Pick of the Week: 11 March

Posted on: March 11, 2016 in: Pick of the week

It’s been a busy week – from inspirational new technology to finding out how musicians brains ‘work’ and really work, here’s our pick of the best of the arts this week:

Eye Conductor gives disabled people a new way of making music 

It can be hard for disabled people to make music – so, as part of his final project at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Andreas Refsgaard has designed Eye Conductor, which lets you control sampling software with your face.

Google launches free tools for learning about music

To help everyone learn about music, Google has launched Chrome Musiclab. They’re really fun to play with – we really like the piano roll!

… and Google’s artificial brain has even started producing art.

Wonder when it will write its first symphony?

Talking of brains, we had a chuckle at these diagrams

(well the funny ones anyway)

But in all seriousness, Duke University scanned violinist Jennifer Koh’s brain

Broadway is replacing rush queues with digital lotteries
Instead of camping outside in the rain and the snow, you can now sign up for discount Broadway tickets online. We wonder how that would go down at the Proms…

…and finaly, ahead of tomorrow’s Reuse & Recycle concert, here’s a truly inspirational story of the Landfill Harmonic orchestra in Paraguay: