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Hear the First Recorded on the Yazh, a 2,000 Year-Old Indian Instrument

In ancient Hindu mythology, the Yali appears as a chimera, part lion, part horse, part elephant. It was carved into stone pillars to guard temples, and its form adorned an instrument called the yazh, whose sound “once filled the halls and temples of southern India,” Livia Gershon writes at Smithsonian. “Over time, however, the Tamil musical tradition all but vanished,” along with the royalty who filled those ancient halls. “A distant cousin of the harp,” notes Atlas Obscura, the yazh was...
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Hear the First Song Recorded on the Yazh, a 2,000 Year-Old Indian Instrument

In ancient Hindu mythology, the Yali appears as a chimera, part lion, part horse, part elephant. It was carved into stone pillars to guard temples, and its form adorned an instrument called the yazh, whose sound “once filled the halls and temples of southern India,” Livia Gershon writes at Smithsonian. “Over time, however, the Tamil musical tradition all but vanished,” along with the royalty who filled those ancient halls. “A distant cousin of the harp,” notes Atlas Obscura, the yazh was...
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Watch Preciously Rare Footage of Paul McCartney Recording “Blackbird” at Abbey Road Studios (1968)

Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” competes with Lennon’s “Julia” as the most tender song on the Beatles’ White Album and maybe in the band’s entire catalogue. Inspired by a Bach piece that McCartney and George Harrison learned to play when they were young, its finger-picked acoustic guitar has the sound of a folk lullaby. But the song’s shifting time signatures and delicate melody make it something of a tricky one: recording sessions at Abbey Road involved a series of 32 takes, most of them f...
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AI Software Creates “New” Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Doors & Amy Winehouse Songs: Hear Tracks from the “Lost Tapes of the 27 Club”

What would pop music sound like now if the musicians of the 27 club had lived into maturity? Can we know where Amy Winehouse would have gone, musically, if she had taken another path? What if Hendrix’s influence over guitar heroics (and less obvious styles) came not only from his sixties playing but from an unimaginable late-career cosmic blues? Whether questions like these can ever be given real flesh and blood, so to speak, by artificial intelligence may still be very much undecided. O...
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Winner of Grove Music’s 2021 spoof article contest

It’s April Fool’s Day, which means the time has come to reveal the winner of the 20th anniversary edition of Grove Music Online’s Spoof Article Contest.This year’s expert judges include:Deane Root, Editor in Chief of Grove Music Online, and Professor of Music emeritus, Director and Fletcher Hodges, Jr. Curator of the Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh, has been immersed in Grove style since he worked under Stanley Sadie on the first New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.Mu...
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Hear J.S. Bach’s Music Performed on the Lautenwerck, Bach’s Favorite Lost Baroque Instrument

If you want to hear the music of Johann Sebastian Bach played on the instruments that actually existed during the stretch of the 17th and 18th centuries in which he lived, there are ensembles specializing in just that. But a full musical revival isn’t quite as simple as that: while there are baroque cellos, oboes, and violas around, not every instrument that Bach knew, played, and composed for has survived. Take the lautenwerck, a category of “gut-stringed instruments that resemble the h...
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Simulating Church Organ Music With a Commodore 64

Linus Akesson noticed that without the benefit of the acoustical properties of massive churches, the sound that comes out of organ pipes sounds tinny, like 8-bit chiptune sounds. Back in 2008 I had an epiphany about church organs: At least in theory, organ pipes produce very simple waveforms, much like 8-bit sound chips do-and the reason church organs don’t sound like chiptunes is primarily because of the acoustics of the church. Thinking that process could be reversed, he remapped the key...
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Hear For Yourself The Difference Between A $5,000 Cello, A $180K Cello, And A $1 Million Cello

Wendy Law uses the same bow, in the same room with the same microphone, to play the opening of Bach’s First Cello Suite on a contemporary instrument by Jay Haide, a 19th-century English cello by Thomas Kennedy, and an early 18th-century instrument by Alessandro Gagliano, the first great luthier in Naples. – Digg (YouTube)
Tags: Art, Music, Bach, Thomas Kennedy, Wendy Law, 03.19.21, Jay Haide, Alessandro Gagliano


