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Music - Psychology - 27.02.2024
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
How does listening to live music affect the emotional center of our brain? A study carried out at the University of Zurich has found that live performances trigger a stronger emotional response than listening to music from a device. Concerts connect performers with their audience, which may also have to do with evolutionary factors.

Music - 19.01.2024
Andrea Bischoff becomes lecturer for oboe at the Lucerne School of Music

Music - Event - 12.01.2024
Change of scene 2024: symphonies, soundwalks and pig organs
Change of scene 2024: symphonies, soundwalks and pig organs

Music - Architecture - 05.12.2023
Music and design in harmony

Music - Event - 10.07.2023
Does exoticism in music still exist?
Does exoticism in music still exist?
For their project -The Armenian presence at the Montreux Jazz Festival - A study of the Tigran Hamasyan Quintet concert in 2014-, Léandre Guy and Basile Tornare explored what exoticism means in music and the limits of genres.

Music - 26.04.2023
Shoulder rest: the unappreciated third when making music
Shoulder rest: the unappreciated third when making music
The shoulder rest of violinists does not emit any sound. However, violist Fabian Aschwanden has experienced for himself that it has a great influence not only on posture, but also on sound.

Physics - Music - 04.01.2023
For the love of physics
For the love of physics
Vira Bondar is fascinated by the fundamental questions of physics. She conducts research with ultracold neutrons and is working to make exercise sessions at ETH Zurich even more exciting.

Music - 21.07.2022
Biotech violin steps into the limelight
Biotech violin steps into the limelight
It is amazing what kind of magical sounds can be elicited from a piece of wood treated with fungi. The biotech violin, whose tonewood has been developed at Empa, is now taking to the concert stage with violinist Irina Pak.

Music - Innovation - 11.07.2022
Bringing cultural archives to life
Whether it's jazz recordings, concert footage, photographs or interviews, researchers are applying machine learning and digital museology techniques to archives of cultural data to achieve new artistic and creative experiences.

Music - Social Sciences - 28.06.2022
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
An EPFL PhD candidate in urban sociology spent four years working at the Montreux Jazz Festival in order to gain insights into how safety and security are managed, both within and around this world-famous event.

Music - Event - 30.05.2022
When doing research is like playing jazz
When doing research is like playing jazz
From exploring the nature of creativity to turning a building into an instrument, a unique collaboration between EPFL's Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) and celebrated jazz pianist Michael Wollny aims to push the boundaries of music theory.

Music - Campus - 05.07.2021
Student podcasts showcase the heritage of the Montreux Jazz Festival
Student podcasts showcase the heritage of the Montreux Jazz Festival

Environment - Music - 01.07.2021
Composing new energy systems
Composing new energy systems
Modern, decentralized energy systems are a highly complex matter. Planning them in an optimal and cost-efficient way is a major challenge for energy planners.

Electroengineering - Music - 14.10.2019
"I teach a subject that's notoriously hard to learn"
Romain Fleury, a tenure-track assistant professor who heads the Laboratory of Wave Engineering, has been named best teacher in electrical and electronic engineering.

Music - Computer Science - 30.07.2019
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
(Summer Series): Mathieu Clavel, a master's student in the College of Humanities (CDH) Digital Humanities Institute, is bringing musical heritage from Afghanistan to life using tools from data science and virtual reality.

Music - 11.04.2019
Jean-Marc Wunderli takes over

Music - 23.10.2018
Research into new audio experience resonates at Tinguely Museum in Basel
Research into new audio experience resonates at Tinguely Museum in Basel
Research into new audio experience resonates at Tinguely Museum in Basel A project funded by the SNSF is investigating the audio phenomena and sound culture associated with radio.

Linguistics / Literature - Music - 11.05.2018
Improgineering: improv and engineering come together on stage
Improgineering: improv and engineering come together on stage

Music - Health - 26.03.2018
Healing instead of cutting down
Healing instead of cutting down
Trees can get sick too. In urban areas, this usually means that the infested tree has to be felled for safety reasons.

Music - Materials Science - 15.02.2018
Sinfonia ai funghi
Sinfonia ai funghi
Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of "mycowood". Precision structure-borne sound measurements and psycho-acoustic tests with volunteers should reveal whether a fungal treatment can really improve an instrument.

Music - Innovation - 11.08.2017
Ce sont les données, qui font la musique
Ce sont les données, qui font la musique
The ETH spin-off Bonsai Systems helps musicians to improve their movement, use of force and body position.

Physics - Music - 14.07.2017
Coupling a Nano-trumpet With a Quantum Dot Enables Precise Position Determination
Coupling a Nano-trumpet With a Quantum Dot Enables Precise Position Determination
Scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in coupling an extremely small quantum dot with 1,000 times larger trumpet-shaped nanowire.

