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Written By: grant on March 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Starter Home.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

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SOURCE: Based on “Home Tweet Home: High-Tech Solutions for House and Apartment,” New York Times, 7 March 2014, as used in the post “This home really speaks to me. Over the internet…”

ABSTRACT: I recorded most of the music – the backing tracks, everything [...]

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Written By: grant on March 6, 2014 No Comment

Georgia Tech researchers are trying to become prosthetic Neal Pearts, Science Daily reports, with an improvising robotic drumming limb:

The robotic drumming prosthesis has motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians’ arms and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The other stick “listens” to the music being played and improvises.

“The second [...]

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Written By: grant on February 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “The Road We Wander.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Monarch migration may become extinct,” Laboratory Equipment, 30 January 2014, as used in the post “Monarch migration may be over. Forever.”

ABSTRACT: This song coincided with me listening to a lot of new Balkan music. I [...]

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Written By: grant on February 21, 2014 No Comment

Michael Hearst! Composer! Writer! Player of atypical instruments! Science fan!

You are compiling instrumentals based on wonderful animals, like the glass frog, the magnapinna squid, and, as performed below by The Kronos Quartet, the aye-aye:

You are a man of science, wonder and music.

The Guild salutes you!

Here’s more about him in his own words, talking about the [...]

Written By: grant on January 23, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “The Impossible One” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Earth-mass exoplanet is no Earth twin,” Nature, 6 January 2014, as used in the post “Earth-like planets might not be so Earth-like… as gassy Earth shows” (with a dash of “The impossible planet” sprinkled on for seasoning).

ABSTRACT: Singing [...]

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Written By: grant on December 23, 2013 No Comment

SONG: “Like A Rooster At Dawn” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on

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Written By: grant on November 29, 2013 No Comment

Yes, technically not a theremin, but one of its children.

Bruno Perrault played the ondes Martenot and Matteo Ramon Arevalos played the piano, recorded on 21 February 2006.

Murail is a “spectral” composer – he creates melodies based on the shapes of the sounds as represented mathematically… or visualized on a spectrogram.

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Written By: grant on November 28, 2013 No Comment

Martin Ulikhanyan composed this dreamy piece, which was recorded on 16 March 2013, conducted by Zaven Vardanyan. Ulikhanyan has a YouTube channel and a Soundcloud account.

Happy listening.

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Written By: grant on November 24, 2013 No Comment

SONG: “Kiss the Earth” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “World’s biggest dinosaur takes first steps in 94 million years – digitally, that is,” Digital Trends, 1 November 2013, as used in the post “World’s biggest dinosaur walks again.”

ABSTRACT: Can’t say exactly why, but I’d been thinking about obsessive forms [...]

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