Combining Instruments

2010 July 9

The strange noise you’re hearing during today’s World Cup games (and for the rest of the tournament, presumably) is the sound of thousands of vuvuzelas. But what, pray tell, is a vuvuzela?

A vuvuzela is a long plastic horn popular with South African soccer fans, who blow them en masse during games. Played by producing a ‘raspberry’ sound with your lips, the vuvuzelas’ sound has been compared to an elephant’s trumpet, a dying goat and a car going over rumble strips.

The horns first came into fashion in the mid-1990s, but their origin is unclear.

FIFA originally considered banning the vuvuzelas in the run-up to the World Cup, after scientists warned of hearing damage among the spectators and both players and announcers expressed fears they would drowned out by the trumpets’ drone. South African officials eventually convinced FIFA to drop the proposed ban, arguing that they were an essential part of the South African soccer experience. (Vuvuzelas longer than 1 meter remain off-limits.)

Arcing through the hazy air above California, this is the incredible sight of a scramjet as it flies at six times the speed of sound.

The experimental aircraft set a record for hypersonic flight, blazing through the air for more than three minutes or more than 4,500 mph.

The U.S Air Force said the previous record for a hypersonic scramjet burn was 12 seconds.

‘We are ecstatic to have accomplished many of the X-51A test points during its first hypersonic mission,’ said Charlie Brink, an X-51A program manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Read the rest of this entry »

Every Sound Tells a Story

2010 January 19

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Milan, Italy
Creative Directors: Agostino Toscana, Alessandro Orlandi
Deputy Creative Directors: Luca Pannese, Luca Lorenzini
Art Director: Luca Pannese
Copywriter: Luca Lorenzini
Sound Design: Top Digital

Az új Durex reklám női nyögések széles skáláját mutatja be a világ különböző pontjairól…Magadra ismersz?:P

Videó a törés után! Read the rest of this entry »

Wow: Synesthesia

2009 June 28

Terri Timely rövidfilmje…Egy érzék serkentése egy másik érzék stimulálását idézi elő…a hangtól bizonyos színekhez/képekhez jutunk…