Curious Trends - Music

04/03/2012

Storytelling and accessibility in classical music


Much like church congregations, the audiences at live classical music concerts have been dwindling over the past decade or so. In an attempt to regain public interest, concert organizers have been trying to jazz up their offering with unusual new formats and entertaining diversions, including the following:

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06/08/2011

Light and sound immersive experiences


No longer are music and light shows confined to the discotheque. Hotels, restaurants - and, increasingly, private homes are using computer generated music and lighting effects to create a ‘designer’ ambiance. Meantime, forward thinking designers are using eco-friendly energy sources, such as solar power, to provide a carbon positive communal light and sound experience.

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07/05/2011

Communal music created by nature


Music played by humans on musical instruments to an audience is traditionally considered to be communal entertainment. Now large scale structures, producing sounds generated by the elements, are becoming increasingly popular as pieces of communal municipal art and privately commissioned artworks. Wind and water are the main natural resources used to power these unique acoustic features.
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