Music

Pop Music Diversity

The Pudding have a great interactive article showing the diversity of pop music across the decades. The article charts the similarity of hits based on their instrument gene, allowing you to filter by synth, guitar distortion or drums agressiveness among others. The article also ranks songs using the 8 data points of acousticness, danceablility, energy, instrumentalness, liveness, loudness, speechiness and valence in order to chart the similarity of songs across different decades.

NAWR ANOIS #3 - Vicky Langan, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh

This week we welcomed Vicky Langan & Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh to Swansea for our third NAWR ANOIS concert. Ailbhe played a number of lovely amplified Viola pieces and Vicky performed a very moving minimalist piece which culminated with an excerpt of The Palms, a field recording made by Vicky in the grotto in Granard in 2014 on the 30th anniversary of the death of Ann Lovett.

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