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Here’s What Happens When You Play Mozart, Hard Rock, Techno, And Hip-Hop To Ripening Swiss Cheese

Last fall, Swiss researchers exposed nine wheels of Emmentaler in an aging cellar to various types of music: classical (Mozart’s Magic Flute), rock (Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”), techno (Vril’s “UV”), hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest’s “Jazz (We’ve Got)”) ambient music (Yello’s “Monolith”), and, as controls, steady high, medium and low tones and silence. All were on nonstop loops, with mini-transducers transmitting the sounds directly into the cheese wheels. After six months, the wheels we...
Tags: Art, Music, Steve Reich, Mozart, Zeppelin, 03.18.19, Mahler Monteverdi Stravinsky


Watch an Animated Score for Steve Reich’s Minimalist Piece “Clapping Music“–and Try Your Hardest to Follow Along

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is one of the simplest scores of modern classical music, and as you might soon find out, one of the most difficult to perform. Written in 1972 while on a European tour and after a night of mediocre flamenco, Clapping Music is for two players. One claps a steady rhythm (technically an African Bell Rhythm). A second performer claps in unison in the same pattern for eight bars. At the end of the eighth bar, the second performer goes out of sync for one eighth no...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Steve Reich, Reich, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Ted Mills, London Sinfonietta, Anne Teresa, Reed Phase, Keersmaeker Asked


Larry Grenadier Plays 45 Minutes of Riveting Solo Bass on 'The Gleaners'

None Bassist Larry Grenadier needs no introduction to jazz fans, having recorded and toured famously with Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and many other artists who are not only brilliant but also well-known. His presence in a band means more than a great time, tone, and tunefulness but also a sense of cohesion and great taste. Can you name an album he has been on that is anything less than very good?The Gleaners, however, is a departure and no sure thing. It is a solo bass recital: o...
Tags: Music, Review, Stanford, Steve Reich, Jazz, Gillespie, Music Review, Thomas Pynchon, Cranston, Coltrane, APPALACHIA, Gershwin, Charles Lloyd, Paul Motian, Vineland, ECM Records


Eighth Blackbird Comes Home for 2019 Performances in Chicago

Four-time Grammy Award winner Eighth Blackbird , which aims to move music forward with innovative chamber music performance, comes home to Chicago in 2019 with a series of concerts showcasing the ensemble members together and in smaller configurations, performing new works from its international touring program. Rather than engaging Chicagoans from a single location, as the ensemble did in 2016 with a yearlong MCA residency, this spring Eighth Blackbird brings programs to a var...
Tags: Australia, California, Religion, America, Chicago, Steve Reich, Michigan, Iceland, Elizabeth, Chicago Cultural Center, MCA, Julius Eastman, Steppenwolf, National Endowment for the Arts, St James Cathedral, William J Zick


aworks listening log :: 2/9/2019

Michael Byron - Fabric for String Noise (2018). String Noise [Cold Blue Music] * Carson Cooman - Praeludium in festo S. Philippi apostoli (2017). Erik Simmons [Divine Art] * Steve Reich - Sextet (1984-85). Ekkozone [Mode Records] ** Steve Reich - The Desert Music (1983). Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Synergy Vocals [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] Michael Byron - Dragon Rite (Version Without Percussion) (1973). James Bergman [Cold Blue Music] * Steve Reich - Six Pianos ...
Tags: Religion, Steve Reich, Philippi, Rgable, Michael Byron, Erik Simmons, Listeninglog, Michael Byron Fabric, Carson Cooman Praeludium, James Bergman


From Avid Fan to Media Fellow

In the music world, being a fan isn’t a bad gig. Unlike musicians, you can book yourself, so to speak, at any venue you want. You don’t have to go on the road unless you want to. You can avoid promoting yourself, finding a record label, and coming up with music to play. Of course you’ll never be applauded by an audience, yet you’ll almost always be thanked for “coming out tonight” by the musicians you go to see. You’ll never be applauded, yet you’ll almost always be thanked for “coming out.” I...
Tags: Religion, New York Times, Steve Reich, Wisconsin, John, Bela Fleck, Seattle, Sam, Will, University Of Maryland, Commentary, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Alex Ross, John Cage, Howard


