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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 25th, 2006, 7:01 am

I've had the strongest response to this astonishing music and must say it.

"Romeo's Seance"
in The Juliet Letters
by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet

oh
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Post by Gesine » July 25th, 2006, 8:28 am

Aaah. I love that whole CD. Lost it somewhere. Perhaps it'll appear again after The Move.
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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 25th, 2006, 1:41 pm

Music that makes me want to f l y

Lord some life let me be a dancer and fling myself into this!

String Quartet #5 (5th track)
of Kronos Quartet
performs Philip Glass

heavens
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Post by gypsygirl » July 25th, 2006, 1:58 pm

Philip Glass!! I'm currently rehearsing a one act play based on his music; Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread by David Ives. Definitely interesting.

As for his music, I really like the first couple of tracks off Glass Reflections ('cept I left the cd at work, so I can't tell you what they're called).
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Post by Peter Why » July 25th, 2006, 2:42 pm

We obviously have some minimalist fans.

Long years ago, someone at a Liberal Studies course played a minimalist piece that consisted, as far as I can remember it, of a number of overlaid series of clicks that, because of their varied rhythms, interacted in odd ways to sound like voices saying phrases and words .. a sort of audible Rorschach's test. I was given a copy of it at the time, but have lost the tape and details since then. Any suggestions?

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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 25th, 2006, 3:22 pm

Wow, numerical event right here in this thread!
Peter and I have both posted 938 posts at this moment, well, until I post this one. Here's the copy-pasted proof:

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Peter, my one and only thought in such perplexity is google every which way -- cicks, audible Rorschach's test, etc.

As for Glass's String Quartet No. 5 part 5, it certainly doesn't feel minimalist to me! I'm thinking I'll try to make a little 7-second snippet for here. That's typically the legal limit on copyright material, and I really want to share a moment from each of these searing, soring pieces of music. wow

but I need a cup of tea first whew
A

Peter! We have to high-five or something over our momentary twinship of posts. :D
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Post by Gesine » July 25th, 2006, 3:33 pm

Yes, the String Quartet is good. But I especially love Glass's Sanskrit opera, Satyagraha: http://www.philipglass.com/html/compositions/satyagraha.html
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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 26th, 2006, 12:48 pm

What do you think of Glass's Akhnaten? another opera (I don't know it -- comes recommended to me)

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Post by gypsygirl » July 26th, 2006, 1:34 pm

I've listened to the first disk of Akhnaten and did enjoy it.

When I got cast in this play I went to our music librarian and explained what I was doing and that I needed a few samples of Philip Glass' music to get an idea what the play was based on. He sent me off with ten disc sets! So I've been sort of flitting from one disc to the next, not always making it through the entire thing. And in case anyone's interested, I think the play is meant to sound most like parts of Einstein on the Beach).

Today I'm listening to the opera Gesine mentioned. I'm only on the first movement, but it's amazing!
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Post by Gesine » July 27th, 2006, 6:41 am

Sorry, don't know Akhnaten. No way of getting hold of it here, either.
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Post by Peter Why » July 27th, 2006, 9:54 am

Anita: I thought *I* spent too much time here, but you started some three months after me and have put more notes in the forum.

Talkative!

Congratulations,

""High five" always makes me think of a fairly gruesome snippet from Red Dwarf: "Give you five? I can give you fifteen!" Spare amputation floating around.

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Post by sbb4677forever » August 5th, 2006, 4:58 am

Anything by Miriam Makeba, especially from her album called sangoma.
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Post by Sethwoodworth » October 10th, 2006, 6:16 pm

Elvis Costello - When I was cruel. I cry every time
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Post by GlassMask » October 12th, 2006, 11:53 am

Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Between Here and Gone" seems to have more than it's share of songs about death and the hereafter, but I loved it from first listen and still feel oddly comforted when one of the songs shows up on a shuffled playlist.

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Post by timberwolfmage » October 12th, 2006, 12:22 pm

gypsygirl wrote:Philip Glass!! I'm currently rehearsing a one act play based on his music; Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread by David Ives. Definitely interesting.
OMG. Three of my friends and I did that last year, and we may be doing it for a theater competition sometime this year. That is one of the coolest pieces of theater out there, no question.

Glass's opera Einstein on the Beach is really cool, too. Everyone should listen to it straight through, all five-hours worth, just to say you have. It's quite an experience.
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