Thursday, August 27, 2009

How Wagner solved "The Soprano Problem"

CTV News' blog relates how physicist John Smith "read through some Wagner, note by note, lyrics by lyric, and actually entered his recordings into a computer program which determined Wagner 'used a vowel-pitch matching technique' to allow sopranos to sing all of his lyrics." Read story

This is actually a link to a link; the full story is an article in Seed Magazine that I haven't had the time to read yet. Sounds interesting though.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scream album

Interesting article in the NY Times about an entire album of record store clerks' favorite recorded screams. Check it.