Orchid Music Design

163 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 12 Followers | @OrchidMusic | Orchid Music Design creates custom music design for commercial spaces. We concentrate and apply the intricacies of the arts and sciences to create musical, human made experiences that connect people emotionally to values, ideas and spaces. Orchid is revolutionizing and reinventing the "background" music industry with platform-agnostic, music-centric services that focus on the brand communication impact music has between humans and their experiences.

Music turns regular food into something special

To woo your lady, make sure to play right music along with serving her favourite cuisines as the influence of background music on food perception has …

Bollywood

A Surprisingly Faithful Rendition of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Theme Song Played on a Chinese Sheng Instrument

As part of a lecture by the Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) on February 15th, Li-Jin Lee performed a rendition of the classic <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> video game …

James Murphy Wants to Make NYC Subway Turnstiles More Musical

For the past 15 years, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has been working on a way to make New York City subway turnstiles beep more …

You Are What You Listen To

Studies at the University of Cambridge have revealed that many of us use musical taste both as a means of expressing our own identity, and to form …

Excerpt: 'The Power Of Music'

Science all but confirms that humans are hard-wired to respond to music. Studies also suggest that someday music may even help patients heal from Parkinson's disease or a stroke.<p>In <i>The Power of Music,</i> Elena Mannes explores how music affects different groups of people and how it could play a role in …

When the sound of music coloured the darkness

There was an all-black setting, no lights, the faint flicker of candles and pianist Anil Srinivasan’s haunting music swallowing the silence and …

Symphony of Construction – a harmony of Lego and music

Lego builders are always coming up with new ideas on how to use the brick, but some ponder the question: “why use the brick?” An idea was born to …

Music training boosts the brain

<b>Music lessons can improve memory and learning ability in young children by encouraging different patterns of brain development, research shows.</b><p>Canadian scientists compared children aged four to six who took music lessons for a year with those who did not.<p>They found the musical group performed …

The Brain

The app that makes music from your heartbeat could also save you a trip to the doctor

BioBeats, the big data company that made it possible for you to dance along to music tuned to your heartbeat, announced today that it now hopes to venture into more serious health and wellness apps. With $650,000 in seed funding, its team wants to get people thinking about their health before (and …

Apps

Bach to the blues, our emotions match music to colors

Whether we're listening to Bach or the blues, our brains are wired to make music-color connections depending on how the melodies make us feel, …

Melody modulates choir members' heart rate

When people sing in a choir their heart beats are synchronized, so that the pulse of choir members tends to increase and decrease in unison.

Hotels to sing about: test your knowledge

The Creator of the iPhone's Text Message Noise Explains Its Origins

You hear it every time you get a text message or alert. It's arguably the most iconic noise associated with the iPhone: The default "Boo-Dah-Ling" …

The Surprising Story Behind The iPhone’s Iconic Text Message Sound

The Tri-Tone alert that ships as the default text message sound on every iPhone wasn’t originally written for Apple at all.<p>Unlike a good visual design, we don’t need to be paying attention to a sound for it to use its teeth to grab our brains by the scruff and give a good shake. Maybe nothing …

Fall asleep to the sound of Wikipedia

When one thinks of edits to Wikipedia, back and forth bickering and arguments over minutia generally come to mind. A project called Listen to Wikipedia offers a very different vibe, however, as it translates Wikipedia edits into soothing sounds and pleasant animations. Using the data provided by …

'Amazing Grace' on Russian-nesting-doll theremins

We really love the theremin. Its strange, synthetic, alien sound was miles ahead of its time. Invented in the 1920s by Russian Léon Theremin, well before digital synthesizers were born, it's the only musical instrument in the world that can be played without physical contact from the player.<p>It …