Music Archive

David Caplan, Ohio Wesleyan University – Is Hip-Hop Poetry?

Would Garrison Keillor read hip hop lyrics on The Writer’s Almanac? David Caplan, professor of English

Joshua Reiss, Queen Mary University of London – Origins of Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. Joshua Reiss, reader in the school of electronic engineering and

Paul Christiansen, Seton Hall University – Campaign Songs

Political candidates are marketed to voters using the magic of music. Paul Christiansen, associate professor of

Henna-Riikka Peltola, University of Jyvaskyla – Sadness in Music

Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. Henna-Riikka Peltola, university teacher

Jonathan Wynn, University of Massachusetts Amherst – Festivals

Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum.

Berthold Hoeckner, University of Chicago – Wisdom, Meditation and Ballet Too

Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as

Joseph Chandler, Birmingham-Southern College – Music and Sleep

Can soothing music help you fall and stay asleep? Joseph Chandler, Assistant Professor of Psychology at

Jonathan Pieslak, City College on New York – Terrorism & Music

Do terrorists use music to inspire their heinous acts? Jonathan Pieslak, associate professor at the City

Paul Elvers, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics – Musical Omnivores

Musical taste can follow along predictable class boundaries. Paul Elvers, research fellow at the Max Planck

Lior Shamir, Lawrence Technological University – Artificial Creativity

Do you know The Beatles as well as a computer does? Lior Shamir, a professor of