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Thinking/Hearing/Doing “outside of the box”. Transforming, replacing, translating sources+roles… and creating something extraordinary, both sound, performance and vision wise. [via Open Reel Ensemble] Please follow and like us:

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Please follow and like us:

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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,…

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