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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


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 5-12

  Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 presents “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson” on April 6 in North Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of ADG Gallery 800)   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   Aging into the Future Conference & Expo: St. Barnabas Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, presents the event th...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


BroadwayWorld.com: Annelle Gregory & New Jersey Symphony Orchestra May 16-19

Annelle Gregory Broadway World By BWW Newsdesk April 3, 2019 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Eric Wyrick takes center stage in a pair of double concertos, pairing with electric guitarist Steven Mackey in Mackey's Four Iconoclastic Episodes and with Sphinx Competition winner Annelle Gregory in Bach's Concerto for Two Violins-May 16-19. Music Director Xian Zhang conducts the program, which also features Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Weber's ...
Tags: Religion, New Jersey, Beethoven, Newark, Princeton, Weber, Bach, Steven Mackey, Mackey, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJSO, Xian Zhang, NJPAC, William J Zick, Sphinx Organization, Annelle Gregory


Hannibal Lokumbe: Always Go With the Feeling

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu For the past three years, composer/trumpeter/raconteur/poet/community activist/force of nature Hannibal Lokumbe has served as a composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the auspices of Music Alive, a program which New Music USA administers in partnership with the League of American Orchestras. The culmination of this residency is Hannibal’s massive oratorio Healing Tones, which at the end of March ...
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Solaris.

I just got back from the Amherst Cinema showing of Solaris in its Tarkovsky retrospective, and my reaction surprised me. Last Sunday I saw Andrei Rublev, which I had seen several times before and always liked, and liked even more now that I understood everything that was going on (having done some intensive reading). For Solaris I prepared by finally reading the Stanisław Lem novel it was based on; I’d been avoiding it both because the English translation (from French, not the original Polish)...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Kelvin, Tarkovsky, Bach, Stanisław Lem, Lem, Brueghel, Andrei Rublev, Amherst Cinema, Bruskin


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5

  Brandon Boyd signs his art game ‘Deux Portes Two Doors: An OptiMystic Memory Game,’ based on his ‘Portals’ watercolor series on March 30 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Boyd)   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   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “MarsQuest,” 8:3...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Make music with Bach from Google search

To celebrate the classical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach on what would have been his birthday, Google’s homepage wants to make sweet, sweet music with you. Google’s home page is no stranger to fun and creative projects that you get interacting with the person or thing of interest for that date. Today marks 434 years since German baroque composer, Johann Sebastian Bach was born and Google are creating music with people around the world to celebrate. Clicking on the Google Doodle of Bac...
Tags: Google, Music, Fun, Artificial Intelligence, Beethoven, Ai, Classical, Composer, Baroque, Creation, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Create, Google Doodle of Bach


Google’s First AI-Powered Doodle Lets You Harmonize Like Johann Sebastian Bach

Now you can harmonize like Johann Sebastian Bach thanks to Google’s first ever AI-driven Doodle. To celebrate the German composer’s March 21, 1685 birthday, Doodle lets users compose a melody in Bach’s style. The interactive Doodle is the product of collaboration between Google’s Magenta – which helps people make their own music and art through…
Tags: Google, Photography, Music, News, Uncategorized, Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Onetime


First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. Thursday’s animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages users to compose their own two-measure melody. Google says the Doodle uses […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, News, Nation, Google Doodle, Calif, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Julian


Google’s AI-powered Doodle to celebrate Bach’s birthday is its best ever

Over the years, Google has consistently created beautiful ‘doodles’ – creative takes on its logo that show up on its homepage – to commemorate festivals, holidays, and significant events in history. Today, the company’s knocked it out of the park with its first-ever AI-powered doodle to celebrate the 334th birthday of Baroque composer extraordinaire Johann Sebastian Bach. The beautifully illustrated doodle has you write out a couple of bars of sheet music, choose a key, and then have Google‘s cu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Distract


