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Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Arts, Entertainment, Music
It is well known that plants love music and that music stimulates the growing process of plants. But have you ever heard of sounds created with the help of plants? As it is mentioned in the Upliftconnect, “Forty years ago researchers at the Damanhur Federation of Communities near Turin in Italy started intensive research into plant communication, attempting to prove that plants were sentient beings. They developed a device out of this research, that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music.” An Italian born and now London based multimedia artist Matteo Chiarenza (Orlando DOOm) in the interview with The Voice of London explains how the plant music works. Orlando DOOm uses a plant and a synthesizer as well as a device that uses a MIDI inter
Coldplay’s “butterfly package” went out today and it’s already viral

Coldplay’s “butterfly package” went out today and it’s already viral

Arts, Celebrity, Entertainment, film
Coldplay are releasing their latest live album today, December 7th, and it comes with a concert film. https://youtu.be/-ZvsGmYKhcU Following the release of A Head Full of Dreams, a documentary about the British band’s history by film director Mat Whitecross, today Coldplay are launching the “butterfly package”. It includes material from two of Coldplay's live shows in South America during their latest world tour in 2018, which was supporting A Head Full of Dreams, their 2015 album. There will be both a film and a record: the video is that of their performance in Saõ Paulo, Brazil, and the record is from Coldplay’s concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What can you buy today? The choice ranges from a set of two CDs and two DVDs, to three LPs and two DVDs, or you can get Live in
Controversy over whether radio stations should censor Fairytale of New York

Controversy over whether radio stations should censor Fairytale of New York

Activism, Christmas, Lifestyle, Music
An online debate has been spurred as to whether the hit 1987 Christmas song Fairytale of New York, performed by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, should be censored for its use of the word “faggot”. Today seen as a homophobic slur and widely agreed to be unacceptable in public discourse, one of the song’s most memorable lyrics sung by Kirsty MacColl is the line “you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot”. The debate stems from Irish Radio broadcaster Eoghan McDermott, who works for 2FM, a radio station run by Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTÉ: This debate rolls around again. I asked the two gay members of my team how they feel, since faggot is their N word. If people want to slur the gay community, this is their most powerful weapon. One favours censoring, the other out
Tributes have been paid to the punk rock icon Pete Shelley

Tributes have been paid to the punk rock icon Pete Shelley

Arts, Entertainment, Music
Tributes to the punk rock icon Pete Shelley have been paid by fellow band members and artists such as Peter Hook, of Joy Division and New Order, Green Day, Duran Duran, Mike Mills, Edgar Wright and more, as well as by the Buzzcocks fans. https://twitter.com/Buzzcocks/status/1070790420026744832 https://twitter.com/edgarwright/status/1070835324258004992 The lead singer and guitarist of English punk rock band Buzzcocks, Peter Cambell McNeish, known as Pete Shelley, died on Thursday from a suspected heart attack, at age 63. The artist died in Tallinn, Estonia, where he lived since 2012. https://twitter.com/peterhook/status/1070805294240808960 https://twitter.com/regularmusicuk/status/1071003105444200449 https://twitter.com/prodnose/status/1070839721314697216 Buzzcocks are ...
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