Archive for August, 2012

SMC 84: Interview with Indre Viskontas

The fantabulous neuroscientist/soprano Indre Viskontas. ..

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SMC 83: Cooperation, Compassion, Tapping

.. Hi-Fi Writer on the loudness wars. ..  ”The Frog Song” (above) from the study about children’s cooperation. (PDF) Group music sessions ‘may boost empathy in children.’ (coverage, study) NYTimes column mentioned. “Tapping” study (PDF). ..

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SMC 82: Aurora, Piracy, Elephants, and Boring Pop

Finland aurora study: are there sounds associated with the northern lights? 70 Percent of All Music Piracy Happens Offline. Study by the NPD group, a market research firm. The secrets of the elephant’s larynx. (NYTimes, Study) Video of elephant vocal folds. Video of elephants in wild making infrasonic calls. Modern pop: louder and “dumber?” Let’s […]

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SMC 81: Derek’s Music Therapy Experience

We interview Derek Colanduno about his post-stroke experience with music therapy, and how his relationship with music changed. Mentioned: The Shepherd Center. ..

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