Fifty shades of the dark middle ages
No, to be honest, the title is a bit tricky: we will give not fifty examples, but much less, but – nevertheless. The middle ages have always attracted musicians –…

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Kamikaze, harakiri and music
What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the…

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Myths about language (part 2)
For all kinds of "inability" to foreign languages often is either a lack of knowledge of the native and – I'm not afraid of the word – dislike for him,…

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Genetic codes and music

Nigel Helyer from the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the University laboratory SymbioticA created the project GeneMusiK, which turns genetic codes into musical works and Vice versa.

Attempts to convert the decoded DNA sequence of notes made previously. But the authors of the project argue that for the first time such work “went so far”.

The creators of GeneMusiK not only developed mathematical algorithms for converting genetic codes into musical compositions, but also carried out the opposite transformation — they learned to turn notes into DNA chains. Continue reading

At the limit of hearing possibilities

French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high-frequency sounds on the human psyche.

According to his theory, the child, floating in amniotic fluid during the period of fetal development, hears a lot of sounds that are inaccessible to him after birth — the mother’s breath, her heartbeat, voice, noise from the work of internal organs, etc.

This is due to the fact that during the period of fetal development, the child’s ears are filled with a liquid that conducts sound much better than air; in particular, the liquid is much less attenuate high-frequency Continue reading

The sounds that feed the brain with energy

“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing.

This means that we can use music as a tonic.

Since the time when humanity first created the music, it served as his daily goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs — the list is as long as history and culture.

These days, high-tech Tomatis has discovered a high-tech method of disclosing the internal power of sound, a force that actually has the “superpower” to improve mental abilities, recovery and energy recharge. Continue reading

Influence of tempo-rhythmic structure of music on psychophysiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deep meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music to influence the human condition has…

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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 4)
Why Mozart? But why Mozart? Why not Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles? Mozart did not create the stunning effects that Bach's mathematical genius was capable of. His music does not stir…

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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…

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What is the secret of the mesmerizing power of music
Music is all around us. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic…

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