Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Mary Anning

Happy Birthday, Mary Anning! To celebrate, here's a song by Artichoke about the renowned Lyme Regis fossilist.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Radium Dance

From the 1904 Broadway Musical, 'Piff! Paff! Pouff!' Find out more information and hear a recording here.

Monday, 7 May 2012

xkcd - Every Major's Terrible

Einstein on the Beach

A review in the Guardian of the new production of Einstein on the Beach at the Barbican.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Piccard in Space

Some reviews of 'Piccard in Space', a history of science opera by Will Gregory, can be found here, here, and here.

It's also on Radio 3 on 13th April, apparently.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Happy Pi Day!

In honour of Pi Day, here's a selection of the (many) musical tributes that have been written:

Lose Yourself (In the Digits) (lyrics here)

Mathematical Pi

Pi Day Carols

As well as attempts to play the music of Pi itself:

What Pi sounds like

A piece of Pi (violin)


And, of course:

Kate Bush, 'Pi'

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Three-Foot Rule

A video of Professor Graeme Gooday (singing) and Dr Ben Marsden (on the piano) performing Rakine's metrical ode at the BSHS Conference in Aberdeen is now available online here.