From the category archives:

Visual magic

Perhaps we should add cymatics to our music curriculum.


God is in The Neurons

April 4, 2012

A fascinating piece.


Like Rachmaninov’s signature rhythm at the end of many of his pieces, Alfred Hitchcock could not resist flitting across the screen in his own films. Roy Vanderzwaan found 37 of them and assembled them into this highly entertaining 4 minute clip. I smiled the whole time — in fact, I laughed, I thought I’d die, […]


No, this video (the closing of 2001 A Space Odyssey) was not meant to go with Riley’s late 1960’s classic “A Rainbow in Curved Air.” Actually, I think the video artist, John Whitney, would have approved of this mashup. [Embedding is disabled, so click on the title to watch the video.]


Finding A. Reid Fitzner

February 24, 2012

Yesterday I stumbled across an ink drawing done by a classmate of mine named A. Reid Fitzner. I remember he was a cool guy, an art major I think, and we were in an anthropology survey course together in my fourth year as an undergraduate. One day, while sitting in lecture together, Reid seemed completely […]

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Piano as Art

December 31, 2011

Check out a very new way of looking at pianos: Piano as Art. © 2011 Penny Putnam and Shauna Holiman


“Red Black Window” is from the three movement set for soprano saxophone, viola and cello, THREE DARK PAINTINGS (1983) with music by Roger Bourland and choreography by Dorothy Massalski. The recording is from a concert of the Composers in Red Sneakers with Rikk Stone, soprano saxophone, Scott Woolweaver, viola, and Karen Kaderavac, cello performing. This […]


Eva Sturm: Iceland

December 1, 2008

Music by Sigur Ros. Pretty to look at. Eerie and wonderful. Iceland from Eva Sturm on Vimeo.


Apparition on the wall

April 9, 2008

Look what appeared in our living room this morning.


Mate Universe

August 17, 2007

Here is an image from a new collection by artist/designer Mate Steinforth. His website, beautifully made, is called Mate Universe and shows off his brilliant eye for color, design, and proportion.