The Enchanting Echoes of the Cristal Baschet, a Rare Organ Made of Glass Rods, Metal, and Wood

Invented in 1952 by Bernard and François Baschet, the Cristal Baschet (also called a Crystal Organ) is a unique instrument that outputs an even more unique and artful sound. In the video above, multi-instrumentalist and film composer Marc Chouarain explains how it works and demonstrates techniques for turning finger rubs and drags into deep melodic echoes.
According to musician and rare instrument performer Thomas Bloch, models of the crystal organs range from 3.5 to 6 octaves and are made of 56 chromatically tuned glass rods. More Continue reading

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A New Short Film Demonstrates the Difficulty of Escaping City Life
January 23, 2020

Breaking free from urban life is no easy feat for the main figure in “Le Silence de la rue,” or “The Silence of the street.” The monochromatic film produced by Miyu Productions, which is led by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron, details the stark dichotomy of spending time in unaltered natural spaces and in a dirty, bustling neighborhood. Opening with a blooming flower, the gloomy film turns to a black being who struggles to stay afoot in the dense streets as a horde of anonymous figures push by. More Continue reading

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Become a Piano Savant with This Clever Guide to Classic Tunes by Christoph Niemann
January 22, 2020

Your days of expensive piano lessons are over. Master the foreboding notes in Jaws, a nursery rhyme often repeated by kids, and of course,”Für Elise,” with this straightforward diagram from Christoph Niemann (previously). In his riff on Beethoven’s classic,  “How to Please Elise” provides simple instructions on how to play the first 51 notes of the German composer’s masterpiece with ease through a diagrammed sequence similar to an old-school instructional dance chart. More Continue reading

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Dlectricity, Detroit’s Light and Art Festival, is Now Accepting Artist Applications
January 20, 2020

For three electrifying weekends in 2012, 2014, and 2017, Dlectricity brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 40 luminous projects by local, national, and international artists. This ambitious nighttime festival is back again with an expanded footprint, September 25-26, 2020, to transform Detroit with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, sound, interactive engineering, and nonconformist architecture. From lasers and 3D mapping to dance performances and large-scale video projections, we want to see what you create. More Continue reading

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Giant Seesaws Transform New York City’s Garment District into Light-Filled Urban Playground
January 7, 2020

New York City’s Garment District recently received a dose of cold-weather fun with Impluse, an interactive installation of 12 oversize seesaws that glow and emit sound when someone hops on one end. Originally shown at the Place Des Festivals in Montreal in 2016 before traveling to cities like Chicago, Boston, Scottsdale, the installation allows users to produce their own light and sound shows that transform the city’s dreary January streets. More Continue reading

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The biggest concerts in Paris in 2019
January 24, 2019

source: https ://medium .com/@keegetaways/top-concerts-in-paris-in-2019-d98a69571c1a Top Concerts in 2019 in Paris, France Here is the calendar of the biggest concerts in Paris that will take place in 2019, right in the city that is the heart of Art Nouveau (New Art). … Continue reading

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Dreaming
June 13, 2015

Klingner’s Art Deco famous poster seems perfectly relevant for the concept of dreaming. The topic of dreaming is the subject of the following song, which some critics have said reminds them of elements of the song Hearts by the band … Continue reading

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Joseann

When I listen to The Police’s Roxanne, it gives me goosebumps. When I remember Joseann, it gives me brain bumps. Joseann Rett, there’s Bea’s dove Joseann, you don’t have to turn on the med light those says are over, you … Continue reading

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Dream Line

The following song has a distant cousin whose muse inspired the 1989 song Birthright by ABWH. Dream line Song for the Aborigi knees A newborn man dreaming in the eye scent of music in the flowers believing more in many … Continue reading

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Wunderbar
June 10, 2015

Wunderbar #WunderbarNow Everything is wunderbar now. I close my Ayes don’t wanna be mad. I wish i could count to nine, make everything good and fine I hope I can wake up tomorrow and you’ll say everything will be wunderbar … Continue reading

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On Art Nouveau
February 22, 2015

Art Nouveau Style Art Nouveau was a popular style that emerged in Paris in the years 1890 – 1905. The style of the poster illustration seen on this page is classic Art Nouveau with the lines, contrasting colors and font … Continue reading

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