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Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Musical Interlude

Here's a commercial for a cell phone from Japan...much more than advertising or music...

What kind of education should we provide for our children to foster this sort of creativity? Would the Common Core encourage this sort of experimentation? How about testing? Did the musicians/woodworkers/engineers who performed this piece understand the concepts of physics and mathematics?

What would J. S. Bach think?

Here's a short video showing how the commercial was made...

Here's a beautiful, more traditional version...

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring is the most common English title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 composed by J. S. Bach in 1716 and 1723. It was written during his first year in Leipzig, Germany.


Stop the Testing Insanity!


1 comment:

Ellen said...

"What would J.S. Bach think?"

I believe the REAL question is, What would P.D.Q. Bach think?