Siri accompanied by pen drumming sounds like minimalist experimental music

Drumming along as Siri recites 1 trillion to the tenth power isn't new, but this particular variation below really reminds me of a minimalist composition by Laurie Anderson or Steve Reich. The toothbrush in the background also adds a bit of dada weirdness to the performance.
Tags: Post, Music, News, Siri, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Zero, Avant Garde


Best of 2018: Instrumental and Recital CDs

Best of 2018: Instrumental and Recital CDs   Best Recital   Hanging Gardens Works by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern Jacob Greenberg, piano with Tony Arnold, soprano   Rather than the customary bifurcation, Impressionism and Expressionism are related to one another on Hanging Gardens, pianist Jacob Greenberg’s loving curated, beautifully performed double CD. He is joined by soprano Tony Arnold for Arnold Schoenberg’s song cycle The Book of the ...
Tags: Religion, Time, Fox, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Cds, Huddersfield, Montreal, Best Of, David Mitchell, Steve, Mack, Ballon, Roche, Bach, Esa Pekka Salonen


Brian Eno’s Music for Airports 40 years later

Forty years ago, Brian Eno released Ambient 1: Music for Airports and Virgin-EMI has just given it a deluxe vinyl re-issue. The first work to formally identify itself as “ambient,” it garnered modest attention and a bit of derision; Rolling Stone referred to it as “aesthetic white noise.” But over time, it has become the work in the evolving genre of ambient music, topping lists of the most important ambient works, and receiving acoustic and electric performances from artists as varied as the ne...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, History, Steve Reich, Airport, Rolling Stone, Brian Eno, Eno, John Cage, Erik Satie, Virgin EMI, Music for Airports, Arts & Humanities, Music Theory, Ambient Music


The 20 Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Albums of 2018

None Another year, another fine batch of experimental music. That will never change. This year, with four writers at the helm, we did our best to comb the sonic sea, churning up waves of earthly music, all the way up through sound subjected to the harshest processing—and everything in between. We've dredged up jazz and soul, ambient and new classical, aboriginal and pop music, deconstructed club and everything that seemed like nothing we'd heard before. Bear in mind, this is no scene or col...
Tags: Feature, Music, Australia, Berlin, Time, America, Experimental, Atlanta, Spain, Steve Reich, Sony, El Nino, Jim Crow, Elche, Andalusia, Atkinson


Album Review: JARBOE The Cut Of The Warrior

Avant rock at its finest, Jarboe continues to embrace 35 years into her career. The post Album Review: JARBOE The Cut Of The Warrior appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Reviews, Music, Steve Reich, Neurosis, Jarboe


Fascinating documentary about minimalist composers Young, Riley, Reich, and Glass

In the first part of the 20th century, classical music was stripped of its majesty and injected with a healthy dose of discord and dissonance by avant-garde pioneers like Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez, and John Cage. Then in 1950s California and New York, a new form of contemporary classical music emerged: minimalism. "Tones, Drones and Arpeggios" is a terrific two episode BBC Four documentary on American minimalism pioneers La Monte Young, Terry Riley (above), Steve Reich, and Philip Glass ...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, California, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Cage, Terry Riley, Minimalism, Young Riley Reich, Arnold Schoenberg Pierre Boulez


It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It: Evolving the Concert Experience

