Archive for March, 2006

Sonic Elder

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

 For the Angelenos that wanted to feel something a la Crash, they would have done well to attend a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall tonight. And what they would have felt is their eardrums implode, the ground beneath them throttling them forward through space time, and caffeine as injected directly into the brains […]

Classical vs. pop

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Well this post could go on and on (but I won’t and I even promise you two musical examples if you read on!). But I find the dialogue between the pop music world and the classical music world rather compelling. There are many cases of each genre co-opting the sound or melodies of the other. […]

Order in the concert hall…order I say

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

The last post did turn out into a meandering long post, but this one will be shorter I promise. I’ll leave it to two musical excerpts to make my points. And my points again are:  1. Let’s start off concerts with a bang. Mozart knew that when he wrote his opera overtures. Stick with what […]

Reich Review Part One

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I’ve decided to be more expansive and provide some different angles of looking at last Saturday’s all Steve Reich concert. I just feel that it would be more interesting to read a serious of shorter more focused articles than one really long and meandering one.  This article will focus on the way the Los Angeles […]

Will the Real Steve Reich please stand up?

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

   I made a claim a few posts back about how most of music today is minimalist. I meant this in a general sense that pop music and such favors repetition of rhythm and melody and features very rudimentary harmony. But there are even more interesting examples of pop music more or less taking the […]