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Joe Rinaudo at the American Fotoplayer

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The American Fotoplayer is an amazing instrument, as described in the Wikipedia article at the link and in this video by Joe Rinaudo, who explains how it works. Here it is in action:

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18 September 2015 at 11:50 am

Posted in Music, Technology

Musical genres algorithmically grouped by Spotify, with examples

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Fascinating. The world of music is vast, and most of my experience is iin two small corners of it.

Discovered via this story in the Washington Post.

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4 April 2015 at 7:26 pm

Posted in Jazz, Music

Actuarial note: How genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy

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Fascinating little study. Singing the blues is not so bad….

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24 March 2015 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Health, Music, Science

Amazing flutes!

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In my high-school band I mostly played flute, though finally switched to saxophone (alto and tenor), which I liked a lot better. But I am bowled over by these flutes. Take a look at the gallery.

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6 March 2015 at 6:29 pm

Posted in Music

The hit song the day you were born—and the day you were conceived

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Try it out. Mine aren’t bad: Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and, 9 months earlier, Judy Garland and “Over the Rainbow.”

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3 March 2015 at 12:34 pm

Posted in Music

John Carpenter’s Creepy Songs for Unmade Films

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John Carpenter apparently writes the score for the background music in at least some of his films. He’s just put out a CD of music that he wrote for movies never made. You can listen to a couple here.

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26 January 2015 at 10:13 am

Posted in Movies & TV, Music

Turn a cheap ($1 or so) smartphone into an MP3 player

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Very cool idea.

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2 January 2015 at 10:49 am

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