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14 w ago
Harmonious Printer Concerts
Canon Makes 19 Printers Conduct an Orchestra Live on Stage
To demonstrate how fast and reliable its printers can be, Canon challenged a 19-person orchestra to perform a special arrangement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, reading from sheet music printed on...
19 w ago
Machine Learning Mashups
Microsoft's Project Murphy Creates Images Based on Search Queries
Microsoft used a machine learning algorithm coupled with the search capabilities of the Bing search engine to create ‘Project Murphy.’ Part chatbot, part image generator, Project Murphy...
36 w ago
Quirky Historical Chocolates
Merdas' Confectionery Chocolate Wrappers Feature Wordly Icons
To add some visual interest to its confectionery chocolate packaging, Merdas tasked designer Masoud Rostami with the creation of a dynamic look for its chocolate collection. The finished designs...
51 w ago
Musical Genre-Recognizing Robots
This AI Music Research Reworks Classical Songs in New Styles
This AI music research allows Beethoven to be played like The Beatles. This invention in artificial intelligence comes from the Sony Computer Science Library (CSL) in Paris, France. The team was...
61 w ago
Silly Historic Sculptures
The D*Face x Medicom Toy Beethoven Bust Remixes the German Composer
Paying homage to an iconic musical figure, the D*Face x Medicom Toy Beethoven bust gives the classic composer a brand new look. While some may have witnessed a sculpture of the pianist at a museum...
83 w ago
Virtual Reality Orchestras
LA Phil's 'VAN Beethoven' Experience Visualizes Classical Music
The realm of virtual reality is now transforming the typically auditory experience of music into a visual rush with LA Phil’s ‘VAN Beethoven’ experience. The van is a miniature...
146 w ago
Beer Moustache Ads
Weltenburger Kloster's Funny Beer Ad Series Shows Historical Celebrations
This funny beer ad series comes from Weltenburger Kloster, one of the world’s oldest monastery breweries, showing that it’s still alive, kicking and that it has got a great sense of humor....
156 w ago
Classical Revival Radio Campaigns
Faro Took an Unusual Route to Save Its Classical Music Station
Faro Radio is a classical music station that has two things that don’t work in its favor: one, it’s a radio station and two, it only plays classical music. In order to save the dying...
213 w ago
Upcycled Instrument Workstations
Sarah Dodd's Piano Desk Gets a Second Chance at Life
The Piano Desk is an absolute masterpiece worthy of Beethoven status. As its name suggests, it is a piano that has been stunningly converted into a desk. Although it will never play another note...
234 w ago
Tweeting Concert Websites
Become a Musical Genius Using the Metropole Tweetphony Site
The Metropole Tweetphony website is a campaign that turns Twitter into a digital musical orchestra. This idea was developed by Havas Worldwide Amsterdam and Perfect Fools to support the the...
173 w ago
Literal Baby Grand Pianos
This Small Children’s Piano From Hape Helps Your Baby Play Thier
This children’s piano will teach your little one the joys of music from a young age. Now your baby Beethoven doesn’t have to struggle to reach keys that are bigger than their hands. This...
179 w ago
Tangible Sound Systems
Morimo Tactile Sound Module Lets You Literally Feel Your Music
When you consider a virtuoso like Beethoven, you can appreciate how music can affect all people, even the hearing impaired. The Mórimo Tactile Sound Module has been designed to provide an...
223 w ago
Clear Communicating Devices
Beethoven Phone Brings Transparency to Conversations with Deaf People
Properly comprehending what a someone is saying is difficult enough with model ears and eyes, it can be even more challenging when someone with a hearing impairment tries to speak with somebody who...
232 w ago
Miniature Opera Painting Watches
The Chagall et l’Opera de Paris Tribute is an Artistic Time
The Chagall et l’Opera de Paris Tribute is a watch designed by Vacheron Constantin that depicts the characters found in Marc Chagall’s painting in the Palais Garnier opera house. Minuscule...
289 w ago
Outdoor Gardening Desks
Beethoven Potting Bench is a Work Surface for Landscaping Enthusiasts
Gardeners are working on their hands and knees quite enough, so having something like the Beethoven Potting Bench set up at the side of the house is the ideal work surface for tasks that do not involve…
303 w ago
Classical Concert Cows
The Concerthall Dortmund 'Concert Milk' Publicity Stunt is Mooving
The Concerthall Dortmund 'Concert Milk' publicity stunt puts cows center stage to promote the hall's upcoming season. Situated in a not-so-classy part of town, Dortmund promoters needed to come up with…
317 w ago
Brainwave Music Composition
Eduardo Miranda's EEG System Aims to Revolutionize Musicianship
Beethoven was deaf when he composed his greatest works; with this EEG system by Eduardo Miranda of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at the University of Plymouth, the next great…
321 w ago
Digitized Orchestra Ads
Concert Series by Hyejung Bae Turns Classical Music Contemporary
If you've ever wondered what a clash of classical and contemporary posters would look like, the Concert Series by Hyejung Bae might be a good representation. Designed to advertise a production in which…
127 w ago
Experiential Music Photography
This Exhibit Asks How Do You Experience Music
Jawbone partnered up with Visual Supply Co., which provided seven talented photographers, in order to answer the question: how do you experience music? Everyone sees or feels something different...
194 w ago
Role-Reversed Contraceptive Ads
The New Durex Commercial Shows the Harsh Pains of Fatherhood
The newest Durex commercial, aptly titled ‘Protect Yourself,’ takes a look at some of the physical pain that one could look forward to as a father. The cleverly created ad is a hilarious...
253 w ago
Soccer Ball Drumming Ads
David Beckham Plays Beethoven in the Samsung Galaxy Ad
In this Samsung Galaxy commercial, the famous soccer player David Beckham plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy with a drum set. Who knew that David Beckham had musical skills as well? In this video, the...
258 w ago
The Evolution of Music
This Jose Bowen Keynote Tracks the History of Music Since the Piano
In this Jose Bowen keynote, the musician explores how technology has shaped the history of music and the way its delivery has transformed over time. He begins his speech with the analogy that...
259 w ago
Musical Animation Videos
Stephen Malinowski Conducts Beethoven Classic With Graphics
There’s much appreciation for classical music and, to enhance it, producer Stephen Malinowski has created an amazingly detailed animation for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. As the music...
295 w ago
Humorous Classical Ladies' Men
'Pickup Lines Of 13 Historical Figures' Turns Beethoven Into a Pimp
I'm fairly certain Beethoven was a total ladies man back in the day and these 'Pickup Lines Of 13 Historical Figures' images from CollegeHumor let viewers see the types of moves the master composer and…
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