Thursday, August 24, 2017

Music

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...

Unusual Vegetable Orchestra in Europe

Carrot flute, a pumpkin drum, a celery harp. It turns out that the most common vegetables can be made with musical instruments. And not only to create them, but also to play on them....

As How The Rock legend, Chris Cornell Performed The Prince’s Song In A Beautiful...

Within the span of about a year, the world lost two great musicians: Prince and more recently, Chris Cornell. Cornell recently passed away on May 17, 2017, just hours after a performance in Detroit....

Why 2017 Is The Year Of The Festival Getaway

It’s ruining your dinner dates by commandeering conversation and screwing over your holiday plans by ramping up the cost of going away. Which is why, in 2017, more and more music fans are looking...

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