In music the passions enjoy themselves. — Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886
Museum of Endangered Sounds.
Make your own electronic musical symphony using sounds of endangered technology and see how many of them you’re actually familiar with. Try not to feel too old.
The Museum of Endangered Sounds is operated and created by Brendan Chilcutt. He launched this site in January 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by old technologies and electronics.
Non-boring Classical Musician Portraits.
Nikolaj Lund reinvents portraiture of classical musicians by adding some fun and excitement in unexpected ways.
See more of his amazing portraits on his website.
There’s music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. — Lord Byron (1788–1824), a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement
The DIY Gramophone Made Out Of Paper.
Design student, Jón Hólmgeirsson, from the Iceland Academy of the Arts has designed a fold-it-yourself gramaphone.
Called the ‘Jónófón’, the paper gramophone consists of a plywood base, a paper cup, and a thick paper horn to amplify sound.
Yet another item to add to my list of nifty things I’d like to have. Too bad he hasn’t announced his release date yet.