Monday, April 10, 2017

Listen to the Strange and Wonderful Sound of One of Earth’s Best Whistlers #MusicMonday

from Listen to the Strange and Wonderful Sound of One of Earth’s Best Whistlers #MusicMonday
by Kelly

Check out this piece on Molly Lewis, who creates ethereal music with her otherworldly whistling skills, from Atlas Obscura:

Sometimes, when Molly Lewis tries to explain her work as a whistler, she calls herself a human theremin. The tone and sound of whistling, she thinks, are similar to the unearthly vibrations of the early electronic instrument—a sound that people tend to recognize. “But whistling has a human quality, which I think is important,” she says. “It’s a mixture of natural and out of this world.”

Usually, though, she explains herself by whistling. Most people can whistle, but before hearing a serious whistler practice their art, it can be hard to understand that a human whistle, like a human voice, can be a beautiful instrument.

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