Tag Archives: classical music

How classical music got weirder than rock

AKA: “Help! I’m a constipated cellist in a helicopter!” 7 Experimental Adventures in Classical Music | Mental Floss. Advertisements

Posted in creativity, music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rick Wakeman: Classical rocks

Occasional Yes keyboardist talks about breaking barriers between rock and classical. Video is amusingly punctuated with photos of Wakeman and his old capes.

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Heavy classical music

This story shouldn’t be a surprise. Heavy metal owes a great debt to classical music, particularly the more bombastic efforts around the turn of the century. There’s a reason the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, purveyors of a “heavy” orchestral Christmas-radio staple, draws … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Washington Post “contemporary classical” piece makes clever use of Spotify

As a music major who didn’t pursue a career in music partially because I finally realized I just didn’t care that deeply for “classical” music, I thought this was a terrific guide. Most notable: This is a creative use of … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, journalism, music | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The iPod has changed the way we listen to music. And the way we respond to it. – By Nikil Saval – Slate Magazine

The Slate excerpt of this article does its job well — it touches on several interesting topics but doesn’t fully develop them. I might need to find the print version to see if it says more about music and revolutions. … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , | Leave a comment