Archive for May, 2011

►Strange instruments, reloaded

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

I swear it’s not my fault that I had to do a follow-up to the first post, no, it’s all the “fault” of Facebook and a friend and follower of this blog (Luis Henriques – Atrium Musicologicum) who happens to have interesting acquaintances who seem to have even more interesting connections. So, he commented on [...]

►The Alternative Music Lounge: Revolution Void

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In the first post of this series I’d like to introduce to you a project that describes it’s music style as “nu-jazz, electro-jazz or electronic breakbeat jazz” and their name is: Revolution Void Having been founded by producer and jazz pianist Jonah Dempcy, their recordings also feature a number of guest musicians including among others [...]

►Brazilian composers

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Went to a concert tonight, called “Brazilian Piano”. Two brazilian pianists (Bernadete Castelan Póvoas and Mauren Frey – here is the link to the program of the concert) I’d never seen before around here giving a nice performance, I enjoyed a good part of the concert and what was especially interesting for me was to [...]

►Feeling nostalgic: songs I haven’t heard for some time

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Some days ago, on a Friday evening when I was driving home from work, once again, 250 km like every week, listening to the radio, feeling tired and far away in my mind, suddenly a song was played that got my attention, because I hadn’t heard it for some time… so I thought I’d do [...]

►Regarding Walter Piston and two strange instruments

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

At university, we had a test in musical analysis last week, so I dedicated myself a little bit to studying for it. As it mainly concerns analysis of orchestra music regarding instrumentation, timbre, articulation and so forth, some of us definitely needed some “upgrade” regarding knowledge in orchestration, so I started reading the book of [...]

►Collecting material for a new song

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Some time ago I had the inspiration for the next song, and have since then been collecting some ideas and material. One of these things are little voice snippets I’ve been recording or asking people to record, of always the same words, trying to get the most variated voices and some different accents, too. Those [...]

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