1. The art exhibition that makes musical scores out of doodles.
Designer Yuri Suzuki unleashed his audio-visual project “Looks Like Music” in Luxembourg last year. Small electronic carts follow lines on paper and project notes according to the curves (drawn with markers). Suzuki developed the project after growing up with dyslexia and struggling with standard notation.
…that looks like this inside.
The esteemed Lucerne Festival, an orchestral organization in Switzerland, built the massive blow-up concert hall in Matsushima, Japan. The structure serves to inspire the region that was so devastated following the 2011 tsunamis.
4. The towering sculpture that is redefining “windchime.”
The “Singing Ringing Tree” in England unleashes an eerie melody when there’s wind in the air. The tubes are carefully tuned based on their length, width, and directionality.
5. The scholastic conference that studies video game music.
7. The proposal that could have New Yorkers hearing a happier commute.
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has spent over 14 years leveraging for musical themes in the New York City subways. The plan would match chords with stations so you can hear the stations as easily as seeing them. No more falling asleep and missing your stop.
9. The music therapies that are reigniting the lives of those with memory loss.
After discovering that many assisted-living facilities did not provide its residents with personal music players, Music & Memory executive director Dan Cohen began a music revolution. Researchers are actively studying how a personal mp3 player can help someone reclaim their identity after memory loss.