What I’d like to talk about today is what we do, what we believe in, and how we do what we do. Which, I believe, is rather suspect. At the end of this article, there will also be some practical ideas.  You probably shouldn’t try them all at once. And you probably won’t like some or all of them. But I think it’s time that we start thinking more about a pretty important stakeholder in what we do, our audience. I’ll talk about my experience in the collegiate and/or professional concert world, but I...
Tags: Spotify, Usa, Religion, Pandora, Canada, United States, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Columns, Huffington Post, Cornell, Cornell University, Mozart, Erik, University Of Georgia, National Public Radio


Eerie, amazing sounds from tape loops, patches – like whales in space

Fahmi Mursyid from Indonesia has been creating oceans of wondrously sculpted sounds on netlabels for the past years. Be sure to watch these magical constructions on nothing but Walkman tape loops with effects pedals and VCV Rack patches – immense sonic drones from minimal materials. Fahmi hails from Bandung, in West Java, Indonesia. While places like Yogyakarta have hogged the attention traditionally (back even to pre-colonial gamelan kingdom heydeys), it seems like Bandung has quietly become ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Indonesia, Experimental, Tech, Drone, Hacks, Steve Reich, Open-source, Walkman, Ambient, DSP, Modular, Denpasar, Music Tech, Free As In Freedom


Long Beach Opera gets screen time with ‘Three Tales’ to launch its 40th season

Minimalism was a predominantly American movement in contemporary classical music — a revolution, really — that began in the late 1960s. Its principal proponents — Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams — however, never liked the name. It was music that rejected traditional Western forms. Instead, it looked for inspiration in the pure tonalities of Javanese gamelan music, the intricate rhythmic patterning of African drumming, the use of mantra-like repetition, and the time-expandin...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, New Jersey, Steve Reich, John Adams, Pacific, Philip Glass, Concerts, Mac Demarco, Reich, Cutie, KROQ


LA Opera inspires with ‘Satyagraha’ at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

In 1976 Hans de Roo, the director of Netherlands Opera, suggested to Philip Glass that he follow up the revolutionary (though not particularly monetary) success of his 5-hour-long abstract music drama, “Einstein on the Beach,” with “a real opera.” Glass, who had been forced to return to his previous profession, driving a cab in New York City, was more than happy to accept the commission, but skeptical about what Roo considered “a real opera.” The result was “Satyagraha.” For its subject Glass ch...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Steve Reich, Martin Luther King, Einstein, Philip Glass, Rotterdam, Robert Wilson, Eno, McDermott, Gandhi, Bhagavad Gita, Shaquille O Neal


Shorties (A Reader's Guide to Haruki Murakami, LCD Soundsystem Covered Heaven 17, and more)

shared a reader's guide to the works of Haruki Murakami. LCD Soundsystem covered Heaven 17's (We Don't Need This) Groove Thang." 27 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 87), including Goodreads' books of the year lists, Reader's Digest's best audiobooks, and The Week UK's best cookbooks. Noisey shared a guide to getting into the music of Brian Eno. November's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 tod...
Tags: Music, UK, Chicago, David, Steve Reich, Haruki Murakami, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Noisey, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ben, Mark Bittman, Shondaland, Meg Baird, Granta, Kathryn Harrison


How Steve Reich Came To Be Writing For Orchestra Again After Three Decades

“I was in L.A. because we go to L.A. every January or February … And I was looking at the orchestral setup here [at the L.A. Phil] and I thought, ‘Hmm, those first desk strings are really in a tight semicircle.’ They could hear each other very well. And the first two flutes and first two oboes and first two clarinets are ditto, also close in. If I were to add two vibraphones and two pianos, I’d have exactly the piece I was working on at the time, Runner … This is the ensemble that is [already] s...
Tags: Art, Music, Steve Reich, Phil, 10.31.18


wild Up in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art hosted the violin section of wild Up on Thursday, September 27, 2018 for a concert of new music titled Gradient. A good crowd materialized, despite the fact that the outside of the museum was cloaked in scaffolding and fencing for an extensive renovation. The Davidson Gallery was the venue, and this space also contained TV Clock, the video installation by Nam June Paik, inspiring wild Up violinist Andrew McIntosh to program four innovative contemporary works. The...
Tags: Religion, Los Angeles, Steve Reich, Mcintosh, Experimental music, Concert Review, Santa Barbara, Chris Mann, Nam June Paik, Nick Wilson, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Contemporary Classical, Violin, Andrew McIntosh, Wild Up, Tashi Wada


