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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 adventure. ...

A “musicless” version of The Hardest Button to Button

When you take the music out of this Michel Gondry-directed music video for The White Stripes, it looks a bit like a Sesame Street video from the 1970s. This is a “musicless” versio...

A bagpipes & saw waltz: A música portuguesa a gostar dela própria

António Ribeiro & Rui Ribeiro perform Valsa de nome desconhecido on bagpipes and a musical saw. Their outdoors performance was filmed as a part of A música portuguesa a gostar dela própria, a project documenting and c...

A giant forest xylophone plays Bach in this Japanese commercial

It’s a forest xylophone! This is a Japanese commercial that the kid asked to watch three times in a row. The music played on the custom-made wooden keys of this beautiful instrument: Jesu,...

A sonata played on the earliest known surviving piano

What does the earliest known surviving piano sound like? Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, listen to the 'Giga' of Sonata number 6 in B flat major, played by professional keyboard player and music producer D...

A tiny balloon-powered organ made from paper & cardboard

With the exception of a piece of plastic that allows a peek at its inner workings, and a large balloon that provides required wind through its pipes, this tiny pipe organ is made out of paper and cardboard. It was des...

Adult beginner violinist – 2 years of progress in under 5 minutes

A 24 year old woman from Norway, Violin Noobie on YouTube, filmed herself learning how to play the violin -- from her first week in April 2013 to after two years of practice: Adult beginner violinist. Of her progr...

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...

Alike, an animated short film

Copi is a father who's trying to teach his daily way of life to Paste, his son. Watch as they head off to their work and school routines in a bustling city, and see what they discover along the way. Alike is an animat...

Alma Flamenca – The Art of Making: Making a Flamenco Guitar

Making a Flamenco Guitar. We love videos about music and making instruments The Art of Making series condensed 299 hours of blood, sweat, and tears into a three-minute film, highlighting the craftsmanship b...

Apartment Symphony – A Looping POV Masterpiece

This video by musician Keith Peskosky, his Apartment Symphony entry into an online video competition, is a traveling, looping mind-bender of music layers. In the video notes and comments, he explains: "What happen...

Aretha Franklin sings Won’t Be Long (1964)

Singer, songwriter, and musician Aretha Franklin was just 22 years old when she sang 'Won't Be Long' on The Steve Allen show in 1964. Today, of course, she's known as The Queen of Soul: Franklin has won a total of...

B.B. King – Live performance in Stockholm, Sweden (1974)

From his visit to Stockholm, Sweden in 1974, this is B.B. King and his band playing live at Konserthuset, The Stockholm Concert Hall. The performance starts at 1m20s. The opening of the video is a brief interview with...

B.B. King & Lucille: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

American Blues singer, songwriter, and guitar-playing legend B.B. King and his guitar Lucille perform the classic Nobody Loves Me But My Mother.

Bach, Prelude in C-sharp major, WTC I, BWV 848, animated

Performed by Kimiko Ishizaka and accompanied by Stephen Malinowski's Music Animation Machine score, enjoy the prelude in C-sharp major from the first book of Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

Basie Boogie! Count Basie and his Orchestra (1955)

Basie Boogie! Count Basie and his Orchestra, from Rhythm and Blues Review (1955).

BBC Proms 2012: Handel

What’s better than watching an orchestra and its conductor — and all of those instruments! — up close? From the BBC Proms 2012:   Hervé Niquet leads Le Concert Spirituel in the Prélude from Hande...

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann. In the archives: more instrument videos.

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