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What Are Conductors Even Doing?

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Most of us have pretended to be an orchestra conductor at some point in our lives. The interesting thing is, we actually understand, on some level, what we’re doing, even if we know nothing about music! This is a fascinating and fun window into a world we never knew we shared.

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12 minutes

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Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

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Synesthesia could be called a superpower, so what is life like for people who can see music or taste color? This is the fascinating science behind it all!

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8 minutes

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How Dance is Changing the Lives of Patients with Parkinsons Disease!

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Let us introduce you to Dance for PD, a remarkable organization changing the lives of patients with Parkinsons Disease with the power of dance!

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5 minutes

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Turning Trash into Musical Instruments

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Meet the artist and musician Ken Butler. Since 1978, he has been pushing the limits of possibility with his art by turning trash into musical instruments!

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25 minutes

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Hope and Wonder with WAFFLE NYC Subway Athletes

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It’s Saturday around the world and we like to take you to places you may never visit. The NYC subway might not make your wish list, unless you knew about a hidden gem down there!

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19 minutes

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Celebrate the Music of the World: Meet the Kamāncheh

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Celebrate the music that makes this planet a rich and remarkable place! The Kamāncheh, a traditional Persian instrument, is one of the many musical ambassadors that brings us closer together.

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8 minutes

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A Pyramid Primer: How Much Do You Really Know?

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Most of us think we know a fair amount about things like the pyramids. But do we? What if our information still dates from magazines in elementary school, and we only have the gist of things? Here’s something to consider.

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7 minutes

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OK GO: Wonders Revealed by Slooooowww Mooootionnnn

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Some musicians find a way to cross all boundaries between us, connecting to a wonderful, common thread of joy in most of us. The band OK go makes music videos that do just that! Have a look!

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15 minutes

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Making Music with Lightning?

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Meet ArcAttack, a group making music with Tesla Coils! By combining music, science, and the power of lightning they are taking cool science to the next level.

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12 minutes

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Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity

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When Chris Hadfield released his cover of David Bowie’s song Space Oddity filmed on the ISS, it captured the attention of the world. Let’s take a moment to celebrate this iconic and beautiful video!

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9 minutes

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The Martian and Understanding Movie Music with Wonder

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Here’s a window into a world that most of us have been exposed to hundreds of times, but would take for granted unless we had a great teacher to educate us. I’ll never listen to a movie score the same again!

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16 minutes

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The Ingenious Music of the Marble Machine

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What happens when you combine the musical power of a one-man band, the whimsy of a Rube Goldberg machine, and the power of 2000 marbles? Meet the Marble Machine, an instrument and a band all in one!

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14 minutes

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When It All Comes Together in a Musical Artist (UPDATE)

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Here’s what happens when musical genius weaves the fabric of many genres together in a compelling tapestry. Meet Angelique Kidjo!

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26 minutes

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A New Home for a Very Special Violin

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Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful story of holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold, his violin, and the lives his violin has touched in the hands of budding young musicians.

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8 minutes

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Introducing The Vegetable Orchestra!

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Have you ever wandered through the produce section and thought to yourself “Look at all these instruments!” Meet The Vegetable Orchestra, a group of musicians who aren’t afraid to play with their food and create wonder for us all!

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12 minutes

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Finding Human Ancestors and Shifting Perspectives

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The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!

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7 minutes

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Five Piano Guys and One Piano

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How long has it been since you discovered some musical genius that might appeal to almost anyone, for the pure creativity involved in almost all their work? Take a look at today’s musical web-find. It’s simply extraordinary!

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Are Musical Tastes Hardwired?

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Are there chords out there that, well, strike a chord in us all? New research is coming up with some fascinating answers to whether or not our likes and dislikes when it comes to music are hardwired!

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“The Cello Song” by The Piano Guys

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Never liked classical music? Or you love it and appreciate it at it’s finest? Either way, The innovators we introduce you to today are taking Bach someplace he could not have gone without them! Take a look…

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The Music of the City Played on The Human Harp

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Suspension bridges are some of our largest man-made instruments. They carry the weight and music of cities in their cables, and the artist Di Mainstone wants us to hear that music using the Human Harp.

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8 minutes

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Drones Ignite a Creative Spark

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Can technology spark a new creative wave? A collaboration between Intel and Ars Electronica to create Drone 100, a record-breaking spectacle of music, light, and technology, is changing the future of technology and the awe it can inspire.

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20 minutes

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Ok Go Does it Again!

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You may have seen Ok Go’s new viral music video filmed in zero gravity, but today EWC does what we do best: we bring you a behind the scenes look at how the video was made, and the science behind the wonder!

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22 minutes

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Peponi with the Piano Guys

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Want to crack the door open on a few moments in Paradise? The Piano Guys are back! This time with a rendition of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Peponi version!

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5 minutes

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A Classical Twist on “Hello”

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Explore a musical wonder created by The Piano Guys as they combine Mozart and Adele into an incredible, era-spanning experience. See why we are delighted this sort of thing is sweeping the web!

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15 minutes

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Incredible Ice Music Festival

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Once a year, under the first full moon, in a frozen town in Norway, musicians come together to create incredible music on instruments made entirely of ice. The world the festival creates is an incredible and unique aural experience.

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10 minutes

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David Bowie: The Mind of an Artist

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David Bowie changed the world of possibility for many. His creativity and life as an artist have become iconic and an irrevocable part of our culture. Here, in an interview from 1988, he gives us a glimpse into his creative genius.

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13 minutes

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Liquid Spirit: Athlete Turned Jazz Musician

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Gregory Porter had his whole life planned, but when fate intervened, he found what was just beneath the surface…

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8 minutes

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Dancers from Movie History Meet Uptown Funk

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The best kind of creativity crosses all the generations. You might have seen one of these floating around the web, but don’t miss this particular example. It’s is a wonder!

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13 minutes

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Beatboxing: An Orchestra in Your Mouth

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What happens when beatboxing and TED combine? Tom Thum transfixes us with his incredible TED Talk, as he brings beatboxing to the TED stage.

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