Strange Acoustics: Back to Black

Season two of HBO's science fiction masterpiece Westworld begins tonight, and along with mind-bending plot twists and stunning scenery, the show has also become known for it's use of music. The show is set in a hyper-realistic western theme park, and show composer Ramin Djawodi uses covers of popular songs mixed in with his own... Continue Reading →

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Strange Acoustics: The Mad Scene

If you asked me what a glass harmonica looked liked before I saw one, I definitely would not have guessed correctly. Or had any idea that they could create such beautiful, eerie tones. They are almost the opposite of modern harmonicas, a set of sleek water filled tubes that are used otherworldly, ethereal notes. Glass... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Roar

I love classical covers of pop songs, and Lindsey Sterling's version of Katie Perry's Roar is simple, light, and fun. My favorite part of this video is that she performed the song on the spot after a band member joked that she should start taking requests on a radio show. https://youtu.be/0S10zllZEqU

Strange Acoustics: Sober Up

The first time I heard Sober Up by AJR I thought, "This sounds like a Weezer song." It was so catchy, upbeat, and quirky, with strings accompanying the song's chorus. A quick google search confirmed that not only was the band influenced by Weezer, but they had collaborated with Weezer's frontman Rivers Cuomo on Sober... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Zombie

I'm currently on a road trip visiting friends and family with my husband, driving from Charlotte NC to Fort Myers, Florida. Typically we prepare for a long drive with carefully curated playlists of our favorite songs, but were too busy this time to set them before leaving. This left us relying on the radio for... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Destino

One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali. His work is endlessly fascinating, and when I discovered that he worked on a short film with Disney called Destino, I was instantly intrigued. Although Destino was released in 2003, production for the short film began over 70 years ago in 1945. Disney artist John Hench worked... Continue Reading →

Strange Acoustics: Take Me To Church

I find ballet dancers endlessly fascinating, because they have to merge being artists and athletes at the same time. This collaboration between Sergei Polunin and David Lachapelle is perfect showcase for the balance between both. The video was directed by Lachapalle and released in 2015 and is up to 22 million views on YouTube. It... Continue Reading →

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