Yesterday I attended a great concert in an old church where several analog synthesizers were played. The three musicians are all from the same family. Grandfather, father and junior. They are academically trained musicians who play professionally classical instruments in orchestras. E.g. with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. They make electronic music together only as a hobby. No pop music was played, but really solemn own compositions, in a force, which is not inferior to e.g. a huge church organ. It was a wonderful concert, where I also had nice conversations with the musicians. So the long drive was really worthwhile. Today I'm going to Dresden again with my wife, to another concert.
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Thanks for your friendly comment!Those are indeed some wonderful analog synths.
Promising but I'll have to spend some time with it. Too lyrical doesn't sound like a problem in itself. What I often find a turn off is romantic lyricism.Just finished listening to this, it reminded me of this thread. Some might not consider it music, some might find it too mainstream (too lyrical?), I love it
In a picture like the first one here the striking thing is that it uses a conventional keyboard, like it's designed to be an electronic version of church organ. (Switched On Bach makes perfect sense!)About 10 years ago I was once at a concert of 'Kazike', that's a guy who built new analog synthesizers in the old style in Lisbon at that time. Whether he still does it today, I don't know.
Kazike said the following, which I wrote down because I thought it was good:
"I am sure that these who understand and have experienced analog sound synthesis, will be much more careful about their later sound productions than those who start from the beginning by obeying the dictate of software programmers or, better, starting with simulation instead of creation."
I have also noted the links to two websites:
Here are another photos of Kazike I took at the concert, at the ZKM Karlsruhe: https://zkm.de/en
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Interesting sound samples, thank you. I didn't listen to the whole third piece, it was too long for me. My own finger exercises in this area have not been recorded or archived. Most of what I do in the context of art is also very ephemeral, it's just there for the moment or for a short while. Some people get it and I then go on and do something else.
yeah, agree. i gave up on the album about halfway through. not keen. i was just surprised that the name was new to me and wondered if y'all know something.interesting although for me this is rather traditional guitar music, does it then fit into this thread
I made that youtube video! My friend Gav is palying Bassoon in the orchestra. And I love it! Birtwistle has been one of my favorites since the mid 80s and remains so.How about ‘Panic’ by Birtwistle ..
I can’t see much beauty in this , but each their own I guess
That is awesome !! A friend of mine performed it with John Harle at The Proms a few years ago. I still remember the Points of View programme where the complaints poured in after it was broadcast. As for the adjectives you chose - I can get those at Alton Towers (just pulling your leg!)I made that youtube video!
It's chaos, sometimes becoming partly organized. As you watch the sax player, imagine him with goat's head, horns and legs chasing terrified maidens (panic!). I think it probably helps if you like jazz drummers too.For me (my brain), this composition is too complex for me to gain any beauty or pleasure from it. So actually only an impression of cacophony remains.
That's a very famous performance. I think Sir Harry and everyone involved must have been very proud at the volume of hate mail they got. We talked about this very deliberate programming choice on the podcast.That is awesome !! A friend of mine performed it with John Harle at The Proms a few years ago. I still remember the Points of View programme where the complaints poured in after it was broadcast. As for the adjectives you chose - I can get those at Alton Towers (just pulling your leg!)
Hm, I clearly experience this in a somewhat different way: the sax player is (seems to be) very bound by the notes - interesting in itself as most sax players do improvise and are seemingly more relaxed (not sure if this is the best word ...). With that, I have some trouble see the sax player chasing maidens ... but I can see him with a goats head! (still bound ). Somehow I get the impression the sax player needs to break his bounds - but can't.It's chaos, sometimes becoming partly organized. As you watch the sax player, imagine him with goat's head, horns and legs chasing terrified maidens (panic!). I think it probably helps if you like jazz drummers too.