Honoring J.S. Bach with our first AI-powered Doodle

Ever wondered what Johann Sebastian Bach would sound like if he rocked out? You can find out by exploring today’s AI-powered Google Doodle, which honors Bach’s birthday and legacy as one of the greatest composers of all time. A musician and composer during the Baroque period of the 18th century, Bach produced hundreds of compositions including cantatas, concertos, suites and chorales. In today’s Doodle, you can create your own melody, and through the magic of machine learning, the Doodle will ha...
Tags: Google, Doodles, Ai, Google Doodle, Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, J S Bach, Google Magenta, Doodle Magenta, Anna Huang, Bach Doodle


The latest Google Doodle lets you create Bach-like music of your own

Google is celebrating the life of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and to that end the company has released a new Google Doodle that allows you to create Bach-like melodies and harmonies of your own. The post The latest Google Doodle lets you create Bach-like music of your own appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Google Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach


Seattle Symphony and Chorale’s performance of Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’ is gratifyingly good

Bach’s masterpiece has left posterity struggling for superlatives to describe its scope and impact; nothing about it is easy or routine.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Bach, Seattle Symphony


10 Surprising Benefits Of Classical Music

While it may not always be generating the most buzz and excitement, classical music as a genre has a number of unexpected benefits to the consumer, outside of just a studying aid and making plants grow faster. ________________________  In this new post to MusicThinkTank, Jessica Dais looks at ten surprising ways in which classical music can be beneficial to the consumer. "The benefits of listening to Bach and Beethoven aren’t limited to physical performance. There are also a variet...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Beethoven, Owen Davie, Bach, MusicThinkTank Jessica Dais


Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Theatre, Vienna, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Opera, Verona, Maria, Public Domain, Bernstein, Tony, Natalie Wood


Jacques Loussier, Pianist Who Jazzed Up Bach, Dies at 84

Mr. Loussier’s trio, formed in 1959, played Bach’s music with jazz inflections, selling millions of albums and performing around the world.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Jazz, Bach, Jacques, Deaths (Obituaries, Johann Sebastian, Jacques Loussier, Loussier, Play Bach (Album


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't afraid of the rise of robots, but she agrees with Bill Gates that they should be taxed for taking jobs

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has an unusual take on the risk of robots taking over US jobs. The conventional wisdom is that business owners who replace human workers with robots will accumulate wealth — something a left-leaning politician would usually be opposed to. Speaking at SXSW, Ocasio-Cortez said people should be "excited" for automation because it would leave people free to be more creative. She also thinks robots, or more precisely robot owners, should be taxed for replaci...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Nintendo, Jeff Bezos, Sxsw, University of New South Wales, Bach, Toby Walsh, Andrew Yang, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, SXSW Ocasio Cortez


Pianist Jacques Loussier, Who Brought Jazz Style To Bach, Dead At 84

“The combination of Bach’s elegant contrapuntal melodies with jazz swing had instant commercial appeal. [Loussier’s LP release] Play Bach No. 1 proved a runaway hit and two follow-up releases were equally popular. A subsequent European concert tour was so successful that the Jacques Loussier Trio continued to tour for 15 years, during which they sold more than 6 million albums.” – The Telegraph (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Bach, Jacques Loussier, 03.07.19, Loussier, Jacques Loussier Trio


Salvatore Scibona's Playlist for His Novel "The Volunteer"

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. Salvatore Scibona's brilliant novel The Volunteer is both moving and epic. Booklist wrote of the book: "Scibona’s lyrical yet muscular prose anchors this majestic work as he probe...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, David, Iowa, Cambodia, Jesus, Vietnam, Marilynne Robinson, Saigon, Simon, Claude Debussy, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Joseph, Schumann, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Download the ModulAir, a Free Polyphonic Synthesizer, and Make Your Own Electronic Sounds

Over the years, we've talked a fair share about electronic music--from the earliest days of the genre, through contemporary times. Now, we give you a chance to make your own electronic sounds. According to Synthopia, a portal devoted to electronic music, "Full Bucket Music has released ModulAir 1.0 – a free polyphonic modular synthesizer for Mac & Windows." (For the uninitiated, a polyphonic synthesizer--versus a monophonic one--can play multiple notes at once.) The ModulAir "is a modula...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, College, Uncategorized, Vst, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Devo Mark Mothersbaugh, Synthopia, ModulAir, Moog Synthesizer


