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A little music concrete?

So I was in the pub the other evening chatting about a link that was sent to me about a 20th century composer called Roland Kayn (1933-2011). 268 more words


Percussive Sounds

I sat down with composer/bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest recently to go over some of the extended techniques for the flute. Chris asked me a lot about the percussive sounds available to flutist, and in the spirit of sharing, here some of the things we talked about. 441 more words


Italian Perfection: Portland Art Museum and Third Angle New Music bring 20th century Italy to life

THANK YOU, THANK YOU THIRD ANGLE! The “Made in Italy” concert, in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum is one of my top 3 favorite shows you have ever done. 866 more words


Frank Zappa 70's

And now for a painting from mid 70’s, Frank Zappa lived and performed in San Diego early on.┬áThis is part of a series of works 1963 – 1995


Classical Discoveries: 20th century turned Classicist: Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in D major, "Classical"

(Most of the material for this episode is based on The BBC Proms Guide To Great Symphonies, as well as The Encyclopedia Of Music by Max-Wade Matthews and Wendy Thompson and kennethwoods.net, the website of the American conductor). 1,484 more words

Classical Music

Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok.

Last Sunday I went a fantastic concert at the local Anglican Church, of music (most of the 20th Century) for classical guitar and flute, it started with this wonderful little gem transcribed from its original version (played here). 218 more words

Charles Elffers

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question

Wow! Wow! And Wow again. I discovered this piece about two years ago and was completely blown away. Listening to it again stuns me. How did I in my 57 years on this earth miss it? 105 more words

20th Century Music