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Henze, Mahler and Beatboxing

Tom Service explores the operatic world of Hans Werner Henze, talks to composers writing new works for a Mahler symphony cycle in Manchester, and asks Shlomo and composer Anna Meredith about their Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra.

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Knock on wood – six stunning wooden concert halls around the world

Knock on wood – six stunning wooden concert halls around the world

Steel and concrete can't beat good old wood to produce the best sounds for music.

The evolution of video game music

The evolution of video game music

Tom Service traces the rise of an exciting new genre, from bleeps to responsive scores.

Why music can literally make us lose track of time

Why music can literally make us lose track of time

Try our psychoacoustic experiment to see how tempo can affect your timekeeping abilities.

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