science and music

The science of music

It is said that music has a much more precise vocabulary for describing its objects than any other art. This allows us to talk scientifically…



The sounds of silence

The battle between sound and silence rages in many corners of our world – from the sharp glares in libraries, to heated discussions, pleas, and…


Metal mistakenly maligned

Fans of heavy metal are often stereotyped as being aggressive, unintelligent, and delinquent. But some recent studies seem to paint a much different picture of…


Music for the brain

No matter where we go, music is an integral part of daily life. Despite it surrounding us completely, there is still no agreement amongst scholars…


Signifying sounds and structures

I’ve been looking for similarities between the ways we represent music and organic chemistry on paper. The answer is a stretch but the search was…