Milk production, Metallica, movie music, and more, all in this week's link roundup! Let's go.
1. Metallica, the San Francisco Symphony, and what they have in common:
2. The sound of silence isn't just the name of a great song. It's also critically important to classical music.
4. A good page turner is invisible. But that doesn't mean they're unimportant -- quite the opposite, in fact.
5. The Oregon Symphony is using new technology to make classical music inclusive for deaf and hard-of-hearing children:
Wow! This concert in Portland allowed deaf and hard of hearing kids to experience Oregon Symphony music, thanks to a collaboration with local nonprofit CymaSpace. Find the full story on news stands today! pic.twitter.com/sXtRspxz0L
— Portland Tribune (@ThePortlandTrib) October 3, 2019
6. Singer-songwriter and musician Sufjan Stevens is releasing a piano instrumental album, played by pianist Timo Andres. Hear the first track:
7. NPR Music spoke with composer Hildur Gudnadóttir about her score for the new movie, "Joker."
8. A farmer in Turkey has determined that when his dairy cows listen to classical music, their milk yield increases as much as 5%!
"Whatever kind of feed you give them, the important thing is to relieve the stress from the animal,” Akgül said. “This way I saw there is a significant increase in the yield and also the health problems of animals have decreased."