Music for Nature Lovers

Saturday May 23, 2015

By hacking a record player with a camera and some ingenious coding, artist Bartholomäus Traubeck lets trees express their musical side.

The Cave of Dr Seuss

Thursday May 21, 2015

What happens when Dr Seuss meets Nick Cave? Something wonderful, and a little dark.

The Emerging Writers' Festival is a celebration of all things writerly. Here's our pick of the best events (including—ahem—two we're speaking at), and the chance to win tickets.

Plenty of bands try (and fail) to capture the energy of their live shows in the studio. The Milk Carton Kids solved the problem by recording their latest album in empty concert halls, churches and theatres as they travelled across the US.

Music Shop Super Group

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Artist Noah Wall secretly recorded customers in a music store as they tried out the shop’s instruments. The result might be one of the strangest albums we've ever heard.

Analogue Miniatures

Sunday April 19, 2015

Handmade using paper, string and rubber bands, these tiny models imagine what today’s musical instruments might look like if we hadn’t abandoned the analogue technology of yesteryear.

The Beginning is The End

Sunday April 05, 2015

Watching the first and last scenes of a film at the same time is surprisingly illuminating. And fun.

Thousand Year Photo

Wednesday March 25, 2015

This camera is taking a single long-exposure photo over the course of a millennium. Because good things come to those who wait.

The Oldest School Hip-Hop

Tuesday March 24, 2015

This enterprising blog traces the lineage of present day hip-hop to 15th century England. Why? Because messing with our heads is what the internet is made for.

The Art of Street Writing

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Sometimes the best art is hidden in plain sight. Like the mesmerising craft behind painting mundane road signs.

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