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
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
This animated video shows 2,000 years of London’s evolution in 7 minutes. Music: “Cities” by Maserati.