Tag: music

Nov 10, 2014

Bird Mimics Chainsaws, Car Alarms and Camera Shutters

Bird Mimics Chainsaws, Car Alarms and Camera Shutters

David Attenborough travels to south Australia to listen to the incredible sounds of the Lyrebird. The birds are most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Listen as this lyrebird not only mimics the sounds of surrounding birds but chainsaws, car alarms and camera shutters. The clip…

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Nov 7, 2014

Musician Builds Hypnotic Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Like a Synthesizer

Musician Builds Hypnotic Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Like a Synthesizer

Yaybahar is an electric-free, completely acoustic instrument designed by Görkem Şen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in a unique listening experience with hypnotizing surround…

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Oct 29, 2014

Musician Plays Beethoven for Rescued Group of Old and Injured Elephants

Musician Plays Beethoven for Rescued Group of Old and Injured Elephants

Musician Paul Barton took his piano to the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand to play for some very old, injured and handicapped elephants, especially a blind elephant named Plara (immediately behind the piano). For those curious, all the keys are made from synthetic plastic material. The song is Slow movement (2) from Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata…

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Oct 29, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe Raps ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ on Jimmy Fallon

Daniel Radcliffe Raps ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ on Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy challenges hip-hop lover Daniel Radcliffe to rap Blackalicious’ tongue-twisting “Alphabet Aerobics,” and he nails it. You’re a lyrical wizard Harry! You can hear the original song below (released in 1999) with motion typography added to highlight the tongue-twisting lyrics.

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Oct 27, 2014

OK Go’s Latest Video Features Drones, Unicycles and Lots of Umbrellas

OK Go’s Latest Video Features Drones, Unicycles and Lots of Umbrellas

They are probably the only band better known for their music videos than their actual music. It’s a tough reputation to break, especially when each new music video is such a visual feast. In their latest release, I Won’t Let You Down, the band uses self-balancing unicycles, hundreds of umbrellas and drones with cameras…

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Oct 17, 2014

Guy Starts Awesome Dance Party on a Train in Perth

Guy Starts Awesome Dance Party on a Train in Perth

Peter Sharp gave these commuters an unexpected surprise when he started dancing by himself, encouraging anyone that wanted to join to get up off their seat. Once a few people joined in on the fun it was only a matter of time before the whole train car was rocking. Songs played were: I Feel…

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Oct 16, 2014

This 11-Year-Old Girl’s Dance Routine is Bananas

This 11-Year-Old Girl’s Dance Routine is Bananas

Watch 11-year-old Adi Malcolm perform an amazing dance routine to “Higher” by Mark Rosas. For those curious, the dance technique in the video is often referred to as animation with elements of gliding, floating, puppet, strobing, waving and robot (all of which are open to interpretation). Ultimately, it’s just a talented person grooving to…

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