Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
WORLD ORDER has a new song, “LAST DANCE,” so it sure is time for some robotdancing here on Nullary Sources.
2:03 depicts how I’m now going to ride escalators from now to eternity.
The Kronos Quartet was just on All Songs Considered's Tiny Desk Concert last month. They played three songs: “Aheym” off their new album of the same name (written by Bryce Dessner of The National — yes him), “Lullaby” from their 2009 album Floodplain, and “Last Kind Words.”
"Aheym" in particular is a rather fierce and stunning piece of music.
This here is Michael Levy’s arrangement of Hurrian song h.6 and played on a reproduction of an ancient lyre.
The Hurrian songs were found on tablets in the ruins of a Hurrian city in what’s now Syria. They date to 1400 BC, and as such are some of the oldest notated music we’ve ever found. The trick is that we’re not entirely sure how to interpret the notation, so several scholars have produced substantially different transcriptions of h.6 into modern notation. Levy based his arrangement on one by Clint Goss, which used Richard Dumbrill’s interpretation as its base.
The description on Levy’s video goes into much more detail about this, so check it out.
Photographer Shaul Schwarz has a documentary called Narco Cultura coming out in a few cities on Friday. It’s about narcocorridos, Mexican songs that glorify drug cartels, and has two main subjects: Riccardo Soto, a crime scene investigator, and Edgar Quintero, a narcocorrido songwriter.
NBC News’s Sophia Rosenbaum interviewed Schwarz:
Q: How did you get your subjects to trust you?
I did pay the dues with the CSI unit and Richie. They really appreciated that we spent the time. There were hits on people in the unit. We were in situations together. It’s kind of like a brother-soldier bond. If you stick with people through it, it’s more than words could do. And at the end of the day, when Richie drives home and he’s scared for his life and I’m in his car, I’m taking equal risks.
With Edgar’s side of life, it was a different process. The initial ‘let me have the camera on you for an artist’ is obvious. He wants to promote his music. But we’re very different than the one-hour interview with a Latino media outlet that just wants to have fun with him. It took him a while, but the trust grew so much.
The interview has some photos, the film’s trailer, and an exclusive clip. The film looks intriguing, so check ‘em out.
Here are some excerpts of Sławomir Zubrzycki performing songs on a viola organista on October 18, 2013. The viola organista is a theoretical instrument invented by Leonardo da Vinci that he described in his writings but appears to have never built. The viola organista is a bowed keyboard instrument, as described by the AFP:
Sixty-one gleaming steel strings run across it, similar to the inside of a baby grand.
Each is connected to the keyboard, complete with smaller black keys for sharp and flat notes. But unlike a piano, it has no hammered dulcimers. Instead, there are four spinning wheels wrapped in horse-tail hair, like violin bows.
To turn them, Zubrzycki pumps a pedal below the keyboard connected to a crankshaft. As he tinkles the keys, they press the strings down onto the wheels, emitting rich, sonorous tones reminiscent of a cello, an organ and even an accordion.
That AFP article claims that this is the first time one of these has ever been built and performed in public, but that appears to be quite false: Wikipedia cites several precedents. Zubrzycki’s video only claims that this was the world premiere performance of his instrument.
Sure is time for Tommy Emmanuel here on Nullary Sources. From a live show in Shanghai, China on October 15, here’s Tommy playing a medley of Beatles songs, and then Mason Williams’s “Classical Gas.”
I love how absolutely hyped the audience gets about “Classical Gas,” going so far as to scream the melody. They are getting this excited about a solo guitar piece.
The Flight feat. Keaton Henson - Dark Corners
A while back this band asked me to make them a music video. Took me over a year (because I had no idea what I was doing) but now it’s finally been released. Anyway, check it out. Pretty spooky. Might wanna watch it somewhere dark.
ft. Sarah Burton and Brad Einstein.
Kevin Weir is great. Check out more of his spooky GIFs on his Tumblr, flux machine.
And now on your Serious Music Tuesday, here’s Peter Jacoby conducting Houston’s Orchestra X in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
This performance is titled “New Horizons in Music Appreciation” and comes from the live concert P. D. Q. Bach in Houston.
Today’s music selection is Edgar Winter and band with Rick Derringer performing “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.” I don’t have any information on when or where this performance took place, besides the video claiming “L.A, Nov, 73.” VH1 didn’t launch until 1985 so this is a recording of a rebroadcast apparently.
I’m posting this song mostly because that drummer is so unbelievably hyped to be there playing the drums. Check him out at 0:53. Just check him out.
That guy has the best “I have never been any more comfortable in my entire life than I am at this very moment, sitting here playing these drums” expression I’ve seen since James Gadson playing “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Today’s musical selection is “You Drive Me Oh Oh Oh” by the duo Juicy Panic.
The bizarre music video was created by Koshiro Torisu, and despite all that happens in it it’s still not as bizarre as the song itself.