Tag: cats

  • Do Cheetahs and House Cats Purr at the Same Frequency?

    Do Cheetahs and House Cats Purr at the Same Frequency?

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. One of the wackier outcroppings now appearing on the coastlines of the internet has been the bevy of purring videos, or super loops of cats…

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  • Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    We’ve written on cats in classical music before, so this should come as no surprise to the casual Flypaper reader, but, yes, we are that excited. “Cat mania” has certainly reached new heights in the Internet Age, with “Grumpy Cat” earning over twenty million views on YouTube and searches for “cat merchandise” yielding over ten thousand results…

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  • How Does Cory Arcangel’s Cat Video Mashup of Schoenberg’s Atonal Opus 11 Stack up Against the Original?

    How Does Cory Arcangel’s Cat Video Mashup of Schoenberg’s Atonal Opus 11 Stack up Against the Original?

    The New York and Stavanger, Norway-based contemporary artist Cory Arcangel is widely known and respected for his use of hacked technology such as video games and software to produce thought-provoking, beautiful artwork across a range of media. His largely absurdist oeuvre explores technology from a number of theoretical angles and offers commentary on cultures that…

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  • What the Heck Is a Theremin?

    What the Heck Is a Theremin?

    The theremin is a musical instrument that is played without any contact by the performer. It was one of the first electronic instruments ever created, and later popularized by Robert Moog who designed a build-it-yourself kit version for mass consumption. It was invented and pattented in 1928 by Léon Theremin, a Russian whose actual name…

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  • What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    The Broadway musical is such a mélange of parts — often Frankensteined together — that it’s easy to take for granted the weight that each of the creative elements bear. I think ten out of ten composers would agree that songwriting is the most integral of said elements. After all, no music = no musical.…

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