I kind of didn’t notice this, but google’s logo yesterday was an homage to Igor Stravinsky’s birthday. Actually I did notice it but felt too lazy to look up the meaning of the colorful image. A shame procrastination lead me to symbolically miss-out on such an important day.
“The iconography is a little strange: there’s a firebird, a few floating note-heads, some not-very-pagan-looking flowers (a subtle homage to Les Noces?) and a caterpillar – I don’t actually know of any Stravinsky pieces about caterpillars, but I suppose that’s just a bit of Google-ised artistic license. Still, given how many people are going to see this today, it’s a big event for 20th-century music and its reception.”