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Video Game Technology Helps Recreate Sound Of 16th-Century Scotland’s Chapel Royal

“Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have sounded when played and sung in the now-ruined chapel at Linlithgow Palace, west Lothian, which was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and where James IV visited for Easter celebrations around 1512. … Gaming technology … allow[s] specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots, James IV, Linlithgow Palace, 04.05.21


Gaming technology recreates 16th-century music in Scottish chapel

Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of ScotsThe sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel have been recreated using gaming technology alongside groundbreaking recording techniques that allow specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have soun...
Tags: Music, Science, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Archaeology, Mary Queen of Scots, James IV, Linlithgow Palace, Mary Queen of ScotsThe


Gaming technology recreates C16th music in a Scottish chapel

Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of ScotsThe sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel have been recreated using gaming technology alongside groundbreaking recording techniques that allow specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have soun...
Tags: Music, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Mary Queen of Scots, James IV, Linlithgow Palace, Mary Queen of ScotsThe


Forty BBC Music Introducing artists create unique song

BBC Music Introducing has created a song bringing together 40 Introducing artists from all over the UK. Roughly one artist per local radio area has recorded a maximum of eight bars in a set key and BPM from home, and none of the contributors have met or heard each others work beforehand. The song, I Like This Feeling, includes Sheffield producer Franky Wah, Northern Ireland’s Sasha Samara on the ukulele and Manchester rapper Oneda plus many more. The track was created to encourage artists to ...
Tags: Music, UK, Scotland, Bbc, Radio, Manchester, Northern Ireland, Sheffield, Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing, Station News, BBC Music, Megan Dixon, BBC Music Introducing, Franky Wah, Sasha Samara


"I had to isolate, using Being Famous as an immense excuse for never facing anything. Because I was Famous, therefore I can’t go to the movies."

"I can’t go to the theater. But then sitting in this [Hong Kong hotel] room, taking baths, which I noticed Yoko did, every time I got nervous — I must have had about 40 baths — I’m looking out over the Hong Kong Bay, and there’s something ringing a bell. It’s like, what is it? And then I just got very, very relaxed. And it was like a recognition: this is me! This relaxed person is me!.... I rediscovered [in Hong Kong], the feeling I used to have as a youngster, walking in the mountains of Scotla...
Tags: Psychology, Hong Kong, Music, Law, Scotland, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John, Richard, Beatles, Lennon, Solitude, Jerry Lee Lewis, Yoko, Ann Althouse, Hong Kong Bay


Sophie: 10 of the greatest tracks by a genius of pop's expressive power

From productions for Charli XCX and Gaika to Sophie’s emotionally shattering solo works, we celebrate a truly singular artist who has died aged 34This was the track that brought Sophie, the Scottish producer who has died aged 34 following an accidental fall, to wider attention, and how could it not. The opening sounds like an alert announcing a malfunction on a clown car assembly line, all sproings and sirens; these polished, corporate sonics would become a hallmark of the producer’s early work,...
Tags: Music, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Charli Xcx, Electronic Music, Gaika, Sophie, James Ferraro


Sophie, acclaimed avant-pop producer, dies aged 34

Glasgow-born Grammy nominee had worked with Madonna, Charli XCX and moreSophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish musician whose high-intensity electronic productions pushed the boundaries of 21st-century pop, has died aged 34.Sophie’s management confirmed to the Guardian that the artist died around 4am at home in Athens, “following a sudden accident. At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority. We would also ask for respect for her fanbase, and to treat the private nature of thi...
Tags: Music, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Athens, Glasgow, Electronic Music, Sophie, Madonna Charli XCX


Suhr Guitar Talk :: Pickup change on Suhr Modern T Pro

Author: Mikeb51 Subject: Pickup change on Suhr Modern T Pro Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:58 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 I currently have 4 Suhr guitars including an Alt T Pro with Thornbuckers and a Modern T Pro which HSV+ and SSV pickups. Both great guitars but for my application (cover band) I am thinking about changing the pickups in the Modern T Pro to Thornbuckers. I am based in the North of Scotland but it appears uncovered Thornbuckers are currently available in the UK. I would also lik...
Tags: Music, UK, Scotland, Topic Replies, Suhr, Thornbuckers, Suhr Modern T Pro


The poetics and politics of rap music in the UK

As we approach the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union, a number of political debates persist in media discourse: the legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s actions regarding (amongst other things) the Northern Irish Border, the increasing call for Scottish independence, and the role of government in handling the novel coronavirus pandemic via the National Health Service. With Harry and Megan leaving their royal duties, even the monarchy is under scrutiny. Debates around the hist...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, Featured, Scotland, Kingdom, European Union, Bbc, Cnn, Dave, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Bristol, Multimedia, UK Politics, Megan


