Sound Affects

Music provides the soundtrack all of our lives - it's in our cars, on our mobile phones, in the shops and restaurants we visit, and only a click away on our computers. As more and more of our time is spent communicating virtually, Cerys Matthews explores the power of music to bring us together.

In a world where just about every piece of recorded music is available to us instantly, people are now searching out live experiences and unique events to share. Cerys hears from DJ Pete Tong and Mixmag editor Nick De Cosemo about how the advent of digital downloads has revolutionised the live club scene.

Despite the economic climate, new clubs are opening around the country and one enjoying huge popularity is Deaf Rave, playing bass-heavy and rhythmic tracks that the clubbers feel when they dance.

What if the music stopped? KLF's Bill Drummond explains why he founded No Music Day. Now in its fifth year, it will be observed on 21st November this year by Linz, a city in Austria which will ban all music for 24 hours!

And we go back to the basics of parent/child bonding when music, not speech, is the primary form of communication. Cerys hears more from Jo Jingles founder Gill Thomas and Andrew Davenport, the co-creator, writer and composer of In The Night Garden, the award-winning CBeebies programme for pre-school children.

Other contributors include composer Craig Armstrong and Dr Alexandra Lamont, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University.

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Music provides the soundtrack all of our lives - it's in our cars, on our mobile phones, in the shops and restaurants we visit, and only a click away on our computers. As more and more of our time is spent communicating virtually, Cerys Matthews explores the power of music to bring us together.

In a world where just about every piece of recorded music is available to us instantly, people are now searching out live experiences and unique events to share. Cerys hears from DJ Pete Tong and Mixmag editor Nick De Cosemo about how the advent of digital downloads has revolutionised the live club scene.

Despite the economic climate, new clubs are opening around the country and one enjoying huge popularity is Deaf Rave, playing bass-heavy and rhythmic tracks that the clubbers feel when they dance.

What if the music stopped? KLF's Bill Drummond explains why he founded No Music Day. Now in its fifth year, it will be observed on 21st November this year by Linz, a city in Austria which will ban all music for 24 hours!

And we go back to the basics of parent/child bonding when music, not speech, is the primary form of communication. Cerys hears more from Jo Jingles founder Gill Thomas and Andrew Davenport, the co-creator, writer and composer of In The Night Garden, the award-winning CBeebies programme for pre-school children.

Other contributors include composer Craig Armstrong and Dr Alexandra Lamont, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University.