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    • Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      The renowned Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, most famous for his film music, died on Sunday at the age of 91. He became a legend with the soundtracks he created for the so-called Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, and has composed about 500 scores for film and TV over more than 50 years.

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    • Meet the AI jukebox that creates songs

      Meet the AI jukebox that creates songs

      OpenAI, an independent research organisation aimed at developing “friendly AI,” has been cranking out a lot of impressive work over the past few months. The organisation, for example, recently provided the source code for the language generating tool, Talk to Transformer. Now, OpenAI is adding to its repertoire of AI tools, Jukebox: An AI that generates raw audio of genre-specific songs.

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    • Artists worldwide penning songs about quarantine life

      Artists worldwide penning songs about quarantine life

      With masks over their mouths and gloves on their hands, country superstar Luke Combs and his band went to a music studio - in separate rooms - and recorded a new song reflecting the mood of a world dramatically altered by the spreading coronavirus. Singing lyrics like “I miss my mom, I miss my dad,” Combs performed “Six Feet Apart,” a song he wrote on 14 April during a Zoom writing session with songwriters Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder.

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    • Bob Dylan releases first new song in eight years

      Bob Dylan releases first new song in eight years

      After eight years of silence Bob Dylan released a new song, news wires reported. It is a 17-minute reflection on the 1960s and the assassination of John Kennedy. "They blew out the brains of the king. Thousands were watching at home and saw the whole thing," he sings in the opening of Murder Most Foul.

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    • Heading to eternity

      Heading to eternity

      What he refers to as one of the most exciting projects since his debut album, Oxygene, Jean-Michel Jarre announced the launch of his new infinite music app, EōN.

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    • AI set to upend melody making

      AI set to upend melody making

      The use of AI will undoubtedly lead to the revolution of music composing, but robots will not replace humans in the art of making melodies. Or at least that is the opinion of Francois Pachet, a scientist, composer and the director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      The new guest star, conductor Sascha Goetzel will open season 2019-2020 with Symphony No.1 by Gustav Mahler on 12 September at the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. This symphony is a titanic work which ushered in a new stage in the development of symphonic music.

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    • Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

      Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

      A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals. Woodstock was many things but one thing is clear - it is heralded in the popular consciousness as the cultural touchstone of a generation.

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    • Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      The opera festival in Bansko will mark its 10th anniversary with an extensive programme targeting fans of classical music. The opening gala of the Opera Fest jubilee edition on 22 August, at 19:00 is trusted to Sofia Philharmonic and children’s music educational project Fortissimo Family which will stage “Vivaldi and the Little Otto”.

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    • Kremena Mineva: Andre Rieu changed my life

      Kremena Mineva: Andre Rieu changed my life

      When you choose an occupation and find a job, the most important thing is to have joy in what you do, pour your heart in it and get satisfaction from it, says concertmaster Kremena Mineva in an interview to Europost.

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