I was thinking about simple visual metaphors to communicate organ works, but digressed. Cue Nick’s World of Synthezisers. Favourite quote, from the slinkyfied Springatron: “I used the golden ratio to work out the lengths of the springs, this was to prevent resonances occurring at the same frequencies and at harmonically related frequencies.”
- First test
This *preliminary* version of a very old favourite, ET Mensah’s Tea Samba, is for Mr Paul “Tea” Baker (diabolus.org) and for all of you who have followed and supported this project so far:
- Sorry, I couldn’t find a red tie.
- I’m shouting, not because I’m deaf, but because it’s *very* loud. This ditty leaves untouched
- All the world’s a barrel organ
From Wikipedia’s entry for Reinhard Heydrich, president of the forerunner of Interpol and architect of the Holocaust:
On 2 June, during a visit with Himmler, Heydrich reconciled himself with his fate by reciting a part of one of his father’s operas:
“The world is just a barrel-organ which the Lord God turns Himself. We all
- MuseScore: open source notation software
I’ve got an old Sibelius CD down in the warehouse, but I couldn’t be ar*ed to find and fetch, and it probably wouldn’t work on Vista anyway. So … I had a look around and installed MuseScore, a free, open source competitor for Finale Notepad (which incidentally now costs $10). David Bolton does a head-to-head …
- Anti-colonial cannibal propaganda, anyone?
I want to sing the Mau Mau verse in Allan Sherman’s Hungarian Goulash No. 5.
- I’m a spaceman
A vocal introduction to the bars of Mars and other rubbish.