I surfaced from blackness early this morning and found myself listening to Digital Planet on the BBC World Service at half past five.
The song ‘weightless’, by the British band Marconi Union, is regularly called ‘the most relaxing song ever’. The 8-minute track was made in collaboration with a sound therapist, to use in an experiment investigating whether music could help reduce stress. Weightless has gone on to have millions of listens on Youtube, but how did science theory and music technology come together to create the relaxation hit? Bobbie Lakhera went into the recording studio to find out.I must dig deeper into this There may be some cross over with the Science of Music event I am going to at the Royal Institution next week.