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Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination

Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination
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The ZRI Project | ZRI Music The ZRI project The Red Hedgehog Tavern, Zum Roten Igel, ZRI was the pub where Brahms drank and smoked, and would have heard the gypsies play. We used the name to represent our aim of learning more about the music we love by re-imagining the place it came from. Although, for the minute, ZRI are concentrating on Brahms, we will apply the ZRI principle to other composers in the future. A typical atypical audience If you have a friend or a partner, who you wish would share your enthusiasm for classical music, a ZRI concert could be the gig you’ve been waiting for. If you’ve been put off classical music by the staid context in which it’s often performed, then ZRI might be the gig you’ve been waiting for. If you’re already an aficionado of classical music, a working musicologist, or a wandering Bohemian gypsy, then ZRI is almost certainly the gig you’ve been waiting for. Wherever you’re coming from, we’d love to see you. Book ZRI

Other Arts & Music Closed Captioning National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Alan Taylor National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula.

Shuffler.fm Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry: Home Page The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Title Index | Subject Index | Series Index | Name Index | Recordings Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry is a selection of more than 400 items from the Emile Berliner Papers and 118 Berliner sound recordings from the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. Special Presentation: Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone American Memory | Search All Collections | Collection Finder | Teachers 30-Apr-02

Still life: Bent objects & OWNI.eu, News, Augmented UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on Owni.eu

100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will conclude next week. You might also like: exfm – See what’s trending. There’s more to this article! Healing Music |Surgery Music | Lullabies l Mozart Effect- Dr. Alice Cash Rotational illusion Rotating illusion "Rotating snakes" Circular snakes appear to rotate 'spontaneously'. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 (September 2, 2003) Explanation (PDF file) "Candies" The two concentric arrays of "candies" appear to rotate in the different directions when we approach or move away from the figure while fixating at the center. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2002(c)Akiyoshi Kitaoka "Trick eyes" Tokyo: KANZEN 2002 "Umbrellas" The circles in front appear to rotate counterclockwise. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 "Co-op" Circles appear to rotate. "Caprice rotation" The left and right half circles appear to rotate sometimes. "Boats" The ring of boats appears to rotate slowly. "Rotating checks" Illusory radial lines appear to rotate. "Absorption" The surround appears to move to the center. "Cogwheels" The outer ring appears to rotate clockwise while the inner one counterclockwise. "Stealthy rotation" The circle appears to rotate counterclockwise when seen in peripheral vision. "A waterwheel" "Sheep" "Allergen" Circles appear to rotate.

The Four Freshmen - Angel Eyes Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Kill Time With Style Modern Web-building technologies allow designers to realize their most daring and creative ideas. Enhanced interactivity and a remarkable visual appearance can be achieved by means of such tools as Flash, JavaScript and Papervision3D, to name just a few. These strengths usually impress and entertain visitors and thus are often used for conceptual artistic presentations and promotional campaigns. In this post, you’ll find a collection of amusing websites that, by combining unconventional (and sometimes bizarre) ideas and clever JavaScript and Flash effects, will entice you to play on them for an embarrassing long time. Bizarre and Beautiful Websites Link Record Tripping1 Record Tripping is a nifty experimental game by Bell Brothers. Sound of Hamburg3 Here is one of the most creative and unconventional Flash websites we’ve seen lately. Echogenesis5 Echogenesis is another interactive brainchild of Bell Brothers. Bubole19 Bubole will definitely make you smile. Why Do You Stay Up So Late? (al)

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