happy halloween!

I’ve let my blog posting fall by the wayside for the past several weeks, but I’ve got some ideas floating around that I’m hoping to write about soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share these (timely) creepy videos that mix the Teletubbies with Der Mondfleck and Mondestrunken from Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. I’ve seen them floating around a few places already, including friends’ Facebook posts and Alex Ross’s blog, but hopefully they’re new to you!

**EDIT: In keeping with the theme, there’s also this post from NewMusicBox about two very unusual releases from Naxos: Music for the Zombie Apocalypse and Bleeding Chunks of Wagner. I thought it had to be a joke at first, but it appears to be very real. I guess they’re branching out. To be fair, “bleeding chunk” is a term for an excerpt from an opera, and the cover image was chosen ironically; no word yet on whether or not Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Varèse, and Thomas Tallis can actually help set the mood when swarming hordes of undead are attacking. (My feeling is that they could.)

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