Category: Diversions

  • Off Notes: The Weird and Wonderful

    Off Notes: The Weird and Wonderful

    Happy Friday! We here at Soundfly HQ have been swamped getting ready for Monday when we’ll be (drumroll, please) LAUNCHING THREE NEW COURSES!!! Huzzah! Fortunately, our friends weren’t going to let us get through the week without seeing all the weird and wonderful things the internet had to offer. And without a doubt, this week turned…

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day: The Love Story of Robert and Clara Schumann

    Happy Valentine’s Day: The Love Story of Robert and Clara Schumann

      “You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you’ve looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.” – Robert Schumann   I’m a little ashamed to say I didn’t shed a single tear when I saw The Notebook. On top of that, I fell asleep about two-thirds of the…

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  • Off Notes: For Lovers and Haters Alike

    Off Notes: For Lovers and Haters Alike

    Happy Friday! This weekend has something for everyone! For the lovers out there, Happy Valentines Day! To the not-so-in-love, Happy Presidents’ Day! To the bitter and twisted, Happy Friday the 13th! And welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s post to the lovers…

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  • Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Happy Friday! Welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. This week is a real pop-music sandwich–we spent Monday morning huddled around the coffee machine dissecting the Superbowl halftime show and this afternoon have been considering how we feel about the Grammys (largely meh, though we like that they’ve become…

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  • Mike Evin’s Music for Old Souls

    Mike Evin’s Music for Old Souls

    Mike Evin just released a new single. Most people don’t know Mike Evin. He’s a quiet, strange, talented Canadian who basically loves music and people and works just hard enough to keep those two things close to him, without making too big a fuss… I know Mike Evin, though. In fact, he was the first person…

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  • Off Notes: Still Rounding Up the Internet!

    Off Notes: Still Rounding Up the Internet!

    What a week! This has been a wild one here at Soundfly HQ! On Wednesday we threw the most epic, awesome, amazing, badass, spectacular show any of us have seen in as long as we can remember. And it wasn’t easy! Sunday night the news announced a blizzard was headed our way. Monday our venue almost…

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  • How to Make Music with Pigeon Whistles

    How to Make Music with Pigeon Whistles

    Last Summer throughout the UK, it was quite possible that if you wandered into an outdoor arts festival, you had a good chance of seeing a flock of pigeons flying overheard, producing a beautiful soundscape of tones. Introducing Nathaniel Mann, a London-based composer, sonic artist, instrument designer, ethnomusicological thinker and the man who strapped whistles…

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Elijah Fox at the piano