Now with great ease, and slow,
The thumb, the finger, the strong
Delicate hand plucks the long
String it was born to know.
A moving song from Everest’s album “Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford.”
This video shows a sample of Irish musical instruments from the Bronze Age to the early Medieval period.
If you process things more visually than you do aurally, watch this video, a visualization of the piece by mathematical image-maker Jos Leys. You can follow the score, note for … Continue reading
In this short elegant montage, the filmmaker Kogonada demonstrates how the technique of “centering” a shot is, well, central to the technique of Wes Anderson.
Video: “Planetary Bands, Warming World,” a composition for string quartet demonstrating global climate change
Daniel Crawford, an undergrad at the University of Minnesota, has produced in collaboration with geography professor Scott St. George, a composition for string quartet using a method called “data sonification,” … Continue reading
Here is an interpretation of a song, titled “A Hurrian Cult Song from Ancient Ugarit,” performed on a lyre, an instrument probably close to what the song’s first audiences heard. … Continue reading
Haoma is the Avestan name of a plant and its divinity, both of which play a role in Zoroastrian doctrine and in later Persian culture and mythology. Directed by Matthieu Deltour, … Continue reading
This animated video shows 2,000 years of London’s evolution in 7 minutes. Music: “Cities” by Maserati.
Google’s new web site, Inside Abbey Road, lets viewers walk inside Abbey Road Studios, check out the famous recording studio (home to most of the Beatles’ songs, birthplace of Dark … Continue reading
Set to Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, here’s a montage of 50 beautiful paintings. Sit back and enjoy! Auguste Renoir — Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881