Kaki King: two short videos recorded at TED conferences

“A musical escape into a world of light and color” Today I want to share two videos from TED.com featuring Kaki King (born Katherine Elizabeth King), a guitarist and composer known for her percussive technique applied on multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and on diverse range in different genres. The first video was…

Andres Segovia concert on Italian television

A valuable historical document In the 1960s, the Italian TV broadcaster RAI broadcast a fascinating concert by Andres Segovia.I’ve found a copy on Youtube, the sound is slightly distorted, but the program very respectable: 1:27 — “Da un Codice Lautenbuch”, Six lute pieces of the renaissance, transcribed by Oscar Chilesotti:1. Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi…

Composing music using the Higgs boson LHC data

I discover it out late enough, but the project is fantastic! On Wednesday 4th July 2012, scientists at CERN announced that they had found a Higgs-like particle after analysing results from the Large Hadron Collider. After the announce, Domenico Vicinanza starts another project: the ‘sonification’ of the data observer in the LHC The Higgs sonification…

How to spot a fake guitar in seconds

Keep your eyes (and ears) open! Is it really possible to buy a non-original guitar? Yes! Furthermore it can happens in unexpected places like a used instruments store, as shown by these two videos made by Kennis Russell: In the videos are analyzed two incredible fake of the most famous guitars of all time: a Fender…