Understanding Stradivarius

You’ll often hear me complain about my Facebook feed but this time I have nothing but thanks for the people who brought my attention to two very interesting experiments. The first one occurred in Washington, D.C. and the second one in Bucharest. I highly recommend you read both of those articles fully (first one is in English, second in Romanian) but the summary is that … Continue reading Understanding Stradivarius

The Persistence of Music in Romania

If you spend just a couple of weeks in any kind of urban environment in Romania you’re going to find that certain songs will get hammered into your consciousness whether you like it or not. What am I talking about? Scanning the Romanian FM radio band, you will find the vast majority of (musical) stations to be extremely similar, based on just a few formulas: … Continue reading The Persistence of Music in Romania