COFFEE BREAK | Skating to Valse Vanité
(via) This beautiful film is perfect timing for Ontario's outdoor skating season. If this doesn't make you want to dust off your skates, and join the many festive skates across the GTA, I don't know what will. The film is set toRudy Wiedoef's Valse Vanité played by Arno Bornkamp and Ivo Janssen.
COFFEE BREAK | Your Cat Hates Your Music
By Ludwig Van on January 5, 2016
Yeah, I get it. This is another cute kitty fart video. But this is what happens after the holidays, and you're catching up on all the composing you thought you'd get done, but didn't. It seems this ultra-cute kitty has other ideas, which is to say, this cat is trying to tell you something. Anyway, enjoy.
COFFEE BREAK | Happy Birthday In the Style of Shostakovich
After last weeks popular Shostakovich/Beyonce dance video, we have a something a little different. Happy Birthday composed in the style of Shostakovich. Though it's not as happy and a happy birthday should be, it wonderfully done...
COFFEE BREAK | Earth Day: Songs of the Earth
By Ludwig Van on April 22, 2015
In celebration of Earth Day, we give you a few classical music pieces inspired by Planet Earth.
COFFEE BREAK | Violinist Lara St. John takes on 'Anaconda' by Nicki Minaj (Video)
(via) Released just today, virtuoso violinist Lara St. John has taken up the challenge to rework Nicki Minaj’s latest hit “Anaconda”. Renaming it “Anachorda", St. John hired out a number of well-known Vancouver musicians to help her bridge the great style divide. Her approach was to focus on the rhythmic element, rather than the controversial lyrics, which have received some criticism. The original is inspired by Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back, which is all about celebrating a “big butts”...
COFFEE BREAK | TSO Chamber Soloists Make a Surprise Visit (Video)
The TSO Chamber Soloists make surprise appearance at Toronto's Merchants of Green Coffee.
COFFEE BREAK | The Ikea "Klårynett" (video)
A hilarious video by the Het Concertgebouw showing a fictional clarinetist preparing for a solo recital by building an Ikea Klårynett.
COFFEE BREAK | Pianist Creates Music Out Of Squeaky Piano Pedal (video)
By Ludwig Van on April 18, 2016
Pianist Fernando Martín-Peñasco Osorio has been struggling with an unnerving squeaky damper pedal. But in a stroke of ingenuity, he figures out how to control the squeak to make music out of it.
COFFEE BREAK | A Dramatic Reading Of The Strangest Artist Bio Ever Written
Khatia Buniatishvili's publicity bio just might go down in history as one of the strangest things ever set to paper. And now you can hear a hilarious dramatic reading of it.