In nearly every city and town, you can find street performers playing music as others go about their day. However, it’s not often that you see street performers playing full-sized upright pianos. Dotan Negrin took his desire for adventure and dissatisfaction with his acting pursuits and turned it into a nationwide street performance project called “Piano Across America.” Listen to learn more about Dotan’s struggles, successes, location selection process, and his traveling partner, Brando.
Watch Dotan performing with Brando:
Watch some clips from the first five months of Piano Across America:
The Memory Palace is produced by Nate DiMeo and features historical narratives that are touching, humorous, and intriguing. In this episode, we share some stories from The Memory Palace that focus on sound in some way. You can find the original pieces below:
The Rush of the River and the Roar of the Falls
These Words, Forever
O, How We Danced
Find out more about The Memory Palace on its homepage or at Maximum Fun.
The soundscapes of cities are always changing and London is no exception. Human-produced sounds usually push the sounds of nature into the background, but the shrill calls of parakeets have been increasingly cutting through the noise in the London suburbs over the years. How these exotic birds arrived in England is still a mystery, but they have flourished in their new home. Learn more about how these birds have been a blessing and a burden in the lives of Londoners with the help of Everything Sounds contributor, Max Owens, and Tim Webb (@BirdWebb) from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
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Watch a short BBC Story about London’s Parakeets:
Episode photo by Flickr user Airwolfhound
Episode Note: In the episode, we state that Chinook salmon were introduced to Lake Michigan to control the alewife population. We have since learned that a second species, the coho salmon, was also introduced. We apologize for omitting this information.