A Breathing Earth - CometBird Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team, I downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth ("Blue Marble Next Generation") at each month of the year. I wrapped them into some fun projections then stitched them together into a couple animated gifs... Don't click this small version or this tiny version. Click here to see the irrationally large version (8.9 MB). Don't waste your time with this boring small version or this lame tiny version. I of course had some expectation of what I would see as a result of animating these frames. Why? Of course there are the global characteristics of climate and the nature of land to heat and cool more rapidly than water. But, overall, to me it looks like breathing.
The World’s First Eyewitness? | Doug's Darkworld I’ve written about the first photograph of a human being, here is another old photograph that has historical significance in an obscure way. The fine gentleman above is Conrad Heyer, this picture was taken circa 1852. He was approximately 103 when photographed, having been born in 1749. Conrad’s life sounds sounds like an historical footnote for sure, but this is not a Revolutionary War post, and isn’t what I find of interest in this particular photograph. What was the world like during Conrad’s youth? The world population was under eight hundred million in 1749, most of these in Asia and Europe. Though safe from Indian attack, the 1750s was not a safe decade in Maine, bordering as it did on a hostile French Canada. In nearby Maine these events would certainly have been news, but one must remember that in this era news took weeks to travel. Old Conrad lived through it all. Conrad Heyer saw the American Revolution and George Washington with his own eyes, captured forever above.
Phoenician music interpreted from cuneiform tablets that contain the Hymn to the Moon Goddess Nikhal Ancient Music Reaching back into ancient history, it is clear that music and musical instruments played a major part of all civilizations. The earliest known scrap of musical notation -- a hymn to the moon goddess Nikkal -- is discussed later in this essay. What is evident today is the fact that early civilizations bequeathed explorations of theory, systems of tunings, instruments, a range of appropriate occasions for music and an emphasis on specialization and technique. In Greek mythology, Apollo was supposed to have played a "civilized" string instrument. The earliest surviving "new music manifesto" was written in 420 B.C. by Timotheus of Miletus: "I do not sing the old songs: the new ones are the winners, and a young Zeus is king today." In Biblical records musical instrument are referred to on various occasions and circumstances. Also, the Book of Psalms contains musical notations which, though not understood today, were used to chant the Psalms. Phoenician Music Phoenician Art
Keyboard Cathy - "LIVE AT THE SIDEWALK CAFE" NOW OUT ON CDBABY & iTUNES - Bio It’s funny how a single movie can inspire us to pursue our dreams. “Keyboard Cathy” Wiegand wandered into the 2005 film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and walked out not itching to travel through space, but humming “So Long & Thanks for All the Fish,” the whimsical end credits song by Irish singer Neil Hannon—who just so happens to be the frontman of one of her favorite groups, The Divine Comedy. The versatile singer/songwriter had performed at live benefits for years and had amassed a large catalog of instrumentals in her Roland E-600, but that fish song—and her lifelong love of sushi—led “Keyboard Cathy” to dust off her dreams and record her clever, quirky, sublimely melodic debut indie album Inspiration in 2006. Her irresistible new seven song EP Sushi Lover features “So Long & Thanks For All The Fish” (in case you missed it the first time!) She grew up singing in high school and community theatre musicals, so there’s a certain theatricality to it.
main Why not develop music in ways unknown? This only makes sense. I cannot understand the difference between my notes on paper and other notes on paper. If beauty is present, it is present. Emily Howell is a computer program created by David Cope during the 1990s. Dr Cope My name is Jenna Mattox, and I am a freshman at Nazareth College of Rochester. From Darkness, Light (Opus 1): Two Pianos 20:57. Intuit® | Website Building Software & Website Design Home | Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project Emily Howell Emily Howell is a computer program created by UC Santa Cruz professor of music David Cope during the 1990s. Emily Howell consists of an interactive interface that allows both musical and language communication. By encouraging and discouraging the program, Cope attempts to “teach” it to compose music more to his liking. The program uses only the output of a previous composing program called Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI) as a source database for its musical choices. Emily Howell’s first album was released in February 2010 by Centaur Records (CRC 3023). References Jump up ^ David Cope (1987), "Experiments in Music Intelligence."