Shorts #2 Music is everywhere
3 songs that you're going to enjoy with your eyes
This one is a short post and out of turn. The regular post will come and hit your mailbox on Monday morning as usual.
"Listen. Can you hear it? The music. I can hear it everywhere. In the wind... in the air... in the light. It's all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do... is listen."
I love August Rush. The joy on August Rush's face when he is creating music is contagious. I cannot stop smiling when he is doing his magic.
I have this feeling when I experience music not just with my ears but with my eyes as well.
Today, I've three recommendations for you. They are beautiful proof of 'music is all around us'. They showcase not just harmonious sounds, but a beautiful visual story in play. Hats off to the geniuses who put so much effort to create them.
Wintergatan’s Marble Machine on a music machine built and composed by Martin Molin. 2000 marbles and some really ingenious mechanical traps at play here.
Entrance of the Gladiators (by Julius Fucík) on The Floppotron 3.0, a computer hardware orchestra. I bet you cannot think of a better use of 512 floppy disk drives, 16 hard disks and 4 scanners.
Animusic's Pipe Dreams is a visual delight. While this particular video is digitally created (both animation and music was system generated using software), Intel has showcased an ATOM powered machine that did a very good replication of this. What a delight it will be to see this kind of music performance!
Sivamani & Blue Man Group are other inspiring creators who create music to experience with all your senses. Will talk about them some other time.
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