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.
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.
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.
Object by object, some 3,000 artifacts from the studio of composer Charles Ives have been reconstructed at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Washington Heights. The replica of the studio he used in the final 40 years of his life even has a light box mimicking the Redding, Connecticut, view he once had from his James & Holmstrom piano.
Tiles embedded in busy intersections around North and South America have been appearing for two decades. No one knows who their creator is, but the Toynbee tiles, as they’re called, have been the subject of a 2011 documentary and extensive archiving and mapping of their locations. Now the cryptic phenomenon has its own rap epic.
The L train was out of order and the night was freezing, but that didn’t stop a crowd from packing into a Bushwick warehouse earlier this month for the last weekend of Puccini’s La Bohème, staged by the Brooklyn-based LoftOpera.
Experimental musician Charlemagne Palestine performed last Thursday at Plymouth Church, presenting a vibrant evening of deep organ drones.
Have you ever noticed the musical notes tattooed on some unfortunate soul in Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”?
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Leonardo da Vinci had a lot of wild schemes for inventions, like a robot knight and elaborate flying machines that gave humans wings, but one he never got to experience himself has finally been realized by a crafty Polish pianist.
A crowd of whimsical theremins is currently residing in a Bowery gallery, ready to play out their eerie music from mid-century-inspired handmade forms.
Good news obsolete technology fans, the first cylinder music release in nearly a century is out today.