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Watch Animated Scores of Beethoven’s 16 String Quartets: An Early Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of His Birth

Two years ago we posted about a music lover’s life’s work--Stephen Malinowski aka smalin on YouTube--and how he has produced animated, side-scrolling scores to classical music. Older folks will liken them to neon piano rolls. Youngun’s will see a bit of Guitar Hero or Rock Band game design in their march of colorful shapes dancing to everything from Bach to Debussy. Malinowski let us know that he just recently completed a major work: adapting all of Beethoven’s String Quartets into his p...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Youtube, College, Beethoven, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky, Debussy, KCRW, Malinowski, Ted Mills, Stephen Malinowski, Youngun

A revelatory Die schöne Müllerin from Mark Padmore and Kristian Bezuidenhout

‘By the year 2006, half the performances of the piano music of Haydn, Mozart and the early Beethoven will be played on replicas of 18th-century instruments. Then I’d give it another 20 or 30 years for the invasion of period instruments to have taken over late Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Schumann as well. If that prediction seems far out to you, consider how improbable it seemed in 1946 that by the mid-’70s Bach on the harpsichord would have developed from exoticism to norm.’
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Haydn Mozart, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Mark Padmore, Beethoven Schubert Chopin Imani Winds: “A Woman’s Perspective” College Park Oct. 4

The Imani Winds quintet is made up of: Mark Dover (clarinet), Brandon Patrick George (flute), Monica Ellis (bassoon), Jeff Scott (French horn) and Toyin Spellman-Diaz (oboe). (Shervin Lainez) The Washington Post October 2, 2019 Anne Midgette Why don’t we hear more music by women? Who better to answer the question than a quintet founded by a woman. For more than two decades, Imani Winds, founded by the composer and flutist Valerie Coleman, has ...
Tags: Washington Post, Religion, John Coltrane, Coleman, Bach, Anne Midgette, Stravinsky, Imani Winds, Jason Moran, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, William J Zick, WASHINGTONPOST, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Mark Dover

My Debt to Harold Best

Harold Best turned 88 this past Monday. I called him to wish him a happy birthday, but couldn’t get through. So I sent him an email thanking him once again for the ways God has used him to affect my thinking about music and worship. If you’re not familiar with Harold, let me introduce you. He was the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College for 25 years and also served as president of the National Association of Schools of Music. He’s an organist, a composer, a mentor, a wr...
Tags: Lifestyle, Best, God, Christ, Jesus Christ, —leading A Congregation, —mentoring Leaders, —worship And Christ, Wheaton College, Harold, Bach, UW, CCM, Christ Jesus, ALENE Idaho, —Worship and the Church

Why don’t we hear more music by women? The Imani Winds quintet is trying to change that.

“For more than two decades, Imani Winds, founded by the composer and flutist Valerie Coleman, has been unfolding different perspectives in its concerts, juxtaposing Bach with John Coltrane, playing Stravinsky and Jason Moran, riding a lonely path as one of the few ensembles made up of musicians of color in a very white field. But in the classical music world, being a woman is even harder than being black — so, at least, thought Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, two major 20th-century composers...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, John Coltrane, Bach, Stravinsky, SJM, Jason Moran, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Valerie Coleman, 10.02.19

Watch Composer Wendy Carlos Demo an Original Moog Synthesizer (1989)

She’s worked with Stanley Kubrick *and* “Weird Al” Yankovic, and helped Robert Moog in the development of his eponymous synthesizer. Wendy Carlos is also one of the first high profile transgender artists--credited as Walter Carlos for Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange but having transitioned to Wendy by the time of The Shining, in which only a few of her pieces were used. In this brief clip from a 1989 BBC episode of Horizon, Carlos, accompanied by her two cats, explains how she uses analog s...
Tags: Google, Music, Australia, College, Disney, Bbc, Britain, Paris, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Glenn Gould, Mozart, Wendy, Facebook Twitter, Carlos, Bach

Levit - Bach, 22 May 2019

Wigmore Hall Goldberg Variations , BWV 988 Igor Levit (piano) With this outstanding performance of the Goldberg Variations, Igor Levit opened a series of three concerts performing celebrated sets of piano variations. To come are a pairing of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and Frederic Rzewski’s set on The People United will never be Defeated, and finally Ronald Stevenson’s Passacaglia on DSCH. It struck me from the opening bars of the Aria that this would be ...
Tags: Religion, Sony, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Thomas Beecham, Bach, People United, Handel, Igor Levit, Berg, Mark Berry, Levit, Wanda Landowska, Frederic Rzewski, Ronald Stevenson