Hear Brian Eno’s Ringtones Composed for Mobile Phones

In a Brian Eno interview from 2007, writer Gemma Winter reminded him of something she had read about him and ringtones: GM: I read an interview with you in Q magazine about seven years ago, and you were asked had you ever composed your own ringtone. You responded by saying you wouldn't be that sad! But you've just composed ringtones for Nokia - please explain. BE: Heh heh! At that time they were asking you to compose a piece of music, but you could only use those sounds. They would compo...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Nokia, Mobile Phones, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Eno, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Laraaji, Ted Mills, Jim Rockford, Gemma Winter, Sirocco Eno


Discover the surrealist charm of Kate NV’s music and films

It’s Moscow’s quirkier, playful side that’s probably easiest for us foreigners to miss. But Kate Shilonosova (Kate NV) is earning an international audience for her introspective, surrealist whimsy, and one that’s well-deserved. Kate NV’s music is beautifully minimal and reflective. The Japan tour makes perfect sense – there’s a distinctively Japanese-compatible electronic aesthetic here. (The poppier nods to minimalism and extensive use of percussion remind me a bit of Cornelius, as do the han...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Music, Japan, Russia, Filmmaking, Cologne, Brooklyn, Artists, Steve Reich, Moscow, Kate, Listening, Live-performance, Awesomeness, Prokofiev


The Proms–Coleman, Pärt, Holt, Farrin, Xenakis and INSPIRE

The Proms concert on August 14, which was presented by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, for inexplicable reasons added at the beginning of the concert the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin by Tschaikovsky (possibly because starting with a five minute orchestra piece was better than starting with a concerto?). In any case, the first half of the concert was the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Lisa Batiashivili, as soloist. The concert ended with The Poem of Ecstas...
Tags: New York, London, Religion, Bbc, Palestine, Steve Reich, Aurora Orchestra, Notre Dame, Daniel Barenboim, Coleman, Christopher, Currie, Mahler, Barenboim, Holt, Scriabin


James Romig – Still (CD Review)

James Romig Still Ashlee Mack, piano New World Records 80802   Composer James Romig has spent the past twenty years cultivating a body of work that embodies both rigorous structuring and a wide-ranging gestural palette. As is explained in Bruce Quaglia’s excellent liner notes for Romig’s first New World CD, Still, there is good reason for these two aspects to be so important to Romig. His training as a composer was with American modernists Charles Wuorinen and Milton Babbit...
Tags: Religion, Steve Reich, Piano, Mack, Feldman, Contemporary Classical, Milton Babbitt, Charles Wuorinen, CD Review, New World Records, Philip Guston, File Under, Romig, Christian Carey, Cbcarey, Sequenza21


Opinions from the Dux Femina Facti: Women Leaders at the Grassroots of New Music

What opportunities do you see on the horizon for women in leadership roles in music? “Anything that we create for ourselves. Nobody taught me to start a festival, to start a vocal quartet. I see some legacy roles going to women, but the biggest opportunity is for women to remake the industry from the ground up.”  — Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Omaha Under the Radar Over the past month, NewMusicBox has hosted a series of articles from the International Alliance for Women talking about various issue f...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Lander, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Omaha, Ruby, Columns, Skype, Barnett, Madison, Bayer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Phoenix, George, Fulton


19-Year-Old Russian Guitarist Plays an Ingenious Cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”

