environment

Researchers Test Animal Reactions to Classical and ‘Species-Specific’ Music

Every mammal, including humans, processes music differently. Each species typically gravitates towards music that falls within their vocal range and prefers tempos that mimic their natural heartbeat. Primates David Teie, cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra, has been experimenting with ‘animal-specific’ music since 2009. He began his animal studies with tamarins, monkeys that communicate three […]

Historic Concert Halls Receive Global Recognition for Environmentally Conscious Renovations

Two iconic concert halls have officially gone green. Joining the ranks of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House announced the recent renovations that led to their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications. Buildings seeking this prestigious recognition earn points in various categories. The total number […]