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Brain Pickings
I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.

Music

The Copper Beech

06/08/2015

“The copper beech is my favourite type of tree particularly in spring when the leaves are still slightly translucent and the most beautiful colour against the silver grey bark. Although the music is inspired by light flickering through the leaves, the title refers to the colours I associate with the key signatures of the track.” Source: Track by Read More

Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott: The Chopin Project

05/13/2015

At times, one can hear the instrumentalists rustling through their papers, mixing in with palpable breaths and creaks of the piano and retro recording equipment that craft this illusion to become much more than simply makeshift. The deliberation that the two instrumentalists had placed into the creation of The Chopin Project being as human as Read More

Math That Swings

01/03/2015

Via Nautilus, “Rhythm’s the Thing“: A 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant, [Vijay Iyer] is versed in seeing the world through the lens of science. Iyer’s Yale undergraduate degree in math and physics paved the way to his Ph.D. in technology and the arts at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation explores Read More

The Power Plant

12/16/2014

In 1972, composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard to live on campus and serve as the ‘Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry,’ a post first established in 1925. The most famous aspect of this prestigious role is the delivery of six public lectures. Bernstein’s cross-disciplinary investigation centered around music’s relationship with language. “In any sense in which Read More

The Ultra LP

05/07/2014

Jack White’s new album “Lazaretto” contains an array of analog trickery and hidden treasure. Jack White is a well-known connoisseur of vintage recording techniques and analog stylings, so it should come as no surprise that his upcoming album, Lazaretto, will be released by his own label, Third Man Records, in the century-old vinyl format. What Read More