About the personality of Antonio Domenico Geraldine we know very little — on this account we extremely unlucky. No letters written by him or addressed to him, nor any reliable amplify them — nothing left, as if someone was purposely trying to destroy everything that could shed light on the spiritual aspect of man, whose work was part of the culmination of the development of the artistic culture of Italy the second quarter of the eighteenth century. The only document which is available to modern researchers, this is a diary of the composer. The whole structure of this document — and the style, and content — filled with pain and doubt. Expressed the thoughts — large, bold, carried — can only belong to the famous musician. But about the personality of the composer speak very scarce materials. All that is definitely known about Geraldine, is reduced to a purely external aspect of his work. But even a bare enumeration of the facts of his life gaping voids. So still not aware of the details of the birth of composer — one legend intricate another. To find a parish record of the baptism in the Venetian archives to researchers and failed. Another serious gap in the biography — the absence of any comprehensive data relating to the work of Geraldine in the Opera genre, which in the latest, most Mature years was the sense of creative activity of the composer to a much greater degree than any other. It is illuminated only indirectly and sketchy, exclusively through scarce memoirs of contemporaries. Continue reading
When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory.
Gregg Bendian was born in 1963 in new Jersey. In the family music sounded all day: parents Gregg Martin and Patricia listened to everything from Tchaikovsky to Sinatra and the Beatles to miles Davis. This could not affect future preferences Gregg. Luckily for him, the school where he studied, was developed system of art education, and the boy opened up a new world of music.
When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory. Continue reading
Svetlana Surganova opened in St. Petersburg a new club called "Astronaut" and changed half of his "Orchestra". And it is even said in an exclusive interview about how you spent the summer.
– Light, small essay on the topic "How I spent my summer?”…
– In the summer I rowed.
– I hope the money?
“Of course not! Literally I rowed. I have an inflatable boat. It’s big and roomy, but the motor on it there, but there are two paddles. We visited a suburban lake in Toksovo and in Roshchino. Then from St. Petersburg heat for eight days were rescued in Portugal. Gorgeous ocean, warm, friendly. We hours out of the water, although usually cool the water in the Atlantic. Many kilometers of beach was full. People communicated with the sea. I walked on the beach. In my ears was Vera Polozkova with her "Photosynthesis". I worked on her own memory, learned poems by heart. Extremely consciously spent hours. I advise everyone who wants to tan well, do not lie seals, move. Continue reading
Good day, readers of this Muz-OFFtop. Today we talk a little about musical instruments in rock and Heavy metal . We agree that in this article, we will identify rock and Heavy metal, so as not to get confused and not to argue about the terms.
Beginning of the history of Heavy metal and musical instruments for his performance brings us back to those distant days, when was invented and modified to mind the electric guitar such outstanding musicians and part-time innovators like George Beauchamp (actually, he invented the first electric guitar), Adolph Rickenbacker, Paul Barth, and Les Paul. Without labor, persistence and a fresh Outlook on the music we would probably not soon saw and heard a real heavy metal in the form that we now know and love. Because the guitar is a musical instrument. which is a symbol of rock music and Heavy metal! Continue reading
The musical style of reggae emerged in the 60 years as one of new musical styles Jamaican pop music. Its history is also quite simple and usual for that time. Listening to American radio waves musicians of Jamaica hear some rhythm and Blues songs performed fairly well-known singers. Like the style of music they liked, and they decided to bring it to the masses. But because of the notes they didn’t have, they picked up the music exclusively listening to the radio. Accordingly, the fact that it turned out quite different from the original composition. Some parts just had tended to be overlooked, and to write music in their place put such a familiar Jamaican pop music. And, of course, no musician did not miss the opportunity to add any peculiarity in the composition. Continue reading