5/20/2011 12:00 AM
Hey guys! We're kicking off a new series here on The CYSO Blog: A/V Fridays - your central source for informative and entertaining (in other words, totally awesome) audio and visual web content to kick off your weekend right. Just think of it as your cool older sibling keeping you super current.
Let's hit it:
- For you math enthusiasts and math dabblers, the BBC has a great piece on Mathematics and Music up online. Also check out Music of the Primes.
- Does music make for more creamy milk? It may or may not, but it definitely makes for an amazing ad campaign from Konzerthaus Dortmund in Germany. And yes, apparently you can purchase the milk from the cow that listened to the conductor/musician of your choice.
- Bernstein at Harvard and "psychic landscapes of actions."
- This composite might show us what Beethoven really looked like back in the day.
- Orchestras can be made out of anything: toy pianos (performing Nirvana), typewriters, and even veggies.
- What's your musical "guilty pleasure"? Conductor Marin Alsop of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra mentions this totally fabulous pop riff on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (the fun begins at around 00:40). You can read her discussing it over at NPR Classical.
- Radiolab investigates the connection(s) between language and music in their podcast, "Musical Language," which includes investigating the "debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology" about halfway through.
- The Berlin Philharmonic has a great series of podcasts/vodcasts available online.
- Project Gutenberg has published the letters of Ludwig van Beethoven...just click here.
- Every April 30th at MIT students throw an old piano off the roof of Baker House to commemorate the last day to drop class. Here's how it looked this year.
We're always open to suggestion, too! If you have something you think
would be great for A/V Fridays, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org