Musical birds of a feather, when together, live ∼7.2 weeks less

Artists of all kinds often tend to cluster together (think Montmartre etc.) bringing the benefits of collaboration, interaction and inspiration. But what if there are just too many? For composers, in Paris or Vienna for example, there could be competition for limited resources such as concert halls. In other words they might incur high stress […]

Pattern recognition: Similar composers & actors

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is assembling a collection of photos of composers and actors who physically resembled each other. The entire collection is on the orchestra’s web site. Here’s a small sampling: (Thanks to investigator Charles Krause for bringing this to our attention.)