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John Cage and 4'33" ...::: Was He Trying to Piss Off the Audience...?...Or...? - 0 views

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    The purpose of this essay is to examine the aesthetic behind Cage's "silent" composition, 4'33", to trace its history, and to show that it marked a significant change in John Cage's musical thought -- specifically how it forms a point-of-no-return from the conventional communicative, self-expressive and intentional purpose of music to a radical new aesthetic that informs the field of unintentional sound, interpenetration, chance, and indeterminacy. The compositional process is described, both the writing of 4'33" and its evolution from past thought. Implications for performance are examined.
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Zappa / Sun Ra Comparison - 0 views

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    vermontreview.tripod.com/essays/razappa.htm
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The Music of Jeff Harrington - 0 views

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    "(Harrington) utilized the entire ensemble in an alternately dark and rhythmic collage of styles, textures and bits and pieces from all over the world." - R.L. Ragsdale, Riverfront Times, St. Louis, Mo.

    Electronic music that is tonal and intensely contrapuntal, inspired by New Orleans and classical music traditions.

    "Harrington is the most intriguing new figure I've discovered on the Web..." Kyle Gann, Village Voice, July 7, 1999

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Ljova | Heat Me Up - 0 views

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    Swirls of gypsy jazz viola and funky percussive cello and bass. Ljova's a fantastic composer, arranger, and performer. Check this glorious and emotional classical Eastern-European avant-garde jazzy stuff!
    ljova-heatmeup.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
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LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) - film composer, arranger, violist | music for film, Ljova and the ... - 0 views

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    Though he was born in the string quarry of Russia and refined in the purifying precincts of Juilliard, Zhurbin turned out to be a lover of gritty hybrids. The music he writes and plays is full of Brahmsian tone, Bartok lines, hiccupping Hungarian rhythms, Klezmer soul and the sexy plaintiveness of tango and the blues.
    ---Justin Davidson, Newsday. //
    Rustic dances and evocative soundscapes, all crafted from ... the gorgeously grainy purr of his fiddle.
    ---Steve Smith, Time Out New York. //
    Eclectic with an ear for texture...Throaty melodies supported by pizzicato rhythms, lush chordal figures and counterpoint.
    ---Allan Kozinn, New York Times.




    Eclectic with an ear for texture...Throaty melodies supported by pizzicato rhythms, lush chordal figures and counterpoint.
    ---Allan Kozinn, New York Times
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Ljova and the Kontraband | LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) - 0 views

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    Chamber-jam music for the "remix generation". As if by alchemy, Eastern-European and Gypsy melodies, Latin rhythms, Jazz-inspired improvisations, and deeply rooted Classical forms. Ljova is a film composer, arranger, and violist.
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Why Music Makes Us Feel : Tufts 2007 - 0 views

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    Even people who have no musical training, or who claim to be tone-deaf, have musical intelligence built into their brains.
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