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Pianist Yuja Wang plays Flight of the Bumblebee

Pianist Yuja Wang plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. Yuja has been practicing piano since she was six years old. There are more pianos in the archives.

Everything Starts Small

Everything Starts Small by Scott Benson.

cdza: Daft Pianists

How many people can play the piano at the same time? Music video experiment makers cdza help answer this question in Daft Pianists. Damian Sim, Erika Dohi, Michael Thurber, Allan Mednard, and Mark Johnson conceived ...

Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion

This is Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion, Luke Jerram is a colorblind artist based in the UK. Aeolus is a sonic creation that blends acoustic physics, inspirations from classical civilizations, and visual adventu...

Tibetan Singing Bowl

A Tibetan Singing Bowl:  Singing bowls… are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with t...

Pop-up orchestra on a delayed plane

Pop-up orchestra performance on a delayed plane! Violinist Juliette Kang, violinist Daniel Han, violaist Che-Hung Chen, and cellist Yumi Kendall of The Philadelphia Orchestra were traveling from Beijing to Macao on ...

Inventors Portrait: Ernest Nussbaum, inventor of the Practicello

From PBS Digital Studios’ Inventors, meet Ernest Nussbaum, inventor of the Practicello. Be sure to check out the entire series.

Léon Theremin playing the theremin

It can be a challenge for some sound-making machines to be understood via video. Sometimes there’s no way to truly understand how it’s working without the experience of playing it....

Otamatone Jumbo

This is the Otamatone Jumbo, not to be confused with the Otamatone or the Otamatone Deluxe. They were developed in Japan by the Cube Works Company along with Maywa Denki and Novmichi Tosa. Otamatones are available on...

Maarten Koopman: Under My Hat

A clip of filmmaker Maarten Koopman’s Under My Hat.

Commander Hadfield: Wringing out Water on the ISS and Space Oddity

To celebrate Commander Chris Hadfield's return to earth today, Monday, May 13, Scientific American has collected the Top 10 Commander Hadfield Videos from the International Space Station. Ex...

OK Go: This Too Shall Pass (2010)

Even if you’ve seen This Too Shall Pass, the 2010 instant classic from inventive band Ok Go, it’s a great video to watch again (and again). With the help of SyynLabs, director James Frost, and the suppor...

Alexander Chen’s Viola through Glass

Google Creative Director Alexander Chen composes a song by filming some solo viola melodies on Google Glass and then weaving the video clips together in overlapping loops. What results is n...

iPhone Marimba Remix

Perhaps you’ve heard the iPhone marimba ring many times, but have you heard it like this? iPhone Marimba Remix by France’s KIZ Musique. via UFunk.net. In the archives, two must-see vids: Reggie Watts an...

The Human Piano

The Human Piano. (This also seems like a great DIY video project, yes?) More than 300 random people on the streets of Israel, each repeating one single note, creating together one harmonious melody. No Auto-tune w...

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (a sort of flashmob)

In this 2012 viral commericial out of Sabadell, Spain, a street musician plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. And then something starts to happen…  Thanks, @kvetchup.

LEGO Bionicle Toa Mata Band

Watch these Lego Bionicle toy robots make music with drum machines, xylophones, synthesizers and other makeshift instruments. This is the Toa Mata Band, a project by sound designer Giuseppe A...

Ebene Quartet: NPR Music Field Recordings

The Paris-based Quatuor Ebene plays the second movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Op. 80 string quartet at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn for NPR Music Field Recordings.