SCOPE Productions

SCOPE’s Top Albums of 2013

1. Kanye West - Yeezus

2. James Blake - Overgrown

3. Arctic Monkeys - AM

4. Drake – Nothing Was The Same

5.  Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

6. Beyoncé – BEYONCE

7. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP

8. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

9. HAIM – Days Are Gone

10. Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail


neurosciencestuff:

Why humans are musical
Why don’t apes have musical talent, while humans, parrots, small birds, elephants, whales, and bats do? Matz Larsson, senior physician at the Lung Clinic at Örebro University Hospital, attempts to answer this question in the scientific publication Animal Cognition.
In his article, he asserts that the ability to mimic and imitate things like music and speech is the result of the fact that synchronised group movement quite simply makes it possible to perceive sounds from the surroundings better.
The hypothesis is that the evolution of vocal learning, that is musical traits, is influenced by the need of a species to deal with the disturbing sounds that are created in connection with locomotion. These sounds can affect our hearing only when we move.
“When several people with legs of roughly the same length move together, we tend to unconsciously move in rhythm. When our footsteps occur simultaneously, a brief interval of silence occurs. In the middle of each stride we can hear our surroundings better. It becomes easier to hear a pursuer, and perhaps easier to conduct a conversation as well,” explains Larsson.
A behaviour that has survival value tends to produce dopamine, the “reward molecule”. In dangerous terrain, this could result in the stimulation of rhythmic movements and enhanced listening to surrounding sounds in nature. If that kind of synchronized behaviour was rewarding in dangerous environments it may as well have been rewarding for the brain in relative safety, resulting in activities such as hand-clapping, foot-stamping and yelping around the campfire. From there it is just a short step to dance and rhythm. The hormone dopamine flows when we listen to music.

neurosciencestuff:

Why humans are musical

Why don’t apes have musical talent, while humans, parrots, small birds, elephants, whales, and bats do? Matz Larsson, senior physician at the Lung Clinic at Örebro University Hospital, attempts to answer this question in the scientific publication Animal Cognition.

In his article, he asserts that the ability to mimic and imitate things like music and speech is the result of the fact that synchronised group movement quite simply makes it possible to perceive sounds from the surroundings better.

The hypothesis is that the evolution of vocal learning, that is musical traits, is influenced by the need of a species to deal with the disturbing sounds that are created in connection with locomotion. These sounds can affect our hearing only when we move.

“When several people with legs of roughly the same length move together, we tend to unconsciously move in rhythm. When our footsteps occur simultaneously, a brief interval of silence occurs. In the middle of each stride we can hear our surroundings better. It becomes easier to hear a pursuer, and perhaps easier to conduct a conversation as well,” explains Larsson.

A behaviour that has survival value tends to produce dopamine, the “reward molecule”. In dangerous terrain, this could result in the stimulation of rhythmic movements and enhanced listening to surrounding sounds in nature. If that kind of synchronized behaviour was rewarding in dangerous environments it may as well have been rewarding for the brain in relative safety, resulting in activities such as hand-clapping, foot-stamping and yelping around the campfire. From there it is just a short step to dance and rhythm. The hormone dopamine flows when we listen to music.


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On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.


SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!instagram:


On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.


SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!instagram:


On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.


SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!instagram:


On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.


SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!instagram:


On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.


SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!

instagram:

On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste

For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.

In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.

Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”

Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”

What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.

SCOPE and Mission Creek 2013 Alumni wasssssup!


Cover Story: Daft Punk →

Pitchfork’s cover story on Daft Punk. Take a look for, at very least, the awesome layout of this article.