Alex Paterson and the crew blowing minds back in the day - check out the 2007 album "the dream" and the "Pomme Fritz Expanded Version" double CD. This guy is totally amazing with both beats and innovation.
The Xenakis-Emulator is an audiovisual adaptation of two key works of architect/composer Iannis Xenakis - the composition "Metastasseis" and the facade for the monastery "La Tourette" by master architect Le Corbusier.
Kammerbauer + Schnellboegl created a synergetic digital animation of an interpretation of the facade and a music adaptation.
The facade strips, which reflect the "Glissando"-motif of "Metastasseis", float in an abstract space, followed by a vertical strip that "plays" the music adaptation by Kammerbauer + Schnellboegl in realtime and synchronous with the vertical facade elements.
FD created & performed this excerpt set to Ferrari's score that uses ambient environmental sounds to suggest a dramatic narrative. Previous to this clip, the protaganist (a kind of explorer) enters in a white suit & pith helmet moving slowly through an imaginary tropical landscape. A ritual cleansing leads to the inevitable.
Full orchestration tribute to Cage's monumental "silent/not so silent" work shattering Music As We Know It, forever. Audience coughs to attack and destroy the silence which they despise more than noise.
Concert dedicated to John Cage. This video was chosen to the TOP 10 video on Classical Music on the WeShow Awards US Edition.
Jennifer Walshe - voice, psaltery Eric KM Clark - violin, harmonica Harris Wulfson - violin, harmonica James Moore - bowed electric bass, harmonica Travis Just - sine tones, field recordings, harmonica Quentin Tolimieri - sine tones, field recordings, harmonica
performed as part of "Experimental Music" at the Ontological Theater in St. Mark's Church, NYC, 2.23.2008
Music is one of the finest arts, a way of human expression.
There are several definition to Music. Music, is a emotional and scientific correlation of sound in space and time,is a painting drawn with invisible lines and colours of sound on the canvas of silence.The music is omnipresent. The waves of oceans,embrace of bamboo branches, vibration of atoms andheart beats.
Music can be broadly classified into Western, Carnatic and Hindustani. The pivotal concept of music is Ragha (Melody).
Ragha is indian contribution to world Musiology.
Thiagaraja swamigal,Muthuswami deekshithar and Shyama sashtri,known as the trinity of carnatic Music. They laid the foundation for thedevelopment of carnatic music with their innumerable compositions in hundreds of raghas.
Ragha are made of different combination of Saptha(seven) swaras.
1. Sa Sadjam 2. Ri Rishabam 3. Ga Gaandhaaram 4. Ma Madhyamam 5. Pa Panchamam 6. Dha Dhaivadam 7. Nhi Nhisadam
What makes Indian classical Music unique is its adherence to permutation and combination of swaras. In western classical Piano one actave consist of twelve notes whereas in Indian music the same actave contains 22 (srutis) notes.
The twenty two Srutis are:
Siddha, Prabhavati, Kantha, Suprabha, Sikha, Diptimati, Ughra, Hladi, Nirviri, Dira, Sarphara, Kshant, HridayonMulini, Visarini, Prasuna, Vibhuti, Malini, Chapala, Vala, Sarvarathna, Sitantaj, Vikalini. Sura is generally defined as the note whereas Sruti constitutes the mocrotonal intervals between two swaras. The nuances of these can be best understood in practise rather than theory.
Violin is widely accepted instrument in Indian classical music. The well known exponent of vioins are Dr N.Rajam, Prof T.N.Krishnan, Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan, Lalgudi G.Jayaraman, M.S. Gopalakrishnan V.V.Subramanyam and Dr.L.Subramanyam
Shiek Chinna Maulana and Namagiripettai Krishnan are the most prominent Nagaswaram artist. ValayaPatti Shanmuga Sundaram Pillai is recognised as the Priest of Thavil.
Density 21.5 (1936) was written at the request of Georges Barrère for the premiere of his platinum flute, the density of platinum being close to 21.5 grams per cubic centimeter.
The piece is based on two melodic ideas, one modal and one atonal. It is interesting to note that in Varese's output of only fifteen works, Density 21.5 is his only solo piece. Like Scriabin, Varese was among the revolutionary composers whose works initiated the beginning of a new mainstream tradition in twentieth-century music -- use of the diminished seventh chords and tritones, interval cycles, and partitioning of chords.
Program Note by Justin R. Stolarik
Part of Dr. Stolarik's University of Texas at Austin DMA 2 Solo Percussion Recital, entitled "An Unconventional 20th Century Retrospective."
Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at 4:30pm in Bates Recital Hall.
My unconventional retrospective concept delivers a wide variety of musical styles of the twentieth-century -- one work from almost every decade.
The pieces not originally composed for percussion have been included as a means to demonstrate the contributions by important composers of the century and to expose the listener to the versatility of percussion instruments.
This is a rehearsal for Glenn Branca's 100 electric guitars symphony which he performed for the Happy New Ears festival in Kortrijk sept 2006, the musicians are both amateurs as professionals, the conductor is not Branca but John Myers
Richard Hawtin is a Canadian (British born) producer, label boss & DJ. Although mainly influenced by Detroit techno, Hawtin developed his own style ranging from harder noisy techno to deep minimal abstract acid, particularly under his best known alias Plastikman. Was involved in the development of the Final Scratch digital DJ technology and has continued to use new technology as it becomes available.
Video blog set up by Steven E. Streight of STR8 SOUNDS. Assembling a treasury of the best techno, electronica, electroacoustic, ambient, avant garde, modern classical, noise, and experimental music videos.