Physics - Music - 16.05.2017
Persistent and curious
Persistent and curious
As Professor of Particle Physics, Felicitas Pauss played a key role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.

Environment - Music - 27.02.2017
At home in NEST
At home in NEST
Two students are now living in the NEST unit Vision Wood. Communications intern Ramona Ronner visited Patryk Spera and David Norris in their very unusual flat, and talked to them about their life in a research environment.

Music - Computer Science - 02.02.2017
Crowd mapping Canton of Geneva's soundscape
Crowd mapping Canton of Geneva's soundscape
EPFL is asking Android users who visit or live in Canton of Geneva to record the sounds around them with a special app.

Music - Computer Science - 02.02.2017
Crowd Mapping Geneva Canton's Soundscape
Crowd Mapping Geneva Canton's Soundscape
EPFL is asking Android users who visit or live in Geneva Canton to record the sounds around them with a special app.

Event - Music - 03.11.2016
Three public spaces at the intersection of science and art
Three public spaces at the intersection of science and art

Music - Innovation - 04.07.2016
The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab2 to relive the Montreux Jazz Festival
04. Montreux Heritage Lab2 is an immersive audiovisual experience that places nearly 6,000 hours of archive footage from the Montreux Jazz Festival at the fingertips of the public.

Music - 05.04.2016
Manifesta 11 and UZH - Transactions between Art and Research
From 11 June through 10 July, the University of Zurich (UZH) will open its doors for Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Music - Materials Science - 11.03.2016
Varnish affects the sound of a violin
Varnish affects the sound of a violin
Varnishes protect works of art and wooden instruments from environmental damage. However, until recently, little research had been carried out into the effects of varnish on the sound of violins. Empa researchers have now investigated this relationship and have published their initial findings. Leonardo da Vinci's oil painting "Mona Lisa" looks rather gloomy with its dark green and brown colours.

Music - 21.09.2015
Acoustic imaging with outline detection
Acoustic imaging with outline detection
Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. When used in acoustic imaging, their technology makes it possible to detect only the outline of objects. Reverberated sound can make objects visible. The sonar is used in the shipping industry to acquire information about the seabed or shoals of fish, while gynaecologists use ultrasound images to study foetuses in the womb.

Music - Materials Science - 07.09.2015
“I find it really interesting when I’m proved wrong”
Nicola Spaldin, Professor for Material Theory at ETH Zurich, is being awarded the Körber Prize in Hamburg today.

Physics - Music - 29.09.2014
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Geneva, 29 September 2014. Today, CERN , the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries.

Event - Music - 01.09.2014
A September packed with events to celebrate CERN’s 60th anniversary

Music - Event - 29.04.2014
The Third Collide@CERN-Geneva prize in Music and Sound awarded to two artists

Music - 20.01.2014
Musical sensations
Musical sensations

Music - Physics - 26.11.2013
The Music of Physics - Third open competition, Collide@CERN Geneva 2014 award announced
Geneva, 26 November 2013. CERN , the City and The Republic and Canton of Geneva announce today the 2014 open competition for the Collide @ CERN Geneva artist in residency award 2 .

Music - 22.07.2013
Using bluetooth to track crowds at the Paléo music festival
Using bluetooth to track crowds at the Paléo music festival
SUMMER SERIES (4) - For her semester project, an EPFL Master's student applied a different approach to tracking the flow of the crowds at the Paléo music festival - using cell phone data and statistics.

Music - Physics - 26.06.2013
Collide @ CERN laureate, Bill Fontana, begins residency at CERN
Geneva, 26 June 2013. The second winner of Prix Ars Electronica Collide @ CERN , American sound sculptor, Bill Fontana 2 , begins his arts residency at CERN 3 on 4 July 2013.

Life Sciences - Music - 11.01.2013
Epigenetic processes orchestrate neuronal migration
Neurobiologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) are the first to show that directional migration of neurons during brain development is controlled through epigenetic processes. In an elaborate study bridging epigenetics and neurobiology, the scientists found that the migratory pattern is orchestrated through epigenetic regulation of genes within neurons and spatial signals in the environment.

Music - Event - 20.06.2012
Plunging into Montreux Jazz Festival history
Plunging into Montreux Jazz Festival history
The Montreux Jazz Festival and EPFL presented on June 19th the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab, an interactive and inhabitable space that allows the user to plunge into 45 years of jazz, blues and rock concerts.

Music - Event - 19.08.2011
A helium full moon to shelter a music and dance festival
A helium full moon to shelter a music and dance festival
EPFL has designed an architectural project intended to welcome the audience and performers at the St Prex Classics festival.



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