Seen and Heard

Overtone singing Quoting Wikipedia (this isn’t a college essay, get off my back), “overtone singing” is “a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds,…

I Love a Good Parody

Roo wrote an article at Ad Week about why trained ballet dancers are appalled at a Free People Clothing ad featuring a ballet dancer who doesn’t look trained enough to be able to go on pointe like she did in…

One Point for Lorde

Whether or not you’re a fan of Lorde’s music, you gotta give her credit for what the youngin’s these days call being real. Even though she’s a musician, she doesn’t have to do anything else other than perform her music…

Geeking Out for a Minute

Have you seen this? Jelani Eddington plays the Main Title from the Star Wars Symphonic Suite at the 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ in Barrington, Illinois. While the track was originally recorded with a full orchestra, this man can…

Listen: The Lorelei Ensemble

I’m so excited to be hearing this group of all-female voices this weekend. As part of the regular performance season, the Chorus of Westerly hosts a Masters Series in the Spring. (Previous guests have included the Harvard Krokodiloes, Yale Whiffenpoofs,…

Lip Sync Battle on Jimmy Fallon

http://youtu.be/R4ajQ-foj2Q If Jimmy Fallon’s late night show didn’t include these fun segments (gotta love the performances with toy instruments), I probably wouldn’t watch it at all. I’m completely over the celebrity interview and musical guest concept. Not to say I…