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…

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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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Dark synth: dark synthetic revived the eighties
2010's can rightly be called the decade of nostalgia for the eighties. And nostalgia is not for discos, but for deeper signs of age — by culture, attitude, naivete, understanding,…

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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 – including those whose idea of the middle ages is quite far from reality. But, perhaps, just because of this “medieval music”, including its dark hypostasis, boasts a considerable variety of shades.

It’s funny, but the term “medieval music” is not quite accurate: most often it means either folk, that is, the performance of folk music and the composition of their songs “in the same spirit”, or something like lute music of the Renaissance. The real “medieval music” sounds completely different – it is, for example, Gregorian chants. Continue reading

How the Tomatis method accelerates learning foreign languages

On March 25, 1957, the French Academy of Sciences listened to an intriguing speech. They heard about the discoveries of a young specialist-otolaryngologist Alfred A. Tomatis. He discovered laws that connect the process of hearing and speaking. The data obtained by him have a great practical application in many areas, including the study of foreign languages. He found the reason why it is quite difficult for some people to learn a foreign language and speak it fluently. And, more importantly, he invented a method and equipment that helps to overcome this difficulty. 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…

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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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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…

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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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