Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teach Me How To Dougie

Yo Yo Ma, Lil' Buck, and Spike Jonze.
Cello, Jookin, and Film.
Teaching kids about creativity.
All in a day's work.

"We can build community like nothing else," Ma said in a radio interview. "All it takes is imagination, attention and empathy -- that we care."

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Won't You Play That Pretty Music?

In which a ball run xylophone plays Bach's Cantata 147.

Full disclosure: I'm fairly certain this is a commercial for a cell phone - but that doesn't make it any less clever/mesmerizing. (I think it also brings up some interesting questions about music and marketing. It's "high-class" Bach on a homemade instrument, it's a familiar melody in an unexpected setting: the juxtapositions are intriguing, yes? All I know is: if this is what all commercials were like, maybe I'd watch more tv.)

(You might also like Rows of Tones.)

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Float On

Historical flutes floating in space! Next, I would like to see space tubas, please.

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