Loud music and the reaction of drivers
Listening to music at high volume while driving can worsen reactions and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by canadian scientists. Their research showed that it takes…

Continue reading →

Music and health (part 2)
Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky told how in 1848 the composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka visited the Society of lovers of literature. He then played Chopin, Gluck and his own compositions.…

Continue reading →

2018: what happened to the ear
To sum up the musical results of the year – every time the lesson is not for the faint of heart. Certain things can be said at once, without looking…

Continue reading →

airwaves

The horror and mystery of a Russian folk

On the one hand, fortunately, gone are the days when the concept of “Russian folk music” was reduced to “Play, accordion” and the ensemble “birch”. On the other hand, we seem to still underestimate neither the stylistic diversity of Russian folk in General, nor the number and quality of its facets, which can please the connoisseur of horror.

Russian folk, senseless and ruthless…. Oh, sorry wrong quote, but still not quite in the subject. But the real truth in it: that motley bunch, which is sometimes referred to as Russian folk, often are not true to the folk and not always refers to the Russian. First, not all groups write in this “style” is generally taken for folk instruments, and secondly, to put it mildly, few use really popular songs, and third, the basis of creativity of many local musicians is, certainly, folklore, but not always domestic. Continue reading

Wave of consciousness
Beta waves are the fastest. Their frequency varies, in the classical version, from 14 to 42 Hz (and according to some modern sources - more than 100 Hz). In the…

...

Myths about language (part 1)
Language barrier... It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, "becat" and "mekat", and even…

...

Axis of blood from noise to folk
Blood Axis is a band that is unique in many ways. For most of their career, they have had exactly one Studio album at heart – absolutely nothing like their…

...

Music and health (part 1)
I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research…

...