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Liquid State of Being: LiquidRoom#7
If you ever wondered if, and how, it would be if your senses would feel+perceive the stimulating triggers in inverted way… wonder no more! Right from the start, unnoticeably yet convincingly, soft beating of a tam-tam will get your heart, body and being into the right frequency, groove and mood… Your ears, and eyes, will…
“What we need is classical music radicalism”
“What we need is classical music radicalism. Classical music is about making great, challenging and rewarding music. It is not about chasing audiences. If the audience comes, that is great. If it doesn’t come and a financial crisis ensues, the current bloated celebrity-centric business model will have to go through a painful (for some) but…
strincussion [strings+percussion] = magic
Yaybahar – completely acoustic, electronics free, instrument designed by Görkem Şen, with sounds like electronic universe of stones and metal.
the look of sound. the sound of movement.
A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike “pas de trente-deux” in this short directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher, with the music by Steve Reich.
This is a perfect moment to start reading. With your ears! Amazing new work “Zapis” (for twelve percussionists ) by Milica Djordjevic.
The Spectacular Vortex
“Music, said Grisey (who died in 1998 at 52) is made with sounds, not notes. You might say that Ms. de Keersmaeker’s movement in Vortex is made with movement, not steps. … Nothing in this music is arbitrary, and you can only marvel at the prowess and rigor of the musicians, playing through this thicket of…
The sound of Fairies
The celesta, an instrument invented in 1896, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound. It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. NPR’s Bob Edwards discusses the instrument with Morning Edition music commentator Miles Hoffman, and Lambert Orkis of the National Symphony plays some celesta…
The Power of the Pentatonic Scale
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus” at The World Science Festival on June 12th 2009. Edit: the full event was published in July 2014: https://youtu.be/S0kCUss0g9Q
Happy 100th Spring
It has been 100 years since the premier… and yet it can very well be written tomorrow! The one and only Stravinsky and his Le Sacre du Printemps celebrate their centennial today. Igor Stravinsky’s own hand-written manuscripts are published for the first time this year, to coincide with the piece’s centenary. As innovative as it was,…