Music


Singing Together Apart

Technology is often blamed for isolating us from each other. But in these times where isolation is crucial, technology can help us stay in contact.

This virtual choir is an amazing example of how 36 women sing together without actually be in the same place at the same time.

Want to know how they did it? Have a look here.


Australian Rhapsody

Hummingsong Choirs are a network of women’s a cappella choirs, with over 450 members situated currently in seven different locations in Australia.

There is strength in numbers, as the following performance demonstrates!

In this performance, they are not strictly a capella, although they vastly outnumber the string players 🙂


Building a bigger harp

By fixing 1,000-foot strings to mountain peaks, arches, the tops of skyscrapers, canyon walls or the interior of the Kennedy Center, installation artist William Close turns any architectural or natural environment into a totally unique instrument.

Also see the PBS article.


Would Bach have liked this?

I think Johannn Sebastian would have loved the fact that his music is still being enjoyed more than 250 years after his death. The ethereal sound of the glass organ lends itself very well to this timeless masterpiece.


Can you type 120 beats per minute?

The Typewriter by American composer Leroy Anderson features an actual typewriter as a percussion instrument. And why not?

Since nobody uses typewriters to type anymore, we might as well recycle them as musical instruments.

Watch for other concerts featuring rotary telephones, CRT televisions and VHS recorders…