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Facebook Messenger is tests a latest ‘Split Payments’ feature in the US

The new feature is rolling out next week for U.S. users. The launch of Split Payments comes as Messenger added Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments a few months ago. Split Payments was introduced alongside a few other Messenger updates, including four new group AR effects designed with creators Emma Chamberlain, Zach King, Bella Poarch and King Bach. [Via]
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Facebook Messenger tests a latest ‘Split Payments’ feature in the US

The new feature is rolling out next week for U.S. users. The launch of Split Payments comes as Messenger added Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments a few months ago. Split Payments was introduced alongside a few other Messenger updates, including four new group AR effects designed with creators Emma Chamberlain, Zach King, Bella Poarch and King Bach. [Via]
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, US, Facebook Messenger, Bach, Emma Chamberlain Zach King Bella Poarch


Behold the Glass Armonica, the Unbelievably Fragile Instrument Invented by Benjamin Franklin

We’re all familiar with keyboard instruments. Many of us have also heard (or indeed made) music, of a kind, with the rims of wine glasses. But to unite the two required the truly American combination of genius, wherewithal, and penchant for folly found in one historical figure above all: Benjamin Franklin. As we’ve previously noted here on Open Culture, the musically inclined Franklin invented an instrument called the glass armonica (alternatively “glass harmonica”) — or rather he re-inv...
Tags: Facebook, Music, London, College, History, Benjamin Franklin, Brian Eno, Seoul, James, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Franklin, Rob Scallon, Colin Marshall


Jazz Virtuoso Oscar Peterson Gives Dick Cavett a Dazzling Piano Lesson (1979)

Duke Ellington once called Oscar Peterson the “Maharaja of the Keyboard” for his virtuosity and ability to play any style with seeming ease, a skill he first began to learn as a classically trained child prodigy. Peterson was introduced to Bach and Beethoven by his musician father and older sister Daisy, then drilled in rigorous finger exercises and given six hours a day of practice by his teacher, Hungarian pianist Paul de Marky. “I only first really heard jazz somewhere between the age...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Television, College, Beethoven, Jazz, John Coltrane, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Fred, Bach, Peterson, Duke Ellington, Cavett, Daisy, Charlie Parker


10 Things in Politics: Xi sets China's hard line

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:5 dead and at least 40 reported injured after an SUV driver barreled through a parade in WisconsinChina belongs to Xi Jinping now — and what he believes could plunge the world into chaosObama's education secretary doesn't want critical race ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Post, Florida, Maryland, Dart, Obama, California, China, Disney, US, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Nasa


Bach on a Möbius Strip: Marcus du Sautoy Visualizes How Bach Used Math to Compose His Music

“A mathematician’s favorite composer? Top of the list probably comes Bach.” Thus speaks a reliable source on the matter: Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy in the Numberphile video above. “Bach uses a lot of mathematical tricks as a way of generating music, so his music is highly complex,” but at its heart is “the use of mathematics as a kind of shortcut to generate extraordinarily complex music.” As a first example du Sautoy takes up the “Musical Offering,” and in particular its “cra...
Tags: Facebook, Math, Music, College, Oxford, Seoul, Marcus, Bach, Goldberg Variations, Colin Marshall, Arnold Schoenberg, Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel Escher Bach, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Chen, Marcus du Sautoy


Davóne Tines Is Transforming The Song Recital — And Maybe Even Classical Singing Itself

The bass-baritone has made programming an art in itself, building evenings around a sermon or a Langston Hughes poem, slipping from Bach to jazz to Julius Eastman to plantation chant to R&B to Caroline Shaw. And, writes Alex Ross, he makes all of it matter. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Featured, Alex Ross, Bach, Julius Eastman, Langston Hughes, Caroline Shaw


The Daily Stream: Seven Is When David Fincher Truly Arrived, And Its Influence Endures

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Seven"Where You Can Stream It: Peacock (starting November 1, 2021)The Pitch: Two detectives in an unnamed city investigate a series of gruesome murders symbolizing the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, and wrath. The killer delivers each one as a "sermon," where the punishment suits the sin in ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Washington, Mtv, Vogue, Madonna, House Of Cards, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Hulu, Jared Leto, David Fincher, George Michael, Nicolas Cage, Somerset


Bodies and Artifacts (ii)—Partch's Corporeality

Harry Partch Genesis of a Music (1974, orig. 1949) For the essentially vocal and verbal music of the individual—a Monophonic concept—the word Corporeal may be used, since it is a music that is vital to a time and place, a here and now.(p. 8) Hmm. I thought corporeal meant something like "relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit." (-Google) The epic chant is an example, but the term could be applied with equal propriety to almost any other important ancient and near...
Tags: Google, Production, Current Events, Jazz, Philosophy, Un, Harry, Bodies, Abstraction, Abstract Art, Wolf, Don, Lawrence, Bach, Stefan Kac, Partch


