Usman Riaz & Preston Reed

August 22, 2012

Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 – followed by a jaw-dropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. Finally, enjoy these two guitarists as they take on a very… Read more »

Visualizing Sound

July 23, 2012

Watch what happens when you put sand on a metal plate playing tones that are increasing in frequency. The results are stunning!

Three Boys from Pasadena

July 17, 2012

Here is a clip from a film Bumi mixed here at Flavorlab: Three Boys from Pasadena.  The movie is about the long-time assistants of legendary fashion image-maker Helmut Newton.  Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis, pay tribute to their mentor. The film will be playing at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena… Read more »

ZZ Top in Space!

July 10, 2012

Astronaut Don Pettit loves performing intriguing experiments using the microgravity of the International Space Station. Here, Pettit visualized the sound waves of ZZ Top’s “TV Dinners” using several blobs of water and a speaker. Check it out!  

A Cello? Made from a Guitar? Impossible!

July 5, 2012

Here’s something that was too cool NOT to show you. Built and performed by Dennis Dembeck, one of our very own interns, we give you, the Cello Guitar.

ProMAX 2012

June 18, 2012

Last week Flavorlab/G&E Music partner Glenn Schloss made the trek out to LA for ProMAX. Here’s a highlights video from one of our favorite categories, sound design :).

Big Vision Awards This Week!

June 11, 2012

This Thursday (6/14) Big Vision Empty Wallet, an organization that connects artists and industry leaders alike, will be hosting their first annual Big Vision Awards. The awards will honor big thinkers who have found success by creating their own path and supporting independent work.  Flavorlab/G&E Music Partner GLENN SCHLOSS has been nominated to receive the… Read more »

Shhh! A Look Inside The World’s Quietest Room

June 4, 2012

Orfield Laboratories’ ‘anechoic chamber’ in Minnesota holds a Guinness World Record for being 99.99% sound proof. The good folks at Mashable took a tour of the room that is said to be so quiet you can hear your own heartbeat. Check it out!

Not Your Average Flash Mob

May 29, 2012

  Last month the Copenhagen Philharmonic performed Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt on a crowded, moving train for unsuspecting passengers. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk. All music was performed and recorded in the metro. We found this video on , a really cool website that features inventive and inspiring artists. Thanks Gwarlingo!  

Drumroll Please…

May 7, 2012

G&E partner Glenn Schloss reviews and demos big beats from BFD and Geist. Pretty sweet demonstration Glenn!  Check out the entire article here: