Tag: Music

  • Non Classical Portraits of Classical Musicians

    If you were asked to create a portrait for a classical musician, what would the picture look like? I guess even if you did the job perfectly, the result would still look boring! Denmark-based photographer and cellist Nikolaj Lund decided to reinvent the portraiture of classical musicians by taking the subjects out of their natural […]

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  • Meet the first Malawian musical group ever nominated for a Grammy.

    It took this music group from Malawi an entire week to find out they’d been nominated for a 2016 Grammy award. Why? It’s hard to know what’s going on in the outside world if you have little access to it, and well, all of the group’s members are in prison. All images via sixdegreesrecords/YouTube. The […]

  • I Transform Myself Into Famous People Using Makeup

    I am a painter and makeup artist and a huge cinema, theater and music lover. I fussed my passion for portraits and makeup by developing an artistic project consisting of me turning myself into characters and celebrities, pushing the contouring techniques to the limit. I don’t use prosthetic appliances. It is so funny to create […]

  • I Use Musical Instruments As Canvases For My Painted Creations

    I take a violin or guitar from a sand-papered, worn-out or simply unable to produce sound and I turn it into a canvas for my thoughts and ideas. Starry skies, whales, waves or simply abstract, I use tester emulsion paint pots for the main colour and acrylics and watercolours for the finer details and imagery. […]

  • If this doesn’t inspire you, check your pulse; you might be dead.

    Itzhak Perlman is a virtuoso violinist with a distinct style of playing. As a child, he had polio so he plays the violin sitting down. Perlman has 15 Grammys and four Emmys and is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest living violinists. One recent television appearance though did wonders for broadening his […]

  • 13 more reasons to be excited about the Dixie Chicks’ return.

    The Dixie Chicks haven’t toured in a decade. But now they’re back. Photo by Vince Bucci/Stringer/Getty Images. Yesssssssssssssss. Yes yes yes yes yessss! Yay! We’re so lucky, and here are 13 reasons why. Just in case you need ’em. 1. They support our troops, veterans, and those left behind in the form of the gut-punchin’ […]

  • ‘Call You Home’ By Kelvin Jones Is Beautiful

    Small time musician and singer Kelvin Jones has quickly made a name for himself online after his original piece Call You Home went viral.  The song was published online in January, but it has only exploded over the past week after being shared on Reddit, and stands with over 700,000 views! He’s even been featured on Good Morning […]

  • ‘What Is Love’ Played On Floppy Drives

    Floppy drive musician MrSolidSnake745 has an entire series of pop songs played using old 90′s computer technology that are all fairly popular. But his cover of the 90′s cult classic What Is Love which is three weeks old just erupted online after being featured on FailBlog. The song took 8 floppy drives to create, and now stands […]