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Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music, and humanities, add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole. 

On Goaat Rodeos

Sunday, October 30, 2016

For those of you not familiar with the term, “Goat Rodeo" just think of this year's presidential election and hold on tight to the fact that it soon will be over.

Music, Memories & Joni Mitchell

Sunday, October 16, 2016

This is just gorgeous! An incredible antidote to the storm howling around us!  —Steve DixonCarefully listening to this extraordinary harmony and amazing guitar picking of Joni Mitchell's 1968 "Woodstock" took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Swedish musicians, Hanna Enlöf and Ylva Eriksson, who record and perform as Good Harvest, prove agai...

Autumn in New York

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Early autumn always puts me in a New York state of mind, which takes far less imagination from my new downtown location in the Old North End of Colorado Springs than did my former location way up on Cheyenne Mountain.“Autumn in New York” was composed by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up. This Nelson Riddle arrangement complements Frank Sinatra's voic...

Gestalt, Art & Empty Space

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Music is the space between the notes. —Claude Debussy      Some of the finest musicians play fewer notes than we actually hear. They leave enough empty space between the notes for our minds to fill in more sound.

A Mozart Concerto for Rick

Sunday, August 21, 2016

When very sad things happen, I most always turn to music, and particularly to Mozart. Today's Biosyntrx Sunday Morning Stop at the intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the brilliant clarinetist Martin Fröst playing the groundbreaking, and hopeful second movement of Mozart's clarinet concerto.

Walls, Borders & Boundaries

Sunday, August 14, 2016

We had an amazing number of positive responses to the July 31 Biosyntrx Sunday Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities that featured Luis Alberto Urrea discussing his life, Into the Beautiful North, and other best-selling books he has written.

Art & Music for Healing

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Because we strongly believe in the positive power of art and music to help heal the unsettled world we are living in, this week's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities once again celebrates two enchanting French artists.

Luis Urrea: Into the Beautiful North

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fill your pen with love, or don't bother picking it up. —Luis UrreaI discovered Luis Alberto Urrea, the award-winning author of 14 published books including novels, poetry and essays four years ago, after reading a spellbinding tribute he wrote for Kathi Kamen Goldmark called "Goodnight Queen of Hearts."

Music: The Essence of Art

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory. Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can. —Oliver Sacks Today's Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities focuses on the vitally important role music can play in feeling safe...

Carolina Beach Music

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July is the perfect time for lazy afternoons on the beach or in a Pawleys Island hammock—preferably sipping "Something Cool"* while reading a delicious Pat Conroy novel with the faint sounds of syncopated beach music in the distance.The story goes that around 1945, Southern radio wars with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Producers) triggered station WLAC ...

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