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Act Like You Know: Sun Ra

Records show that 100 years ago today, a boy named Herman Poole Blount was born in Birmingham, Ala. Between that moment and his passing in 1993, the man nicknamed "Sonny" developed huge musical talent, synthesized an all-encompassing Afro-futurist worldview and grew into the name Le Sony'r Ra — Sun …

In Memoriam: Jazz Elegies

New Orleans may be the nominal birthplace of jazz, though it's also where a jazz tradition associated with death began: The jazz funeral, in which mourners taking a casket to the cemetery are accompanied by a band playing spirituals, hymns and dirges.<p>In the post-1945 era, that tradition manifested …

Music that helps to shape landscape experiences (an excerpt)

(music begins at 1:01)<p>The landscape architect Olmsted declared that ‘landscapes moves us in a manner more analogous to music than anything else’ …

Elise 't Hart, Projecten

Hand-Drawn Sound Hides Music, Voices On Pieces Of Paper

Share secret messages in public places with this unique graphical code<p>PhonoPaper is a unique new way to graphically represent sound, including the …

Rock Stars and Design Stars Hack a Classic Lamp

When Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp hit stores in 2004, it was an instant classic. Born after designer Ferruccio Laviani received a brief to create an …

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Heavy-metal music is a surprising indicator of countries’ economic health

Popular music styles are often closely connected to the social situations where they first began. Rock ‘n’ roll grew out of the heady culture of American cities following the Great Migration and World War II, as formerly rural blacks brought rapidly evolving jazz and rhythm and blues into cities. …

Northern Europe

Sound-Only Website Navigated With Voice Commands

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

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Organ Music Dictates The Patterns On Handmade Scarves

The musical score punch card fed through a loom produces unique textile creations.<p>An organ music book is a type of punch card that can be fed into an …

Armin Brunner and Fritz Muggler – Das Schriftbild... - Continuo's documents

<b>Armin Brunner and Fritz Muggler</b> – <i>Das Schriftbild der Musik</i>, 24pp catalogue, Zürich, 1974<p><i>Das Schriftbild der Musik</i> (or, Music Notation) was an …

Songza Creates Playlists Based On The Weather

Playlists based on the daily forecast will appeal to your mood.<p>We’re all influenced by the weather, which in turn affects the kind of music we enjoy …

Festival Creates Electronic Music-Inspired Fragrance Collection

Unsound is working with a perfumer to create a unique line of perfumes linked to various musicians.<p>What does music smell like? What is the odor of a …

Sat-JF14

Sat-JF14 is an Interorbital satellite launched into space carrying John Frusciante’s new album ENCLOSURE.<p>Get the app to track Sat-JF14. Once it …

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Pono Music - Where Your Soul Rediscovers Music

<i>Now you can love digital music with a player that combines both quality and convenience. This device offers listeners the highest resolution digital</i> …

These gloves will "change the way we make music," says Imogen Heap

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> in this exclusive video interview, musician Imogen Heap demonstrates the electronic gloves that allow people to interact …

The Company Real Score a music thinking approach to business innovation

<b>You can download The Company Real Score for free</b><p>However you have to pay with your 'social currency' and spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, or …

Innovation

This Incredible Musical Tool Changes Your Voice Into Any Instrument

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What the Music You Love Says About You and How It Can Improve Your Life

<b>The Music You Love Tells Me Who You Are</b><p>Ever been a bit judgey when you hear someone’s taste in music? Of course you have.<p>And you were right — <b>music</b> …

Dad’s Disc Delights – 15 seconds to get the essence

This is a wonderful and charming visual storytelling site on Instagram by London photographer Zoë Timmers. The visual attraction of the vinyl albums …

The link between music taste and personality

To learn from music is one of the aspects of Music Thinking. Here are some learnings that could be used as input for some methods I am using for …

Music Thinking Weekly

Cut your own records with this DIY vinyl recorder

<b>DIY record cutter showcased at SXSW.</b><p>We may have given it a somewhat short shrift first time around, but appearing at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas …

Vinyl Records

Neil Young Reaches $800,000 Pono Kickstarter Goal in 1 Day

Veteran rocker achieves goal 34 days ahead of schedule<p>Well, that was fast.<p>At 11:00 p.m. EST Tuesday night, less than 10 hours after launching a …

Crowd Funding

All about Music Thinking from Framework to Jam Cards and Workshops

<b>… is an innovative approach to transforming business, society and self.</b><p><b>An inspirational card set for change makers, pattern recognizers, innovators,</b> …

Innovation

Synthesizer Lets Computer Programs Control One Another

Artist makes network box that lets videos games command new functions.<p>If you’ve always wanted to do a sweet remix of a song while simultaneously …