This LED Piano is Completely Mesmerizing

Aug 3, 2018

The coolest music stories of the week, collected in one handy link roundup.

1. The Yale School of Music shared this incredible time-lapse video of an orchestra rehearsal in the Adams Center for Musical Arts.

2. In musicology news, the once-inscrutable musical notation of ancient Greece is no longer inscrutable. Researchers at Oxford University have discovered a way to read it -- and now, we have a pretty good idea of what ancient Greek music sounded like.

3. What would classical music look like as visual art? For Jack Coulter, that's not a hypothetical question. He has synaesthesia, which means that he sees sound in a way that most of us do not. Watch him paint Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto:

4. Pizza deliverer by day; concert pianist by night. This Iowa teen's impromptu concert on a piano at a customer's house went viral, and when he spoke with ABC News, he said the best thing any musician has ever said about classical music:

"It's always a big stress reliever to be able to just bust out some Beethoven or Mozart."

5. This company made its name translating racy opera and oratorio lyrics to make slightly-less-scandalous, supertitle-friendly versions of classics like Carmina Burana and Das Lied von der Erde. 

6. I'll leave you with a few very cool videos by YouTube user Rousseau, who performs well-known classical pieces on an LED piano. It's classical piano-meets-Guitar Hero, and we. are. obsessed.