Machine Shop is a collaboration between percussionist Karen Stackpole and engineer and electronic music artist Drew Webster. Stackpole coaxes otherworldly vibrations from her wall of gongs with an arsenal of ... More
"Silent" is an animated short film created by Academy Award® winning Moonbot Studios. It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.
The story follows two street ... More
If you’ve watched all the supplements on several Criterion releases over the past decade or so, you’ve no doubt seen some short pieces on how the company’s film restoration process works. But methods always change, ... More
If you want an explanation for why you’d want to build sophisticated audio into the Web, maybe it’s just because you don’t like fun.
Fun is what you get out of this Web Audio Theremin toy, the work of one ... More
Beat This challenges composers to sample and create a song in 10 minutes. Four Tet takes up Beat This and constructs a sick beat out of samples from the album Thriller faster than you can get a pizza delivered.
Beat this is not ... More
Who are the original music samplers? Sit back and let CBC Radio 2's Tom Allen spin a yarn that explores one piece of music that was copied over and over again through classical history right up into the future.
Filmed on location at Paul Hahn Piano Co. here in Toronto.
A man standing alone in a shed hitting a bath with a mallet could be seen as mad, but in the world of sound design, it's the norm. Ali Lacey is an eccentric sound design artist, and this short portrait allows us a closer ... More
An audio visual installation in association with Schwartz Flavour Shots, an innovative new
range of herb and spice blends locked in oil. What does flavour look like? How does it
sound? These are the questions that inspired herb and spice ... More
Japanese inventor Basami Sentaku built an 8-bit harmonica inside a Nintendo cartridge and used it to make sweet pixelated music in the form of a video game music medley.
Gregory Johnson beautifully reinterprets the theme song from Back to the Future on an acoustic baritone guitar.
Customers may be impressed with the fuel economy provided by either a four-cylinder or a diesel engine, but they may not be bowled over by the acoustic properties. To reduce -- or in some cases, ... More
In summer 2013, at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall, keyboardist and jazz pioneer Herbie Hancock rolled out a concept he has been fascinated with for over 20 years. Using a ... More