Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
This is what happens when your friend reminds you about audio editing. I ended up lowering the pitch on Let It Go from the new Frozen movie. And I gotta say, it’s really nice. Have yourself a listen and see what I mean.
And of course I had to draw a quick genderbend for this
oh man, I’m in love with this
Call Me Maybe, with a full orchestra and classical choir.
It starts out as a very solem joke, and then it becomes bright and beautiful and joyful.
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years:
A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say.
The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans.
Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art.
‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow.
The instrument’s exterior is painted in a rich midnight blue, adorned with golden swirls painted on the side. The inside of its lid is a deep raspberry inscribed with a Latin quote in gold leaf by 12th-century German nun, mystic and philosopher, Saint Hildegard.
‘‘Holy prophets and scholars immersed in the sea of arts both human and divine, dreamt up a multitude of instruments to delight the soul,’’ it says.
The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce. Sixty-one gleaming steel strings run across it, similar to the inside of a baby grand.
Each is connected to the keyboard, complete with smaller black keys for sharp and flat notes. But unlike a piano, it has no hammered dulcimers. Instead, there are four spinning wheels wrapped in horse-tail hair, like violin bows.
To turn them, Zubrzycki pumps a pedal below the keyboard connected to a crankshaft. As he tinkles the keys, they press the strings down onto the wheels, emitting rich, sonorous tones reminiscent of a cello, an organ and even an accordion.
The effect is a sound that da Vinci dreamt of, but never heard; there are no historical records suggesting he or anyone else of his time built the instrument he designed.
A sketch and notes in da Vinci’s characteristic inverted script is found in his Codex Atlanticus, a 12-volume collection of his manuscripts and designs for everything from weaponry to flight.
‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ said Zubrzycki, who spend three years and 5000 hours bringing da Vinci’s creation to life.
Let it Go - Frozen (spanish version)
#oh no #nope #nein #this was completely and utterly unnecessary #why is this #I mean #now of course I want all the rule 63ed Frollo #gaunt sharp-edged implacable Mistress of Justice #she wanted to be a martyr but Rome fell long ago—she wanted to be a mystic bride of christ but the visions never came #so instead she is this—Sophia and Justita; blind and never-stinting #her flesh mortified and her will righteous #but then #Esmerelda #dancing on the rue de la cite #the love is still terrible and twisted; the shame is still burning under Frollo’s skin however she tries to fisplace it #…but god do I want that story
It was just going to be a sketch and then my hand slipped
oh my actual god yes yes yes
ok so i made a mashup
im sorry if this has already been done but everyone makes mashups with radioactive so pls dont kill me i actually made this myself thank
MY JAW JUST DROPPED
A CLASSIC FUCKING CHRISTMAS - For when you want old, classic, non-remix Christmas songs, dammit.
White Christmas - Bing Crosby // Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting // I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd // Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry & The Pinafores // Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley // The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) - The Chipmunks // Do You Hear What I Hear - Bing Crosby // Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt // Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry // Winter Wonderland - Aretha Franklin // (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays - Perry Como // Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Dr. Elmo // Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald // Jingle Bells - Perry Como // Christmas Time is Here (vocal) - Charlie Brown Christmas // Frosty The Snowman - Gene Autry // Silver Bells - Johnny Mathis // Carol of the Bells - The Boston Pops // Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry // Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin // Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Frank Sinatra // Jingle Bell Rock - Billy Gilman // Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano // Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee // It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby // Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives // ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - Perry Como // The Twelve Days of Christmas - Glenn Miller Orchestra // Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra // We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Carolers
4am // songs to listen to in the middle of the night or early in the morning when you need a good cry, want to reevaluate your life, or need help fighting that insomnia //
1. Amsterdam: Coldplay 2. Still: Daughter 3. Black Flies: Ben Howard 4. Can’t Make You Love Me: Bon Iver 5. Make You Feel My Love: Adele 6. Dead In The Water: Ellie Goulding 7. Sea of Love: Cat Power 8. Fire and Rain: James Taylor 9. Stop This Train: John Mayer 10. This: Ed Sheeran 11. Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley 12. Dust to Dust: The Civil Wars 13. We Don’t Eat: James Vincent McMorrow 14. Long, Long, Long: The Beatles 15. Salvation: Gabrielle Aplin 16. Gravity: Coldplay 17. I Hurt Too: Katie Herzig 18. High Hopes: Kodaline 19. To Build a Home: The Cinematic Orchestra 20. Homesick: Radical Face 21. Give up the Ghost (feat. Johnny McDaid): Rosi Golan 22. Asleep: The Smiths 23. Fjogur Piano (feat. Bruce): Sigur Ros //
Simple & Clean (Orchestra)
Do you ever find songs that just make your heart hurt? That are so nostalgic and shaped your life in more ways than you ever imagined a song could? That this song connects you to so many important people in your life, and every time you hear it you just want to smile and laugh and cry and curl up all at the same time? For me, this is that song.
this is the song that dreams are made of
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS LITERALLY THE SOUND OF COOL
Press play and you will find yourself wearing a long black coat on a windy city street holding a firearm that won’t be invented for another 50 years, your voice will be a full octave deeprer AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK PERFECT.
Once Upon A December. Anastasia in Russian. This would be the language that she would have sung in.
This is what you hear when I’m approaching. This is it.
This is a rare version of Once Upon a Dream from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (at least, I’ve never heard it). This is such a gorgeous version, I’m not sure why it wasn’t used in some way. Bill Shirley and Mary Costa sing together as Prince Phillip and Aurora.
Original video here.
africa // toto
it’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
there’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
i bless the rains down in africa
gonna take some time to do the things we never have