John Malveaux: Annelle Gregory Performs Bach with New Jersey Symphony 4 Times

Eric Wyrick, Xian Zhang & Annelle Kazumi Gregory John Malveaux of   writes: After performances May 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2019 with New Jersey Symphony, violinist Annelle Kazumi Gregory shares  "What an exciting week it has been performing Bach’s double violin concerto with concertmaster Eric Wyrick, Maestro Xian Zhang, and the  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra ! Great musicians, fun cities (with ice cream!), and such a welcoming environment. ...
Tags: Religion, Times, Bach, New Jersey Symphony, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Annelle Kazumi Gregory, Annelle Gregory Performs Bach, Eric Wyrick Maestro Xian Zhang, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Great

Synthesizer Pioneer Bob Moog Gets His Own 'Moogseum'

harrymcc writes: In the 1960s, Bob Moog helped invent electronic music as we know it by popularizing the synthesizer. He died in 2005, but Moog synthesizers are still widely used by top musical acts. And now his life, work, and legacy are the subject of a new museum in Asheville, NC, his hometown. Over at Fast Company, Sean Captain took a look at the museum, Moog's accomplishments, and the history of music produced with his instruments -- from the classical blockbuster "Switched-On Bach" onwards...
Tags: Tech, Bach, Asheville NC, Moog, Bob Moog, Sean Captain

Ethical Artistry: Changing our Approach & Evaluating our Efforts

This post is the third in a four-part series looking at concert curation and some of the larger ethical dilemmas we all face as artists as a result. If you want to jump back, Part 1 and Part 2 are here; Part 4 will follow next week. Changing our Approach to Avoid the Easy Way Out In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I argue that our musical world can be more rewarding and have its most substantial positive impacts when we present projects passionately and when we take a deeper look at our insti...
Tags: Programming, Facebook, Religion, Articles, America, Diversity, Ethics, Columns, Equity, Curation, Inclusion, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach, Nashville Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony

Jerusalem Quartet - Bartók, 8 May 2019

Wigmore Hall String Quartet no.1 String Quartet no.3 String Quartet no.5 Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler (violins) Ori Kam (viola) Kyril Zlotnikov (cello) This was the first of two concerts in which the Jerusalem Quartet would perform Bartók’s six string quartets. If there were slight frustration in my only being able to hear the first, it surely augured well for the second, which I look forward to hearing about, if not, alas, to hearing. The p...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, Bartok, Ligeti, Mark Berry, Wigmore Hall String Quartet, Alexander Pavlovsky Sergei Bresler, Ori Kam, Kyril Zlotnikov

John Malveaux: Annelle Gregory & New Jersey Symphony May 16-19

Annelle Kazumi Gregory John Malveaux   of   writes: Violinist Annelle Kazumi Gregory will perform with New Jersey Symphony. See New Jersey Symphony Watch | Musicians Speak: Annelle Gregory May 9 , 2019 Upcoming Performances Thu, May 16 1:30 pm New Jersey Performing Ar...
Tags: Religion, New Jersey, Newark, Princeton, Bach, Steven Mackey, NJSO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Annelle Gregory, Annelle Kazumi Gregory, Richardson Auditorium, Annelle Kazumi Gregory John Malveaux, Eric Wyrick, New Brunswick XIAN ZHANG Ifetayo Ali Takes Boston!

Ifetayo Ali (Julie Ingelfinger) The Boston Musical Intelligencer May 8, 2019 Ifetayo Ali Takes Boston! by Julie Ingelfinger The young cellist Ifetayo Ali enchanted a sold-out Calderwood Hall at the Gardner in her Boston debut this past Sunday, along with able and intuitive pianist, Lorena Tecu.  Regal and poised, Ali is a phenom from Chicago who started Suzuki violin as a toddler under her musician mother’s tutelage, switched to cello at ~age 4, and first concertiz...
Tags: Boston, Religion, US, Chicago, Ali, Bach, Gardner, Suzuki, William J Zick, Ifetayo Ali, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Boston Musical Intelligencer, Ifetayo Ali Julie Ingelfinger, Ifetayo Ali Takes Boston, Julie Ingelfinger, Calderwood Hall

Boxing chief critical of Bach's Olympic comments

AIBA executive director Tom Virgets took issue with IOC president Thomas Bach saying the IOC is prepared to organize the the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the AIBA loses its Olympic status over leadership and financial problems.
Tags: Sport, Tokyo, Ioc, Bach, Thomas Bach, AIBA, Tom Virgets

Who are the creators of AI-generated art — programmers or machines?

