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Sepsis in a Time of Contagion. Diebold Essen. Twelve minutes of Bach.
Alphanumerics for Fun and Profit. Some of us continue to fiddle while Rome burns. Slideshow with midi
Arklets. Joey Ancaster. Gently ambiguous images
set to Vivaldi. Slideshow with midi (3:57).
AUDACITIES. Cultural one-liner. Slideshow with
Audio-Visual Enema. After so much
satire, we clean our eyes and ears with a bit of Bach (4:55).
Bach Mod. Tweaked Bach plus tweaked paintings.
Slideshow with midi (4:16).
The Bad Midi Jukebox.
Ballade for a Piano. Fascinating tale of
a piano and its restoration.
Beautiful Dreamer. 189 random
images. Slideshow with midi (3:21).
Beauty Break. Escape from all these
words. 7 pictures with music.
Beauty Break 101. A Chopin scherzo plus
20 images. Slideshow with midi (7:29).
Beauty Spot: Adam's Peak (Sri Lanka),
plus music by Corelli.
Beethoven and Barnett Newman.
Bent Notes. The wondrous midi's of Yo
Blinded by the Night. Joey
Ancaster. Animated gifs + 2.5 minutes of Chopin.
Blue Red. Three wee sentences to help
with today's synamptic re-wiring. You're welcome.
La Campanella. Bernd Krueger's wonderful midi
version of the Liszt etude.***
Canons & Rounds. From "Row,
Row, Row Your Boat" to Pachelbel.
Catskill Byway. One photo, one old
hymn tune, and one informational sign.
Emperor. American democracy in extremis. Slideshow with music (1:45).
cc: God. John Mimbres gets
optically gushy about WinAmp and its visualizations.***
Chaos & Old Night: Babble On. Joey Ancaster.
The state of civilization. Slideshow with midi (2:24).
Circles of Bach. A partita and slowly changing
CLARITY. Alkan's "Festival of
Aesop" plus 70 montages. Slideshow with midi (9:05).
Classic Broadway Midi's. A choice, if
limited, selection of golden oldies.
Cockleburr Kin: Notes toward an
Autobiography. Douglas Milburn. With midi.
C U B E. Summing it all, or at least a lot
of it, up in one image and a midi (4:55).
c u b e z. Beethoven and lots of pictures.
Slideshow with midi (6:43).
Curtains. Kai Sonderling. Images
for the optically challenged, with Chopin midi's.
Disgustingly Eurocentric Music Quiz.
DIY Yin-yang. Nicholas
Momurray. Slideshow withi midi (2:08).
Dotty Bach. A smidgen of Bach, a smattering of dots. Slideshow with midi (8:51).
Drone on the Range. Minimalist midi plus
minimalist gif equals serenity.
Dualities. Images that are the opposite of
Tylenol. Slideshow with midi (4:00).
Duke Cute! Maybe the four funniest music videos
in the history of the world.
Ear Manna from the Heavens. Sawyer Brown gets
carried away by satellite radio.
Ear Orgasm. Harriet Lobdell, on how to do it,
Edges of Divinity: Is God a Necrophile? Reppy Duart, D.D.
Multimedia theater piece.
Slideshow with midi (4:51).
Photo with midi (2:44).
Fleurs de Lea. Flowers from the Magellan's Log
garden. Slideshow with midi.
F O G. Verbal paradox + a Japanese Buddha +
Schubert = ?
"La Folia" X 2. A midi
extravaganza based on a famous melody.
Fun with Dick and Jane
and Midi. Angus Verspeeten. 8 midi responses to some old pictures.
Genius Alert! (Piano Division). A hint of
excellence even in the 21st century.
The Gentle Tree.
Handel's "Ombra ma fui" (a.k.a. the "Largo"). Slideshow with midi
Glenn Gould, Lang Lang, and les barricades
mystèrieuses. Angus Verspeeten.
Goldberg Variations. Performed by John
Good Music. Western music in a fairly big nutshell.