Well.ca Canada Top Deals Of The Week: Save 30% on Nature’s Way, & More Deals

Well.ca Canada has released their new top deals of this week! The Well.ca deals of the week are valid until Sunday, March 10, 2019. The deals include: Save up to 30% on Now Foods Save up to 20% on Our Favourite G&N Essentials for Baby Laundry Event: Save up to 20% Save up to 20% on Britax Car Seats, Strollers & Accessories Save up to 20% on Our Fav Personal Care Save up to 15% on Top Green & Natural Foods Save up to 25% on Green & Natural Essentials Save up to 30% on select Probiotics Save 20%...
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Bright Sheng: My Father’s Letter and Bernstein’s Question

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu We’ve been wanting to talk with Bright Sheng for years, but given his teaching schedule at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his commitments to participate in performances of his music either as a pianist or a conductor all over the world, he has been difficult to pin down. But when we finally met with him on Presidents’ Day in his pied-à-terre across the street from Lincoln Center, it proved to be worth th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Usa, New York, Tibet, France, China, Russia, New York City, Religion, America, San Francisco, Gorbachev, Ukraine, United States, New York Times


Trio Zimmermann - Schoenberg and Bach, 23 February 2019

Wigmore Hall Schoenberg: String Trio, op.45 Bach (arr. Trio Zimmermann): Goldberg Variations , BWV 988 Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) Antoine Tamestit (viola) Christian Poltéra (cello) Schoenberg’s String Trio is well-nigh universally considered not only one of the composer’s greatest works but one of the finest of the genre (a notoriously difficult combination of instruments). So it sounded here in this outstanding performance from the Trio Zimmermann. ...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Mozart, Bach, Zimmermann, Goldberg Variations, Goldberg, Purcell, Schoenberg, Mark Berry, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Reger, Wanda Landowska, First Chamber Symphony


Violinist.com: Bringing the Florence Price Violin Concertos to Life...Er-Gene Kahng

Florence Price Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Er-Gene Kahng, Violin Albany Records Violinist.com https://www.violinist.com/blog/ravena/20192/27670/ Karen Allendoerfer February 25, 2019 Back in 2009, not long after I joined the Philharmonic Society of Arlington, that group celebrated its 75th anniversary season. The winner of that year's Young Artists' Competition was violinist Er-Gene Kahng, who performed the Mendelssohn concerto. I made a rare appearan...
Tags: London, California, Religion, Karen, Arkansas, Skype, Florence, Mozart, Gene, Bach, University of Arkansas, Mendelssohn, William J Zick, Kahng, Florence Price, Gene Kahng


Youngest presenter appointed at BBC Radio 3

A brand new weekly programme called This Classical Life, fronted by saxophonist Jess Gillam, is just part of some schedule changes planned for BBC Radio 3. The 20-year-old former BBC Young Musician finalist will be the youngest presenter on the station, joined each week by her contemporaries to select and discuss their favourite pieces from across the musical spectrum, giving an insight into the musical influences on young performers. Confirmed guests include 22-year-old pianist Isata Kanneh...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Kate, Tom, BBC Radio, Bach, Mahan, Tom Service, Mahan Esfahani, Sam Becker, BBC Asian Network, Danielle De Niese, Jess Gillam, English National Opera, Personalities, Station News


‘Singers and Musicians’ Part 2: On Conductors, Identity, and Musical Segregation

When I wrote the first post in this series, “Singers and Musicians” and Why Our Language Matters, I expected there to be a strong response from the people in my closest circle of friends and colleagues. I was not expecting the response to be quite so far-reaching. While I don’t know how many times the article has been viewed, my own Facebook post with the article was shared over 150 times—certainly a new personal record! I think one of the reasons the article resonated with people so strongly is...
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Hear the First Musical Composition Created by a Computer: The Illiac Suite (1956)

Think “Generative Music” and what may come to mind is Brian Eno, pushing a button and letting music flow from his studio computer. But the idea is much older than that. The “Illiac Suite” from 1952 is named after the cash-register-looking ILLIAC computer on which it was composed, and is one of the first examples of bringing computer programming into the task of creating music within some well defined parameters. The resulting score was then played by humans. You can hear the first experi...
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