It's time for our weekly dose of feel-good classical music stories -- otherwise known as our link roundup! You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll share it on social media. Let's go!
1. Kristo Kondakçi and the Eureka Ensemble mobilize music to enact social change - specifically, with a chorus of women who are experiencing homelessness. Watch this video about the Sheltering Voices project:
'It's great to be treated like a human again.' — This chorus is giving homeless women a place to feel valued and respected pic.twitter.com/Mk4z3zEABS
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 4, 2018
2. Time for our "music played with unconventional instruments" segment! This percussionist makes music with unspooled tape recorders:
3. And speaking of percussion: these Fibonnaci rhythms are mesmerizing.
4. A woman in Slovakia has just been arrested for blasting music from Il Trovatore from her home for 16 hours per day, every day, for 16 YEARS.