Obsession/Grand Possession. Douglas Milburn. A review of Perri Knize's marvelous piano
Planes. Joey Ancaster. Imaginary visual and aural landscapes in which to play.
Gregorian Chant. Midi
sequences by Richard Lee.
Handel: Aylesford Pieces
Happy Ears. Music for the mis-begotten.
Happy Ears 65. Our biggest (33
pieces), most entertainingly varied collection of midi files yet.
The Hills of Herculaneum. Kai
Sonderling's manipulation of his painting, with midi.
Holy Halls. An old song of love and tolerance
meets a much older landscape.
Homeward Bound. Photo, and midi from The
How to Yo-yo.***
Jean-Marie Putnam Jonré: Recent Work
1999-2001. Latest paintings (with midi).
Desprez. Monstra de esse matrem. Midi (2:39) with slideshow.
Jumbelodeon. Random images plus Bach.
Slideshow with midi (1:32).
Klassical Karaoke. Angus Verspeeten on Toru
Takemitsu's percussion concerto.
Lachrimae (with midi, 2:44).
Thomas Cole plus Thomas Dowland.
recent paintings by Jean-Marie Putnam Jonré.
With midi's from Handel's Aylesford Pieces.
Lightning Strikes 23 Times. Slideshow with
The Magellan's Log Ego Altar.
Magic Yard. A bit of black & white, a bit
of color, a bit of Gibbons.***
Meanwhile, Back at the Louvre...
The current state of High Art. Slideshow with midi (1:59).
Messiah. Conducted by
Midi Delight. Eleven of our best midi's from
digital painting by Kai Sonderling, plus Handel's Sarabande. Slideshow (3:12)
Miserere. A midi of Allegri's setting of
Psalm 51, with slide show.
Moments Musicaux. Henry Kulup.
The disappearance of music from private discourse.
Moonlight's End. A Beethoven
midi with some abstract slides.***
Murray Perahia Performs Bach's
Patchwork Variations. Angus Verspeeten.
Music and Movies. Our list of
the best--and the worst.
Musician Jokes. The absolute worst music humor we
could find on the Internet.
Music of the Spheres.
The best planetary portraits, with midi's.***
cest à toi: Celebratory Field Notes Toward a New Music. Douglas Milburn.
Mysterious Barricades. Harpsichord plus photos. Slideshow with mp3 (3:00).
Nature. Old, old Asian words, not
quite so old European music.
Neo-Edwardians: Us the Unknowing. Cassandra
The New Musics:
Celebratory Field Notes Toward a Better World. Douglas Milburn.
Old Time Religion. Hymns & pix.
On Being Ramona Holland: An Encounter with a Remarkable
Voice. Angus Verspeeten.
One Path? Many Paths?
Some nice color-shifting gradients plus a bit of Vivaldi.***
The One-percent Dissolution: Glenn Gould, George
W. Bush and Me. Doc Cuddy improbably links an inspired pianist and a misguided
On Hearing Lang Lang. Angus Verspeeten.
Pack Up Your Troubles. Kai Sonderling.
Slideshow with midi (1:57).
Slideshow with midi (Corelli) 6:48 re America.
Marie Gottschalk. A four-minute piano delight.
p a x
v o b i s c u m. Twenty-six land- and waterscapes. Slideshow with midi (4:16).
A few words to the wise concerning kultural kwiksand.
Quote Me This. Quotations,
with pictures, and music by Josquin Desprez.
The Rainbow Bird. Dire decades needs strong
songs. Slideshow with midi (6:22).
Rape of Chopin. Angus Verspeeten. What's wrong with our ears and how to fix them.
Rapunzel Redux. Angus Verspeeten is transformed
by the piano-playing of Valentina Lisitsa.
A Real Slow Drag. Scott Joplin's
five-minute cure for the blues (with midi).
Re: Cage. The Critic Responds.
Morton Bernheimer on Magellan's Log vs. John Cage
RIFT. The poet of the
Rubaiyat, plus Bach, plus a computer graphic...***
St. Francis in Ecstasy. Caravaggio
plus Handel = ?
