Zafer Aracagok (Bilgi): Deleuze on Sound, Music and Schizo-Incest. From Reconstruction, Nicola Masciandaro (Brooklyn): Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath: A Gloss on Heavy Metal's Originary Song; and a review of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge by Keith Harris-Kahn. Classical Music’s New Golden Age: Thanks to period-music evangelists, breathtaking virtuosity, and millions of listeners, the art form remains vibrant. New Orleans’s gender-bending rap: The fast and profane music known as sissy bounce creates an atmosphere of sexual liberation — for women. From Fast Company, a look at the state of Internet music on YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, and Facebook. A review of No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4' 33" by Kyle Gann. A review of Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World by Norman Lebrecht. A survey of the cognitive benefits of music makes a valid case for its educational importance — but that's not the best reason to teach all children music. A review of The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think That Can't Be Thunk. Temporal warp and your brain: Michael Pulsford on the side effects of classics hits radio. In music, like in all of life, the present and the past are not as distinct as we may first have thought. A review of Music and Sentiment by Charles Rosen. A review of Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics by Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti.

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