Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum
The Unique Sound of Funny from the 90's
Meet Fred Newman, known for his sound effects and voice overs in the Nickelodeon's classic "Doug". Fred has also lent his wide range of silly sounds to the likes of "Gremlins" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".
Incredible Subway Singers Sing Opera
The subways of New York City had a cultural upgrade with the introduction of opera singers performing to crowds underground. Watch as the group called the Opera Collective take their talents subterranean.
Playing The Beatles with Rocks
We all know about rock music but this instrument uses actual rocks to play music. Watch and listen as The Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" in played with real rocks.
Beautifully Restored Violin Playing Machine
I'm sure you've all seen a piano that plays itself but what about a a machine playing a violin? This beautifully restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina is an absolute masterpiece.
Crazy Band Plays While Dangling from a Crane
Watch as this band in São Paulo, Brazil plays while suspended in the air by a crane. The band of 20, complete with instruments, all dangle while playing without missing a beat.
Magical Wind Instruments from Peru
Check out these incredible wind instruments from Peru that are designed to work by letting water pass between internal chambers. As the water and air pass they create beautiful magical sounds matching the creatures on the instrument.
3 Story Tall Lightning Memorial to David Bowie
Brixton, the birth place of David Bowie, in the south of London wants to build a permanent memorial to the music legend. The design would be a 3 story tall lightning bolt based on his 1973 album Aladdin Sane.
Turning Trash Into Musical Instruments
Meet artist Ken Butler from Brooklyn who has built over 400 musical instruments. But these aren't just any instruments, they were all made from trash he found in New York City from hockey sticks and tennis rackets to brooms and golf clubs.
The Ancient Instrument Reviving Classic Rock
Who would have thought the world of classic rock would be revived by an ancient instrument called a Gayageum. Based in Seoul, South Korea this young musician has been recreating classic rock songs for her YouTube followers and she's only just getting started.
Playing Music on Ice Instruments
Meet Tim Linhart, an ice sculptor from Colorado who has created incredible frozen instruments that are playable. Tim is also the founder of Ice Music based in Sweden.
Recorded Music History by the Grammy's
The Grammy's are awarded every year to the best in the music biz with an iconic statue in the shape of a gramophone. Take a look back at how the gramophone became the symbol of the recording industry.
Classical Music Masters Unite for the Perfect Mix
Watch and listen to what happens when you take famous classical musical pieces from various well known classical artists and mash them up. While we might be used to it with today's music the classical mix fits beautifully together.
How the Hip-Hop Air Horn was Born
If you've listened to any Hip-Hop over the past few years you'll probably hear an air horn. Meet the man who brought the sound from reggae and Jamaican dancehall music and introduced it to the world of Hip-Hop.
How Seinfeld's Iconic Theme Song was Born
Seinfeld is one of the greatest TV shows ever and it's iconic theme song is a classic. But how did it come about and who created the iconic tune?
The Classic Music Chord for Christmas Songs
When it comes to Christmas songs there is a common thread you'll find between all all of them and it's a chord. This Christmas chord can be found in song as far back as Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You"