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The 432Hz 'God' Note: Why Fringe Audiophiles Want to Topple Standard Tuning. Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time' Hide caption"Jazz improvisation is supposed to be the highest form of communication," Sonny Rollins says, "and getting that to the people is our job as musicians.

Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'

" John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist "Jazz improvisation is supposed to be the highest form of communication," Sonny Rollins says, "and getting that to the people is our job as musicians. " When you consider that critics have been writing about him for over 60 years, it can seem as if there's nothing left to say about Sonny Rollins. But there is – because over the decades, the "Saxophone Colossus" has never stopped growing or adding to his sound. More than once, Rollins has stepped away from his adoring audiences for extended sabbaticals: He'd decide he wasn't good enough, take a couple of years off to practice and study, and come back when he felt ready. Spectromorphology. Spectromorphology is the perceived sonic footprint of a sound spectrum as it manifests in time.

Spectromorphology

A descriptive spectromorphological analysis of sound is sometimes used in the analysis of electroacoustic music, especially acousmatic music. The term was coined by Denis Smalley in 1986 and is considered the most adequate English term to designate the field of sound research associated with the French writer, composer, and academic, Pierre Schaeffer. Schaeffer's work at INA/GRM in Paris, beginning in the late 1940s, culminated in the publication of the book Traité des objets musicaux in 1966.

Smalley's notion of spectromorphology builds upon Schaeffer's theories relating to the use of a classification system for various categories of sound.[1] Theoretical framework[edit] The theoretical framework of spectro-morphology is articulated mainly in four parts: the typology[disambiguation needed] of the spectramorphologymotionstructuring processes. Spectral typologies[edit] attack-impulse. Notes[edit] Mehdi Hosseini. Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Bami (born July 10, 1979, Persia, Tehran, Persian: سید مهدی حسینی بمی) is a Persian composer of contemporary classical music.

Mehdi Hosseini

Biography[edit] Hosseini received his Masters degree and Doctor of Music degree (DMA) in Composition from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory,[1] named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.[2] His major teachers include [3] Farhad Fakhreddini, Prof. Alexander Minatsakanian, Prof. Hosseini’s compositions [6] include works for large orchestra, chamber orchestra, voice, solo piano and various ensembles and has been performed and recorded by the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Saint-Petersburg State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.[7] He was the focus of attention in Russia as a composer.[8] and his works are performed during such festivals as St.

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Rhythm / Pitch Duality: hear rhythm become pitch before your ears. I just got home from a five-week tour in Europe and finally have some time to do what I call research.

Rhythm / Pitch Duality: hear rhythm become pitch before your ears

The way I see it, being a touring musician is a bit like being a scientist: you spend a bunch of time in the lab, and you find something that you’re excited about; then you have to go out and give a bunch of seminars to tell the world about it. But very soon you’re itching to get back to the lab, because you want to discover the next thing. So here I am, at home and doing research, which for me, right now, in between practicing piano and writing tunes, means getting into a computer music programming environment called SuperCollider.

JocYh. Leonardo Da Vinci's wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years. Take a bow: The viola organista's strings are played in the same way as a cello.

Leonardo Da Vinci's wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years

Photo: Tomasz Wiech/AFP A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say. The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans. Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11+ Hours of Video Recorded in 1973) In 1972, the composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard, his alma mater, to serve as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, with “Poetry” being defined in the broadest sense.

Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11+ Hours of Video Recorded in 1973)

The position, first created in 1925, asks faculty members to live on campus, advise students, and most importantly, deliver a series of six public lectures. T.S. DarwInstruments: Better Sound Through Evolution. Train//Tracks. Train//Tracks is an album-length collection of field recordings which captures the performances and environment of busking musicians in Chicago's underground train stations.

Train//Tracks

The noisy interplay of the trains themselves becomes an integral part of the mix while providing natural transitions. Chicago's deep and rich musical tradition extends into the city streets and far underground to the train stations where buskers play for ever-shifting crowds. Stop to listen and one finds a unique patchwork of classic and contemporary musical influences drawn from around the world. Free Music Archive.