Music

March 18, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Offers Free Live Streams During Coronavirus Closure

Organizations are getting creative as they are forced to shutter their doors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as schools and universities are turning to virtual classrooms, one of New York’s most prestigious arts organizations is finding a way to share its work with the world even behind closed doors. To that end, the Metropolitan Opera is offering free nightly live streams to keep opera lovers around the world connected.

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March 16, 2020

Resilient Italians Are Singing From Their Balconies During Coronavirus Lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, more and more countries are asking their populations to make sacrifices. In Italy, which currently has the most cases of COVID-19 outside of China, this means placing the entire nation on lockdown. Italians are being asked to stay indoors and only leave the house for essential errands like purchasing groceries and medical necessities.

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January 23, 2020

Björk and Microsoft Create AI-Generated Music That Changes With the Weather

Björk is known for her avant-garde, experimental music style, and her latest project is no exception. The Icelandic artist recently collaborated with Microsoft and Sister City hotel in New York to create AI-generated music that changes according to the weather. Titled Kórsafn (meaning “choir archive” in Icelandic), the composition was made using choral arrangements that Björk recorded over the course of her career.

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