November 24, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We all know that music as we know it in the 21st century originated in Africa, but what routes did it go through?
Travel experts Thomson sponsored this wonderful interactive infographic following contemporary music genres as the traveled from Africa to the US to Europe and beyond. From Swing to Disco and from Hip Hop to Trip Hop, check out the history of music.
August 29, 2011 § Leave a Comment
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July 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
Create your own record cover, but from existing ones. That what visual artist and composer Christian Marclay thought to do by mixing and matching different record covers. The result: beautiful musical and visual encounters of different genres and artists.
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May 16, 2011 § Leave a Comment
May 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
Music flows and creates worlds of intense emotions, which can take various forms. Visual music artists Abstract Birds collaborated with visual artist Quayola and created Partitura, a custom software to generate realtime graphics aimed at visualising sound. Sound is translated into visual forms, creating endless ever-evolving abstract landscapes that respond to musical structures.
Pretty amazing. Don’t you think?
April 28, 2011 § Leave a Comment
When notes are not just notes, but have a life of their own. Music Painting, created by Alice Ninni, is a beautiful animation video of the song “Lacrime de Giulietta” by Italian composer Matteo Negrin.
via Laughing Squid
April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment
Granted, these are only concepts. But still they are impressive.
First there is the Leica camera body and lens for the iPhone by Los Angeles-based consultancy Black Design Associates, LLC. It will be the accessory that will transform the iPhone to a full fledged Leica camera. With such a pedigree, hell, I might even jump on the instagram bandwagon.
Then there is the iPhone turntable by designer Olivier Meynard. Not only does it play vinyl records, but it also adds them to your charging iPhone as mp3s. Pretty amazing, huh?
Product design that gives true meaning to the retro-futuristic trend.
April 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
April 14, 2011 § 3 Comments
We know what Zarathustra has said, but what did he sing? So hear the ten following songs which allude to Friedrich Nietzsche:
- “So God is dead, like Nietzsche said/Only 16 years of age he said” 1985, Manic Street Preachers
- “He did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich/They threw him in a hole one time for tryin’ to stop a strike”, Joey, Bob Dylan
- “I want a god that stays dead, not plays dead/ I, even I, can play dead” Nietzsche, The Dandy Warhols
- “Oh mother of pearl/Lustrous lady of a sacred world/Thus even Zarathustra/Another-time-loser/ Could believe in you” Mother of Pearl, Roxy Music
- “The insects point toward with numbers on their collars/ I ‘m dancing with a sandwich that cost 11 dollars/ That’s Nietzsche’s way of telling you/ That’s Nietzsche’s way of setting you down” Nietzsche’s Way, Robyn Hitchcock
- “Written in pain, written in awe/ By a puzzled man who questioned what we were here for” Oh You Pretty Things, David Bowie
- “In 2001 a Life Code/ It pays to talk to no one/ Proliferating across the earth/ Also Sprach Zarathustra/ Faction Europa/ Free Range!” Free Range, The Fall
- “I wasn’t honest, I tried to philosophise/ Only too late did I see that I wore Nietzche’s eyes” Nietzsche’s eyes, Paula Cole
- “Your god is dead an no one cares/ If there is a hell I ‘ll see you there” Heresy, Nine Ich Nails
- “There’s nothin’ Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya ’bout the raising of the wrist/ Socrates himself was permanently pissed” Bruce Philosophers Song, Monty Python
Taken from the UNCUT Book of Revelations 2
April 11, 2011 § Leave a Comment
April 10, 2011 § 4 Comments
These renditions of music albums as books have been going around the web lately:
Which reminded me of these by Little Pixel:
Which in turn reminded me of these posters by Hunting Bears:
This idea just never grows old.
April 8, 2011 § 9 Comments
If this is not a brilliant example of visual poetry, what will ever be?
“Yellow Star” a poem by Kate Ruse
Music: “Interval One” from “The Quiet Lamb” by Her Name is Calla, 2010
Spoken by Kate Ruse
via Society 6