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Esa-Pekka Salonen

As part of New Year, New Music, Tom Service talks to the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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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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