Findings, music, and occasional reflections by Paul Woodward







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Recent Posts


Music: Arve Henriksen — ‘Poverty And Its Opposite’


Music: Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang — ‘Traces I’


Music: Arve Henriksen — ‘Recording Angel’


Music: Eivind Aarset — ‘Porcupine Night Walk’


Music: Eivind Aarset — ‘Dark Moisture’


Music: Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang — ‘Tsirani Tsar’


People who are moved by sad music may be better at feeling the pain of others

Amy X. Wang writes: While research into human cognition has long noted that music—chords, harmonies collections of sound comprising something of a universal language—has a profound relationship to the thoughts and emotions of people all over the world, a study published in the scientific journal Frontiers of Psychology peers into qualities and effects specifically associated with sad music. Think somber, angsty, tugging-at-your-heartstrings type of melodies. According to the study, appreciation

Music: Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Gaute Storaas, Arve Henriksen, Tigran Hamasyan & Bratislava Symphony Orchestra — ‘Night Encounter’


Music: Arve Henriksen — ‘Ascent’


Music: Arve Henriksen — ‘Opening Image’


Music: Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘Sender’


Music: Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘El’


Music: Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘Singing’


Music: Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘Change’


Music: Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘Out Here. In There’


Music: Bugge Wesseltoft — ‘Yellow is the Colour’