Curating The Week: Music-Related Stuff On The Internet


1. A video by Steven Feld of Nii Otoo Annan in Ghana playing bell patterns while listening to the late night rhythms of common toads.

“Using the toad rhythms as a stimulus and calculator, he enumerates dozens of time patterns on the bells while creating an exciting array of sound colors.”

2. A video about an orchestra of robots that can read human hand motions.

“In the hands of musicians—electronic or otherwise—perhaps this could yield more symphonic sounds down the road.”

3. An article about how listening to music can boost high-intensity workouts.

“What is interesting is that their power output had been substantially greater when they were listening to music. They were pedaling much more ferociously than without music. But they did not find that effort to be more unpleasant.”