This LED Piano is Completely Mesmerizing
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.