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Post #1468 by Retarder S » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:21 am

If Grimes had better melodies:

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Post #1469 by Dog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:19 pm

String quartets is where it's at, you idiots.

Caught this in concert this week and was absolutely floored by the third movement (starts at 21:30). Read up on it afterwards. It was composed by Beethoven in a time of illness, near death. The movement has 5 parts. Slow-fast-slow-fast-slow (the last one is mixed, really), meant to represent cycles of illness (slow) and regaining of strenght (fast). It's a very simple piece, but ala Beethoven it searches relentlessly for understanding of the essence of a thing. Mathematically simple and perfect, five beat prelude followed by 8 beat subject...repeated and developed....distilled down to a one beat "essence" by the last segment. The impact and message is in the changes of tempo. The slow segments are so incredibly slow that the themes become almost imperceptible. It gives the impression of timeless vastness. This is what caught me when I listened to it live. Didn't know about the illness cycle it was written in or about, but the slow, contemplative, utterly peaceful quality of it is mesmorizing. Time slowed to a state where things seem intemporal, where you'll notice the slightest of changes of state but almost from an impersonal viewpoint.

My own take is that his representation of illness and death is one of slowing down to a "universe like" quality of intemporalism. Nothing is sad or mournful in here, just calm, peaceful and contemplative. The faster return to health passages marry so well into the movement (even if the tempo is radically different) -it presents life as a continuum of the slower intemporal state. The last section, is slow perhaps highlighting the inevitability of death but it really is mixed with themes and dissonances from the faster segments. Both states seem to marry into each other, they cohabit -both coexisting facets of reality.

Superb, hauting piece.

The whole quartet is below, but the 3rd movement I reference above is from 21:30 to 39:30.

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Post #1471 by Dog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:59 pm

You kids aren't into chamber music? Fine. Here's Britten's violin concerto to "rock it up", as you kids say.

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Post #1472 by Dog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:08 pm

If any of you idiots are interested in Britten, this is his War Requiem. The piece that originally got me interested in him. It was composed for the dedication of the Coventry cathedral following WWII (Coventry having been heavily bombed, as you all know). Britten was a pacifist and a conscientious objector to war. The piece is devoid of any trace of nationalism -it speaks directly to the "pity of war" (as he puts it, meaning more the "absurdity" of war). The piece is fairly dissonant, with alot of unresolved melodies giving it a consistent feeling of unease. It is not meant to be beautiful, it is meant to make you uncomfortable. It incorporates several poignant anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen, a soldier who died in battle in WWI. The poems are used as dissonant and often cynical counter-points to the traditional requiem mass hymns. The piece is chuck full of hidden meanings and references, if any of you are interested, this site has great detailled analysis: http://www.warrequiem.org

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Post #1473 by Retarder S » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:36 am

I've never been into classical. I was really into Chilly Gonzalez's quartett album "Chambers" last year. If you want to listen to beautiful string arrangements with instant gratification I recommend it. He's also really fun live.

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Retarder S wrote:I've never been into classical. I was really into Chilly Gonzalez's quartett album "Chambers" last year. If you want to listen to beautiful string arrangements with instant gratification I recommend it. He's also really fun live.



That was enjoyable. Sounds like minimalism (the style) and reminded me of stuff I have in my library from Glass, Einaudi, Melnyk and others. Sounds chill.
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Post #1475 by Dog » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:54 am

The "instant gratification" piece that was my gateway drug to classical was this borderline piece between jazz and classical I caught one day. Really liked the way a rather simple and beautiful melody was transformed/broken down/hidden/came back throughout the piece and the ability that presented to convey messages on an emotional level. Still find the piece really cool.

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Dog wrote:The "instant gratification" piece that was my gateway drug to classical was this borderline piece between jazz and classical I caught one day. Really liked the way a rather simple and beautiful melody was transformed/broken down/hidden/came back throughout the piece and the ability that presented to convey messages on an emotional level. Still find the piece really cool.



That's really cool. I can get into modern stuff like that. Yanni, Nils Frahm, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chilly...

