domenica , 23 Febbraio 2020

Contemporary

Harry Partch | The Dreamer That Remains

Harry Partch (1901-1974) was an American composer, philosopher, inventor, instrument builder, and much more. Partch was born in Oakland, California, on June 24, 1901, and spent much of his early years in the American Southwest, where he was exposed to music and sound from a variety of cultures.  He enrolled at the University of Southern California to study composition, but …

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Leonard Bernstein | The Making of West Side Story

A behind the scenes look into the recording sessions with Kiri Te Kanawa (Maria), José Carreras (Tony), Tatiana Troyanos (Anita) and Kurt Ollmann (Riff), conducted by Leonard Bernstein. 1984 Leonard Bernstein Date of Birth 25 August 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death 14 October 1990, New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack) Birth Name Louis Eliezer Bernstein Nickname Lennie Renowned composer (“West Side Story”, “Candide”, …

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Lejaren Hiller | Nightmare Music For Magnetic Tape

LeJaren Hiller Avalanche/ Nightmare Music/ Suite for Two Pianos and Tape/ Computer Music for Tape and Percussion. Lejaren Arthur Hiller (February 23, 1924 in New York City – January 26, 1994 in Buffalo, New York) was an American composer. In 1957 he collaborated with Leonard Issacson on his String Quartet No. 4, Illiac Suite, the first significant use of a computer to compose music. In 1958 Hiller founded the …

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Joseph Beuys Filz TV

Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV (Felt TV) (1970) Author: Walker Art Center Date: 2000 Institution: Walker Art Center This multiple, a relic of Joseph Beuys’ action Felt TV (1966), is composed of three props (the boxing gloves, felt pad, and sausage) and a film of the performance. In the 11-minute film, Beuys explored metaphors of communication and energy through the medium of television. As the TV broadcast a talk …

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Frank Zappa – G-Spot Tornado & Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus

Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimora, 21 dicembre 1940 – Los Angeles, 4 dicembre 1993) è stato un compositore, chitarrista, cantante, arrangiatore, direttore d’orchestra e produttore discografico statunitense. È considerato uno dei più grandi geni musicali del ‘900, capace di fondere molti generi a lui precedenti e contemporanei ottenendo un risultato insuperato.[2][3] Definire il genere musicale di Zappa è quasi impossibile, ma si può affermare che fosse coinvolto in ambiti musicali come rock, blues, jazz, fusion, progressive, avanguardia, musica classica, satira e cabaret.[4][5] source: Wikipedia, l’enciclopedia libera Bestiák / Beasts: Animated …

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Persona – dir. I. Bergman | score: Lars Johan Werle

He was born in Gävle, Sweden, and taught himself how to compose, although he later studied at the University of Uppsala. He sang in the chorus Bel Canto, was active as a jazz musician, and worked as a producer for Swedish Radio. He was known for his avant-gardist, post-Webernian composition Pentagram for string quartet that won first prize at the Gaudeamus Festival in Bilthovenin 1960. He became …

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Christophe Bertrand (1981-2010)

«Per la prima volta ho scritto passaggi lenti, una novità assoluta per me», parlando di «piani sonori del tutto nuovi», per cui «il risultato sarà sicuramente sorprendente […]. Credo d’aver doppiato una boa con Scales; Okhtor è una sorta di rinnovamento per me. Occorreva evolvermi e credo che stavolta sia avvenuto […] ma credo che si continuerà a percepire che …

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Bill Fontana – Harmonic Bridge

I have worked for the past 45 years creating installations that use sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural settings. These have been installed in public spaces and museums around the world including San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Venice, Sydney and Tokyo. My sound sculptures use the human and/or …

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Felix Kubin & ensemble Integrales. Echohaus

Echohaus was recorded in and around Levin’s Electric Avenue studio in the basement of WESTWERK, a former squat and cultural centre for non-commercial art and music in Hamburg. A special recording technique was developed for the project whereby the musicians played simultaneously in separate rooms, connected to each other only by headphones. This was done in order to achieve a …

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Mika Vainio – Heijastuva

Long and slowly developing title track Heijastuva is a Mika Vainio’s implementation of Robert Fripp and Brian Eno’s guitar feedback experiments from 70’s. B-side’s three ultra minimal and subtle tracks speak about light and fragility of life. Entitled Heijastuva, it’s comprised of four new tracks from the Finnish artist, including the long pieces ‘Heijastuva’ (a loop-based, slowly unfolding study in guitar …

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