Category Archives: Music

How Beethoven’s ‘mistake’ became one of our most famous tunes

The last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony gave us ‘Ode to Joy’, one of the most famous tunes of all time. But the composer initially thought he’d made a grave mistake with it. Source: How Beethoven’s ‘mistake’ became one of … Continue reading

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Finally, a Theremin for Rats – Atlas Obscura

With the help of human musician Dan Deacon, some rats have made a film soundtrack with it. Source: Finally, a Theremin for Rats

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Building the musical muscle

Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don’t let you fully experience music yet. (There’s … Continue reading

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Here’s What It Sounds Like When You Hit A Snare Drum In A Nuclear Cooling Tower (It’s Super Cool) – Digg

Seattle band Thunderpussy recently filmed a music video in an abandoned nuclear power plant cooling tower, and producer Sylvia Massy couldn’t resist recording what a snare drum hit sounded like in the space. Source: Here’s What It Sounds Like When … Continue reading

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The Science of Dubstep | James Humberstone | TEDxOxford

The theme for TEDxOxford in 2016 was “find X”. In his talk “the Science of Dubstep”, James Humberstone proposes that if this and future generations are going to “find X”, every nation needs to revolutionise education and develop cohorts of … Continue reading

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Young, gifted and giving back

Award-winning cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, donates thousands to old secondary school. Source: Young, gifted and giving back

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The Apprehension Engine: An Instrument Designed to Play the Music of Nightmares

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 effects needed for evoking breathtaking moments of … Continue reading

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Buffalo String Works on Vimeo

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Notation Knives: Listen to Cutting Edge Music From the Renaissance | Colossal

It’s not exactly musical chairs, but this Renaissance-era cutlery can carry a tune at any table setting. Dating back to the 16th century, these extremely rare knives are engraved with musical scores complete with lyrics. On one side is a … Continue reading

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The Eight Chord Trick – Pianodao

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71327734 Looking for a creative start point for composing and improvisation? via The Eight Chord Trick — Pianodao

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