Just give me timeless melodies and I eat that up.
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Dog wrote:If any of you idiots are interested in Britten, this is his War Requiem. The piece that originally got me interested in him. It was composed for the dedication of the Coventry cathedral following WWII (Coventry having been heavily bombed, as you all know). Britten was a pacifist and a conscientious objector to war. The piece is devoid of any trace of nationalism -it speaks directly to the "pity of war" (as he puts it, meaning more the "absurdity" of war). The piece is fairly dissonant, with alot of unresolved melodies giving it a consistent feeling of unease. It is not meant to be beautiful, it is meant to make you uncomfortable. It incorporates several poignant anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen, a soldier who died in battle in WWI. The poems are used as dissonant and often cynical counter-points to the traditional requiem mass hymns. The piece is chuck full of hidden meanings and references, if any of you are interested, this site has great detailled analysis: http://www.warrequiem.org



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Post #1479 by vonbonds » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:57 pm

I’ll just leave this alternate video here and move along. Set to Peter Jackson’s first movie “Bad Taste”.



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Post #1480 by Dog » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:33 pm

Why would I be a nazi?
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Post #1483 by Dog » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:04 pm

Is it just me or does that sound like the Cranberries?
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Dog wrote:Is it just me or does that sound like the Cranberries?


I can hear that. Her voice timbre is similar and it's very dreamy melodic-wise. I like how it sounds like she's killing it on karaoke.
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Post #1485 by Dog » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 pm

Going to a Vengerov (arguably the world's best currently performing violinist) concerto tonight.

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Post #1487 by Dog » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Did you give me rep for that because he's Russian born, nick?
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Dog wrote:Did you give me rep for that because he's Russian born, nick?


Partially, yes.
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Post #1489 by Dog » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:51 pm

Well, 95% is "partial".

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Dog wrote:Well, 95% is "partial".

:danson;


I also think you're aging gracefully.
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Slick Nick wrote:
Dog wrote:Well, 95% is "partial".

:danson;


I also think you're aging gracefully.



Just you wait til I hit my 50s and 60s, gain financial independence and completely disconnect from the "real"
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By that I mean move to Ibiza with a 22 year old psych student*, obvs.


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Post #1494 by Dog » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:12 pm

Concert was good, but not "great". That's not on Vengerov, more on expectations and the fact that it was the Brahms concerto, which is nice but a Brahms -aka a serious, tidy and somber piece with no flashcunt like passages for him to do backflips on his violin or deep meditative/emotional passages for him to grab you by the schnells). You're kinda left with a sense of "well, that was really competent" but not more.
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Post #1496 by Retarder S » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:35 pm

Just got my tickets for Nils Frahm next march

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Post #1497 by Dog » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:52 pm

You seem to enjoy what sounds to me similar to the minimalist genre. Stuff by John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and the like. Know them? It’s not my favorite genre, but I do listen a bit and particularly like Adams (listen to some of his stuff a fair bit)

Here’s a piece by him I enjoy.

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Post #1498 by Retarder S » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:41 pm

Dog wrote:You seem to enjoy what sounds to me similar to the minimalist genre. Stuff by John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and the like. Know them? It’s not my favorite genre, but I do listen a bit and particularly like Adams (listen to some of his stuff a fair bit)

Here’s a piece by him I enjoy.



I definitely know Philip Glass and Einaudi, but I'm not too familiar with minimalist genre. I do seem to gravitate around that type of music when it comes to classical. I've always described it as the "cinematic" sound, maybe minimalism is prevalent in film score music. And that's also where classical and electronica seem to co-exist.

I don't know if this qualifies as minimalism:



And here is one of my heroes, Ryuichi Sakamoto:



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Post #1499 by Dog » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:52 pm

yes, all these composers are prevalent in movie scores. glass and co are quite big in hollywood, to my understanding. i know of Ryuichi Sakamoto from the ones you referred to. also in the same sort of celebrity-ish circle i believe. never really listened to him. you vouch for him, retarder?
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Post #1500 by Retarder S » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:11 am

Dog wrote:yes, all these composers are prevalent in movie scores. glass and co are quite big in hollywood, to my understanding. i know of Ryuichi Sakamoto from the ones you referred to. also in the same sort of celebrity-ish circle i believe. never really listened to him. you vouch for him, retarder?


Absolutely, I think you'll enjoy Sakamoto.



That's "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" his most known composition.

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