Concord Community Music School – Executive Director

Organization Approaching its 40th anniversary, Concord Community Music School (CCMS) is New Hampshire’s largest community music school and among the 30 largest community arts schools in the United States. Founded in 1984, its mission is to foster a sense of community through music by providing the fullest possible array of musical experiences for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds. CCMS’s success lies in its focus on recruiting, nurturing, and rewarding outstanding facult...
Tags: Art, Jobs, United States, New Hampshire, Manchester, Ed, New England, Concord, Bach, Mount Washington, White Mountains, Jeanne Shaheen, CCMS, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Music School, NHTI


Three Hours of Yo Yo Ma Playing Bach’s Six Cello Suites: Music That “Helps Us Navigate Through Troubled Times”

“Believe it or not, this was the very first piece of music I started on the cello when I was four years old,” said Yo Yo Ma before playing the “Prelude” from J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series in 2018. That same year, the world-famous cello prodigy released his third recording of all six suites in an album titled Six Evolutions — Bach: Cello Suites. The “two-and-a-half hours of sounds that map humanity in all its triumphs, joys and sorrows,” wr...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, China, Boston, Africa, West, Chile, New York Times, John F Kennedy, Npr, Andes, Carnegie Hall, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Bach


Piffaro the Philadelphia Renaissance band: A new sun rises again and again

Once the upstart child of the early-music counterculture, Piffaro the Philadelphia Renaissance Band is now downright venerable at age 40 as its founders are ceding leadership to a generation who learned about pre-Bach wind band literature by memorizing their recordings. Priscilla Herreid moves up through the ranks as the new director starting next season, replacing Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken who have jointly been given a lifetime achievement award by Early Music America. The world never as...
Tags: Art, Turkey, Vatican, Jesus, Philadelphia, Smith, Ephesus, Ajblogs, Bach, Virgin Mary, Monteverdi, Council of Ephesus, Piffaro, Vittoria, Raffaella, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral


Netflix’ Maid half mir, meinen eigenen Missbrauch zu verarbeiten

Triggerwarnung: Der folgende Artikel beinhaltet Schilderungen von häuslicher Gewalt. Achtung: Der folgende Artikel enthält Spoiler zur Netflix-Serie Maid. Es ist Nachmittag, und ich habe eine Packung Marlboros in der Jackentasche. Ich soll eigentlich gar nicht rauchen, weil die Mutter meines Freundes das nicht mag – aber Zigaretten erinnern mich daran, wie ich richtig ausatme. Ich denke mir also eine Ausrede aus, verlasse das Haus seiner Familie und mache mich auf den Weg zu dem kleinen Ba...
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Encore! Encore! An Hour of the World’s Most Beautiful Classical Guitar

When it comes to encores, most musicians like to slate in a guaranteed crowdpleaser to send the audience out on a high. Conventional wisdom holds that an encore should be short, and change the mood created by the piece preceding it. Classical guitarist Ana Vidovi? takes a different approach. For the last few years, she has concluded most concerts by taking audience suggestions for the piece that will take it on home, viewing it as an opportunity to make an extra connection with fans: It’...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, San Francisco, Ukraine, Beijing, Richard, Omni, Asturias, San Francisco Bay Area, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, David Russell, St Mark, Corrente, Isaac Albeñiz


Call Kurtis: Lenders Fail To Pay Fair Plan Fire Insurance Policies

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Tags: News, Local, Green, Afghanistan, Call Kurtis, Bach, Hannan, Amy Bach, Caldor, United Policyholders, Investigations (section page, Wildfire Insurance, Caldor Fire, Trevor Hammond, Hannah Hammonds, Trevor Hammonds


Bach to Rock Penfield announces Battle of the DJs results

Bach to Rock Penfield announced the winners of this year's Battle of the DJs.        [Author: Monroe County Post]
Tags: Religion, Bach, Monroe County Post, Rock Penfield


Family Of 5 Loses Home to Caldor Fire, Lender Failed To Pay Fire Insurance Premiums From Escrow Account

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Tags: Green, Call Kurtis, Cooper, Bach, California Department of Insurance, Rebecca Green, Amy Bach, Caldor, Investigations (section page, Fire Insurance, Caldor Fire


Beethoven’s Unfinished Tenth Symphony Gets Completed by Artificial Intelligence: Hear How It Sounds

Few symphonies are as well-known as Beethoven’s Ninth, an assertion supported by the fact that it’s no doubt playing in your head even as you read this. Few symphonies are less well-known — at least by Beethoven’s standards — than his Tenth, primarily because he never actually got the thing finished. He did make a start on it, however, and at his death in 1827 left behind notes and drafts composed alongside the Ninth, which had also been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Su...
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"He introduced a descending bassline... 'a common enough progression in jazz, but unusual among folksingers.'"