Satellite Radio One More Time.
Sawyer Brown tries again to explain his enthusaism.
Shiva Dancing: The Rothko Chapel
Songs. C.K. Latham.
"Slip Inside This House": 13th Floor
Smart Ears. "Name That
Tune" comes to the Internet.
S M I L E. Watch us work a
little jigsaw while listening to Dowland's "If My Complaints" (1:28).
Stained Glass & Music in a Time of War.
Stained Pixels. Buxtehude organ
music plus animated gifs (6:03).
Synesthesia. Eight tactilely
visual, or maybe visually tactile, photos. With midi.
Target. Another of our modest tributes to the
glories of Late Capitalism. Image with music (3:00).
Tears. Photo by Douglas Huang. Music by John
The Tennessee Waltz. Illustration &
Texas Zen Hymnbook.
T.G.C.E.K.A.S. Emma Kirkby fans gather here.
There's No Substitute for Cubic Decibels. Rean
Rhyne on satellite radio.
3 x 3 x 50.
450 random images from our massive archives. NOT safe for work. Slideshow with midi
Through a Doorway
Darkly. Slideshow with Bach midi 3:44).
To F--- or to Be F---ed, That Is
the 21st-Century Question. Angus Verspeeting on what to buy with $3,000.
Top 10 Midi's. The best music
files that have appeared in Magellan's Log.
collection of midi transcriptions of, shall we say, variable quality.
Treemonisha. Scott Joplin. A
Tristan Times 2. Back to the past. Tristan and
Isolde jolts our critic.
TV Commercials as Haiku. Diebold Essen.
The 20th Century in 20 Minutes. Angus
Verspeeten on Arnold Schoenberg's String Trio.
Two Cultural Icons Reconsidered. Sylvia
Sikeston on Austen and, um, Mahler.
The Visitation. Pond, flowers,
light, plus Bach.
Unseen Resonances. Slideshow with midi
Up and At 'Em. Manic
music (Chopin) and a restless, 500k animated gif.
La vida un sueño.
Back to the basics. Slideshow with midi.
Water. Our graphic/musical
contribution to simplification. Slideshow with midi (3:27).
The Water of the River. Chinese folk melody.
Plasma animation with midi (2:38).
What Happened to Movies That Matter?
What Next? Our visual (and aural) aid for
deciding which direction expansion of the empire should take now.
What We Be. Bach + WS = Slideshow with midi
Wheels. A bit of canonical amusement for the winter solstice, etc.
The World's Fastest Bach.
A 2-part invention adjusted for the fast-paced 21st century. Midi (0:32).
YINYANGBANG. Animated gifs + music
= a break from all those Internet words.
You gotta s-m-i-l-e. Watch us work a
little jigsaw while listening to Dowland's "If My Complaints" (1:28).
Der Zaubergarten. Photograph by
Joey Ancaster, music by Anna-Marie Quave. With midi (1:38).
Zen Centerfold 67. Another
image for the metaphysically prurient. With midi (4:41).***
Zen Centerfold 69.
Slideshow with midi (2:06).
Zen Centerfold 71. With midi (2:23).
Zen Centerfold 72. Image with midi
Zen Centerfold 74. Images and music
for the metaphysically horny. Slideshow with midi (3:10).
Zen Centerfold 75. More images and music for the
metaphysically horny. Slideshow with midi (1:36).
Zen Centerfold 77. Image and music
Zen Centerfold 80. Slideshow with music
Zen Centerfold 93. Slideshow with midi
Zen Centerfold 94. Another titillating
photograph for the metaphysically prurient. Slideshow with midi (1:33).
Zen Centerfold 98. Slideshow with midi
Zen Centerfold 102. Beethoven plus some
pictures. Slideshow with midi (7:07).
Centerfold 104. Schubert, "The Wanderer." Slideshow with midi (5:47).
Zen Centerfold 112. Slideshow with midi
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