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Meet the Artist......Warwick Blair, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

My sisters used to play this track by Danny Kaye called ‘Thumbelina’, at 33 and a third, it was originally a 45 RPM recording, but they played it at a much slower speed, and consequently it used to freak me out, it used to scare me. 914 more words

Meet The Artist

Young talent blooms at St John's Smith Square

PLG Young Artists Spring Series 2017, St John’s Smith Square, 24 April 2017

Joy Lisney, cello

Laefer Saxophone Quartet

Programme:

Gyorgy Ligeti – Solo Cello Sonata… 1,056 more words

New Music

Bridge to Nowhere

I first heard the term “Bridge to Nowhere” during the 2008 US Presidential election in reference to the planned bridge to Gravina Island in Ketchikan, Alaska, but the term has been coined for several bridges around the world. 425 more words

Composition

Music and Emotion

I was helping a friend of my son’s with her music theory. She was a first year theory student and her assignment was in figured bass. 1,388 more words

Composition

Slowly going to the heart of the matter: Morton Feldman's 'Piano and String Quartet' by Ictus & Fumiyo Ikeda

Once in a while a photographer takes a picture, and when he looks at that picture, he notices the presence of some ghostly figure. Someone who wasn’t in the room at all when the photo was taken. 676 more words

Dance

Disposable Music

Improvisation has a disposability problem. Our (Western) civilization values longevity in general, and the art world is no exception. I sat on the Phoenix Arts Commission for a while in the 1990’s, which administers the city’s public art program. 1,205 more words

Composition

Classical Music is a Visual Art

By contemporary marketing standards, both Classical Music and Jazz are considered genres or styles. The number of genres and sub-genres listed by music services is mind-boggling. 1,546 more words

Composition