Although traditional media is typically a worthy target for ire thanks to dumbing down or outright ignoring all things culture, that doesn’t mean it’s universal. Every now and then, an outlet will put together a top-notch educational piece that serves as a good reference for orchestras.
Vox.com published an article by Christophe Haubursin that includes a video describing a Shepard tone, a compositional tool that creates the illusion of continuously ascending and descending in pitch.
Originally published on 7/26/2017, I only caught it thanks to a colleague posting it on her Facebook wall last week.
The three-minute video is a great example of judicious editing producing a high-impact media product.
Have you come across any similar examples from an orchestra or opera over the last year?