TRIVIAL: Art and Music

  • History of Pop Music

    Cansu Gülbahar

    04.01.2021

    Art & Music

    Pop music is harder to define unlike the other genres of music. Pop music is a short version of the word 'popular.' It's a contemporary form of music that charms a wide audience. It often includes a danceable tempo, easy to remember lyrics and simple notation.

  • The Underrated Mastermind of the Alien IDM: Qebrus

    Ümit Altar BİNİCİ

    07.12.2020

    Art & Music

    Imagine, one day you come across a song that you have never heard anything similar to before. I am sure you would feel alienated from the song itself, and that is rhetorically what Qebrus possibly planned in his creation! If you are some pop music fanatic of some sort, be warned that Qebrus’ underrated unique style might sound irritating for your ears.

  • City Pop: A Brief Rewind of 70s’ Music Culture

    Ümit Altar BİNİCİ

    02.11.2020

    Art & Music

    The 1970s were crucial times for Japanese people. After stabilizing its economy in such a little time as 30 years following the mushroom cloud, Japan was under the effect of western-oriented cultures. Some completely adapted themselves to western influence, while others completely rejected it, stuck to their traditions. This very cultural clash was also occurring within the musical world.

  • Youth and Unconventional Music: An Inseparable Duo

    Boran Göher & Alp Ünal Ayhan

    07.09.2020

    Art & Music

    One of the most prominent factors making up any generational gap is the difference in music taste. A fact apparent when you analyze the music tends over the years. The dominant music genre is always different, and sometimes the dominant genre in just the previous decade is, in some ways, the distinct opposite of the ongoing decade.

  • Separating Art from the Artist

    Ece HASGÜL

    03.08.2020

    Art & Music

    After the trans erasing and transphobic tweets from J.K. Rowling users have started to declare Daniel Radcliffe and many other fictional characters as the writer of the infamous book series, Harry Potter. As the book series holds dear memories in both young and old fans’ hearts, they did not want to associate those precious feelings with someone who is clearly and openly exclusive anymore.

  • Celebrate Diversity: LGBTI+ Representation in Eurovision Song Contest

    Didem ÖZÇAKIR

    01.06.2020

    Art & Music

    Everybody loves Eurovision! Every year in may each one of us, even the ones who have never watched the contest before, definitely hear about that year’s winner. We all remember the excitement of waiting if our country would win or not.

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