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Started by Steve, April 08, 2007, 08:56:52

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SueC

Due to recent Eastern themes, I'm re-listening to this...

If you like If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, give it a shot... the notes bend everywhere... try not to get run over by the imaginary camels...


An elderly Lebanese woman I knew in Sydney, who taught me that there are better chickpea varieties than what you get in the supermarket, was up and dancing to this when I put it on, swaying with her arms undulating around her and a luminous smile on her face.  "Those drums," she said to me... :heart-eyes
SueC is time travelling

Ulrich

Too many zeroes...
If only I'd thought of the right words...

piggymirror

Today I'm listening to... CAN. The album Tago Mago.

Ulrich

"Dreams about swimming, miles away from the sea..."

If only I'd thought of the right words...

piggymirror

Brian Eno - The Shutov Assembly

BiscuityBoyle

György Kurtág, the last of the giants of 20th century avant-garde still alive today.


piggymirror

Quote from: BiscuityBoyle on January 17, 2020, 17:37:00György Kurtág, the last of the giants of 20th century avant-garde still alive today.

Brilliant.

SueC

Quote from: piggymirror on January 18, 2020, 17:45:38
Quote from: BiscuityBoyle on January 17, 2020, 17:37:00György Kurtág, the last of the giants of 20th century avant-garde still alive today.

Brilliant.

I like the strings on this, but have to admit I don't like the vocal (but that doesn't mean the vocal is pointless).

I like that Calexico track too, @Ulrich:cool

It's nice to be tuning into this "alternative radio station" - and @piggymirror, if you post actual clips I'll listen to your stuff too, I'm just too lazy to look it up. ;)

SueC is time travelling

piggymirror

John Lennon-Cleanup Time
(ps contains Earl Slick)




For some reason, it never crossed my mind that this was released months later than Seventeen Seconds...
Does it sound too unlikely to imagine him listening to A Forest or Boys Don't Cry?


piggymirror

A piece of butoh dance (from Japan, although this particular dancer is Swiss).
The backgrgound music is cool.


piggymirror

Some old Chinese music...


piggymirror

Some Byzantine music...


piggymirror


SueC

Love the Saint-Saëns! :)  Nice version.  Thanks also for the multicultural tour.  :cool

Here's a fun piece, same composer:



And in keeping with the general theme:


This last one is a long one, which I tend to run in the background when I have things to occupy my hands.  If you're short of time, just sample a couple of minutes from the start of each movement:

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 "Death and The Maiden"
Meridian Ensemble String Quartet

I. Allegro 0:15
II. Andante con moto 12:05
III. Scherzo Allegro molto 27:02
IV. Presto 31:40

For those who don't know the background to this piece, it's a poem that was set to music.  The composer had a great deal of personal experience of death, and even though it was written well before the more recent formal concept of the stages of grief, it's got the whole lot in musical form - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance; plus actual happiness - and as in real life, often mixed in with each other!  ;)

On another thread, @piggymirror, you were talking about tears in musical form - this piece does that very well at the start of the second movement - then anger, bargaining etc return.  The last movement of this piece is often called the Dance of Death.

Above all, this is just beautiful, expressive music. :heart-eyes
SueC is time travelling

Ulrich

QuoteI'm waiting for a sign
I'm standing on the road
with my mind outstretched to you.
I'm picking something up
I'm letting something go
like a dog I'm fetching this to you.

I'm looking for a job
I don't know what I'm doing
My software's not compatible with you.
But this I can't deny
I know that you can fly
Cause I'm here on the ground without you.
Angel without wings
Owner without things
Sharpshooter without rings ...around you.

If only I'd thought of the right words...