The Function Of Music is a short film, by animator and director Mac Premo, based on an interview with composer and Radiolab producer Jad Abumrad.
EarMaster has announced that its ear training and sight-singing application – already available for Mac & Windows – is now available for iPad. It offers exercises for all levels, designed to train users to: sight-read and sight-sing music; recognize intervals, chords, scales and melodies by ear; increase rhythm and pitch precision; learn to transcribe music… Read More New Ear Training & Sight-Singing App For iPad, EarMaster
Third Wave Graphics has introduced Waveforms – a series of posters that elegantly document the basic elements of classic synthesis.
Dynamic Tonality has introduced XronoMorph – a free app for OS X and Windows, that lets you make beats while exploring a new theory of rhythm.
This video, via Voltage Control Lab, takes a look at Euclidean Rhythms, Godfried Toussaint’s theory that The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms (pdf).
Composer, synthesist and artist Brian Eno is featured on the BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2015, discussing his take on the ecology of culture.
This video, via MinutePhysics, takes a quick look at why tuning a piano is so complicated – and summarizes the tuning compromises that are inherent in equal-tempered tuning.
This video captures a short discussion by Brian Eno on his concept of Composers as Gardeners. Eno contrasts the stereotype of the classical composer conceiving a piece and then writing it out against the practice that became more common in the 60s of creating processes that result in music that you may or may not have… Read More Brian Eno On Composers as Gardeners