Tagged: music

Vijay Iyer Trio 0

Vijay Iyer Trio

Last night we went to see Vijay Iyer’s trio at the Berklee Performance Center. They were really something. Their music is really complex, with lots of different threads orbiting around each other. But it...

1959 0

1959

I really enjoyed this BBC documentary called 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz. Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 It’s focuses on the albums Kind of Blue, Time Out, Mingus Ah Um,...

Metropolis 0

Metropolis

We went to see Alloy Orchestra perform their score at a screening of Metropolis last night. Wow! It was amazing! We were in the second row and could look down into the pit to...

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What’s the French for Encore?

One of the events in Boston every summer is the Bastille Day party at the French Library. We’d always heard that it was great fun. They close off part of Marlborough street and have...

Instant Mix 0

Instant Mix

We’ve been using Google Music for a couple of weeks now. There’s a lot to like about it. We’ve got more than 50MB of music in it. The UI is responsive and easy to...

It’s Cool ‘Cause It’s Nerdy 0

It’s Cool ‘Cause It’s Nerdy

Today Yung Jake answers David O’Reilly, and shows us that datamoshing still has some legs. Oh, BTW, pretty much NSFW…

Google Music Beta 0

Google Music Beta

I’ve started messing around with the new beta of Google Music. So far, I’m fairly impressed. The big problem with the Xoom is that it can’t hold much music until the get the SD...

Schubert Quintet 0

Schubert Quintet

Last night we went to Jordan Hall to hear the Tokyo Quartet and Lynn Harrell perform the Schubert Quintet. It’s an amazing piece of music on several levels. It was a major influence on...

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Media Lab 25th Anniversary

At this time of year the folks at the Media Lab usually demo the things they’re working on to the sponsors. This year the fall sponsor meeting was taken to the next level by...

Mashrou’ Leila 0

Mashrou’ Leila

On the way to the supermarket today, we heard a song on the radio called Embembelelah. It was really cool, but when we got home we had no idea how to spell it or...