety of spaces for diverse audiences.
Play video What goes on inside the brain of a world class singer?
What goes on inside the brain of a world class singer?
Renée Fleming partnered with the Kennedy Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find out what goes on inside the brain of a world class singer. In 2017, the Kennedy Center, the National Institutes of Health, and renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming launched a new partnership designed to explore the connections between music, health, and wellness. The collaboration, spearheaded by Fleming, builds upon the performances that the National Symphony Orchestra has given at the NIH Clinical Center over the past several years, broadening the scope and bringing together the diverse artistic resources of the Kennedy Center with the scientific, clinical, and research expertise of the NIH. Says Renée Fleming: “A tremendous wealth of knowledge exists between the nation’s largest performing arts center and our largest health research institute. I hoped we could share and amplify the exciting work being done where science and music intersect, by bringing these two great institutions together for this initiative. There are ramifications here for a host of health topics: childhood development, autism, pain management, Alzheimer’s, PTSD—the list goes on and on, because music’s impact on the brain can be so powerful.”
Play video Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye West's music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice. Special thanks to Martin Connor. More of his hip hop analysis can be found here: http://www.rapanalysis.com/ Here's a spotify playlist for some select Kanye West tracks. https://open.spotify.com/user/estellecaswell/playlist/4We6iitXGS13jnzujboBHe http://www.vox.com/2016/9/1/12735222/kanye-west-human-voice-instrument Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video The Scientific Power of Music
The Scientific Power of Music
TWEET IT: http://clicktotweet.com/SR316 Is music humanity's drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it's ability to captivate, stimulate and keep us coming back for more? Find out the scientific explanation of how a simple mixture of sound frequencies can affect your brain and body, and why it's not all that different than a drug like cocaine. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Music by Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Art by Gregory and Mitchell http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Some Sources --- Dopamine Release during Music: 1) http://bit.ly/lLSWFN 2) http://bit.ly/eZZNVi Emotional Response to Music: 3) http://bit.ly/NbowZP Cocaine and Your Brain: 4) http://bit.ly/NBKdOB
Play video The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's "Videotape"
The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's "Videotape"
Welcome to Vox Pop: Earworm! In my first episode of Earworm, I speak with Warren Lain. He's a Radiohead fan who also happens to be an incredibly talented musician and music teacher. In December 2016 he uploaded a 38 minute video to YouTube about a Radiohead song that I deeply love, "Videotape." He had been thinking about the music theory behind this seemingly simple song for the better part of a decade. The reason? “Videotape”, a slow rhythmically monotonous song, is actually syncopated. I’m joined also by Erin Barra, a professor at Berklee College of Music, who helped Warren and I explain this musical illusion. Warren’s video can be found right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvKhtFXPswk Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video Is Sad Music Actually Sad? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Is Sad Music Actually Sad? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Be it Elliott Smith or Queen, classical or dub step, there's usually a clear understanding that some songs are sad, and some songs are happy. But what is it about the music that makes us feel these feelings we're feeling? You might think it has something to do with the notes or how our brain's natural response to these sounds, but you're wrong. Or at the very least incomplete in your thinking. We've just been culturally trained to respond to music in certain ways because if you ignore the lyrics, music itself doesn't actually contain any emotion at all. Watch the episode to find out more! Sources: Transylvanian Music: http://www.academia.edu/258560/Music_induced_emotions_Some_current_issues_and_crossmodal_comparisons Emotional responses to music: The need to consider underlying mechanisms - Patrik N. Juslin Daniel Västfjäll Its OK To Be Smart "Why Music Moves Us" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT3O93-nxDc TWEET OF THE WEEK: https://twitter.com/deliriumzer0/status/331499605613236224 Further Reading List: The Music in Our Lives - Kathleen Marie Higgins Exploring the Habitus of Listening : Anthropological Perspectives - Judith Becker TOWARDS A NEUROBIOLOGY OF MUSICAL EMOTIONS - Isabelle Peretz MUSIC INDUCED EMOTIONS: SOME CURRENT ISSUES AND CROSS-MODAL COMPARISONS - Manuela M. Marin and Joydeep Bhattacharya Music acquisition: effects of enculturation and formal training on development - Erin E. Hannon and Laurel J. Trainor Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications - Patrik N. Juslin Music: ":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) "Carry On Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) Elliott Smith - Needle In The Hay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs5wIJlUK1o Wayne's world bohemian rhapsody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STt9dqPsFTE Dramatic Chipmunk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw Jake's first flight avatar soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RySRFsX1SUA Disney Mulan - I'll Make A Man Out Of You | HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frcCss2JfxI Scott Joplin - The Entertainer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cFkae0j_Ns Justice - Stress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qXmxVySMzw Britten Lachrymae Op 48 for Viola and Piano - Ricardo Zwietisch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1moHA_--cFk Music & Lyrics By Stewie Griffin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RmO6fc-FdE BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2 - Leonard Bernstein (3-4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6z9AxMoX8g Eruption Guitar Solo--Eddie Van Halen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream Acapella (Vocals) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3IOsvldaQ Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are [OFFICIAL VIDEO] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Idea Channel Facebook! http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannel Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Want some more Idea Channel? Here's Last Week's episode: "Is Buying Call of Duty a Moral Choice?" http://youtu.be/jeIHH0XEs6E Want another one? Here ya go: "Is Community A Postmodern Masterpiece?" http://youtu.be/YanhEVEgkYI Here's Some More:"Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood?" http://youtu.be/bCGaAIB9ncg
Play video Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-those-songs-that-get-stuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis↵↵Have you ever been waiting in line at the grocery store, innocently perusing the magazine rack, when a song pops into your head? Not the whole song, but a fragment of it that plays and replays until you find yourself unloading the vegetables in time to the beat? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis explores earworms — a cognitive phenomenon that plagues over 90% of people at least once a week.↵↵Lesson by Elizabeth Margulis, animation by Artrake Studio.