The chromatophores in a squid stimulated by Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Membrane.
More info here
Artist Jeremy LeClair, of Various Artists Records, had these beautiful glass resonating phonograph horns made for him by glass artist Joe Forestall and now he can acoustically play to two different parts of a record at the same time!
David Byrne’s talk at TED 2010 exploring how context has influenced and continues to influence the development of music.
For more try his book How Music Works
Mafoombey is a cardboard space for listening to music designed by Martti Kalliala & Esa Ruskeepää.
“The structure consists of 720 hand-cut pieces of cardboard sliced horizontally, then stacked on top of each other with no adhesive. It was designed using 3D modelling and scale models with the help of architect friend Martin Lukasczyk. The space includes a sitting area for two to three people and a DVD player to play music. Energy-saving lights and surround-sound speakers are built into the 360-layered structure, with one central wire leading out to plug in for electricity.
The cardboard was donated to the students from Finnish paper manufacturer Stora Enso, in whose factory the students cut the pieces with a controlled knife cutter one-by-one. The design won the competition and was built, becoming the first built project for the 26-year old architects.”
More info and pictures here
The Nerve – Music and the Human Experience is a six part radio series. The first episode, which dealt with how we perceive music, was played as the lyric feature last Saturday evening.
All of the episodes except the fifth be listened to here (not sure why the fifth isn’t available).
The titles of the episodes are below.
Episode 1: Wired for Sound (Music & the Brain)
Episode 2: In the Key of DNA (Music & Evolution)
Episode 3: The Pipe, the Drum and the Thunder Run (Music & War)
Episode 4: Enchanted, Entranced (Music & Spirituality)
Episode 5: myTunes (Music & Identity)
Episode 6: Sentimental Journey (Music & Emotion)
Peter Aidu plays Steve Reich’s “Piano Phase” (scored for two pianos) with his left hand on one instrument and the right hand on the second.