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Acoustics FAQ
This Acoustics FAQ - with an emphasis on music acoustics - began because questions are often sent to our music acoustics web site. See also the Basics section of the music acoustics web site. If your question isn't answered below, or in the Basics section, send it to
11 hours ago by cphansen
Alexa: Are Consumers Listening To More Audio?
The study, entitled “The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research,” reveals that 70% of smart-speaker owners say they are listening to more audio at home since acquiring their device. In addition, 65% of smart-speaker owners indicate that they would not want to go back to their lives before getting one of these devices. Forty-seven percent say that their device is now “essential” to their everyday lives.
ss  ears  music 
12 hours ago by seaugust
Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service
And even though it seems weird, if Tesla is thinking ahead to a future in which cars operate autonomously for much of the time, services will be a key business for Tesla to have a hand in, especially those that make the most sense for use in-car during trips.
ss  transport  music 
12 hours ago by seaugust
From Courtney Barnett to Beer Snake - The New York Times
the guy who got lost looking for gold in the desert
TV  music  theater 
12 hours ago by ceptional
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Lost Its Leader. Can It Stay on Top? - The New York Times
American orchestras are supposed to be in crisis, fighting for economic survival and cultural relevance. But no one seems to have told the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which, two years shy of its centennial, is stronger than ever.
classicalmusic  orchestras  losangelesphilharmonic  losangeles  nytimes  music 
14 hours ago by brendanmcfadden
♫ Episode #58 – David Weigel on the History of Progressive Rock | The Next Track
Author David Weigel joins us to discuss his book The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock.
This week’s guest:
Dave Weigel’s website
David Weigel’s writing on the Washington Post
Show notes:
The Show that Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock
Dave Weigel’s Prog Spring series on Slate
Mark Prindle’s record reviews
King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King
Wollman Skating Rink New York Concert Setlists
Tangerine Dream: Encore: Live
Our next tracks:
Kirk: Yes: Close to the Edge
Doug: Family: Bandstand
music  podcast  next_track  books  interview  prog_rock 
14 hours ago by rgl7194
Rediscovering Harry Bertoia, sculptor and ambient pioneer
Though his furniture designs remain his best known work (much in the same way that Charles and Ray Eames – whom Bertoia met through the famed Cranbook Academy of Art – were known for their chairs above all else), Bertoia’s interest in the possibilities of sound became his greatest passion, manifesting in numerous “sounding sculptures” displayed at various locations throughout the US.
harrybertoia  music  experimentalmusic  sculpture  soundsculpture  ambientmusic  sonambient  factmagazine  art  design  industrialdesign 
15 hours ago by brendanmcfadden

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