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Boil the Frog

Boil the Frog
Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he's being made into a stew and jump out of the pot. With a Boil the frog playlist you can do the same, but with music. How does it work? To create a Boil The Frog playlist, just type in the names of two artists and a playlist will be generated that takes you gradually, step by step, from the first artist to the second artist. If you are a logged-in Rdio subscriber you will hear full tracks, otherwise you will hear excerpts. Here are some examples How does it really work? To create this app, The Echo Nest artist similarity info is used to build an artist similarity graph of about 100,000 of the most popular artists. When a playlist between two artists is created, the graph is used to find the path between the two artists. Who made this? Related:  music

BBC Radio 4 - In Search of the Black Mozart, Episode 1 Sleevage » Music, Art, Design. About the Virtual Choir – Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir. It began in 2009 as a simple experiment in social media when one young woman – a fan of Eric’s music – recorded a video of herself singing “Sleep” and shared it on YouTube. Moved by the video, Eric responded by sending a call out to his online fans to purchase Polyphony’s recording, record themselves singing along to it, and upload the result. The Virtual Choir has been like a drop of water on the surface of a still lake, rippling the musical and online landscape to reach millions. The first-ever Virtual Youth Choir launched in 2014 featuring 2,292 young singers from 80 countries across the world.

A comeback for the humble cassette? - Features - Music - The Independent His nonplussed response was delightful. We were witnessing the obsolescence of technology at first hand, right there; as we explained how it worked it almost felt like we were experts on an episode of Antiques Roadshow. (Although sadly in the item in question was worth almost nothing.) Two brothers, Benny and Rafi Fine, have seen the viral potential of this kind of thing, and have recently started a series on YouTube called Kids React To Technology. While vinyl has experienced a hipster resurgence in popularity – 780,000 albums were sold last year, the highest tally since 1997 – the cassette, with its stern instructions to "spool to end of tape before playing other side", looks hilariously retro. Some people lament its passing, naturally. Nor, indeed, did the recipient. You can see why that idea might still appeal to musicians; one label called Tapeworm has been celebrating the act of listening for many years with its runs of 250 cassette-only releases.

Mozart's Dice Game BEATBOX BATTLE TV | BEATBOX BATTLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – INTERVIEW – SHOWCASE – FREESTYLE – TUTORIAL - The World Is Listening... again. International Society of Musicians for Artwhistling Performed whistling is not a new idea, but its role has been rather limited. Since the days of music hall & vaudeville, it has rarely ventured beyond imitating singing or birds, while appreciated chiefly in terms of novelty. Finally in the 1990s, a few individuals began to coalesce around a different model — one based on the music community at large and how all instruments are approached. By adapting the same attitude toward our own whistling, many have discovered much broader possibilities. This includes the repertoires of multiple instruments, of different cultures, of different centuries, new music for whistling, and different musical traditions. And, while not all of us take to the stage, some have achieved convincing results (hear samples). We also believe that this way of approaching human whistling holds significant potential for the learning, performance, teaching, and spread of art music as a whole. Definition of Artwhistling™ Our Society Our Mission is thus: Join Us

The Imitation Archive | The National Museum of Computing The sounds and ecology of 70 years of computing is the focus of a new Arts Council funded project at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC). The public will be able to listen in as the project unfolds and later in the year a series of extraordinary new musical compositions will be published. Award-winning sound artist and composer Matt Parker will start his project, The Imitation Archive, this week and he will produce a permanent sound archive of the restored and recreated working machines at the Museum. Once recorded and archived, Parker will use the audio material to create a series of interlinked musical compositions that will reflect the development of computing from the code-breaking Colossus computer up to the present day. Sneak previews of the work will be made available on the TNMOC website, and the Museum’s Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts. Matt Parker will be giving a talk on his work at TNMOC on Thursday 16 April 2015 at 7.30pm. Notes To Editors

1927 Thai Elephant Conservation Center - Art & Culture - Thai Elephant Orchestra The Thai Elephant Orchestra began with a simple question: "If elephants can make beautiful paintings, why can't they make music?" (And by the word 'music' was meant not a circus elephant playing a huge toy piano but rather serious, beautiful music worthy of the attention given to human music.) Trying to answer this question led Dave Soldier and Richard Lair to embark on designing, making and buying the massive musical instruments needed. The Orchestra's first recording was made in 1997 with five elephants at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. The Orchestra released its first music CD, Thai Elephant Orchestra, in 2001. The Orchestra holds a world record in the Guinness Book of World Records as 'The World's Largest Animal Orchestra' and been featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Newspaper stories have appeared in the New York Times, Independent, Wall Street Journal and many more. Listen to "Three Baht Opera" from Elephonic Rhapsodies. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:

Soundscapes of the Nile valley: ‘Rock music’ in the Fourth Cataract region | Cornelia Kleinitz mances in ritual and other contexts . On the onehand, the sound properties of rock art localitiesand their use in the placement of pictographs andpetroglyphs are investigated ; one the other hand,sound-making is studied that accompanies the cre-ation of rock art imagery when using subtractivetechniques, in particular pecking or pounding .The use of in situ resonant rocks as musical instru-ments is also gradually receiving more attention.Although the diffuse non-figurative percussionzones typically characterising rock gongs are stilloften overlooked, conspicuous larger and well-used specimens are increasingly recognised. . Rock gongs have been known to exist in the Sudansince the 1920s. and the Sixth Nile Cataract and morerecently from the Third Cataract region . . terra incognita until recent rescue campaigns commenced, whichcovered the Upper Nubian Nile valley at a lengthof c. 170km (Fig. 1). . . E.g. E.g. E.g. Davidson 1959. Fagg 1997, 40–41. Edwards/Osman 2000; Hashim/Bell 2000. E.g.

Iran: ‘Half Moon’ – film about women’s right to sing They jump into an orange mini bus and begin the search for a female singer who will join their company – which is not easy in a country where women are not allowed to sing in front of men. “I must say it pains me that in 2006 we were celebrating the 250-years birthday of Mozart while in my country it is still forbidden for women to sing,” said the Kurdish film director Bahman Ghobadi. His fourth film, ‘Half Moon’ (‘Niwemang’), touches on the issue of religious music restriction in Iran, and it is a film in praise of music and freedom of expression. It is also magnificently shot in the Iraqi-Kurdish landscapes. The film won the top prize (‘Best Film’) at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain in September 2006, and it won the People’s Choice Award at the International Istanbul Film Festival in April 2007, a prize which is sponsored by the Turkish newspaper Radikal and which was determined by an audience vote. The storyline Photos: By Bahman Ghobadi

Never for Ever – Kate Bush | The Benefits of Cold Coffee: A Music Review “I cannot stop to comfort them/I’m busy chasing up my demon…” Concept: Kate Bush tells madly macabre stories with a whimsical bent in between enthusing over such unrelated topics as Egyptian splendour and the music of Delius. Musically, I want to dub this thing “feminine psychedelia.” Deliciously weird. Cover Critique: Memorable. My first Kate Bush album. Babooshka is a nice way to kickstart the album – a twisted and vicious little scenario unfolds over an echoey backdrop. Delius (Song of Summer) is exceptional, one of my favorites on here. Blow Away (for Bill) is a tribute to her lighting director who’d been killed while she was on tour. Easily the catchiest song is All We Ever Look For. Egypt is another incredible work, a fusion of wild girlish romanticism and gothic choral work. About the closest thing to a joke song this album contains is The Wedding List. About the closest thing to a rock song this album contains is Violin, which actually is hilarious. See Also: I have no idea.