ANYONE who’s ever been dumped by a boyfriend then sat in their teenage bedroom playing I Will Survive at full blast can attest to the healing power of music. But research is taking music’s curative properties to whole new levels – you can now buy tracks specifically designed to help you concentrate, sleep, even soothe a headache or control chronic pain. "We are only just beginning to tap into the vast therapeutic power of music, which research shows causes more areas of the brain to light up [when scanned] than any other activity," says Lyz Cooper, founder of The British Academy of Sound Therapy. Research is ongoing, but we know that different frequencies of music tell the brain to do certain things. For example, a high-frequency sound, such as an alarm or scream, will trigger the release of adrenaline, the hormone that prepares you for action. "A low-pitched sound, like a deep voice or bass drum, relaxes you," adds Cooper. "That’s because our brain detects a … [Read more...] about Five ways that music really can transform your life
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“It’s all about the music at this year’s Holbeach Music and Beer Festival,” - that’s from festival organiser Sean Taylor.The event runs over three days from Friday, August 2, until Sunday, 4, on the town’s King's Field on Raven’s Gate/Fen Road.And Sean says he’s very proud of committing to the biggest financial investment into the upcoming festival, and raising the bar to deliver a great event for everyone to enjoy.“This year we have a new bigger, professional stage to showcase all performers and give guests the best show, sound and lighting experience you rarely see at smaller festivals.“We believe that continued investment into sourcing the biggest acts and stage production is the key to the future success of the Holbeach Music and Beer Festival.“The gates open at 12pm and close at midnight daily. For the first time the festival opens on Friday, August 2, at 12pm.“We hope this will allow local guests and campers … [Read more...] about Line up for this year’s Holbeach Music and Beer Festival
I don’t mind admitting to being more than pleasantly surprised by the new(ish) set menu dinner at Bill’s in Peterborough. I have visited in the past for lunch and even breakfast, and have always enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the food,of course, in the quirky but comfortable industrial chic surroundings on Church Street, overlooking St John’s Square. So, late Sunday afternoon /early evening (service is from 5pm, Sunday to Thursday) it was time to see what we had been missing.There were five starters - and a decent selection at that. I would have been more than happy with the soup and regularly order crispy calamari and ham hock terrine when dining out, but opted for the chicken and sesame dumplings; a decent portion, subtle flavouring for the filling and a spicy chutney that packed a punch.Donna went with the crispy fried cauliflower - which was nicer than it sounds, believe me! A dry, crisp coating, firm to the bite florets and all spiced up with Korean … [Read more...] about A relaxing family dinner at Bill’s in Peterborough
Sumit Paul-Choudhury picks out trends that could shape music over the coming decades, including algoraves, Fortnite concerts and songs catered to smart speakers. By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 21 May 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email Can’t get enough technical death metal? Good news for fans of this high-precision, high-velocity musical subgenre: the indefatigable Dadabots have been thrashing it out live on YouTube 24 hours a day, seven days a week since March – without ever repeating themselves. Quite the feat. Or it would be if Dadabots was a human band; but as you’ve probably already guessed, it’s actually a neural network generating … [Read more...] about What will music be like in 20 years?
News / Local by Sponsored Content May 16, 2019, 9:48 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Looking for a good night out? Don’t miss My Left Right Foot – The Musical at Dundee Rep Theatre, the outrageous new show on tour after sell out success at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Packed full of riotously funny songs and hilarious dance routines, this completely inclusive musical puts disability centre stage. It’s been making audience members snort with laughter on tour in Japan and Brighton, and you can catch it at Dundee Rep Theatre from 21st to 25th May. What’s it about? The local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan to create a gripping show starring ‘the disabled’. What could be better than the Oscar-winning ‘My Left Foot’? The only snag is they don’t have any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! … [Read more...] about SPONSORED: Award-winning inclusive musical comes to Dundee Rep