Around 4% of the population suffers from ‘amusia’ – a disorder affecting the perception and production of pitch in music. Understanding this phenomenon could help a seemingly unrelated group: people with autism.
Music scientists funded by the European Research Council gathered at the Pompeu Fabra University to showcase an area of research that is not so well known. The conference featured 20 projects funded by the European Research Council that focus on music and its impact on technology and society.
Social sciences are needed to solve the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies and innovations, but the increase in the number of social sciences graduates in recent years has not done the job, says European Research Council president
In January 2017, Stef Veldhuis, a Dutch conceptual artist and composer, tweeted that he was searching for an oceanographer who could help him create a musical composition based on a romantic theme: a message in a bottle.