Retro-inspired music player Poolside.fm brings its summery fun to iPhone

If you mashup feel-good summer music, ridiculous 80’s-inspired imagery and retro tech, you’ll get the lighthearted and fun web radio service Poolside.fm, the so-called “sunniest place on the internet.” The website where you can stream beachy, chill or disco tracks in a classic MacOS-like space relaunched last year to bring a little joy back to the internet. More recently, the team delivered a Mac app that somehow successfully mixes together the Mac aesthetic with touches early Windows. Today, th...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Music, Japan, Mac, Youtube, Scotland, Germany, Nokia, Tech, Ios Apps, Radio, Canada, Streaming Music, Low


New Glasgow theatre space made entirely of recycled pianos in UK first

About 40 pianos have been used to create seating for the Springburn Park auditoriumInside a cavernous steel hut in the middle of Glasgow’s Springburn Park, the sweeping arc of keyboards, lids and carved panels has been taking shape, creating the UK’s first permanent auditorium made entirely of recycled pianos.Using mainly upright instruments, with a baby grand artfully sliced in half to make a corner balcony, about 40 pianos have been expertly disarticulated to create the tiered seating. Continu...
Tags: Music, UK, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Glasgow, Springburn Park


Louise Goffin talks famous parents and finding her own place in the music world

The daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin spent her childhood and adolescence in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of the L.A. music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s. Her live debut came when she was 17, opening up for Jackson Browne in 1977 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Her first album “Kid Blue” arrived on the major label Elektra/Asylum in 1979 before she’d even turned 20. Yet while those early memories used to remind Goffin more of struggle and difficu...
Tags: Music, London, Scotland, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jackson Browne, Goffin, Dana Point


Scottish orchestra seeks musicians for online performance

Nevis Ensemble invites all to join in mass version of Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)Since it was founded in 2018, Scotland’s award-winning Nevis Ensemble has specialised in bringing music to unexpected settings and remote communities, playing at railway stations, on island beaches, in care homes and prisons and once from the summit of Ben Nevis itself.But the coronavirus pandemic, and the social isolation imposed across the country in an attempt to slow the spread of infection, has prompt...
Tags: Music, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Ben Nevis, Coronavirus outbreak, Nevis Ensemble


Scottish Opera Lends Set-Hauling Trucks To Help Supermarket Supply Chains

“The opera company’s drivers have been using their cabs to help deliver food to Tesco stores in Scotland, as supermarkets face unprecedented demand from shoppers during the coronavirus crisis. … Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s general director, said the company had been linked up with Tesco after the supermarket chain contacted a local general haulage company asking for help.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Music, Scotland, Tesco, 03.23.20, Alex Reedijk Scottish Opera


6 Minute Reprieve From the World’s Troubles, Courtesy of Tilda Swinton, Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Five Springer Spaniels

This video of Tilda Swinton’s Springer Spaniels cavorting in pastoral Scotland to a Handel aria performed by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo won’t cure what ails you, but it is definitely good medicine. Swinton and her partner, artist Sandro Kopp, filmed the beautiful beasts in such a way as to highlight their doggy exuberance, whether moving as a pack or taking a solo turn. The title of the aria, "Rompo i Lacci," from the second act of Flavio, translates to “I break the laces,” and t...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Scotland, Life, Nature, K-12, Philadelphia, Opera, Tilda Swinton, Rumi, Facebook Twitter, Costanzo, Swinton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sandro Kopp




Interview with musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge

Since the 60s Genesis P-Orridge has been the mastermind behind artist collective COUM Transmissions and seminal music acts Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Beyond that, P-Orridge has had an astonishing career in the visual arts, founding an artist collective called Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, as well as helming the infamous pandrogeny project in, which P-Orridge and deceased partner Lady Jaye went through ongoing plastic surgery sessions to resemble each other in an attempt to, as New York's...
Tags: Art, Post, Music, England, New York, London, News, Interviews, California, Scotland, Time, United States, Buckingham Palace, ICA, William, Kathmandu


Chana Porter's Playlist for Her Novel "The Seep"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Chana Porter's debut novel The Seep is an auspicious work of speculative fiction, an impressive work of love and loss and optimism. Booklist wrote of the book: "Porter’s gripping, ...
Tags: Music, Scotland, Spain, David, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Bill, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Anne Frank, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Porter, Minnie Riperton, Brooklyn New York, Booklist, Trina


Scottish Conservatory Suspends Teachers For “Bullying” Culture In Course Others Call Visionary

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has vowed to act after an independent review of one of its leading degree programmes highlighted allegations of “bullying, favouritism and misuse of authority”. – The Scotsman
Tags: Art, Music, Scotland, 02.12.20


