Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and with vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping, and there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses"). In its most general form, the activities describing music as an art form include the production of works of music (songs, tunes, symphonies, and so on), the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic examination of music. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound."

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New music industry event to debut in Manchester

The Business Desk 07 Feb 2023
Wilson, will work alongside BTM director Sarah Pearson, founder of Wasted Youth Music, and chair of governance Rose Marley, chief executive of Co-Operatives UK, and a committee that includes Michael Adex, chief executive of NQ, and Jane Beese director of music, MIF / Factory International....

New Manchester music conference backed by New Order to be held in the city

Manchester Evening News 07 Feb 2023
Beyond the Music will champion new music and is being organised by Oli Wilson, son of Factory Records legend Tony Wilson ... ....

Yeah Yeah Yeahs share ‘Blacktop’ video and announce US and European shows

NME 07 Feb 2023
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the video for ‘Blacktop’ and announced US and European tour dates. READ MORE. Yeah Yeah Yeahs ... MAY ... 5 – Atlanta, GAShaky Knees Music Festival. 7 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall. 9 – Irving, TXThe Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ... 26 – Allston, MABoston Calling Music Festival. JUNE....

10 Movie Mistakes That Became Canon

What Culture 06 Feb 2023
Teevee Doesn't Know Her Music - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. An oft-cited "mistake" in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory occurs when Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) plays a tune on the keyboard to open the door to his chocolate room - a musical piece which Mrs....

‘I did my climactic speech – then took half an E’: Steve Coogan on making 24 Hour Party People

The Observer 06 Feb 2023
Let’s do something about Manchester, Tony Wilson, the Haçienda nightclub and the music of Factory Records from the late 70s onwards.” ... People got on board as they saw we were trying to film in the spirit of Factory ... Does Factory represent my creative ideal? Film-making works the opposite way, unfortunately....

AHS ensemble receives standing ovation

The Telegraph - Alton 06 Feb 2023
The group performed in Peoria at the Illinois State Music Educators Conference for the first time in more than 30 years ... Demolition advances on former Alton factory. The conference is held each year by the Illinois Music Education Association which advocates for universal access to ......

Benefits review – brutal punk sincerity rages against Britain’s dying light

The Observer 06 Feb 2023
Describing themselves as an “issues-based music collective” from Teesside, the quartet is essentially a vehicle for Hall’s polemic ... During the day, the frontman-cum-punk poet divides his time between a factory job and caring for his young daughter ... TopicsCultureSleaford ModsPunkMogwailive music reviews....

Gemma Arterton: ‘I love physical comedy, people running into walls and falling over. I’ve always ...

Metro UK 06 Feb 2023
Gemma Arterton says the 1960s has always been her favourite decade, for music and fashion (Picture ... The actress, 37, on working in a rock factory, finding her inner clown and whether a regional accent holds you back ... It’s always been my favourite decade for music, fashion, its aesthetic and the cultural change....

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 12-18

San Francisco Chronicle 06 Feb 2023
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 12-18.. Feb. 12. Actor Joe Don Baker is 87. Country singer Moe Bandy is 79. Actor Maud Adams (“Octopussy”) is 78. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 77. Actor Michael Ironside is 73. Guitarist Steve Hackett (Genesis) is 73. Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 71 ... Feb. 13 ... Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 57....

Govt blocks 232 China-linked apps

Financial Express 06 Feb 2023
Follow Us ... These apps have been banned on account of national security concerns, according to people aware of the matter ... In the last two years, the government has banned about 400 apps related to gaming, video editing, video conferencing, music and entertainment, among others. Also ReadHAL’s greenfield helicopter factory to be inaugurated by PM Modi....

AMC will start charging more for better movie theater seats

Montana Standard 06 Feb 2023
Aggravated burglary; probation violation; loud music complaint Abandoned, crime-ridden houses stir frustrations and responses in Butte Police blotter ... Cooper plays Bernstein, who composed the music for "West Side Story" and several other play and movie scores, as well as multiple symphonies across his career....

European Capital of Culture events kick off 04 Feb 2023
Inspired by ancient Greek mythology it included processions of people arriving from land and sea, music and dance throughout the streets and the seafront and exhibitions hosted in old factories ......

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