Alexandr Misko, only 19 years old when this video was made, comes from a small town in Russia. There, he steeped himself in the music of modern American composers, including Steve Reich and Philip Glass. And he taught himself a fingerstyle technique of playing guitar, he tells the web site California Rocker, that involves "tapping," or playing notes on the fretboard of the guitar. (It's a technique that has a long tradition, but reached its apotheosis, if you will, with the 70s and 80s w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, College, Russia, Uncategorized, Walmart, Steve Reich, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Philip Glass, Facebook Twitter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billie Jean, Eddie Van Halen, Ewan Cunningham


Dynamic Music Appreciation

I’ve become a strong believer in the responsibility artists have to invite a lay audience into meaningful dialogue with art. I don’t care which art form any individual chooses to engage in so long as somewhere they are nourishing their lives with art that challenges beyond the delightful entertainment of Hollywood, mainstream pop music, or quick-read books. As full-time artistic creators, we should proselytize for the power of our artistic medium and how the human experience is both defined and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Religion, Steve Reich, Columns, Civil rights movement, Denver, Active Listening, Claude Debussy, Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Armstrong, Roach, Gil Scott Heron, Harriet Tubman, Attica, Tanya Tagaq


Hear a 12-Hour Playlist of Experimental Symphonic Noise Rock by Avant-Garde Guitarist and Composer Glenn Branca (RIP)

Glenn Branca died on Monday at age 69. In tributes from august publications like The Guardian and The New York Times, the guitarist and composer’s name is mentioned by and alongside minimalist luminaries like Steve Reich and John Cage. Branca himself cited composers like Olivier Messiaen and György Ligeti as influences. He belongs in the company of these avant-garde pioneers, but many who might recognize their names may not have heard the name Glenn Branca. Branca worked in a much more a...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Radiohead, New York Times, Steve Reich, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Allmusic, John Cage, Thurston Moore, Reich, Facebook Twitter, Olivier Messiaen, Josh Jones


Tragedy and Inspiration

A course I’ve named “Tragedy and Inspiration” is my solution to drawing college students in to a challenging but powerful body of music. The course couples tragic events from modern history with great pieces of music written in response to those events. Reich’s Different Trains responds to the Holocaust and how trains were used to transport people to extermination camps in WWII. Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 responds to the personal and collective loss experienced by the gay community during the A...
Tags: John Lennon, Religion, Alabama, America, Yale, Steve Reich, John Coltrane, Vietnam, John Adams, Columns, Martin Luther King Jr, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Joe, Woodstock, University Of Colorado


Sergio Mims: Chineke Orchestra Queen Elizabeth Hall concert available on BBC Radio 3 podcast

Photo: (c) Mark Allan Sergio A. Mims writes: The BBC Radio 3 has the Chineke! Orchestra concert in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre in London on a podcast for the next month. BBC Radio 3 in Concert Chineke! Orchestra play Britten, Beethoven, Daniel Kidane Chineke! Orchestra's inaugural concert caused a sensation at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre. That was in 2015, just before the Hall closed for r...
Tags: Europe, London, Religion, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Martin Luther King, King, Britten, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio, Purcell, Sarah Walker, Elizabeth Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, William J Zick, Coleridge Taylor


African Diaspora Press: "Music of Sub-Saharan Africa: An International Bibliography and Resource Guide" by John Gray

Music of Sub-Saharan Africa: An International Bibliography and Resource Guide John Gray African Diaspora Press African Diaspora Press Music of Sub-Saharan Africa: An International Bibliography and Resource Guide / by John Gray (Black Music Reference Series; v. 8) (xvi, 1119 p., cloth). ISBN: 9780984413478 For more than a quarter century African Music, the author’s acclaimed 1991 bibliography, has been a standard reference work on the subject. Now, at long last, we ...
Tags: Africa, Religion, United States, Steve Reich, Caribbean, Trinidad, Mambo, Miriam Makeba, Tobago, Saharan Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, John Gray, Library Journal, Salsa, William J Zick, Europe Israel