Lucid Motors sees a second life for its EV batteries in energy storage

Lucid Motors has designed the battery packs in its luxury electric vehicle for two lives. The company, which is already experimenting with energy storage systems for commercial and residential customers, is also eyeing ways to repurpose batteries from its electric vehicles. While Lucid is still years from having to contend with a large number of used batteries —  its first EV, the luxury Lucid Air sedan, isn’t coming to market until the second half of 2021 — the company is already planning how ...
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Yo-Yo Ma plays cello in vaccine waiting room in Massachusetts – video

The renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma gives an impromptu performance in a vaccine waiting room in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, after having just received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. He performs Ave Maria and the prelude to Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 to the small number of patients waiting to receive the dose. Ma, who played for about 15 minutes, is a part-time resident of the area and wanted to ‘give something back’ to his community, according to a local paper, the Berkshire Eagle Continue r...
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Yo-Yo Ma Gives a Surprise Concert at Vaccination Site

He used the 15-minute observation period after receiving his second dose to play “Ave Maria” and Bach’s Prelude in G Major.
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'Safe and secure' Olympics to take place this year - IOC president Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promises to deliver a "safe and secure" Tokyo Olympics this year.
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Safe Tokyo Games Will Be 'Manifestation of Peace, Solidarity and Resilience' - IOC's Bach

(Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics will go ahead safely from mid-July, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday, as the...
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny’ Rock and Rolls with Musical Madness

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In a fantastical origin story of the comedy rock band known as Tenacious D, musicians JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) begin a friendship that could lead to the formation of the greatest rock band in the world. To make that dream come true, the r...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Features, Broadway, Dave Grohl, Beethoven, New Line, Fred Armisen, Musical, Amy Adams, Jack-Black, Mozart, Bach, Kyle Gass, Featured Stories Sidebar


Well.ca Canada Top Deals Of The Week: Save 25% on Webber B, C & D Vitamins + up to 60% on Clearance + More Deals

Well.ca Canada has released its new top deals of this week! The Well.ca deals of the week are valid until Sunday, March 7, 2021. Save up to 60% on Clearance Save up to 25% on SISU Save up to 25% on Probiotics Save 25% on Green Beaver Save up to 25% on Garden of Life Save 20% on ANDALOU naturals Save up to 20% on Cult Favourite Beauty Products Save 20% on Flora Save up to 20% on Progressive Save 25% on Divine Essence Save up to 20% on T3 Save up to 20% on Renew Life Save 15% on Natural Calm Sav...
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The World’s Largest Bach Website Brought To You By A Computer Engineer In Tel Aviv

The Bach Cantatas Website, founded 20 years ago by Aryeh Oron, includes texts from Bach’s sacred works in multiple languages, discographies, history and analysis of each piece, and many other resources. It gets 15,000-20,000 hits a day and is used even by the likes of John Eliot Gardiner and Masaaki Suzuki, two of the world’s leading Bach conductors. – Haaretz (Israel)
Tags: Art, Music, Tel Aviv, World, Bach, Masaaki Suzuki, John Eliot Gardiner, 02.24.21, Bach Cantatas Website, Aryeh Oron


After Nearly a Decade Away, Ruffles Returns to TV

Following a year of robust sales, Frito-Lay chip brand Ruffles is airing its first TV campaign in almost a decade. Top line One of two commercials included in the marketing effort, titled "Own Your Ridges," features NBA All-Star Anthony Davis, musical artist T-Pain and internet personality King Bach celebrating what makes them unique. Created by...
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Watch “The Stroke,” a Hand-Animated Music Video Where the Visuals Came First & the Improvised Music Second

The idea of a film score seems clear enough. Writers, directors, and editors make a visual story, then composers enhance it with songs, cues, and themes. But things are never so straightforward in practice. Music is always a part of the process, whether in the screenwriter’s choice of accompaniment (Tarantino chooses film music as soon as he has an idea for a film), the director’s mood during filming, or the “temp score” editors use. Musicals are obvious exceptions, but on the whole, story ...
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 11-18

