Monkey music.

14 August 2009 grant b 0

OK, not monkeys, but apes, New Scientist says, have been caught making musical instruments: The orang-utan’s music, if you can call it that, is actually […]

Listen to the lituus.

10 July 2009 grant b 0

About two months ago, the BBC tells us, Scottish researchers used computer models to bring a lost medieval instrument back to life: Bach’s motet (a […]

Cave man boogie.

7 July 2009 grant b 0

The New York Times reports on a German discovery – or, really, a whole set of discoveries – of Stone Age tools, sculptures and the […]

Music boosts brains.

19 June 2009 grant b 0

Scientific American casts a cold eye on music makers, and clinically reveals that yes, music really matters: To record brain stem responses, the researchers placed […]

Music’s in the genes.

7 July 2008 grant b 0

Scientific American presents a scathing indictment of my forebears as it reveals a link between genetics and musicality: In what the researchers called the first […]