On Pi Day, perhaps the geekiest of holidays, March 14 (3/14) is a day to celebrate all things numbers (irrational or not) and … pie. In celebration of this wonderfully nerdy holiday, we continue our Music and Data Viz collection with a special Music & Math edition!
Did you know? The band Phoenix wrote Lisztomania in honor of composer Franz Liszt’s stud factor. As for the term itself, “Lisztomania” was first coined by German critic/poet/journalist Heinrich Heine as he discussed the fanaticism and fandom surrounding virtuosic pianist and composer Franz Liszt.
It’s that time of year again,’tis the spooky-music-for-Halloween season! Here are three classical Halloween hits, complete with fun facts and cocktail party-worthy trivia. Which is your favorite?
In honor of Richard Strauss‘ 150th birthday, we compiled a selection of tributes to one of his most famous works: Also Sprach Zarathustra! We know Also Sprach Zarathustra best from the opening sequence in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but did you know that Strauss’ music was originally intended to serve solely as placeholder sound until the film score was completed? Alex North, the successful Hollywood composer who was hired to write
When apparently random members of a crowd come out of the woodwork to present a rehearsed performance, you have a flash mob! And with the increasing popularity of online video viewing, flash mobs are not only fun for the crowd who gets to see an unexpected live performance, but for internet users around the world as well. While almost any type of performance can be presented by a flash mob, some of the most popular
With our Voyager: Interstellar Music and Science event coming up on April 26, we’re celebrating music and science all month long! And what better way to do so than with another music and data visualization/sonification post? Below are four fascinating science-based visualizations and sonifications that utilize classical music in incredible ways. So cool! 1. NeuroKnitting Jenn came across this fantastic video awhile back. Brainwave activity of a person listening to a selection from Bach’s Goldberg
Mozart is back at it. This time, he imitates one of today’s greats: Mick Jagger! Mozart loves Maroon 5, too. Do you think he has moves like Jagger? If this video is any indication, Mozart is already convinced he does. See the entire series on our YouTube Channel!
We’re back by popular demand with more music and data visualization! From an aural portrayal of climate change to classical masterpieces depicted with bar graphs, this latest selection of music and data is full of creativity and beauty. 1. Classical Masterworks as Bar Graphs We shared one of these with you last year as part of our blog post celebrating Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring‘s 100th birthday. Time for more! Via Musanim’s YouTube channel, watch a
Mozart got hungry. And instead of throwing his food at other people this time, he stuffed his face. *Really* stuffed his face.
From musical discovery (classical and beyond!) to consuming various other forms of arts and culture, to reading articles and books on virtually any topic under the sun, we’ll devour just about anything you send our way. So, it’s little surprise that we love infographics. It’s even less surprising that we love, LOVE seeing data visualized through and about music. What could be cooler than that?! Luckily for web surfers the world over, there is a