CoronaDiversion #1 — Compose a Song!

Written by Mindy Klasky

March 17, 2020

A lot of us are spending a lot more time at home right now, with fewer diversions at hand than we’re accustomed to. So, I figured I’d share some of my favorite websites—places to drop in for a few minutes (or a few hours), to get away, in a virtual sense, even when it’s not possible to get away in real life.

First up?

The Oskar Fischinger Google Doodle! 

As you almost certainly know, Google creates playful new graphics on a regular basis. Sometimes, those graphics are animated. Sometimes, they have music. Sometimes, there’s an interactive element. The Oskar Fischinger Doodle is all of those things!

You can compose your own music, even if you don’t know a treble clef from a sixteenth note. The Doodle allows you to create an electronic “song” with graphic elements, one that repeats until you change it.

One warning, though: the site is completely addictive. (I used to compose one Fischinger Doodle each morning before I started to work, but I found that I put off my work by fifteen minutes, then half an hour, then an hour…) Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Ready?

Set…

Go!

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