"It’s actually something you’d get a fair bit in baroque music as well, and van Ronk introducing this into the song is probably what eventually led to things like Procul Harum’s 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' ripping off Bach doing essentially the same thing. What van Ronk did was a simple trick. You play a descending scale, mostly in semitones, while holding the same chord shape which creates a lot of interesting chords. The bass line he played is basically this...  And he held an A minor shape over...
Tags: Music, Law, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Bach, The Byrds, Tom Petty, Moody Blues, Everly Brothers, Andrew Hickey, Ann Althouse, Van Ronk


Concert Diary: Bach at Noon

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16-year-old Youtuber explains the "8 Levels of Bach" in mesmerizing video

Youtuber Shutian Cheng tackles monster piano pieces with ease in his "8 Levels of" series. With brief explanations of music theory and astonishing technique, Cheng plays sections of increasing difficulty from a composer. In the latest edition, Cheng takes on Bach.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Piano, Youtuber, Bach, Cheng, Absurdly Talented Teenagers, Youtuber Shutian Cheng


Why Bach Is So Compelling

To appreciate the music of Bach, it can be instructive to understand both the mechanics and the mechanic: the musical systems, and the man himself – setting aside any received wisdom about his purported brilliance. – Aeon
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Pavel Kolesnikov, the pianist making ‘a palace of sound built by your own imagination’

The Russian star brings his take on Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the Proms, having recently torn the piece apart with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He explains his new, ‘tree-like’ twist“Like climbing an infinite stairway, one step at a time.” That is how Pavel Kolesnikov describes working on JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations, one of the outstanding releases of last year. On Friday 10 September, he will perform them at the penultimate night of the Proms.“I’ve never had the chance to ded...
Tags: Music, London, Dance, Culture, Classical Music, Siberia, JS Bach, Glenn Gould, Bach, Goldberg Variations, Goldberg, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Pavel Kolesnikov, Kolesnikov, Proms 2021, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker He


Bach to Rock Penfield holds annual Battle of the Bands

Students from Bach to Rock Penfield performed at the I-Square Stage hosted by the House of Guitars for this year's Battle of the Bands.        [Author: Monroe County Post]
Tags: Religion, Bach, Monroe County Post, Rock Penfield


Leading Thoughts for September 2, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Consultant Jeff Davidson on the need for breathing space: “When your brain is always engaged, when your neurons are always firing, when you find yourself in a continual mode of reacting and responding, instead of steering and directing, the best and brightest solutions that you are capable of producing rarely see the light of day. “You’re firmly caugh...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Paris, Yo Yo Ma, Bach, Yo Yo, Jeff Davidson, Leading Thoughts, Philip Yancy


Creepshow Season 3 Has a Trailer, and It Looks Like a Scream

Creepshow, Shudder’s anthology series inspired by the George A. Romero-Stephen King cult films, returns in just a few weeks—and the show, which is executive produced and showrun by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), has just unleashed its first season three trailer. Feast your eyes!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Films, Stephen King, Walking Dead, Joe Hill, Bach, Embry, James Remar, George A Romero, Ray Harryhausen, Michael Rooker, Johnathon Schaech, Greg Nicotero, Ethan Embry, Johnathon


Creepshow Season 3 Trailer: Terrifying Tales Await

The Creep is back with more scary sights to show you in the first trailer for the upcoming third season of Shudder's "Creepshow." Season 3 is set to premiere on September 23, 2021, on the horror streaming platform and Shudder by way of the AMC+ bundle.Check out the trailer below. "This Is ... Scary" This trailer is full to the brim with goodies from all 12 new tales of terror, including a wealth of Easter eggs and first looks. From a fun and suggestive "The Shining" homage to a Harryhausen-esq...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Amc, Trailers, Joe Hill, Bach, Queen Bee, Remar, Michael Rooker, Johnathon Schaech, Greg Nicotero, Ethan Embry, SlashFilm, Nicotero, Harryhausen


Soprano Teresa Żylis-Gara Dead At 91

The Lithuanian-born, Polish-raised singer, known as an especially reliable artist with a beautiful lyric soprano, had an unusually wide repertoire, from Bach to Mozart to Verdi and Puccini to Wagner and Strauss to Gounod, with a particular feeling for Chopin’s songs. – Gramophone
Tags: Art, People, Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini, Bach, Chopin, Gounod, Soprano Teresa Żylis Gara


Minnow Freshworks nips at tails of SaaS giants Salesforce and Servicenow with IPO plans

Bach to basics: The well-funded IPO-er Enterprise application minnow Freshworks has filed for IPO in the hopes that its SaaSy software can take on the likes of Salesforce.…
Tags: Ipo, Software, Servicenow, Bach


Mike Powell’s long jump record endures 30 years later

TOKYO — Winds racing ahead of an approaching typhoon swirled through Olympic Stadium as if delivering an ominous advance warning on an eerie and humid night already thick with an electric tension. At the top of the long jump runway at the World Championships, Mike Powell stood at the center of another storm, one that had been building and then ebbing and finally regaining momentum over nearly a quarter-century; a tempest fueled on this night, August 30, 1991, by the prospect of the once unthinka...
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