Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum
How Computers Know What Music You'll Like
If you've used any streaming services like Spotify you'll be familiar with their recommendation services. While some are way off there are those like Spotify's Discover Weekly that work pretty well and here's why.
Making Mad Music for Rick and Morty
If you've ever watched Rick and Morty you'll know there are some pretty out there ideas and at some point someone had to make music for those situations. That someone is composer Ryan Elder who has the task of making those strange requests a reality.
Italy is the Home of the Violin
Violins are one of the most well known of the classical music instruments but the very best of them all originate from one place. Cremona, Italy is known as the city of violins and is the place to go for quality instruments.
The Deaf Musician Helping to Visualize Sound
Deaf musician Myles de Bastion has been in love with music all his life and has found a way of sharing it with others. Myles has created the Audiolux visualization system to help other deaf people see sound.
Listening to the Same Song for a Thousand Years
Meet composer Jem Finer who has created a symphony that will play non stop for a thousand years. Needless to say you don't want to run into this piece on your iPod shuffle.
Hired Gun Rock Documentary Trailer
Hired Gun is a documentary about the world of Rock and the musical geniuses that have gone on to create iconic rock solos and more.
The Song Played at Every American Graduation
Ever wonder why the same song is played at every American college graduation? Turns out the song, Pomp & Circumstance, has its origin's in the British war for gold.
Creating Horror with The Apprehension Engine
The Apprehension Engine is a custom built instrument designed to create horror sound effects. The various elements can be used to create all manner of sinister and creepy sounds to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.
Who Knew Cows Loved Jazz?
A dairy farmer in Florida named Ed Henderson has taken his love of jazz outdoors and now shares it with his bovine brethren. What was once a backyard practice session has now turned into a regular session entertaining over 6,000 cows.
Tapping Along with the Typewriter Orchestra
Who needs traditional instruments when you have a typewriter? Meet the 6 men that make up the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and play various original and cover songs using old mechanical typewriters.
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.