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Cosima Wagner, Music from the Genome, John Adams

Tom Service with a biography of Cosima Wagner. Plus Music from the Genome, mixing music and science, and John Adams' musical I was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, and an interview with conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

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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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