Meanwhile, From the World of Classical Music…

First, there’s this story from Mashable about how iPads are being used to compose classical music.

Classical ipod composition

Second, check out this group which is setting an economic crisis to music.
“Frozen pensions, lowered salaries, internal devaluation -Nostra culpa!” the words come not from an election campaign leaflet, but instead from an opera.This is a piece of high drama, soaring vocals and intense emotion – not on opera’s usual grand themes of love or death, but instead on economics.Nostra Culpa is the story of the Baltic state of Estonia, the 2008 financial crisis that tore a hole in its economy, and a spectacular row between the country’s president and a leading economist.

The crisis and the subsequent recession hit Estonia with dramatic results – its economy shrank by almost a fifth and unemployment rocketed to 18%.

Read more at the BBC.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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