Category Archives Inspiration – Things that move me

I recently acquired a Tibetan Singing Bowl (well I think it might actually be Nepalese). These bowls, composed of an alloy of six metals, have been used for thousands of years in meditative practices as well as for medicinal applications such as aiding digestion. How the bowls produce their characteristic singing tone is very interesting. The basic physics of the…

Victor Wooten is widely considered one of the best bass players in the world, known for a free, expressive style. In this TEDxTalk from May, 2013, he tells the story of his introduction to music at age zero and the tutelage he received from his four elder brothers. Wooten extends this discussion into a comparison of music and language. He…

WOW. This project is so hot right now. Reeps One, dope beatboxer, and, for my second time writing on this dude, filmmaker BD. He seems to specialize in music videos of all kinds. His youtube channel is here. Check out the colors maaaaaaaaaaaaan.

Are Arts Integrated learning approaches just "gimmicks?" Are there metrics currently in existence that can assess learning outcomes generated by arts based strategies? The answer, or at least some part of it, is being explored in New York City.

Wired Magazine's recent article entitled "What Beatboxing Looks Like Through an MRI Scanner" describes some surprising results from the University of Southern California's Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory's study on the “paralinguistic mechanisms” used by beatboxers in the formation of their musical sounds. The gist of their findings is embodied in this statement by the lead author of the study:…

Shodekeh is one of my fellow Baltimore based beatboxers. One of the many sub-projects related to his EMBODY master plan (you'll have to talk to him directly for more on this!) is the EMBODY Lab series, taking place at the Metro Gallery in beautiful Station North, Bmore. Last night was the second gathering for the EMBODY Lab. Hosted by Jamaal…

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