All images via Daniel Boud No, that's not a hallucination; as part of the Vivid LIVE music and light festival in Sydney, which runs through June 8, the design firm Universal Everything was commissioned to create a light show for...
Computer scientist Shahriar Nirjon, working with a team at the University of Virginia, found that the tempo of songs played a role in producing a certain heart rate in study participants. They found that people who listened to calming music reported lower anxiety and heart rate; similarly, they could increase a person’s heart rate by […]
Tanya Greig Perara has joined Universal Pictures as SVP Business Affairs, Film Music. She will spearhead the business affairs for anything involving film music, including talent deals, licensing negotiations, oversight over current and past soundtrack projects, partnering with record labels, and Universal's in-house Back Lot Music label. Show More Summary
Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with former child soul star Ricky Spicer over the sample that anchors Yeezus hit, "Bound 2," Billboard reports. Spicer initially sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group in December 2013, claiming unauthorized use of his voice. Paperwork, dated March 6th, was...
For musical theater performers Kate Moore and Tim Wessel, Backstage University offers an opportunity to meet the industry, practice their craft, and more; in fact, both signed with Zane Gerson of Daniel Hoff Agency after meeting himShow More Summary
Stephen Roe, the scholar who set up regular music manuscript sales at the auction house 35 years ago, is leaving today to pursue other interests. He may be irreplaceable. Stephen went to Sotheby’s straight from university (Worcester College, Oxford) and has been wondering for a while if there’s a world out there. He used to work […]
On Friday, a bluegrass band from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University will depart for a tour of the People’s Republic of China. This is the third time that students from the program have been invited to share American folk arts […]
Nothing about Tina Dunkley’s bearing suggests her status as a recent retiree. To the contrary, when the curator emeritus of Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
Recognize it? Difficult, I must admit. It's the famous Sydney Opera House illuminated for Vivid Sydney, an annual festival of light, music and ideas, which runs from 22 May to 8 June 8. Universal Everything designed the light show for the Opera House (CLICK).
University of Minnesota student Daniel Crawford and geography professor Scott St. George have collaborated on a piece of music called Planetary Bands, Warming World. Composed for a string quartet, the piece uses climate change data to...Show More Summary
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University hosted Bryan Sutton for a workshop on March 16, as part of their American Guitar series. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, the Center has preserved the experience on a pair of roughly 30 minute […]
We're republishing this June 2013 in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Dave Douglas's Greenleaf Music record label. When All About Jazz last spoke with trumpeter, multi-bandleader, teacher, composer, marathon runner, podcaster, and record label head honcho Dave Douglas in November, 2011, he...
2nd UPDATE, Saturday, 8:18 AM: This morning, it’s a dead heat. Disney’s George Clooney-starrer Tomorrowland and Universal’s female-powered musical Pitch Perfect 2 both made around $9.7M yesterday and are on a collision course for the 3-day weekend, with about $32.8M each. Show More Summary
Two words: twerking burgers Students at the University of Newcastle in Australia were asked to animate 52 frames of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" music video using the rotoscope method, a technique that involves drawing over the footage...Show More Summary
BRASS BASH! Join us for a free recital celebrating the beautiful sounds of brass instruments! This event will feature Uptown Academy students, performers from Northwestern University, and our ensemble in residence, The People's Brass Quintet.WHEN: Saturday, May 23rd at 3pmWHERE: The People's Music School, Uptown Academy, 931 West Eastwood AvenueCOST: FREE!
Music videos can offer a chance to escape into a universe of partying while you're stuck watching TV or sitting at your desk, but a music video can also be so fucking crazy that once it’s over you actually take a second to appreciate being sober. Show More Summary
If you thought Taylor Swift's song "Shake It Off" was good before, then this video is going to blow your mind. Created by an animation class at University of Newcastle, the colorful music video was made by tracing over footage, frame by frame, of the original. Show More Summary
This week's music video roundup is a special edition, special because Taylor Swift and Beyoncé each put out new videos. The post Audio Visuals: Taylor Swift Is the Center of the Pop Culture Universe appeared first on WIRED.
You've never seen Taylor Swift like this before — and if you did, you were probably on strong hallucinogenics! The Plasmatic Research Laboratory is a new animation studio at the University of Newcastle in Australia — and they made the coolest animation project ever! 49 students and animators were given 52 frames each of Swifty's Shake It [...]
49 students from the Animation 1: Design from Animation class at the University of Newcastle each took 52 frames from Taylor Swift‘s music video for “Shake It Off” and recreated it using 2,767 frames of hand-drawn rotoscoped footage. Students from Visual Communications and Natural History Illustration were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift’s Shake […]