01.06.16 by Staff

Animated Characters Play Piano with Their Footsteps

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“Andante” by MIT’s Tangible Media Group is an exploration in musical motion, intended to visualize the bodily experience and natural rhythms of music. While this project is no doubt highly sophisticated, there’s something super charming about simply watching these little animated characters play the piano as they walk! Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!

22.12.15 by Staff

Super Chill MIDI Versions of Mozart

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Quirky arrangement of original compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by electronic musician Noah Wall. Stream it for free below!

(Illustration by Kim Smith)

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09.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Woodkid “Volcano” (Live Performance)

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Epic live performance of “Volcano” by the always incredible, Woodkid. Recorded at Zenith de Paris and directed by Katya Mokolo. Woodkid has also (finally) recorded a studio version of the instrumental track, which is currently available for free download on his website! Full video and link below!

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22.10.15 by Staff

Chill Song of the Day: Your Gay Thoughts “Among The Lull”

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Great track by Slovenian, post-pop band, Your Gay Thoughts. “Among the Lull” is the first single off their album, The Watercolors (out on King Deluxe January, 2016). Check it out below!

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19.10.15 by Staff

Unique Collaboration for Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

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Jonny Greenwood composed original music for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), and Inherent Vice (2014). However, Anderson’s latest takes their collaboration a step further. Junun marks Anderson’s first foray into documentary filmmaking as he follows Greenwood to northwest India where he records an album of the same name. Watch, or even just listen to, the trailer below!

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17.07.15 by Staff

Arcade Fire Announces Feature-Length Film

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Arcade Fire is releasing a full-length feature film on the making of their album, Reflektor, on September 24th. The Reflektor Tapes is directed by Kahlil Joseph, whose previous work with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus garnered critical acclaim. The film will feature footage from Arcade Fire’s tour, impromptu gigs, trips, and recording sessions. Watch the trailer and a portion of the film below!

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13.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Crazy Music Video Filmed with 16,000 Volts of Electricity and Special Suits

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To make a music video like the one Shahir Daud made for Nigel Standford’s “Cymatics” is no big deal; all you need is a giant tesla coil and some faraday suits so you don’t get electrocuted to death by 16,000 volts of electricity.

All the effects you see in this video are practical effects, no CGI. Watch the video below as well as several behind the scenes videos.

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19.09.14 by Jeff

James Murphy and IBM Turn Data from US Open Tennis Matches into Live Streaming Music

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I love this idea so much. Recently James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) teamed up with IBM to create nearly 400 hours of live streaming music by interpreting data from US Open tennis matches. I love that you can imagine all the action in the match by listening to the music.

Watch the video, which explains a bit of the process, and then check out the music in the embedded playlists below. I’ve included James Murphy’s remixes of the entire US Open in one playlist, and then all the generative music from matches in the other playlists.

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