Tag Archives: Music

Musical Graphs and Charts

Here is a selection of graphs and charts that cracked me up. Hope you enjoy them. Many more can be found here.

Barrie

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Bringing people together.

This artist, Luke Jerram, is placing pianos on city streets and spaces around the world.

As it says on his website, which you should visit btw:

“Located in skate parks, industrial estates, laundrettes, precincts, bus shelters and train stations, outside pubs and football grounds, the pianos are for any member of the public to enjoy and claim ownership of. Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. The pianos act as sculptural, musical, blank canvas’s that become a reflection of the communities they are embedded into. Many pianos are personalised and decorated.

Questioning the ownership and rules of public space ‘Play Me I’m Yours’ is a provocation, inviting the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.”

I happen to think that there’s more this, in that I expect that some people will be surprised at finding out another person’s hidden talents. I also think that if you look at the photos, people are coming together and possibly singing along whilst someone plays. I love the way things like this bring communities and people together; it just demonstrates that people do want to have community and that life gets in the way sometimes. Such a simple and original idea.

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Beautiful and Captivating Video

This is a wonderful video, and hard to believe it is computer generated. The image is a cross between paint in water and an audio visualiser. The song is nice but I think the video is just great.

Olafu Arnalds

Enjoy it here.

Another flowchart.

A little while ago, I posted this. In response to it, Lisa asked for more flowcharts for songs. So, here’s another:

Hey Jude

Found this here, via stumbleupon.

Total Eclipse of the Heart.

I’ve found two web-links recently that ,both relate to the Bonnie Tyler classic. Firstly – a flowchart to help us sing along when we hear it on the radio:

TEotH

And secondly, this great clip that changes the lyrics so that they literaly represent the video that was released with the song. I love it. Check it here and chuckle heartily.

Hello to all the new people who have been checking out NNE recently. Please leave a comment and say hello!

Barrie

Wonderful shadow puppetry

Watch this video and feel yourself melt like a lolly in a microwave.

Found via Stumbleupon.

Dwarfed Punk

Punk

Sorry, it’s been a little while. I’m doing essays for my foundation degree and it’s taken my full attention…

I love this, setting video from SnowWhite to Daft Punk. It just works, the clips are perfectly synced.

Hope you are all good and I’ll be back properly in about a week.

Take care, Barrie

Unbelievably good a cappella mash-up!

Acapella

Wow. All the guys in this picture are actually the same man – Sam Tsui. This video is a tribute to the late, great Michael Jackson. Far from being a tacky, naff attempt, this is really amazing and if you’ve had a go at a cappella, you know that it’s not easy to really make it sound good. Obviously, this guy’s vocal is layered but the arrangement and execution are just spot-on.

It looks like this guy’s done loads more, so I’m off to check them out. Once again, top job stumbleupon!

Birdsong

This is a clip demonstrating how a composer took an image of birds on electrical wires which reminded him of a musical stave, and played the notes they coincide with. The melody produced is stunning.

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If you like this, also check out how you can get music from a tree if you haven’t seen it already.

Barrie

Clap Hands!

As soon as I saw this video of Beck it reminded me of a holiday I had with a ton of families and mates from my church. We went to Dartmoor and while the mums and little kids stayed in semi-luxury, the men and older kids/teenagers stayed in a freezing cold stone house with no heating, electricity, water, or even mattresses on the beds!

One evening, we were sat around a long table just having eaten and we only had torches and candles for light. I don’t really remember how it happened but we ended up like the guys round this table, banging cutlery, plates, hands, the table – whatever, and someone was playing the guitar I think. It was brilliant. We weren’t a patch on these guys but it was just cool to be making a rhythm together led by the two resident drummers, Josh K and Charlie ‘The Div’ B.

Goodtimes.

Check the video here