Two years ago, engineers released DeepBach, a neural network that generates Baroque anthems almost indistinguishable from Bach’s, but still nobody can decide if it’s really music.  DeepBach is so skilled at replicating Bach that more than half of those surveyed had attributed its computer-generated melodies to the man himself — despite music students and professionals making up 25 percent of respondents. Critics generally deride tunes made by artificial intelligence by claiming these systems are...
Tags: Startups, Bach, TNW2019

Boxing chief criticizes IOC comments on Olympic competition

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get its affairs in order. Bach said last weekend that the IOC wants the sport at next year’s Tokyo Games and […]
Tags: News, Australia, Sports, Tokyo, Ioc, Bach, Thomas Bach

Yuri Suzuki Used AI to Bring a Visionary Electronic Music Machine to Life 

Raymond Scott was a musician, engineer, inventor, and an early pioneer of electronic music, but he's rather unsung compared to his achievements. Most famous for the jazz melodies he wrote for Warner Bros cartoons like Looney Tunes and The Simpsons, he went on to serve as the director of Motown's Electronic Music Research and Development during the 1970s. Throughout Scott's career, he secretly worked on the near-mythic Electronium, what he conceived as a machine that could intelligently and insta...
Tags: Google, Design, London, Warner Bros, Object Culture, Scott, Bach, Raymond Scott, Suzuki, Mark Mothersbaugh, Barbican Center, Yuri Suzuki, Visionary Electronic Music Machine to Life, Motown s Electronic Music Research and Development, Manhattan Research, Electronium

IOC head Bach says he has “sympathy” for Caster Semenya

SYDNEY (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he has “a lot of sympathy” for Caster Semenya after the South African runner lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal in a landmark case against track and field’s governing body. Based on Wednesday’s CAS decision, Semenya, who won the 800 meters at the 2012 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Olympics, Sydney, Ioc, Bach, CAS, Caster Semenya, Thomas Bach, Semenya

Betty Gilpin & King Bach Join Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem Comedy

Betty Gilpin & King Bach join Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem comedy Deadline is reporting that Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (Glow) and Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor (Meet the Blacks), are joining Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Empire) and Ed Helms (The Hangover trilogy) in Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem comedy feature. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Universal, Detroit, Andrew, Bach, Henson, Kareem, Helms, ComingSoon, Movie News, King Bach, Betty Gilpin, Shane McCarthy, Nick Cuse, Mike Falbo

Stewart O'Nan's Playlist for His Novel "Henry, Himself"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Stewart O'Nan's Henry, Himself is a moving and subtly told novel of everyday life. Kirkus wrote of the book: "As usual, this profoundly unpretentious writer employs lucid, no-fril...
Tags: Music, David, Pittsburgh, Henry, Kirkus, Britten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Schumann, Christina, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Bach, Columbus Dispatch, Emily, Rufus, Britney

Building Your Dream Team: The Music Producer

In this edition of Building Your Dream Team, AWAL breaks down the who, what, when, where, and why of the music industry's sonic explorer, the producer, looking at what role they perform, why it is that you need one on your team, and how you can go about finding one. ____________________________________ Guest post from AWAL Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamental members of an artist's operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When, Where, Why. Managers & Managemen...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Wikipedia, Noah, Guest Post, Mark Ronson, Nashville, Drake, Ableton, Zaytoven, Bach, George Martin, Desiigner, Jeff Stevens, AWAL Weekly, Luke Bryans

Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Parisian of the Month:Laurent Brunner

I am taking a blogging break this week. I am reposting some your your favorite Parisian’s of the Month. See you next week with all new content.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in the East of France, in Lorraine, near Metz. Then I lived in Verdun, a very old Carolingian city, where a terrible battle took place during WWI: Germans against the French. I was "living amidst history" since I was a child. I volunteered all my time to clean and restore the medieval ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Washington, France, Germany, Berlin, Paris, Beethoven, John Adams, Metz, Lully, Verdun, Verdi, Marie Antoinette, Versailles

MuseNet generates original songs in seconds, from Bollywood to Bach (or both)