UK Government slashes business rates for grassroots music venues

The government has announced a serious cut in business rates required by 230 small and medium sized venues. The change will apply to all music venues across the UK with a rateable value below £51,000, across England and Wales. It will provide a massive boost to the music industry which has seen lots of businesses closing in recent years. The Music Venue Trust estimates each site will see an average saving of £7,500 per year, bringing £1.7m back into the live music sector. Independent ci...
Tags: Music, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Business Rates, Grassroots, Artist / Label News, Music Business, Music Venues, Brudenell Social Club, Business Costs, UK Music, Music Venue Trust, Beverley Whitrick


Exit Lines: “Sing Street”

Broadway-bound this spring once its run downtown at the New York Theatre Workshop ends, Sing Street has been touted as the hope of a musical season that could use a little cheer.  On paper it has a lot going for it. Like Once, which went from being an Oscar winner in 2007 to a Tony winner five years later, it’s based on a musical-ish film by writer-director John Carney, who with Gary Clark contributes music and lyrics to fill out the stage adaptation. Enda Walsh returns on book. Directing is Reb...
Tags: Music, Scotland, Theatre, Broadway, Connor, Dublin, Enda Walsh, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, Riddle, New York Theatre, Off Broadway, Tony, Devlin, Christian Brothers, Conor


Dizzy Heights #67: Wizards of Oz

The idea for this show came around the same time as the Scotland show. I know that the timing of its release looks gauche, like I’m trying to capitalize on the horrific wildfires that Australia is enduring. I’m not; I’ve had a thing for Australia since I first read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.” Then MTV happened, and I wanted to move there. Still do, sometimes. Huge tip of the cap to my friend Cynthia Wang, who’s lived in Oz for a few years now, and sent me about ...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Australia, Scotland, Church, Mtv, Rick Springfield, Alexander, Goanna, Dizzy Heights, Michael Carpenter, Cynthia Wang, Newton John Jimmy Barnes


Jason Brown' Playlist for His Story Collection "A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed"

In the Book Notes seriaes, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Individually, the linked stories in Jason Brown's collection A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed are compellingly told, but collectively they ...
Tags: Music, Scotland, Wikipedia, America, David, Maine, John Coltrane, John, Halifax, Highlands, Townes Van Zandt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, PAUL, Cape Breton, Barrett, Natalie


50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


Lewis Capaldi Drops New Single Before You Go

Scottish singer and the self proclaimed “America’s Sweetheart”  Lewis Capaldi released a new heartbreak pop track “Before You Go”.  Capaldi said “Seriously one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written. This song means a lot to me, but it will mean even more if it becomes successful.” Capaldi also reflects on the year, “This past year has been absolutely wild, didn’t in a million years think all of this stuff would happen to me,” he wrote. “Less than two years ago I was lucky enough to get ...
Tags: Music, Scotland, America, Perspective, CAPALDI, Lewis Capaldi, Before You Go, America's Sweetheart, Sweetheart Lewis Capaldi


Scotland’s Magic Year of Coasts and Waters

In Scotland, you’re never far from water. There’s Loch Ness with its mysterious waters, Loch Lomond with its classic song, lighthouses at the coasts, passages across to many islands. There are rivers, too, the Clyde, the Tay, the Forth, the Dee, and the Spey among them, along with streams, lochans, waterfalls… Scotland’s ways of life are, and have been through time, influenced and...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Learning Gaelic4 Ways to Explore Native American HeritageHe...
Tags: Travel, Music, Scotland, Sports, History, Sea, Nature, River, Ocean, World Music, Europe Travel, Heidelberg, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Loch Ness, Island Travel


Dizzy Heights #66: Great Scots

The ‘song title’ thing was painting me into a corner. I needed a new angle, and despite doing a show about cities around the world, I didn’t have the idea to do geographically specific shows until about 18 months later. Sometimes it just takes that long for my brain to make the connection. Zzzzzt. I started with Scotland for two reasons. One, I’ve somehow managed to interview a fair number of Scottish musicians (all of whom are in this show), and on top of that, it’s the strongest bloodline in m...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Scotland, Dizzy Heights


MMF, YouTube Music Manager Grants, Accelerator Program Is Accepting Applications

The UK Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube Music have opened applications for their unique grants and accelerator program for music managers. Aiming to increase the number of sustainable full-time management businesses, the initiative offers grants of up to £15,000 and over 100 hours of professional mentoring, training and masterclasses to UK-based music managers currently in full or part-time employment. The program is backed by Arts Council England (ACE), Creative Scotland and the...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, England, Scotland, Youtube Music, Bruce Houghton, Music Industries Association


C. J. Farley's Playlist for His Novel "Around Harvard Square"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. C. J. Farley's Around Harvard Square is a raucously funny and satirical coming-of-age novel. The National Book Review wrote of the book: "A smart, satirical novel about surviving ...
Tags: Music, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Scotland, Boston, Time, Beck, Nas, Radiohead, David, Harvard, New Jersey, Erykah Badu, Miami, Aaliyah



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