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Thom Yorke Shares Snippet of New Music From Installation: Watch

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has shared a clip of a new composition. Check it out below. It’s part of a new immersive 360° audiovisual art installation called “City Rats,” in collaboration with composer Tarik Barri and presented by the Institute for Sound and Music in Berlin. The piece has been built for …

Thom Yorke

This Rare Footage of the Beauty and the Beast Stars Singing 'Be Our Guest' Has Made Our Day

“Be... our... guest...” Now that you’ve got one of Disney’s all-time best movie songs stuck in your head, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this rare …

Walt Disney Company

How Beethoven's 'mistake' became one of our most famous tunes

<i>In our series Decoding the music masterpieces, music experts explain key works of classical music.</i><p>Without question, the final movement of Beethoven’s …

Flute

This Beatles Poster Breaks Down the Instruments Played in Every Fab Four Song

If you're a Beatles fan who has memorized every second of every one of the legendary band's songs, from instruments to vocals, Pop Chart Lab has got …

David Bowie

Meet Nadia Boulanger, “The Most Influential Teacher Since Socrates,” Who Mentored Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Quincy Jones & Other Legends

We recently featured a video of Brian Eno giving controversial advice to artists: “don’t get a job.” Easier said than done, of course, but he makes a …

Flute

When Going Gluten-Free Is Not Enough: New Tests Detect Hidden Exposure

For the 3 million people in America (myself included) with celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten — culinary life is a series of intricate leaps, accommodations and back-steps. We peer at labels, know the difference between "gluten-free" and "certified-gluten …

Holistic Medicine

70 Musicians Create a SUPER MARIO Medley

The original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> was a literal game changer for Nintendo, and it paved the way for one of the all-time greatest video game series. From …

Google Chrome's latest experiment lets your write songs in your browser

In case you needed another excuse to procrastinate today, Google Chrome just launched a new music experiment, and it's pretty addicting.<p>It's called …

guillaume marmin's immersive installation is an exploration between light and space

<b>light has always fascinated scientists, philosophers, religious thinkers and artists.</b> how does it affect our emotions and sensations? ‘licht, mehr …

Thom Yorke Soundtracks Short Film With New Music: Watch

Thom Yorke has contributed new music to a new short film from fashion label rag & bone. <i>Why Can’t We Get Along</i> stars <i>Baby Driver</i>’s Ansel Elgort and “House of Cards”’ Kate Mara. It was co-directed by Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy, and Bob Partington, and was shot over the course of one day. The …

Soundtracks

10 of the best gluten-free fish and chips around the UK

<b>When I went gluten-free several years ago, there was one thing I missed the most: fish and chips.</b><p>Yet, these are usually not remotely gluten-free …

The Game of Thrones Theme Song Performed on Four Musical Calculators

It’s a small world performed a wonderful electronic cover of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> theme song on four musical calculators. Here is the original song.<p>In …

Game of Thrones

Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, and the Difficulty of Making Original Music

On Sunday, the singer Lana Del Rey suggested, via Twitter, that she was being sued by Radiohead for copyright infringement over supposed similarities between her “Get Free” and their “Creep.” “It’s true about the lawsuit,” she wrote. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel …

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey claims Radiohead lawsuit song is her 'personal manifesto'

Lana Del Rey has spoken about her legal problems with Radiohead, revealed this week when she confirmed the British band were suing her for copyright infringement.<p>While performing at a concert in Denver, Del Rey suggested that the lawsuit may result in her song Get Free being removed from all future …

Lana Del Rey

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Mechanics

Free, Open Source Modular Synth Software Lets You Create 70s & 80s Electronic Music—Without Having to Pay Thousands for a Real-World Synthesizer

In the past decade or so, the analog modular synth—of the kind pioneered by Robert Moog and Don Buchla—has made a comeback, creating a booming niche …

Music Production

A Gorgeous Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Cover of ‘Careless Whisper’ Played With Live Tuning Changes

Alexandr Misko, a remarkably talented guitarist in Russia, performed a lush, acoustic fingerstyle cover of the classic George Michael song “Careless …

Guitar

How beginners can learn to read music more efficiently

Many music students find it difficult to learn to play an instrument, and struggle with music reading. Even after long practice, few children are …

This Is The Odd Writing Technique Used by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Dylan

It's the mid-'70s, and David Bowie is staring at the sheet of paper he's just filled with new song lyrics. After a moment, he opens his drawer, pulls …

David Bowie

A TV composer shows exactly how music can amplify an actor's performance

<i>This story and video include spoilers for seasons one and two of</i> Mr. Robot<i>.</i><p>It happened in <i>Breaking Bad</i>, before the drug kingpin Gustavo Fring met his gruesome end; in <i>Stranger Things</i>, as the Demogorgan broke through the walls of Hawkins Middle School; and in <i>Twin Peaks</i>, when the news of Laura Palmer’s …

TV

19 Totally Clever Disneyland Hacks You Definitely Haven't Thought Of Yet

Seriously upgrade your next visit.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Bernie Grundman wants to change the way you hear music — for the better

"A mechanical tool is following an intricate signal."<p>"These are coaxial speakers, and the tweeter's in the throat of the woofer."<p>"Now you have 16 sets of stampers for a set of lacquers."<p>The language can get pretty heady when Bernie Grundman is talking shop at his sprawling, 20,000-square-foot …

You need this smart watch if you’re always the cold one in the office

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Hong Kong

11 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch This Fall

Fall brings cooler weather, an excuse to wear comfortable clothing, and way too much TV. Seriously, make sure you’re prepared for this. Take water …

A silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts

If you've ever plugged your phone into your car stereo, only to have the same song start playing <i>every single time,</i> I have some good news for you. Yesterday, a true internet hero named Samir Mezrahi released a song on iTunes that's just 10 minutes of silence -- and he named it "A a a a a Very Good …

The Uncanny Sound Illusion That Creates Suspense in Christopher Nolan's Movies

Ever notice how Christopher Nolan’s movies (<i>Interstellar</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>The Prestige</i>) <i></i>feel like an anxiety attack? Well, maybe that’s overstating things a …

Renaissance Knives Had Music Engraved on the Blades; Now Hear the Songs Performed by Modern Singers

<i>Image courtesy of The Victoria and Albert Museum</i><p>On any given weekend, in any part of the state where I live, you can find yourself standing in a hall …

Knives

How to survive 'Game of Thrones' season if you don't watch 'Game of Thrones'

How many times a day do you hear the phrase, "You know what show you should check out? <i>Game of Thrones</i>?"<p>I GET IT. It's a "phenomenal show." Fine, …

12 life-changing gluten-free products you won’t find in supermarkets

<b>There’s no doubt that supermarket free-from aisles have come a long way over the years.</b><p>But if you always shop in one of the ‘big six’ supermarkets, …