Author Archives: Steve
Imagine, a week before Halloween, sitting in an elaborate House of Worship listening to a serial killer sing of his crimes, the wall behind him splattered with blood. Get your Goth on, NYC! One World Symphony has once again created … Continue reading
Okay, disclaimer first: I’ve never seen so much as one episode of the hit television show that spawned this concert. TV just isn’t my thing. Having said that, I’m glad there are people out there creating and watching (what I’ve … Continue reading
Nothing warms my heart more than reading stories like this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24400364 This is a concert I hope to one day be able to attend! The idea of animals creating music should give pause to anyone who would otherwise dismiss them … Continue reading
I kept seeing articles online (like this one) about these strange alien sounding bugs and vaguely remembered hearing the strange sounds of loud summertime bugs in my youth, wondering if they were one and the same. (That psychedelic sound is the … Continue reading
Perhaps under a subconscious influence from Hollywood, I’ve been on an Americana kick for some weeks now. Perhaps it started with the suggestion of a co-worker that I watch the film “On the Waterfront”, which was followed by suggestions for “A … Continue reading
Deep. Real deep.
Originally posted on The Dalmatian Effect:
The notion of timbre is frequently elusive. This is particularly the case for pieces in which melody or pitched material plays a large part. When listening to music, our ear naturally follows the melody,…
I think this is beautiful. A very creative expression of a very natural, ubiquitous sequence. Simply wonderful, wouldn’t you say?
Originally posted on Stupidityflowering:
I think one of the biggest embarrassments facing our nation today is the state of our national passenger rail system. And I’m not just talking about the level of customer service provided by Amtrak, which is…
You will be missed. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/arts/music/elliott-carter-avant-garde-composer-dies-at-103.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 I once attended a concert in Manhattan featuring some wind quintet music of Elliott Carter. I believe it was on or around his 101st birthday and at the end of the concert he was announced … Continue reading