Tag Archives: music

visual musical experience

Two fantastic videos that visualize the sound of a musical piece with motion graphics. The first, an intricate creation by Carlo Vega set to ‘Gray Keys’ by Chilly Gonzales. The second, an animation by Adrien M / Claire B that puts a creative spin on a familiar meme.

the sound of years

This record player plays slices of wood, translating year ring data into music.

A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.

by Bartholomäus Traubeck

agnes obel

I have enjoyed the music of Agnes Obel for some time, but news of her fall concert in the Netherlands has me listening again.

Weekend Links #29

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Listening to Bon Iver’s new album. A thousand times over.
2. Getting a peek at Kinfolk Magazine, a concept of community near to my heart, featuring many great artists (pictured above)
3. Watching a disturbing Frontline report on for-profit schools and the ‘fast foodization of education in America”
4. Appreciating, yet again, the work of German photographer Michael Wolf
5. Watching this beautiful time lapse of the Greenland landscape (pictured below)
6. Saving this recipe for cold-brew coffee for when it’s a few degrees warmer

Weekend Links #27

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Reading the bits of wisdom gathered in The Good Advice Project by designer Jacob Lysgaard and photographer Hanne Hvattum (pictured above, via The Post Family)
2. Partaking in the combination of a song, lyrics, a photograph, and musings on Icarus & Occident (pictured below Leo Berne‘s photo paired with Bon Iver’s Calgary, via show&tell)
3. Viewing the 0 to 100 project app, a study of life and aging through the portraits of 101 people (via heodeza)
4. Listening to Death Cab for Cutie’s new album Code and Keys on NPR’s first listen

Weekend Links #25

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Listening to the collaborative album by Thao and Mirah over and over again, streaming on NPR until the 26th (pictured above)
2. Reading through the New York Times’ take on Amsterdam, a good start for 36 hours
3. Reading Nicholas Kristof’s article Three Cups of Tea, Spilled
4. Skyping with my little dog. Isn’t she cute all wrapped up in a blanket?

Weekend Links #17

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Seeing the winners of the annual World Press Photo contest http://bit.ly/gYoXnh
2. Listening to an NPR interview with Over the Rhine (pictured above), a band whose music brings back memories of a Boston winter and a corner room
3. Tasting Afghan food for the first time at Mantoe
4. Watching the Chinese New Year celebrations in this short video (via wearethedigitalkids)
5. Browsing the collection at La Rosa Curiosa, a little vintage clothing store that is quickly becoming a favorite in Amsterdam (pictured below, image via bheart)
6. Watching this video of the celebrations in Egypt