Have you ever wanted to hear a concerto for piano and harp, in the style of Mozart by way of Katy Perry? Well, why not? Because now you can, with OpenAI’s latest (and blessedly not potentially catastrophic) creation, MuseNet. This machine learning model produces never-before-heard music basic on its knowledge of artists and a few bars to fake it with. This is far from unprecedented — computer-generated music has been around for decades — but OpenAI’s approach appears to be flexible and scalab...
Tags: Travel, Music, Science, Media, Adele, Artificial Intelligence, Katy Perry, Beethoven, Machine Learning, Bollywood, Openai, Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Shania

Caroline Shaw – Orange (CD Review)

Caroline Shaw – Orange Attaca Quartet Nonesuch/New Amsterdam CD Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 2013, Caroline Shaw has been a busy musician in the years following, performing as a vocalist with Roomful of Teeth (which recorded her prizewinning work Partita), violinist with ACME, and recording with Kanye West (yes, that Kanye West!). Shaw’s versatility and abundant creativity has kept her in demand for new commissions. Despite all this, Orange is the first portrait CD of her music. I...
Tags: Religion, Kanye West, Classical Music, Beethoven, Cds, Valencia, Bach, Felt, Purcell, Caroline Shaw, ACME, Contemporary Classical, New Amsterdam Records, Nonesuch, CD Review, File Under

The Voyager Golden Record deconstructed on the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast

The new episode of the always-fascinating Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast is a play-through of the Voyager Golden Record, the iconic message for extraterrestrials attached to the Voyager I and II space probes launched in 1977. Listen below. The Golden Record tells a story of our planet expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth’s greatest music from myriad peoples and eras, from Bach to Blind Willie Johnson to Chuck Berry, Benin percussion to Solomon Island panpipes to, yes, Mozart's The Mag...
Tags: Post, Space, Music, Science, News, Nasa, Hertz, Carl Sagan, Mozart, Extraterrestrials, Bach, Timothy Ferris, Blind Willie Johnson, Solomon Island, Linda Salzman Sagan, Voyager Golden Record

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 19-26

  Circus Vargas’ The Greatest of Ease show April 25-May 13 in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Wednesday Aja/courtesy of Circus Vargas)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   We Rock the Spectrum – Rockin’ Resource Fair: The event includes autism and other special needs information and vendors, Easter Egg Hunt and a Find t...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Tania León is Keynote Speaker of League of American Orchestras, June 3-5

Tania  León League of American Orchestras MUSIC CentriCITY, June 3-5, 2019   League of American Orchestras' 74th National Conference in Nashville Centers Around Music, Musicians, and Community   Array of Artists' Voices Include  Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Phoenix Symphony Principal Clarinet Alex Laing, and Composer and Conductor Tania León; Composer Joan Tower to Receive League's Gold Baton   Performance Highlights Incl...
Tags: Congress, Religion, America, Ford, Nashville, North America, Cuba, Latin America, Barber, Charleston, Bach, Laing, Nashville Symphony, Brahms, League, Guerrero

James Winn, Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden, And A Master Of The Flute, Has Died At 71

Winn didn’t like the way that the academic world tended to get itself twisted into silos, he said, which is why he wrote about cultural life during Queen Anne’s reign, the poetry of war, Bach and the Beatles. “Professor Winn himself was certainly not a silo-dweller; when he wasn’t teaching English or writing about the Restoration, he was performing with orchestras or small ensembles, or working on a recording.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bach, Winn, Queen Anne, 04.12.19, James Winn Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden

"In Rebuke to Trump, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach at US-Mexico Border."

Reads the headline at Inside Hook.“As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” Ma said, taking a verbal jab at President Trump’s attempts at building massive walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. After his performance, the artist, referring to the bridge that connects the two cities, said:. “I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations.” [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Protest, Law, Mexico, US, Trump, Ma, Bach, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump Yo Yo Ma Plays Bach

Exploring machine learning for music, live: Gamma_LAB AI

AI in music is as big a buzzword as in other fields. So now’s the time to put it to the test – to reconnect to history, human practice, and context, and see what holds up. That’s the goal of the Gamma_LAB AI in St. Petersburg next month. An open call is running now. Machine learning for AI has trended so fast that there are disconnects between genres and specializations. Mathematicians or coders may get going on ideas without checking whether they work with musicians or composers or musicologi...
Tags: Google, Programming, Facebook, Asia, Music, Russia, Berlin, Tech, Research, Development, Festivals, Stories, Ai, Algorithms, Motion, St.-petersburg