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Scientists turn Martian sunrise into a piece of music

Scientists turn Martian sunrise into a piece of music

Science
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- You can now listen to the sun rise on Mars. Scientists in England have translated the Martian sunrise into a two-minute score. Researchers used sonification techniques to translate image data into sounds, turning each pixel into a sonic data point. Using images of the 500th sunrise observed by the Mars rover Opportunity, scientists linked each pixel with brightness, color and elevation measurements. Special algorithms helped researchers turn the pixel data points into pitch and melody, forming a piece of music. The two-minute score will be shared with visitors to NASA's Mars Soundscapes exhibit on Tuesday at the Supercomputing SC18 Conference being held this week in Dallas, Texas. The song will be presented both sonically and vibrationally, so that it can be experienced b...
Tony Awards gala to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall

Tony Awards gala to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall

Entertainment
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The 73rd annual Tony Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Broadway theater is scheduled to take place at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on June 9. The ceremony will air live on CBS. Nominations for the prizes are to be revealed on April 30. A host for the gala has not yet been named. Singer-songwriters Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles presided over the 2018 event when The Band's Visit was named Best Musical and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won for Best Play.Q: What are you doing on June 9?A: Watching the 2019 #TonyAwards on @CBS! https://t.co/laXMR2UL4a pic.twitter.com/KaGt1X2IQg— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) October 18, 2018 Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
BBC 'to make classical music archive available'

BBC 'to make classical music archive available'

Entertainment
The BBC is set to announce plans to make its back catalogue of classical music available to the public.Director general Tony Hall is expected to say the move will mean historic and recent performances are "returned to the public".They will be available on services such as BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sounds app.Lord Hall is expected to reveal the plans at the launch of the BBC's year-long classical music project, Our Classical Century on Thursday evening.The project will look back at 100 years of classical music in the UK and will be covered online and on BBC Four, BBC Two and Radio 3.The corporation has one of the biggest classical music archives in the world, with recordings from the BBC Proms, BBC orchestras and choirs along with B...
Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

Entertainment
Lily Allen has said the music industry is "rife" with sexual abuse but insiders refuse to speak up. The singer made the remark as she revealed more details about her own encounter with a record industry executive who allegedly targeted her.The 33-year-old said she was sexually assaulted when she fell asleep in a hotel room after she got "smashed" at a party.Allen said the man took her to his room to sleep it off, but she woke up at 5am "because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back".She added that she "moved away as quickly as possible and jumped out of the bed, full of alarm... and ran out of his room".Allen has described the alleged assault in her memoir My Thoughts Exactly which will be published later in September.She said she consult...
Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

World
Instead, some 20 acts, including headliner Lana Del Rey, withdrew at the last minute amid apparent pressure from a Palestinian-led international boycott campaign. The cancellations turned the weekend festival, held in the bucolic setting of an Israeli kibbutz, into the latest battleground between Israel and the boycott movement that says it seeks to end Israeli rule over Palestinians. Campaign organizers claimed success, saying it reflects growing opposition to Israeli government policies among international millennials. "The fact that these artists are canceling is showing just how different the younger generation is viewing Israel," said Diana Buttu, a Palestinian analyst who supports the movement known as BDS. The campaign, founded in 2005, calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions...