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Floating through colors and over infinite surfaces

Can you imagine a surface made of sound? Let’s try this: Imagine a black surface, indefinitely long, extending into space. Okay? Now, we move on: The surface is not just black, but lined with glowing pink, yellow, green and blue lines, running parallel to each other. 523 more words

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KSO This Week: Guest conductor Aram Demirjian -- Beethoven, Bruch, Ligeti, Adams

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks
Guest conductor: Aram Demirjian
Guest violinist: Philippe Quint
Thursday and Friday, January 21,22, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville… 473 more words

Classical Music

The Communists didn't like funky sound experiments

The Communist Party did not welcome revolutions that it had not initiated itself. György Ligeti was not welcome, nor was his music. Not in Hungary, when it was ruled by the Communist Party. 718 more words

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Concert Review: Parabola (Taipei Symphony)

I’m going to start this discussion by talking about bad excuses for Italian food in Asia.

Italian food in Asia usually isn’t. It’s Taiwanese,  2,074 more words

Concert Review

Sound the trumpet: Here comes 007!

How well do you know James Bond? He drinks vodka martini, likes woman, fast cars and oysters. How about music? Ian Fleming is silent about it, and as far as I remember, music does not play a major role in the plot of any James Bond movie, even though most of them have fantastic sound tracks. 580 more words

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The Hannigan show

Last night at Roy Thomson Hall Barbara Hannigan made her North American conducting debut with the TSO.  And, of course, she sang too.  She kicked off with Luigi Nono’s… 544 more words