There are few things I enjoy more than hearing music played in a different way, especially when it’s hip hop music being played by an entire orchestra. It’s like the musical equivalent of getting a new haircut, you still recognize yourself but you’re just different enough that you come in with a completely brand new…
This is great. Ben Morfitt cleverly and hilariously recorded a video of himself playing every instrument of a 70-person orchestra at the same time. It looks like he’s conducting an entire orchestra of musicians but it’s really an expertly edited cut of 70 versions of himself playing all at once.
Pain. Tears. Hurt. Agony. Numbness. Burning hell. When an entire orchestra decides to make the questionable life decision to all eat the world's hottest chili peppers at the same time and then perform a song, all of that and more happens to them. For us watching though? It's just funny as hell.
Last week, at a former bodega in Alphabet City, food designer Emilie Baltz and smart object designer Carla Diana conducted the second performance of their "Lickestra"—a "musical licking performance" involving conductive ice cream cones, four volunteers, and a pre-recorded soundtrack of peculiar tones and baselines…
Take a peak at the screen behind this small "Heart Chamber Orchestra." Those visuals are generated by a series of electrocardiograms and wires attached to the musicians. Their heartbeats create the visuals, which become increasingly powerful as the piece unfolds.
The Heart Chamber Orchestra is a stirring audiovisual project, involving an orchestra that generates its own musical score (and accompanying visuals) in realtime. The catch? The source of the music is the heartbeats of the orchestra's own members.
For $27, you can pre-order a mini orchestra in a CD case. Unlike a normal CD, where you pop it into a player, you just plug your headphones into the case and listen. Albeit, try to "listen."
The Street Orchestra iPhone app is like a simple version of Rock Band that lets you play classical music with up to 200,000 synched iPhones. Simple, classy, and free.
Here's an oldie but goodie to start your morning. Seems that with a little bit of time, a duffel bag's worth of gadgets, and a Belkin headphone splitter, one could create a satisfying little hook.
The Absolut Quartet is an impressive electromechanical sculpture, which was put together by Dan Paluska and Jeff Lieberman. Using ping-pong ball cannons to play a marimba, robot fingers to tinker wine glasses and a central computer to control, well, the whole lot, the two creative minds have created the first—to our…