New Icelandic band consisting of Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson.
On their debut album they are joined by Ólafur Arnalds on drums as well as a string quartet composed of:
Pétur Björnsson - Violin
Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir - Violin
Guðbjartur Hákonarson - Viola
Hrafnhildur Marta Guðmundsdóttir - Cello
and it’s awesome
Rushes for Seven Bassoons by Michael Gordon
Beautiful, shimmering, beating chords. Slippery, church-like, eerie ethereal.
If I just heard it and didn’t know who was playing, it wouldn’t seem so different from a lot of electronic ambient music.
Giya Kancheli : Valse Boston (1996)
with Dennis Russell Davies on piano
Bob’s Donuts, thankfully still going strong. If this place ever closes, San Francisco is officially over.
there’s only a few places in San Francisco to get a donut at any hour of the night, and this is certainly the best.
Fossil Friday Elasmosaurus. Elasmosaurus was about 46 ft (14 m) in length with 71 neck vertebrae.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO17657.
Elasmosaurus shoulder girdle, nearly complete right paddle, pelvic girdles, and vertebrae. Fossils. Geology specimen P12009.
(There are a lot of girdles mentioned in this caption.)
when I was in grammar school, probably 2nd grade, we had a giant picture book and an accompanying LP—mostly narration and Godzilla-like sound effects, and some songs—about dinosaurs.
The only two details I remember are that there was a bell sound between tracks when the teacher was supposed to turn the page of the giant picture book, and I remember the melody of the song about the Elasmosaurus.
Every summer, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall is transformed into a specific space for the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the centerpiece of the Mostly Mozart Festival, which begins tonight. In 2011, we made a time-lapse video of the incredible work that goes on to change over the hall. Enjoy!
The Influence of The Vinyl Press ~>
A look at some of the machines used to create vinyl records throughout the years.
When I listen to classical music in the car my hand is basically always on the volume knob due to dynamics. I swear I’m going to get to a fucking sforzando one day and crash.
It’s true! I was listening to something last week and the guy in the car next to mine jumped.