Archive for March, 2007

The Japanese Mahler

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

  One of the best composers who ever did film scores as well as concert music was Toru Takemitsu. He should be included on any list of great film composers. The proof was in his many scores, especially for Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. He could take very modern musical textures and make them work […]

Soundtrack Attack

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

What a weird greatest sountracks list from The Observer: The 50 greatest film soundtracks It’s very provocative in including titles that aren’t usually associated with this distinction. Notably they include lots of pop music people who did some soundtrack work like Marvin Gaye, The Monkees, and The RZA as well as jazz greats like Miles […]

Journey From the Fall

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The departure from Vietnam, reexperienced  

The Prettiest Song of All Time

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Voices (Acoustic Version) – Yoko Kanno BUY

How NOT to spend Persian New Years

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

If you hear some people wishing each other a happy new year, don’t remind them that they’re late for both the Gregorian calendar New Years and the Chinese New Years. This weekend is Iranian New Years. Or if you like, Persian New Years. Which brings up the perfect Persian New Years movie: 300. After all […]