While the deep sea Magnapinna or Big Fin Squid has only been captured on video a few times, you might have already seen it in this rather stunning viral video from an oil drilling site in 2007. It’s long tentacles have been witnesses to be 20x the length of its body, possibly around 23-26 feet long in total.
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In this episode of Songs for Unusual Creatures, Michael Hearst visits the Frog Pod at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then collaborates with glass armonica player Cecilia Brauer on a new song for the amazing little glass frog.
There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson making puppets on tv in 1969 and visual thinking with Harry the Hipster and Kermit in 1959.
Giant Anteaters get in on the fun (and some yogurt) as Michael Hearst and PBS Digital Studios return with Songs for Unusual Animals. Michael visits the Nashville Zoo and then composes a song for the Giant Anteaters with all sorts of musical instruments found around his apartment.
How does the space that you’re making music in change the sound of the music? French drummer Julien Audigier, Audio Zero, and Wikidrummers put this video together to demonstrate the “natural echoes and decay patterns” of drums in different environments. No artificial reverb added.
via The Awesomer.