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E’lif Linx (Sergey Sergeev) after a debut on Dars records in compilations "Slavosonic" with a track " Ice cream " has returned with a high-grade album. In this work the musician uses acoustic tools, such as: guitar, piano, violin, cello and other orchestral tools. A range of the music is wide: from melow, beautiful melodies up to "malicious" pseudo-symphonies (“antisymphonies” as names it the author).
Key: electroacoustic, acoustic, piano, guitar, antisymphonies, violin, orchestral, easy listening, instrumental.
I am currently doing a finishing my Business degree...One of the units that I have to do this semester requires that I somehow change the way a music store operates. Seeing as everyone here would be familiar with music stores, their likes and dislikes of these...Does anyone have an opinion as to how the music stores we have now can be improved. Either, their outward apprearance, the products they sell, whether or not they should be selling items not currently available.
I would be very interested in hearing your opinion. I am only new to this site...so if you can come to my LJ, and post an answer...or email me...whatever is easiest, then I would most greatly appreciate any of your views on this topic.
If you could ask only two questions to an orchestral conductor, what would they be?
Thanks very much in advance if you can help!
I do hope something productive will come of this.
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Who's the greatest living composer and why?
My vote goes for John Adams. Here's why:
-Adams truly created his own style, borrowing bits and pieces from minimalism, post-romanticism, and jazz.
-He seems to be leading the charge away from serialism (which I thought went entirely too far... too much math and not enough emotion).
-I like the fact that his operas deal with events that occurred within the last 100 years (Nixon in China rocks!)
-His pieces are incredibly fun to listen to (check out Short Ride in a Fast Machine or Gnarly Buttons and you'll see what I mean).
What do y'all think?
Radio Classic Russia signal is Free To Air now!!!
Welcome to our site - http://www.rcrmusic.net
Radio Classic Russia (RCR) is a channel that presents a wide range of classical music of all genres and styles, from ancient to contemporary, and from classical to light music. The range of musical compositions on air spans five centuries, from the 16th to the 20th, and this musical collection permits, apart from music of the Classical period itself, film music, parts of musicals, operettas, original symphonic arrangements and arrangements of the classics, as well as compositions based on national musical traditions. The RCR discography includes over 40,000 compositions from 200 worldwide recording companies, and the list of performers includes over 500 ensembles and 1500 world famous soloists and conductors.
'Pulling out all the stops' means 'trying your very best' and comes from the way pipe organs have stops which control the air flow and pulling them out increases the volume.
Another that came to me was 'as fit as a fiddle' which means very fit and well. To find it's origin I consulted www.phrases.org.uk which tells me that:
'Of course the fiddle here is the colloquial name for violin. Fit didn't originally mean healthy and energetic, in the sense it is often used nowadays for the inhabitants of gyms. When this phrase was coined fit was used to mean 'suitable, seemly', in the way we now might say 'fit for purpose'.
Thomas Dekker, in 'The batchelars banquet', 1603 referred to 'as fine as a fiddle':
"Then comes downe mistresse Nurse as fine as a farthing fiddle, in her petticoate and kertle."
Not long afterwards, in 1616, there's W. Haughton's 'English-men for my Money', which includes:
"This is excellent ynfayth [in faith], as fit as a fiddle."
So, can anyone else think of other phrases we use which come from the world of music? It'd be interesting to see how many we can come up with!
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As usual we had some new faces this time - a few students from Leeds College of Music turned up, including a viola player. He was sat next to me (we tend to play 'musical chairs' in the viola section, the Principal Viola moving us round for each concert) and his name was Tom. He introduced himself by saying 'You'll have to bear with me, I'm still learning the clef', which indicated to me that he was probably a violinist who had decided to take up the viola and add another 'string to his bow' as the saying goes! (for those who don't know, violas music is generally written using a 'C Clef' or 'Alto Clef', whereas violins only play in the 'G Clef'.)
Nevertheless he managed okay, in spite of there being some quite fiddly chromatic bits in the viola part.
Next week we start rehearsing the other symphony in the concert, Schubert's Fifth (which actually sounds alot like Mozart!)
We are Kiss Kiss
- We are Signed to a Large Indie Label
- We Have Distribution through WARNER BROTHERS/ADA
- We do Full National Tours in the USA and soon The UK
- We're in the process of Making a Video for our Single "Satellite"
- We have a Booking Agent
- We are Playing this Years CMJ music Festival
- We have played SXSW and Will Again next year
- We are currently in talks w/ Managers
- We are now preparing publicists with the soon to be release of our 1st Full Length Album. "Reality Vs The Optimist"
- We currently have our EP in Most US stores through Lumberjack Distribution ( Go to any Tower Records, it should be there. )
Our music is a creative twist on Pop, using Middle Eastern Scales, and Odd Time Signatures. Our Songs are accessible, but not ordinary. We have a growing fan base in The North East and Mid West, after a 2 month tour this summer we planted some seeds on the West Coast and South West as well.
We have a Tour in the Works for Our Albums Soft Non Retail Release This November where we will hit Key Markets in the North East, and we will have a Full National Tour in February of 2007 in support of the Actual US release. The tour will include a 5 day stop at SXSW in Austin Texas.
We are looking For Female/Males
Backing Vocals are a plus.
You must be Honest, Creative, Good in Groups, and Willing to Tour.
Here are some Links to Our Music and Record Label etc:
KISS KISS MYSPACE
KISS KISS PUREVOLUME
LIST OF RETAIL STORES THAT CARRY OUR EP
REVIEWS OF THE EP:
I CANNOT FIND OUR ALTERNATIVE PRESS REVIEW, BUT HERE ARE SOME OTHERS
Thank you so much for your time.
This is a serious Project with a good hand of Cards in place.
We are good people and we like Hot Dogs.
Drop me an email if you are interested and we can set up an audition.
In November I'm going to a performance of it by the Halle Orchestra in Leeds. I can't wait - it's such an awesome piece! Has anyone here played it before?
If you're interested in music analysis, there's a good article on it at http://www.solomonsmusic.net/diss7.htm
I love orchestral playing as I much prefer ensemble playing to solo stuff. I'm looking forward to making contact with other orchestra lovers!
Here's one to begin with: What's the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a crushed viola in the road?
Skid marks before the skunk
Btw, I love all you violists out there!!!
Thanks, I hope to talk to you soon!