Category: Melomania

Your Brain on Music – Melomania #11

It’s a question that occurs to all musicians at some point (usually, for some reason, while practicing scales): what’s even the point of this? Music seems to have no value in terms of our survival as a species, yet it’s present in every human civilization in some form. It’s an inescapable part of our lives. …

Serialism (or, Why You Don’t Know Modern Composers) – Melomania #9

How many composers can you name from the last hundred years? And I mean “classical” composers, so not Kanye. Or maybe Kanye, I don’t know, but you know what I mean. Anyone? Well, I’m here to change that. Script http://media.blubrry.com/whje/p/whje.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Melomania-9-Serialism-192-kbps.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Vexations – Melomania #6

One vexation. Two vexations. Three vexations. Four vexations. Five vexations. Six vexations. Seven vexations. Eight vexations. Nine vexations. Ten vexations. Eleven vexations. Twelve vexations. Thirteen vexations. Fourteen vexations. Fifteen vexations. Sixteen vexations. Seventeen vexations. Eighteen vexations. Nineteen vexations. Twenty vexations. Twenty-one vexations. Twenty-two vexations. Twenty-three vexations. Twenty-four vexations. Twenty-five vexations. Twenty-six vexations. Twenty-seven vexations. Twenty-eight …

Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 3 of 3, Copyright Law) – Melomania #4

In the past two episodes of this miniseries, we’ve discussed the reality that pure originality is impossible, and that when artists embrace their influences and build off of the achievements of others, everyone is better off. But what happens when the law disagrees with you? Script http://media.blubrry.com/whje/p/whje.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Melomania-4-Music-Growing-out-of-Other-Music-Part-3-of-3-Copyright-Law-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts …