Category Archives: Music

Every kind of sound imaginable.

Off The Staff: visualisations of classical music (digitally generated using free music notation software Muse Score and Open Score) by ‘designer, data freak and fractal nut’ Nicholas Rougeux.

Above (from top): The Four Seasons: Winter, Antonio Vivaldi;  William Tell Overture, Gioachino Rossini and Flight of the Bumblebee, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

In these circular sweeps, as if laid down by the minute hand of a clock, each instrument is represented by a different colour. Each dot represents a note in the score. Pitch is indicated by the distance from the centre of the image, while the time at which the note occurs is given by the angle from the 12 o’clock position. The size of the dot indicates the duration of the note.

Rougeux (who, rather adorably, can’t read sheet music) adapts the traditional representation of scale, telling MyModernMet:

I did away with that and showed all notes in their natural position on the scale—distance from center—no matter how high (farther) or low (closer) they were. Essentially, while sheet music shows notes from different scales on the same staff, my project shows different staffs on the same scale—hence the name, Off the Staff.

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A 60cm x 80cm blueprint by Dorothy (€39.18 +P&P) based on the circuit diagram of a classic turntable. To wit:

Our Hip-Hop Love Blueprint celebrates over 700 MCs, DJs, producers, turntablists, musicians, graffiti artists, b-boys and b-girls who (in our opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of hip-hop, from pioneers such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to present day chart success stories Kendrick Lamar and Drake, and global superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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‘Whistle Stop’ performed by the rooster troubadour Alan-A-Dale (Roger Miller) from Disney’s Robin Hood (1973).

The song that will be playing in your head for the rest of the day.

You’re welcome.

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The Warp Zone a cappella group performs the theme tunes of Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Because Star Trek, silly.

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Tunisian musician Amine Ayadi performs a multipart solo cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don”t Care About Us’ on the mizwad.

This is the soundtrack of your day, whether you like it or not.

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Peacockspiderman (possibly not his real name) sez:

A short compilation of 51 Australian peacock spiders. I filmed these and few additional ones that I didn’t find space for in this clip over the last few years. Thanks to Universal Music for allowing me to use the Bee Gees track. I often thought it is the perfect tune for letting peacock spiders dance to…

Have you met Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus?

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A short scene from the Japanese educational TV programme Design Ah in which – with the help of the EX NOVO Chamber Choir – Daihei Shibata charts various moments of tension happening on screen.

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Musician Acoustic Trench performs the opening theme of Game oF Thrones on a 12 string acoustic guitar in the company of his dog, Maple. To wit:

The octave spacing of the 12-string guitar’s strings gives a cool fuller layered sounding effect that felt perfect to utilize for the Game of Thrones epic intro theme.

Come for the vituoso picking, stay for the affectionate scratch behind the ears.

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