Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2015

Birds playing guitar...

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the montreal museum of fine arts.


in english:

in french:

All you need to know about the Drum Language of the Congo

The Lokele people of the Congo use two-tone log drums to communicate phrases in their language.  They can accomplish this because their language is tonal.  That is, each syllable in a word has a high or low tone.  The tonal patterns that result in their speech are the same tonal patterns that they drum.  By communicating in this way, they create drum language in which their vocabulary is always understood in the context of phrases.  Listen to Phil explain how this works by pressing the Play button below.

Visit the page of Phil Tulga:

Spooky Space 'Sounds': real sounds from the NASA

Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear. In time for Halloween, we've put together a compilation of elusive "sounds" of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.

Hear the sound on the nasa Website: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/features/halloween_sounds.html

They also have a soundcloud:

Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015

Giant Wooden Xylophone Playing Bach

Have you ever seen a giant wooden xylophone in the forest? Just kidding, of course you haven’t! Well until now that is…. The Japanese adverting agency known as Drill Inc. built a giant wooden xylophone that’s roughly a mile long in the middle of a forest. Each wooden key is made up individual notes, and when a wooden ball starts rolling down it, it plays Bach’s famous Cantata 147. And yeah… they did all of this for a cell phone commercial.

thanks to https://www.facebook.com/adelphoimusic for the link.


Montag, 29. Juni 2015

Original songs with less success than the cover II

Check these original songs of famous covers.

 The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon (1970)

Jason Crest - Waterloo Road (1968)

 The Arrows - I Love Rock N Roll (1975)

 Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep last Night (1944-48)*

 Goria Jones - Tainted Love (1964)

 Neil Diamond - Red red wine (1968)


Mittwoch, 22. April 2015

Sextape: Hours and hours of awesome music from '70s porn films

Listen to houuuuurs of awesome music from '70s porn films compiles by Drixxxé on Mixcloud

Sextape by Drixxxé on Mixcloud

Thank you Tara McGinley for this post!

Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Help science by testing your music recognition... Online Music Quiz

Help science by testing your music recognition...

Everyone knows a hook when they hear one, but scientists don't know why.
By playing the #HookedOnMusic game you are exploring the science of songs and helping scientists unlock what makes music catchy.

And have fun with this music quiz :-)


Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

I found this interesting article about music & perception written by Michaeleen Doucleff:

Try listening to the Star Wars' Cantina Band song without smiling, or to the Psycho soundtrack without feeling a little tense.

But what if you had never heard Western music before. Would these songs still make you feel the same way?

Scientists at McGill University and the University of Montreal got the rare opportunity to answer that question. Their findings, published Wednesday in Frontiers in Psychology, suggest that music isn't always a universal language.


Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2015

Worst Album Covers Ever

I found this slideshow on spiegel online about the worst album covers ever... I'm not always agree with it, but some of them are really ugly. It's worth to take a look at it! enjoy!


Samstag, 3. Januar 2015

Early Speech Synthesizer (1939)

Considered the first electrical speech synthesizer, VODER (Voice Operation DEmonstratoR) was developed by Homer Dudley at Bell Labs and demonstrated at both the 1939 New York World's Fair and the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Difficult to use and difficult to operate, VODER nonetheless paved the way for future machine-generated speech.

Robot voice from 1940

A long time before Daft Punk and Kraftwerk: The sonovox from the movie "You'll Find Out", in year 1940.

Amazing device that gives voice to musical instruments. The Sonovox consists of one or two louspeakers placed on the throat that play the source sound. The performer whispers the words while the speakers stand in for the voice box. Used for the talking train in Disney's Dumbo, uncountable radio promos, a tube-in-the-mouth version "Talk Box" was used by Frampton to make his guitar sing, and all-electronic "Vocoder" versions are still used in current pop music.