…60+ recordings of “Gymnopédie 1” played simultaneously. It’s a wonderful, beautiful intervention on the beloved piano piece, composed by Erik Satie in 1888. It’s been written that the Gymnopédies were a precursor to the ambient music tradition, and this is a perfect redux and commentary on that notion. … Continue Reading
Before I found this project, I’d never have even considered the question of playing music for my cat: it’s just common knowledge that cats don’t care about music—right?
The 1971 Fisher Price Change-A-Record Music Box is a classic children’s toy that comprises plastic ‘records’ and a mechanical music box in the ‘needle’ arm. The bumps in the disc pluck the tines of the music box, producing the sounds you hear.… Continue Reading
The Guardian reports that a PhD student from St John’s College, Cambridge, stumbled upon a brief piece of music for two voices on a portrait of Saint Boniface dated to 900 CE. It may not have been noticed before due to the use of an obscure notation, Eastern Palaeofrankish, that predates the stave we use today.… Continue Reading