The company MODARTT develops virtual musical instruments, but not by sampling, they simulate the physics of pianos and organs by modeling how the air (or string for pianos) and the rest of the instrument resonates and transmits the sounds.
They wrote a very interesting article called Organ Physical Modeling where they explain in details how the pressure waves oscillate inside the air pipes; this is focused on pipe organs, but the physics also apply to woodwind instruments with a fipple, like recorders, irish whistles and flutes.
I specially loved this take: ”Organ pipes are DC/AC converters!”.
The Kaiju Preservation Society, from John Scalzi. This is a fun novel that re-interprets the “giant monster” lore. Action and comedy are on point, and although it is not futuristic, it is very much a sci-fi story, and a good one!
After the uncertainty from the Twitter’s nosedive, I decided to revive my blog following the POSSE philosophy (publish own site, syndicate everywhere). I’m not going to delete my social accounts, but now I’ll always write here first.
Sherlock & Co: a modern take of Sherlock Holmes adventures, with Dr. Watson being the host of a true-crime podcast (very meta!). The first episode is just an introduction, and the episodes 2 to 4 are a 3-parter case!
Paquito D'Riveria - Mozart's Adagio: a very “jazzy” interpretation of Mozart.
Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2023 (in France), with folk bands from all celtic spectrum: from the the classical irish/english ones, to the cultural mixes from Galicia and Asturias! :warning: Warning: contains bagpipes! lots of them!
Gran Turismo: the first 10 minutes may give the impression that it would be a 2h game advertisement., but after the initial exposition it becomes a legit high-production sports movie, based on a real story of a gamer that became a real racing driver.
Unknown: Cosmic Time Machine: about the development of the James Webb Space Telescope, on Netflix.
Nuvole Bianche (while clouds) from Ludovico Einaudi: a rare mix of melancholy and positive contemplation!
Unravelling the Magic behind Polyrhythms: a very interesting coding video.