Tag Archives: Music

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Na Lingui Yo by Staff Benda Bilili

Staff Benda Bilili are a band of Congolese street musicians. The four elder members of the band, who suffered from poliomyelitis when young, travel in impressively customised tricycles.

100 years of futurism: from “The Art of Noises” (L’Arte dei Rumori) by Luigi Russolo

To excite and exalt our sensibilities, music developed towards the most complex polyphony and the maximum variety, seeking the most complicated successions of dissonant chords and vaguely preparing the creation of musical noise. This evolution towards “noise sound” was not possible before now. The ear of an eighteenth-century man could never have endured the discordant intensity of certain chords produced by our orchestras (whose members have trebled in number since then). To our ears, on the other hand, they sound pleasant, since our hearing has already been educated by modern life, so teeming with variegated noises. But our ears are not satisfied merely with this, and demand an abundance of acoustic emotions.



Classical Music Piece Reconstructed With 1000 Phones [Video]

If you want to create a viral video these days, you need to do something great and unique. A couple of days ago, Sony Australia smashed a PS3 slim into a Bravia LCD TV at high speed. Now, Vodafone NZ hired a production team to orchestrate cellphones into “playing” Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture.

The effort took 1000 phones and 53 different ringtone alerts, synchronized to recreate the famous classical piece. The resulting video is nothing short of amazing; you can also see the “making of” videos below.

If you like the resulting tune, you can download it to your computer, as well as the 53 ringtones used to create it, over at the Vodafone NZ site.

(For Sosatz Rol =)))