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Viral Sheet Music: The Creative Notation of John Stump and others « Creative mutations… and squinting drunky?i 10 Votes Faerie’s Aire and Death Waltz. The most viral sheet music in existence. Which may or may not be true.
In a recent Search Engine podcast, host Jesse Brown wondered about music’s ongoing centrality to the debate over file-sharing and freedom. After all, the music industry has all but abandoned lawsuits against fans, and services from Last.fm to the Amazon MP3 store present a robust set of legit ways of hearing and acquiring music. The labels have even abandoned DRM. So why is the music industry the enduring bogeyman of Internet policy fights?
To identify structural patterns of musical discourse we first need to build a ‘vocabulary’ of musical elements ( Fig. 1 ). To do so, we encode the dataset descriptions by a discretization of their values, yielding what we call music codewords 20 (see Supplementary Information, SI ). In the case of pitch, the descriptions of each song are additionally transposed to an equivalent main tonality, such that all of them are automatically considered within the same tonal context or key.
In your new book, How Music Works , you begin by asserting that context is an overlooked element in creativity… Context is much more important and ubiquitous than I'd realised. Forces that you might think are utterly unrelated to creativity can have a big impact. Technology obviously, but environment too.
This is a very entertaining piece, despite its forbidding title. I heard it live for the first time just last week, because the Australian String Quartet is currently on a national tour playing this piece. Louis Andriessen – that fascinating political composer to whom so many young composers, many from outside of his native Holland, flocked for lessons – wrote this piece in 1990-1 for the great Kronos Quartet. The piece successfully does something quite difficult – make string instruments play fast jazz (bebop in this case).
See a video of Tom Pang performing live in Shanghai here . Tom Pang, or Pang Zhi Peng, is a 28-year-old, shaggy-haired ethnic Mongolian. He grew up playing classical violin, but then (to the dismay of his father who wanted his son to play in an orchestra) he fell in love with bluegrass.
Shanthi explores her yard at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., in 2010. The 36-year-old Asian elephant loves blowing into a harmonica. Mehgan Murphy / Smithsonian Institution When one of the residents of the National Zoo in Washington recently revealed her love of music to zookeepers there, some ears perked up. Shanthi, a 36-year-old Asian elephant loves playing (with) her harmonica.
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Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall: one of the world's greatest stages. Jeff Goldberg / Esto / courtesy of Carnegie Hall We all know the punchline to the old joke , right? Even people who wouldn't know Yo-Yo Ma from Yanni know Carnegie Hall is where the world's greats play. So how do unknown students and amateurs get to perform at one of the world's most celebrated venues? Carnegie Hall is without doubt one of the most prestigious facilities in the world.
Humanity became great for two reasons: our ability to create beauty through art, and our urge to build increasingly huge, terrifying gadgets. It only makes sense that these two impulses would converge in amazing, if largely useless, ways. That's how we wind up with huge and insane musical instruments like ... #6. Uberorgan
The hourglass shape or "Double Box" gives the Cedar Creek what we like to call "stereo sound". The high and low tone chambers are separated by the narrow waist producing more volume and a balanced treble/bass sound, while the deep box preserves a pleasing mellow tone. The top (or soundboard) is solid wood in your choice of Sassafras, Mahogany or Red Gum. The back is birch laminate with solid soft maple sides and a solid walnut head, tail and fretboard. Features: 4 strings, geared tuners, nickel silver frets, clear semi-gloss finish, 2 1/2 octaves 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets. Dimensions are 35 1/2" long, 6 1/4" wide upper chamber, 7 1/4" wide lower chamber, 2 1/4" sound box depth, 2 3/4" depth including the fretboard.
Besides writing and playing songs I just love improvising. When I practice improvising I always first pour myself a cup of green tea, I put on some folk music (e.g. Ray La Montagne, Damien Rice, Stephen Fretwell, Glen Hansard, Sheryl Crow, etc.) on Last.fm or Spotify.com and then I start to improvise over these songs. I get totally caught up in the moment and let my fingers carry me away. Other times I practice melodic patterns, triads, arpeggios, licks, everything that will spice up my improvisation skills.
Say what you will about the Sun King, the guy could dance. At least that’s what historians tell us. And what King Louis XIV danced to was Baroque music. The royal orchestra that performed for the French court at Versailles included 24 violins — five different varieties of them. Patrick Cohen-Akenine, an orchestra leader and violinist, said the sound of those violins must have been incredible. “There’s a chemistry among the strings, a strength,” he said.
Liz Else, associate opinion editor (Image: Dan Wilton/RedBulletin) Neil Harbisson can only see shades of grey.
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