Tings what I listened to today
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Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano - John Tilbury

Cage used to write percussion music, but that involved taking lots of people round with lots of equipment and big venues for them all to fit in. So he got the idea to create a one-man percussion ensemble by modifying a piano, putting nuts and bolts and things in between the strings to make interesting sounds.

John Tilbury is probably the top man for prepared piano, using it exclusively (I think) in his time with AMM.

The Amazon link has 19 one minute clips so that gives a pretty good idea of what the music sounds like.

It's nice. Smile
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#2

want a cookie? Wink
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#3

yes please Smile
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#4

interesting stuff statto, pretty abstract
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#5

chris cutler - there and back again

another mix of cuts from his resonance fm show "which consisted of commissioned real-time recordings made all around the world between 23.30 and midnight gmt".

this is sort of cageian as well, the idea that environmental sound is musically valid. that is, if music is defined as organized sound, why not unorganized sound too?

cutler himself describes this project as "an agglomeration of inadvertent sounds made haphazardly by the world and some of its inhabitants that were never meant to survive, and certainly not to be listened to repeatedly."

is it then music because someone is listening to it as such? listening to sound in a concentrated way. finding patterns from random sonic events.

i dunno.

Chin
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#8

Stattisimo - you ever check out any Charlemagne Palestine? Grin
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#9

didn't you send me some? Wave
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#10

shouldn't it be things that i listened to today...? Chin
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#11

also "things" not "tings" Wink
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#12

Are you large inna deh area Jon boy?
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#13

Both the Cage and Cutler look very interesting. The cookie beats both tho Homerdrool
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Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:Are you large inna deh area Jon boy?

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#15

Olivier Messiaen - Catalogue d'Oiseaux (for solo piano)

Books 1-3
Books 4-6
Book 7

They're attempts by the composer to describe the life of birds in their particular habitats. The birds themselves are represented by transcriptions of their own songs into musical notation, albeit slowed down and expanded (since the chromatic scale does not allow for the variety of close pitch in actual birdsong). The resulting musical language is quite unlike anything else.

Listening to it for the first time, it may just sound stupid. Personally I couldn't get it at all — until I came back to it a few years later. The most accessible piece is possibly Le Courlis Cendré (the curlew) since its recognisable song at least offers a sort of hook. But my favourite is the longest (32 minutes), La Rousserole Effarvatte, which is a day in the life of the reed warbler.

Incredible music. Lovesmilie
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#16

i just had a piece of stanley yershonowski's 'xylophone jism as the ridiculator'

it includes one man david lee roth cover band that sounds just like the name suggests Teef
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#17

one of my professors wrote a program that generated music based on the variating amount of light passing through clouds. so basically cloud music Grin veddy veddy interesting stuff when you let the mathematics of nature dictate music. fantastic results Cool
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nexus8 Wrote:one of my professors wrote a program that generated music based on the variating amount of light passing through clouds. so basically cloud music Grin veddy veddy interesting stuff when you let the mathematics of nature dictate music. fantastic results Cool

any audio? Smile
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Statto Wrote:
nexus8 Wrote:one of my professors wrote a program that generated music based on the variating amount of light passing through clouds. so basically cloud music Grin veddy veddy interesting stuff when you let the mathematics of nature dictate music. fantastic results Cool

any audio? Smile

hrmm....ill haveta do some digging/emailing but i will try my darndest Grin
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#20

i listen to my john cage station on pandora frequently at work. i feel quite inspired by the selection, but it is difficult to translate the ideas into a rigid dnb structure and maintain the similar ambiance... although i keep trying
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muttleymarked

I'm going to purchase all of them. Nice one Statto. Smile

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#23

Well, I've just been doing the hoovering, and frankly a piano wouldn't cut it against that racket/unfocused environmental music....

So, I listened to some old jungle.

That did it.

Twisted
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#24

dolphy was pretty obsessed with birdsong as well......can't say I can fault that though....who doesn't love good birdsongs?


statto: I caught this for the first time the other day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSulycqZH-U

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dodz Wrote:statto: i caught this for the first time the other day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssulycqzh-u

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