The Art of Wonder

A Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design Dual-Degree student (BRDD, 2017), artist, writer, scientist, and explorer of the world dedicated to finding Wondrous things. Art, design, science, literature and the connections between them. For my original artwork see http://arianamakesart.tumblr.com/

Posts tagged music

Aug 20

npr:

Rufus Wainwright: Tiny Desk Concert

Somehow, we managed to fit a glossy black Yamaha upright piano behind the Tiny Desk. Then we tuned it and waited for some glorious moments. By the time Wainwright reached the middle of his final song, “Montauk,” there were few dry eyes among the NPR employees and guests.

There’s more….


Jul 2
npr:

laughingsquid:

Gentleman Uses a Typewriter as a Symphony Instrument

Steampunk symphony orchestra?—Daisy 

npr:

laughingsquid:

Gentleman Uses a Typewriter as a Symphony Instrument

Steampunk symphony orchestra?
—Daisy 


Jun 28
mothernaturenetwork:

Scientists translate gamma rays to musicBy converting distant gamma-ray bursts to harp, cello and piano notes, NASA researchers say they’ve found a new way of ‘listening to the universe.’

mothernaturenetwork:

Scientists translate gamma rays to music
By converting distant gamma-ray bursts to harp, cello and piano notes, NASA researchers say they’ve found a new way of ‘listening to the universe.’


Jun 3
bbglasses:

Rock  |  Science  |  Music
fastcompany:

Then, earlier this year, she donned an electric-blue bubble dress and a rust-colored puffy wig, and took to a very different kind of stage than she’s used to: The New York Hall of Science, where she spent a month-long residency doing multimedia concerts for adults and tech-science-music workshops for public-middle-school students. “I was kind of thinking of me when I was, like, 8 and what would be the best thing that could happen to me in music school, and the whole thing is kind of designed around that format,” Björk says.
The kids learned rudimentary music theory, played with the apps, then started creating their own songs. Björk’s work paired perfectly with the Hall of Science’s installations—her track “Moon” corresponded to a “Search for Life Beyond Earth” exhibit, for example—so that children could follow their interests to discover bigger ideas. Her audience cheered in their own way, especially after tapping a screen to make a Tesla coil spark. “I am Thor!” shouted a gaggle of 13-year-olds.
HOW BJÖRK TURNED ART INTO EDUCATION

bbglasses:

Rock  |  Science  |  Music

fastcompany:

Then, earlier this year, she donned an electric-blue bubble dress and a rust-colored puffy wig, and took to a very different kind of stage than she’s used to: The New York Hall of Science, where she spent a month-long residency doing multimedia concerts for adults and tech-science-music workshops for public-middle-school students. “I was kind of thinking of me when I was, like, 8 and what would be the best thing that could happen to me in music school, and the whole thing is kind of designed around that format,” Björk says.

The kids learned rudimentary music theory, played with the apps, then started creating their own songs. Björk’s work paired perfectly with the Hall of Science’s installations—her track “Moon” corresponded to a “Search for Life Beyond Earth” exhibit, for example—so that children could follow their interests to discover bigger ideas. Her audience cheered in their own way, especially after tapping a screen to make a Tesla coil spark. “I am Thor!” shouted a gaggle of 13-year-olds.

HOW BJÖRK TURNED ART INTO EDUCATION


May 3

explore-blog:

“These types of repeating patterns are called frieze patterns. A couple wallpaper groups are also represented.”

Mathemusician Vi Hart captures mathematical symmetry groups in doodles and hums. 

Hart’s previous gems include Fibonacci numbers explained in stop-motion vegetables, the Victorian novella Flatland on a Möbius strip, and  the science of sound, frequency, and pitch in stop-motion doodles.


May 1

laughingsquid:

History of Whistling, A Musial Tour Through 26 Songs Over 98 Years

I am a practicing whistler, and this was absolutely perfect. 

(via laughingsquid)


Jan 20