Monday, October 23, 2017

Music

British Music Stars Break Overseas Sales Records

Sales of British music outside the UK surged 11% to a record £365m last year. The popularity of British music abroad has hit a record high as artists including Adele, David Bowie and Coldplay brought in...

Simply Three’s stunning covers

The song Wake Me Up of the Swedish musician Avicii, that became a hit on the summer of 2013, in the string performance of the band Simply Three played with new colors. Unexpectedly, even...

This Underwater Band Plays Music in Fish Tanks

AquaSonic' sounds like a siren song for sea creatures. It sounds like a lullaby composed to calm Cthulhu, but in reality, the music in AquaSonic is made for human ears. Created by Danish art group Between Music, the performance submerges...

Terrifying Instrument Designed to Play the Music of Nightmares

https://youtu.be/1lTYPvArbGo Movie composer Mark Korven wanted to craft the perfect sounds for horror movies, but the instruments he needed didn’t exist, and he was tired of using the same digital samples. To produce the original...

11-Year-Old Will Make History As Youngest Conductor Of A 75-Piece Orchestra

An 11-year-old prodigy from the United Kingdom is about to become one of the youngest conductors ever to lead a 75-piece orchestra. Matthew Smith will make his debut at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on...

Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online

More than 70,000 playbills, posters, and ephemera from the history of the Brooklyn Academy of Music — from as far back as the Civil War era — are now available through the Leon Levy BAM...
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Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

https://youtu.be/nOKL_q-Ribs In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 is one of his...

Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

How does a scientist become a principal timpanist at the Met? Jason Haaheim gets that question all the time. The 38-year-old is a former nanotechnology researcher, with a master's degree in electrical engineering. But four...

Manchester-based agency creates new music-focused campaign for Dr. Martens

As possibly the most iconic footwear brand in UK (and the makers of shoes that this writer has worn for more than two decades), you wouldn't think Dr. Martens would need too much help...

Portraits of Legendary Musicians Painted on Vinyl Records

For years, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen has created show-stopping works of vinyl art. Inventively using records as his canvas, Edlen has redefined “album art” with his painted portraits of iconic singers and beloved bands. To create each masterpiece, Edlen...

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