DAVID BYRNE OF Talking Heads fame has written that songs and sounds are built with their environments in mind. To hear it in its birthplace is equally as rewarding as, say, drinking a celebrated whiskey from its distiller. We’ve tracked down some birthplaces of famous instruments whose makers open their doors to musically minded travelers. From Steinway pianos to C.F. Martin guitars, these musical places offer factory tours or exhibits. Full story.
Robert Reid (National Geographic) / August/September, 2019
- The evolution of a muffled minority: viola players throughout history Viola players are to violinists what Belgians are to French...
- How the Silence Makes the Music A very quiet guide to the history of music’s negative spaces
- Why We Like Certain Music: The Brain And Musical Preference There are a lot of similarities between how we process music and speech
- This website will turn any picture into a song Pixelsynth is a web-based instrument that can turn a picture of your French Bulldog into a Drake song.