Hong Kong (AFP) – Riot police fired multiple volleys of tear gas Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing’s office in Hong Kong, plunging the financial hub deeper into crisis.… Read the full article.
http://www.ted.com Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there.… Read the full article.
Rhythm is treated very differently in classical music from the sharp precision that other musics might require – it’s organic and fluid. Recognizing this difference and being sensitive to the nature of rhythm itself in different contexts is important if you’re trying to bridge gaps between different styles of musicianship.… Read the full article.
Fasten your seat belts. Beethoven, Czerny, Moscheles, Chopin,… the 17th/18th c. French composers and academics, left us thousands exact indications of the exact tempi they had in mind for their music. It is almost like we have a CD recording of Beethoven… And yet, today, almost nobody takes that information serious.… Read the full article.