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bobbins
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Message 1 of 22 (224299)
07-17-2005 7:36 PM


Silly question perhaps, but what do you listen to whilst you check out EVC?

Is it soft calming music to ease the pains whilst decoding Brad's posts, or thrash metal to fuel the debating skills against Faith or RAZD?

Or just silence?

My preference is for ambient electronic music (Brian Eno, Autechre, Boards of Canada) and 20th century classical (John Adams, Steve Reich and Michael Nyman). Names and reasons please.


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Message 2 of 22 (224308)
07-17-2005 9:26 PM


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mick
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Message 3 of 22 (224311)
07-17-2005 9:39 PM
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07-17-2005 7:36 PM


hi bobbins,

Bach's violin partitas and sonatas
Bartok's string quartets
Janacek's solo piano music
Anything by Scriabin
Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated"
Gubaidulina's viola concerto

Basically, anything that makes me feel either cerebral or impassioned!

Mick

added in edit: unforgivably I forgot Shostakovich's preludes and fugues. To be honest, if you want to do a "desert island discs" kind of thing, I could survive quite happily for the rest of my life with nothing but the Bartok string quartets.

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bobbins
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Message 4 of 22 (224313)
07-17-2005 9:50 PM
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07-17-2005 9:39 PM


Janacek and Bartok I have (rarely listened to - but have been to their graves) but Rzewski is new to me.

The John Cage connection (I have just read up on him) makes him interesting and will investigate. (music now on: Wire, following XTC - cannot completely ignore my teen post-punk years)


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Message 5 of 22 (224324)
07-17-2005 11:00 PM
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07-17-2005 9:50 PM


Get the Rzewski, it's worth it. I think only one Cd is available right now. He was (is?) a Chilean socialist who ran away from the dictatorship to the US, where he was a music Professor at some University, possibly Columbia. He wrote music for solo piano which uses the instrument in a very percussive manner inspired by Negro work songs and the like. It's cool, slightly jazzy and entirely unique. "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" is based on a Chilean revolutionary song, with variations on the theme. Some of the variations are incredibly moving, and others are virtuosic technically challenging things. It's all very weird - you'll like it.

Mick

Added in edit - here's the link
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos

Edited url to fix page width - The Queen
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bobbins
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Message 6 of 22 (224338)
07-17-2005 11:35 PM
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07-17-2005 11:00 PM


It seems tonight is the UK love-in.

Cheers for the recommendation and information. I recently inherited my dad's vinyl collection (he is still with us, just wanted rid of nearly 10,000 records), and there he was(not my dad)! Not the piece you mentioned ,but a couple of short piano pieces (less than 3 mins), more like tone poems. Not really the stuff to type or read to, but as you said interesting. For jazzy I prefer Miles Davis and cool, anything Philip Glass (with a cold guinness).

Music now - Joy Division - must be getting late.


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Message 7 of 22 (224341)
07-17-2005 11:43 PM
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07-17-2005 7:36 PM


Juno Reactor, the Crystal Method, Fluke, and assorted Euro trip-hop including la caution and Gorillaz.

Sometimes Cake, Beastie Boys, or Linkin Park for a more rock feel. Howard Shore and Danny Elfman for orchestral soundtrack stuff.


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bobbins
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Message 8 of 22 (224346)
07-18-2005 12:25 AM
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07-17-2005 11:43 PM


I never had much time for trip-hop or hip-hop until I heard Prefuse73 - One Word Extinguisher and Extinguished Outakes are two superb albums by a man that states that hip-hop is dying a slow death. Not with this guy on-board.

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Message 9 of 22 (224392)
07-18-2005 10:25 AM


Right this minute
Paswonky by Fats Waller.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion

  
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Message 10 of 22 (224394)
07-18-2005 10:38 AM
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07-17-2005 7:36 PM


Jack Johnson - inbetween Dreams (at the moment - random play)

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Message 11 of 22 (224459)
07-18-2005 5:34 PM
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07-17-2005 7:36 PM


Silence....
I do not think any music known to man could aid in decyphering Brads musings.

edit to add: I just love Joy Division :) great manchester band eh.?

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Message 12 of 22 (224462)
07-18-2005 5:46 PM
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Joy Division is fabulous.

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Message 13 of 22 (224463)
07-18-2005 5:56 PM


Gregorian chants, marching music, and Merle Haggard.

  
Ben!
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Message 14 of 22 (224589)
07-19-2005 10:12 AM
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07-17-2005 7:36 PM


A Distinct Lack Thereof
I prefer quiet. But that's not special to participating at EVC.

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Message 15 of 22 (224660)
07-19-2005 3:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by bobbins
07-17-2005 7:36 PM


John Adams stuff.

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