Artist Christopher Locke builds and sells Analog Tele-Phonographers, amplifiers for iPhones and iPads that are built out of repurposed brass instruments and require no external power source….
A great photo (below), by Chris Morley, of RLPO Principal Horn star, Timothy Jackson. Tim will be displaying his solo wares with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as concerto soloist in the beautiful Concerto for French Horn no. 2. by Richard Strauss. Performances will take place this evening and tomorrow (5th & 6th March) at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Not to be missed!
Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia—it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and mushrooms. Amazing!
Music was a big part of the old school Nintendo experience, and it’s eerie how the notes coming out of an instrument you probably never heard of sound so shockingly familiar. This young musician has certainly put in a ton of practice—clearly, all those hours playing Super Mario have paid off.
The Arizona Daily Star reports: This 18th-century violin makers shop by W. Foster Tracy, 1979, is a miniature built inside a full-size violin. It was on display at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, on June 4 in Tucson, Arizona.
All completed instruments and tools are fully functional in this model.
Liverpool & District CAMRA Beer Festival last night. Special 40th anniversary event in the crypt of the Catholic Cathedral…
Well done Lara it is a disgrace that the makers of massive money making hit ‘Game Of Thrones’ are too mean to employ live musicians for their theme and soundtrack. Rubbish!
Originally posted on Saurian Saint:
I am a violinist and the owner of the Ancalagon record label. I excitedly looked forward to your Game of Thrones series in 2011 as I was awaiting the fifth book. I could hardly wait for either. As the season went on, I found it increasingly difficult to watch the opening, which features a pale, pallid, pathetic computer-generated imitation of a solo cello.
I did some research on this rather unbelievable oversight. Your choice of composer, Ramin Djawadi, certainly has many interesting scores to his credit. Though I am aware that Mr. Djawadi had a relatively short time to create the score and theme, I find it well nigh impossible to imagine that he could have simply forgotten to add the cellist to the theme song.
The only explanation I can muster is that he must have been constrained by budgetary concerns. Well, let’s look at the facts.