August 12, 2018

HAIIFA, THE DIVA FROM BEIRUT

Lebanon has always been a little jewel in its region of the world. A place I’ve always wanted to visit. A place full of contrasts. We […]
August 12, 2018

SUBA’S SÃO PAULO

While looking for something else in my music collection today, I came across an old CD I hadn’t heard in years, but one that ages well. […]
August 8, 2018

ABOUT THE MUSIC OF VANGELIS’ “1492, CONQUEST OF PARADISE”

The folía is probably the oldest European musical theme known. Basically, it is a chord progression and melody used as a structure to improvise upon and […]
July 15, 2018

ALGORITHMS AND JAZZ

Although French-American jazz pianist Dan Tepfer has earned many musical awards -including a first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition- […]
July 10, 2018

GOOGLE’S MAGENTA, CREATING NEW SOUNDS WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

Google Brain is a team of Artificial Intelligence researchers at Google, focused on deep learning, a branch of machine learning loosely inspired in how the human […]
July 10, 2018

YES, THE MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN ANTHEM WAS ACTUALLY A BRITISH DRINKING SONG

The lyrics to the anthem of the United States came from a poem called “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, written by a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet […]
July 9, 2018

FLOR DE TOLOACHE, THE FEMALE MARIACHI FROM NEW YORK

Mariachi, as a musical expression, goes back a long time in Mexico. At least to the 18th century. Mariachi, however, really started becoming more popular in […]
September 14, 2015
Photo: Marco Borggreve

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF MUSIC

On November 22, 1963, the musicians of the ‪‎Boston Symphony Orchestra‬ were already onstage for what was to be a routine concert and didn’t know yet there […]
February 11, 2013

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Rolex is a world-renowned watchmaker. The company was founded in England as Wilsdorf and Davis, in 1905. Its headquarters, since 1919 have been in Geneva. It […]

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