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COFFEE BREAK | John Dowland Gets the Irish Treatment

By Michael Vincent on March 17, 2015

In honour of St. Patricks Day, we give you this gorgeous Celtic remix of a melancholy song Behold a Wonder Here by John Dowland. It is arranged for Irish flute, recorder, fiddle, lute, cittern, shruti-box, and cello by Michael Slattery and members of La Nef. Dowland’s 400 year-old songs never sounded so good...
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COFFEE BREAK | Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier Animated In Neon Lights

By Ludwig Van on June 1, 2015

Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier virtually animated with rhythmic neon lights (Video)
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COFFEE BREAK | Stephen Fry on the history of the Glenn Gould Prize

By Michael Vincent on October 25, 2014

In this short video, discover the legendary Glenn Gould and the vision for this "Nobel Prize of the Arts" given in his name. Narrated by past Juror, Stephen Fry. This years nominations are open until Nov 15, 2014...
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COFFEE BREAK | Pop Songs Reimagined As Fugues

By Ludwig Van on February 25, 2016

One enterprising soul (Giovanni Dettori) has taken counterpoint to the next level by using the main themes from songs by Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Nirvana, and Miley Cyrus and setting them as fugues on the piano.
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COFFEE BREAK | Tenor Falls Off Chair And Keeps Singing

By Ludwig Van on February 23, 2016

Tenor fail for the win.
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COFFEE BREAK | Danish Orchestra attempts to play after eating red hot chili peppers (Video)

By Michael Vincent on November 6, 2014

The Danish National Chamber Orchestra did a little experiment last week. They were curious to see (and hear) what Tango Jalousie by Jacob Gade would sound like after eating one of the worlds hottest Chili Peppers. Watch what happens.
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COFFEE BREAK | The Man Who Hears Colour

By Michael Vincent on January 9, 2015

Meet Neil Harbisson, a 31 year old colour blind artist from Camden, London who suffers from achromatopsia, a rare condition which means he can only see in black and white. He claims he can now 'hear' colours after having an 'eyeborg' antenna implanted into his skull. After wearing the "electronic eye" for over 10 years, the he uses it to picks up colour frequencies through a camera and transforms them into sound vibrations.
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COFFEE BREAK | Meet Jason Lewis: Classical Guitarist & Skateboarder

By Ludwig Van on September 13, 2015

"A Musician is the closest thing you can be to a superhero"
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COFFEE BREAK | Robert De Niro to Arts Students: “You’re F**ked”

By Ludwig Van on May 27, 2015

Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro has some advice for the 2015 graduating class of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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COFFEE BREAK | Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (the game!)

By Michael Vincent on November 19, 2014

When you think about Tchaikovsky's bombastic 1812 Overture, you might think US Independence Day celebrations with fireworks and cannons galore! But have you ever wanted to be the percussionist during the last few final measures of the score? We here at the Musial Toronto office have been obsessed with this game from Us vs Th3m for a little over a week. It's not fair that we hoard all the fun for ourselves, so give it a try.
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