This Amazon Parrot Singing “‘O Sole Mio” Along With Pavarotti Is All of Us When We Try to Sing Opera

Many musicians have performed the internationally beloved Italian song “‘O Sole Mio.” One songbird, a parrot in fact, performs the Neapolitan tune as a duet with the great Luciano Pavarotti. Composer Eduardo di Capua and lyricist Giovanni Capurro published their composition “‘O Sole Mio” in 1898. Since, it has been recorded by many artists including Andrea Bocelli and Elvis Presley. …

Hearing These Merry Lads Sing “Now Is the Month of Maying” Is the Best Way to Start Your Month

In May, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the weather is perfect for singing outdoors. Or if you’re not much of a singer yourself, May is the perfect time to hear the “merry lads” of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School sing outdoors. On a trip to Bad Tölz, in Bavaria, Germany, the group treated a crowd …

Watch This Talented Chicken Peck Out Puccini

And she doesn’t sound as fowl as you might think, either.

VIDEO | You’ll Go Bananas for This DIY Keyboard

You don’t need an expensive piano sitting in your living room to impress your friends and family when they come to visit. Instead, wow them with a keyboard you made yourself. Stian Eikeland, a “developer, hacker, techno-foodie, diver, hobby-photographer” from Bergen, Norway, found a way to turn bananas into a fully functioning touch-sensor keyboard. The banana keyboard’s hardware consists of …

This Split Screen Performance of Bach’s St. John Passion is the Most Metal Thing You’ll Hear All Day

Chicago musician Brandon J. Acker played several performances of Bach’s St. John Passion over the course of one weekend. He was overwhelmed by the immediacy and emotional power of Bach’s masterpiece, and noticed that he experienced a similar visceral reaction when listening to heavy metal. Feeling that Bach’s music transcends time, genre, and instrumentation, Brandon created a brilliant re-imagining of …