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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‘People in raincoats with short hair were going ‘what the f***’s this?’ ’

The Irish Times 19 Sep 2020
He was the pivotal person at Factory – his performance and his lyrics ... It didn’t really suit the music we had developed into.” ... ACR’s boundless musical curiosity is milked for laughs by Michael Winterbottom in his 2002 Factory biopic 24 Hour Party People, in which Steve Coogan portrays Tony Wilson ... Moscrop was musical adviser on 24 Hour Party People....

Chicago’s fall theater season offers diverse online productions — and some in-person options, too

Chicago Sun-Times 14 Sep 2020
The musical is the story of a shy chocolate maker who takes a job in a struggling chocolate factory where a fragile love affair unfolds. Created by Emma Rice (book), Christopher Dimond (lyrics) and Michael Kooman (music); directed by Emma Rice ... and Europe including Chicago’s Porchlight Music Theatre....

Trump Rally Plays CCR’s ‘Fortunate Son,’ a Song Mocking Rich Vietnam War Draft Dodgers (Video)

The Wrap 11 Sep 2020
So just knowing that context, it sure seems weird that whomever was in charge of music for the rally selected this particular CCR song ... For those keeping score, this comes just 4 months after another (perhaps unintentionally) hilarious ironic musical accompaniment at a Trump event....

Master religion calendar

News & Record 11 Sep 2020
Thursdays and 9.45 a.m ... Music sung in English and Spanish ... 12 ... Free dinner and music for families, and free tutoring for children grades K-middle school ... Open-ended question and answer discussions, shared table of communion, uplifting contemporary music, and a welcoming community ... Music Camp, Kids Disciple Club, Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School ... ....

Aviation museums' "most wanted list" of cool aerospace artifacts lost to history

Boing Boing 10 Sep 2020
Music in the Clouds. "Bl�thner, the Leipzig pianoforte factory, built an aluminum grand piano weighing only 162 ... The piano maker's staff say the instrument was removed from the Hindenburg in 1937 and placed on display in the factory, where it was later destroyed in an air raid....

‘Tater Tot Festival’ this weekend brings a mini-version of Potato Festival to Edmore

Greenville Daily News 10 Sep 2020
The Mid Michigan Arts Council had planned a juried art exhibition dubbed “Art in the Bag,” opening this Friday at the Edmore Marketplace — aka “the Old Bag Factory.” When Music at the Pond moved to Curtis Park last month amid parking concerns, the Tater Tot Festival took shape ... “The bag (factory) is so huge and we can spread out,” Halsey said....

Synth pioneer Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples dies

BBC News 09 Sep 2020
Intrigued, Coxe started experimenting with the machine, layering eerie, atonal sounds over his band's music ... All of the band except Taylor quit, and the duo began making music as Silver Apples in New York in 1967 ... adding random snatches of speech and music to a song called Program....

Everyone’s talking about VR gigs - but are they any good?

Skiddle 09 Sep 2020
Skiddle Staff. Date published. 9th Sep 2020 ... I paid £9.99 for a Post Malone gig at the Toyota Music Factory in Texas, but the app boasts other big names like Panic! At the Disco, Kesha (#throwback) and more.  ... All in all, if you’re missing your hit of live music, then we’d give this experience a miss ... ....

First Country: New Music From Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Brett James & More

Billboard 05 Sep 2020
Break-ups are hard for the heart and soul, but they certainly can inspire great music ... From The Black KeysDan Auerbach's seemingly endlessly fertile music factory emerges Brit Taylor with this semi-autobiographical tale of jumping back into the romantic fire even though the burns from the last entanglement haven’t healed....

Jacksonville couple living on the air (kind of) in Cincinnati

Journal Courier 04 Sep 2020
... they would play music and Allen Stare would make announcements ... The couple had a boxed set of the Shout Factory reissue of “WKRP” — a set that recovered 111 of the show’s original music cues after they were removed for syndication — and they spent the summer researching the show....

New Music: T. Rex tribute, Big Sean, Rolling Stibnes, Billy Ocean and more...

Press & Guide 04 Sep 2020
Checking out this week's new music releases... The all-star 26-song set gives the late Bolan and company its due two months before its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, with U2 and Elton John, Kesha, Todd Rundgren, Perry Farrell, Father John Misty and others tipping their musical hats ... Live at US Festival (September 3, 1982)" (Shout! Factory)....

Farmers markets, live music, art exhibits and other Labor Day 2020 events across the Lehigh Valley (with many COVID-19 restrictions)

Lehigh Valley 04 Sep 2020
The SouthSide event kicks off with The Banana Factory’s virtual “First Friday” celebration, featuring live art workshops, music by Trouble City All-Stars and a digital exhibition by artist Doug Boehm ... Featuring local produce, live music and family-friendly activities at America’s oldest, continuous open-air market ... Featuring live music....

Monster Frog Pond

ZDNet 03 Sep 2020
Monster Frog Pond is one of three interactive storybooks, along with Monster Birthday Surprise, and Monster Music Factory, brought... ....