The Flaming Lips (and Audience) in Covid-Safe Giant Bubbles

Flaming Lips Bubble Concert

Performing at the Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City this past week, The Flaming Lips tested out a new pandemic-safe concert idea where both the performers AND each audience member were encased in giant inflatable bubbles as the band promoted their new album American Head, while simultaneously shooting a video. (more…)

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Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

Marcel Wanders designs the whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. (more…)

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