Links We Like: Good Vibrations
It’s just Cymatics: the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, the famed German composer, created the above photograph. It was taken by German photographer Alexander Lauterwasser, who uses refracted light to capture the patterns that sound waves make in the water. Read more about Lauterwasser’s images and their significance for the musical works that create them here.
Via On an Overgrown Path.
If you can’t beat ’em, join em. The National Symphony Orchestra has caved to the pressure of the Twitter-inclined, sending program notes via Twitter in real time. You can’t read the tweets in the main house of the Filene Center, ’cause there are no electronic devices allowed, but on the lawn – go crazy.
Via Clef Notes.
Also Twittering (tweeting?) are BBC journalists covering the Proms. (No, not high school proms, world-renowned music festival Proms). Look for updates in real time and links to interview with famous Proms people on the Radio 3 Blog.
Via Radio 3 Blog.
And if one BBC link isn’t enough for you, check out this series of interviews by classical music critic Norman Lebrecht. The current episode of the Lebrecht Interview features William Christie, founder and conductor of Les Arts Florissants, but up next Sunday, August 2, is violin sensation Hilary Hahn!
Via slipped disc.
In the big leagues: 16-year-old Venezuelan conductor Ilyich Rivas will make his major American orchestra debut on August 15, conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. 22-year-old violinist and From the Top alumna Elena Urioste “further illuminates” the piece.
Via Culture Monster.
Summer reading: Chris Foley of the Collaborative Piano Blog has put together a list of great music education links for teachers. So if you’re a music teacher, go check it out! And if you’re a music student, find out what your enemies are reading. (Kidding, kidding…)
Via Collaborative Piano Blog.
15 seconds of fame: is it time for you to step out into the spotlight? You’ve got until Sunday. Parterre Box has challenged undiscovered opera divas everywhere to get their youtube on with a few famous lines from La Traviata. The most audacious and most authentic clips have a shot at an unnamed grand prize.
Via Parterre Box.