    Paradegoers help celebrate the Year of the Rat and commemorate the Chinese Lunar New Year during the 121st Golden Dragon Parade in the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. This year, the 122nd anniversary of the parade, for the year of the Ox, is presented on Feb. 13 on Facebook Live. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)   Take a chance on cultural and entertainment experiences, Feb. 11-18.   EVENTS   Rock the Valley – Battle of the Bands: Va...
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How Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” Created the “Blueprint for All Electronic Dance Music Today” (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-ISatLDG0 House, trance, techno—any DJ playing a four-on-the-floor groove can drop Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love” into a set and instantly mesmerize the crowd. It has been happening since 1977. The disco hit doesn’t just hold up as a classic moment of nostalgia: it’s still one of the greatest dance tracks ever produced. “‘I Feel Love’ was and remains an astonishing achievement,” Jon Savage writes at The Guardian. “A futuristic record th...
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 4-11

  Marcellina Akpojotor’s “Rhythm of Evolving Story,” Conversation Series, fabrics, paper, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2020, is part of “Orita Meta” exhibit at Rele Gallery in Los Anegles. (Photo courtesy of Rele Gallery)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Feb. 4-11.   EVENTS   Island Packers – Winter Whale Watching: Spot Pacific gray whales migrating through the Santa Barbara Channel as they journey from Alaska to Baja California. Cruise passengers may also see fin or humpb...
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Bach to Rock Penfield names 'Battle' winners

Bach to Rock Penfield hosted a virtual Battle of the Bands and Battle of the DJs.          [Author: Monroe County Post]
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Well.ca Canada Top Deals Of The Week: Save up to 30% on the Winter Savings Event + up to 25% on the Cold & Immune Shop + More Deals

Well.ca Canada has released its new top deals of this week! The Well.ca deals of the week are valid until Sunday, February 7, 2021. Save up to 30% on ATTITUDE Save up to 25% on the Cold & Immune Shop Save 20% on Earth Mama Organics Save 20% on St. Francis Herb Farm Save up to 20% on Pantry Refresh Save up to 30% on the Winter Savings Event Save up to 15% on Platinum Naturals Save up to 20% on Smart Solutions Save 20% on Baby Gourmet Save 20% on Suro Save 20% on Acure Save $100 on Bugaboo Lynx ...
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When the Frequency for Tuning Instruments Became a Grand Conspiracy Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3EAPDn-Ug Conspiracy theories are like blockbuster Hollywood movies. Instead of the painful, confusing tedium of historical detail that meets us when we try to understand the world, they offer spectacle, clear dichotomies of good and evil, the promise of redemptive resolution. If only, say, we could rid ourselves of scurrilous figures behind the scenes, we could get back to the garden and make everything great. Or, if only we could change the frequency o...
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A Q&A with composer Becky McGlade

In this occasional series, we ask Oxford composers questions based around their musical likes and dislikes, influences, and challenges. We asked Becky McGlade to tell us a bit about preparing to begin writing a new pieces, how she spends her days, and which musical influences have inspired her.How do you prepare yourself to begin a new piece?Once I’ve chosen a text, I warm up my voice and sing a bit of an aria or something—usually by Bach!—which seems to help to get the creative juices flowing! ...
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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

    Christopher Edwards, No. 142 Forty-Three Coral Canaries (43 pieces) (detail), 2020, is part of the “Making Waves: Ocean Ecology and Craft” exhibit through June 19 at Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of the artist)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Jan. 28-Feb. 4.   EVENTS   Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru: Family-friendly dinosaur safari, Jan. 28-29. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets $49 per vehicle (must be purchased online in advance). Check the FAQs section ...
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Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics organizers ‘focused on hosting’

By STEPHEN WADE The Associated Press TOKYO — IOC president Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again. The Times of London, citing unidentified government sources, reported that the Games will have to be canceled. It quoted an unidentified senior member of the ruling...
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Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics `focused on hosting’

By STEPHEN WADE The Associated Press TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again. The Times of London, citing unidentified government sources, reported that the Games will have to be canceled. It quoted an unidentified senior member of the ruling...
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IOC chief declares 'there is no plan B' and that Tokyo Olympics will go ahead

Bach says ‘no reason’ Games will not open on time in JulyPound suggests the Olympics could go ahead with no fansInternational Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach declared on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as scheduled this year, reiterating that there is “no plan B” in place.“We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on 23 July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo,” Bach told Kyodo News in an interview just days ahe...
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Covid vaccine patients treated to live organ music at Salisbury Cathedral

People listened to the likes of Bach and Handel as they waited for their jab at Salisbury Cathedral.
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