Tag Archives: Music
I have spent the last few days at a conference in Paris at the Paris de Philharmonie. Although I have not focused on Zappa’s work for a couple of years, it was great to reconnect again with friends such as … Continue reading
The Heritage of Live Popular Music Making in Merthyr Tydfil 1955 to the Present Day: How Do Musical Memories, Mediated Through Technology, Impact Identity and Nostalgia?
The relationship of popular music to memory, identity and nostalgia is now well established in popular music studies, with academics such as Schulkind, Hennis and Rubin (1999) outlining how music, in particular from ones youth, can have strong nostalgic impact … Continue reading
I have not blogged for over a month, so I thought I would write a quick post as a catch up of what I have been up to. The year kicked off with the publication of The Handbook of Music … Continue reading
Here is a fantastic video, which builds on my post from last week regarding the interlectual benefits of engaging with music. Recent research indicates that engaging with music as either either a listener or performer has a unique impact on … Continue reading
Berklee College of Music started its online program in 2002 when the internet was still figuring itself out. This was pre YouTube or Facebook. Now, over 10,000 students from 140 countries each year enroll in Berklee Online certificate programs including 12 week courses like Pro … Continue reading
I was thinking this week about Sting’s creative process when writing both Nothing Like The Sun and The Soul Cages. It is well documented how Nothing Like the Sun was written during a time when Sting’s mother died from cancer, … Continue reading