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Today we learned that it’s possible, with the right electronics, to operate a record player that’s underwater. Artist Evan Holm created this awesome Submerged Turntable installation. It produces nearly perfect audio and looks hypnotically beautiful while doing so. Click here to view a short documentary video and learn more about this unusual art project.

[via Colossal]

Star Wars music + 1 enormous theatre pipe organ = Awesome

Watch, listen and geek out as masterly musician Jelani Eddington performs the Main Theme from the Star Wars symphonic suite on the 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ at the “Place de la Musique" in Barrington, Illinois. The performance, the sound, and the scenes and images they conjure in our minds amount to a super awesome experience.

The only thing better would be hearing it in person. On a starship. With Han and Chewie. And R2D2 and C-3PO. And…well, you get the picture.

[via Nerd Approved]

If you’ve ever looked up at birds perched on power lines and thought they looked like notes on a staff, then this beautiful video is going to make your day. It was created by Jarbas Agnelli, who had the very same thought, but then took it one awesome step farther by using Logic Pro and Adobe After Effects to interpret the avian music notation:

"Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw this picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating."

The photo Agnelli used was shot by photographer Paulo Pinto and published in the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo on August 27, 2009.

[via The Huffington Post]

Each year for the past 15 years, Swedish artist and musician Tim Linhart carves violins, violas, cellos, guitars and marimbas out of solid ice for his Ice Music ensemble. A single instrument can take him up to one week to build. Aside from the strings and frets and so on, Linhart’s beautiful, otherwordly instruments are entirely made of ice and fully playable. They’re also illuminated by LEDs, which lends an additional dreamy quality to the performances.

Each winter Ice Music plays dozens of concerts inside a concert hall that’s also made of ice. In addition to classical pieces, they also perform country and bluegrass numbers. Because their frozen venue is kept at a constant chilly temperature of 23 °F (-5 °C), audience members are advised to dress warmly.

Click here to watch and listen to an Ice Music performance.

[via Neatorama and Classicalite]

Get ready for some seriously bad-ass bagpipery. The Badpiper is a tattooed, mohawked, leather-kilted, big-booted punk rock piper from Perth, Western Australia who plays an awesome set of flame-throwing bagpipes.

In this video we see The Badpiper strutting, thrusting, and shooting rock ‘n’ roll flames to the tune of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” outside of the Jus Burgers in Fremantle, Western Australia. It’s an unforgettable sight.

[via Geekologie]

French musician and artist Yoann Lemoine, aka Woodkid, directed this awesome music video for his hit single “Run Boy Run”, which can be found on his 2013 album The Golden Age.

If you’ve read Where the Wild Things Are or played the action-adventure video game(s) Ico and/or Shadow of the Colossus, then you’ll probably enjoy this fantastic monochromatic video at least as much as we did. It was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 2013 Grammy Awards.