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This Violinist's Impressions of Everyday Sounds are Scary Good

Violinist Teppei Okada plays his instrument standing to the left of a screen with the Skype logo on it.
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Teppei Okada plays the Skype call tone (Screenshot from his YouTube channel)

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... violin?

1. Visiting Estonia? Step inside a chromatic scale — this concrete installation's chambers resonate with different notes.

2. Students at London's Guildhall School of Music and Arts have created four augmented-reality multimedia installations, including original compositions.

3. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP, for short) is launching a multi-year project called "As Told By: History, Race and Justice on the Opera Stage," beginning with Anthony Davis's "X: The Life and Times of Malcom X" in June, 2022. Learn more in The Boston Globe.

4. Collector Ron Mercer has nearly 2,000 instruments in his possession — and he plays them all. Check out his amazing collection here.

5. Who are the rising stars of classical music on TikTok? From the inventor of "Hip Hopera" to brilliant composers and arrangers, meet a few of the viral musicians of new media.

6. Teppei Okada is a great violinist. His skills aren't limited to the classical repertoire, however. He's also known for his scarily-accurate musical impressions of everyday objects, video games, and more. Here he is playing the Skype call tone:

And here's his impression of, well, all the sounds you'd hear while playing Super Mario: