71: Stroh violin

Episode 71: Stroh violin

The Stroh violin http://historywired.si.edu/object.cfm?ID=46
is the brand name of a kinda of phonofiddle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonofiddle .

 

Bennett & Williams play two “phonofiddles.” http://youtu.be/gjNIJoIz9V0

 

A modern Strohcello. http://youtu.be/S6bNKmjw2Fk

Pic of romanian horn-violin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Horn-violin_%28also_called_trumpet-violin%29_with_its_%28normal%29_violin_bow.jpg

72: New Work on the Language/Music Nexus Part I

Episode 72: New Work on the Language/Music Nexus Part I

All about the latest issue of Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
http://www.frontiersin.org/Auditory_Cognitive_Neuroscience/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00123/full

Aphasia and MIT. (Paper) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780359/

74: Sound News, Taste-Maker Cities, Ovulation

Episode 74: Sound News, Taste-Maker Cities, Ovulation

Oldest flute update.

Virtual orchestra.

Toward a color-based music retrieval system.

Intimate Distance, a book about Bolivian traditional music in Japan.

Teenaged acoustic land-mine-detector inventor.

Network Map of Music Listening Habits. (Coverage, paper)

Do Women Prefer More Complex Music around Ovulation?

76: My Dinner With Physicists

Episode 76: My Dinner With Physicists

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Hai-Ting, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival, has dinner with Lee Smolin, Robert Spekkens, Hector Bombin, Peter Hatch, and Carlos Tamarit from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

77: Music Evolves (kinda)

Episode 77

Music Evolves (kinda)

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Scientists have “discovered” why people find rock ‘n’ roll exciting. (Bad coverage, better coverage, paper)

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Study says pop musicians are now using sadder keys and tempos: (Coverage, paper)

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“Evolving” music. (Coverage, paper)
Jerry Coyne’s take on it.

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The Abstract Abstract:
Gamma Ray Burst sonification.
Music visualization technique of repetitive structure representation to support intuitive estimation of music affinity and lightness.

78: A Recording Resurrected & Acoustic Tweezers

Episode 78

A Recording Resurrected & Acoustic Tweezers

Thanks to Linda for reporting from the Universe of Sound installation at the Science Museum in London.
That Stockhausen piece we mentioned.

Oldest gramophone disc reproduced from a photograph.

Acoustic tweezers.

“Dolphin speaker” prototype. (Good coverage, bad coverage)

Male body image thingy.

79: PianoSleep, GenY, EyeMusic

Episode 79

PianoSleep, GenY, EyeMusic

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Hearing known songs during a snooze may help people play them later.

Does generation Y prefer low-res sound?

Converting Images Into Music for the visually impaired. (reporting, paper)
Listen to samples.
The other shape/sound study we mentioned.