7 Fascinating Ways Music Can Affect Your Emotions

Music has power. It can alter your mood in ways that are sometimes beyond control. Whether that means switching from happy to sad, angry to calm or nonchalant to nostalgic – there is no doubt that music affects you. While you probably know the impact music has on your moods and emotions, there are many […]

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If you ask yourself where’s Charlie

Si tu te demandes où est Charlie, à jamais dans nos esprits par Jean-Baptiste Bullet Translated by Evelyne Chibleur J’ai pas peur te toi extrémiste                                          I am not frightened by you extremist, Qui vient descendre nos journalistes                              When you come and kill our jurnalists […]

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Why do we listen to sad music?

Emma Ayres raised this on her morning ABC show. It’s a good question, but why do we call some music sad when we actually feel it is beautiful? The same effect can be found in art, how many of the most beautiful paintings are sad? Are we loading “sad” with too much meaning? Sad we […]

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Anna Ternheim

Wallander fans may have heard her song “Quiet night” playing over the closing credits of one of the later series. At first I thought it incongruous, but when I listened to the words I realised it was entirely appropriate. Anna Ternheim is Swedish, but spent many years in the US. She sings in English with what […]

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