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Longplayer is designed to play for a thousand years, which means the composition must outlast technology and catastrophes, and be carried on by generations not yet born.

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The Hardcore Architecture blog is using addresses to reveal, through Google Street View, the often mundane suburban architecture behind the ’80s underground scene.

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Post image for New John Cage Archive Offers Access to His Compositions and Collaborations

Launched yesterday, a free online archive of John Cage performances presents a comprehensive overview of his career, from a watering can poured on national television to a rhythmic solo piano performance inspired by lost love.

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Post image for A Surreal Game Leaves You Stuck Inside a Train Station

In the video game Off-Peak, you’re trapped in a train station that’s a surreal concoction of New York City architecture

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Post image for Rediscovering the Music of the Age of Caravaggio

The aural history of the 16th to 17th century resonates through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio.

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Five Musical Instruments of the Future

by Allison Meier on February 13, 2015

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Instruments that translate electronic music into physical actions and acoustic instruments that sound as space-age as any synthesizer are just some of the 20 semi-finalists in the 2015 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

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Post image for Data-Driven Music for the Disharmony of New York’s Income Inequality

As the 2 train travels from Brooklyn through Manhattan up to the Bronx, it journeys along 49 stations of neighborhoods as varied as Flatbush, the Financial District, and Wakefield.

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North Brooklyn will soon be buzzing with the sound of a procession of trumpets, as an experiment in breaking up city noise with music takes over a stretch of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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Post image for New Algorithm Turns the Emotion of Language into Music

The future of e-books, or any electronic text, may be soundtracked. A new experiment in automation is generating music in response to the emotion of words in literature.

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Post image for One-Handed Instrument Competition Removes Barriers to Music

If you want to play an orchestral instrument and have a disability restricting play to one hand, there are currently no options. A competition underway organized by the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI) with Ars Electronica is striving to improve opportunities for those excluded from music.

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