thekidshouldseethis:

These 32 out-of-sync metronomes will synchronize in under four minutes. 
Watch it happen.

thekidshouldseethis:

These 32 out-of-sync metronomes will synchronize in under four minutes. 

Watch it happen.

(Reblogged from internetoftheweird)

esmitierra:

Masueco, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain. VIA.

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instrumental-artistry:

Grand piano, ca. 1790
Attributed to Johann Schmidt (Austrian, active late 1700s)

- Materials: Cherry veneer, black-stained wood, bone
- Key Range: 66 - 61 manual, 13 doubled on pedals, 5 bass pedals.
-Other Notes: This is a rare piano featuring a 18-note pedal board - They duplicate the lowest 13 manual keys and extend the 5-octave range by 5 bass notes. It also includes knee-levers to operate dampers and a ‘soft’ stop, and a hand-lever for a ‘bassoon’ stop (a piece of parchment is laid on the lower 26 notes for the buzzing effect). The entire piano is double strung - two strings per note. Mozart owned a similar piano.

Source: NY-MetMA

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openmarginalis:

"De Musica", Boethius, ca. 12th century via National Library NZ, No Known Copyright Restrictions

“This is a manuscript about the theory of music. It was copied probably in England at Christ Church, Canterbury, in the second quarter of the twelfth century. Its main focus is the mathematical basis of music, and the beautifully-drawn diagrams with their graceful arches illustrate the mathematical ratios which produce the various intervals in the musical scale. Sometimes these diagrams take on animal forms such as here.” - National Library NZ on Flickr Commons

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theparisreview:

“I think sometimes about old painters—they get so simple in their means. Just so plain and simple. Because they know they haven’t got time. One is aware of this as one gets older. You can’t waste time.”
Happy eighty-fifth birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin! Read her 2013 Art of Fiction interview.

theparisreview:

“I think sometimes about old painters—they get so simple in their means. Just so plain and simple. Because they know they haven’t got time. One is aware of this as one gets older. You can’t waste time.”

Happy eighty-fifth birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin! Read her 2013 Art of Fiction interview.

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esmitierra:

Arribes del Duero in Fariza, Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spain. VIA.

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esmitierra:

Sayago, Zamora, Castile and leon, Spain. VIA.

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musicismyrelegion:

If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. ~Rumi~

musicismyrelegion:

If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
~Rumi~

(Source: airamegron)

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giftvintage:

"The Orchard"Photograph by Clarence Hudson White, 1905

giftvintage:

"The Orchard"
Photograph by Clarence Hudson White, 1905

(Reblogged from circaobsolete)