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  • On An Overgrown Path: Try downloading this
    Think about it Manufacturing costs Shipping costs Storage costs distribution costs among others And I won t speak about the environmental issues linked to CD manufacturing Or the fact that when you move often digital formats are life savers Or that you can have an even better audio quality with certain digital formats 9 19 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 Music from the uproar Could LSD have saved Tchaikovsky Bohemian Fifths and birthdays Another composer anniversary hiccup Try downloading this How many management agents are facing the axe Whatever happened to the composer s duty May I always listen to the Anniversary Waltz Thomas Tallis tipping point What do composer anniversaries achieve Music for the perplexed Aldeburgh s answer to Mozart balls revealed Anyone for classical music Zumba Gotta keep those lovin good vibrations Was Wagner a Sufi Towards genuinely non digital content If information was knowledge A highly recommended rip off Hot or not Smash the fossil and start all over again With a little help from our friends Oh What a forgotten war Wagner s flying Englishman September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May

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  • On An Overgrown Path: How many management agents are facing the axe?
    one of two ways Either by orchestras searching the musician database for suitable soloists or by the orchestras posting soloist opportunities and arranging virtual auditions Initially Virtuoso net would exist as a layer below the established agency network It would provide a cost effective way for financially challenged orchestras to book quality soloists and it would open up opportunities for musicians without management agent representation It would also send a clear message to funders that classical music is putting its own house in order by cutting out expensive middlemen and favouring emerging talent over celebrity performers But I have a feeling the idea would quickly take off and as Virtuoso net became the de facto clearing house for musicians and performance opportunities the celebrity soloists would be forced to join At which point the management agent structure would collapse like the over inflated balloon it really is This quick and dirty proposal is simply an attempt to prompt some different thinking because well intended actions such as threatened orchestras playing tweets and musicians interrupting concerts are sending the wrong message If orchestras are to be saved from the axe musicians must change things within their own industry as well as seeking change outside it Virtuoso net may well be pie in the sky But who would have predicted the success of eBay which is built on similar principles Also on Facebook and Twitter Header graphic is sleeve art for the 1969 Grateful Dead album Aoxomoxoa designed by Rick Griffin Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Wednesday October 24 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels classical music 4 comments François said Thank you for this article the idea is actually a great one I m not so sure I ve very well understood Virtuoso net does not exist yet does it Because googling this made me find a Travel site Thanks anyway 3 57 pm Pliable said Thanks for that François No Virtuoso net does not exist as yet this was just a discussion proposal and I did not check the availability of domain names But if the idea has legs that is a detail that can easily be worked out Your support is appreciated 4 09 pm François said Ok thank you I really think thi idea is great it s going to take a while to change habits but I m pretty sure it s going to work perfectly Please let me know when the proposal gets further 6 55 pm Pierre Arnaud Dablemont said Great idea indeed I ve always been in favor of collaborative solution for musicians 4 5 years ago I had online a special section acting like a virtual agency digital promotional

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Whatever happened to the composer's duty?
    is the work of the Polish born and US domiciled artist Krzysztof Wodiczko whose work expresses his committment to human rights and the plight of migrants the homeless and the oppressed Wodiczko worked with the architect Julian Bonder whose creations exploit the relationship between memory and public areas Together Wodiczko and Bonder have created a meditative space from the quay where the navire négrier the slave boats seen in the accompanying archive illustrations departed with their human cargoes An underground space evokes the holds of the slave boats while the sunlit upper promenade overlooking the Loire evokes the boat decks and is studded with more than two thousand glass blocks see my photos engraved with the names of the boats and their destinations in Africa and America I visited the Abolition of Slavery Memorial a few months after seeing Israeli artist Dani Karavan s memorial to the German Jewish philosopher and writer Walter Benjamin in the Catalan town of Portbou At the centre of the Walter Benjamin memorial is his famous quote It is more arduous to honour the memory of the nameless than that of the renowned a challenge that Benjamin Britten with his musical Requiem and Krzysztof Wodiczko Julian Bonder and Dani Karavan with their visual Requiems have risen to magnificently All four are creative artists are noted for the engaged nature of their work Perhaps more proactive social engagement by contemporary composers would result in commissions for the musical equivalents of the Nantes and Portbou memorials thereby creating a virtuous funding circle My photo essay on the Walter Benjamin memorial is here This article is a contribution to UK Black History Month October 2012 Photos are On An Overgrown Path 2012 Any other copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Also on Facebook and Twitter Posted by Pliable at Tuesday October 23 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels benjamin britten black history month Dani Karavan daniel libeskind john tavener Julian Bonder Krzysztof Wodiczko nantes Walter Benjamin No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 Music from the uproar Could LSD

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  • On An Overgrown Path: May I always listen to the Anniversary Waltz...
    at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday October 22 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels BBC Radio 3 Music Matters bbc tv panorama David MacDonald soundnotion tv thomas tallis No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 Music from the uproar Could LSD have saved Tchaikovsky Bohemian Fifths and birthdays Another composer anniversary hiccup Try downloading this How many management agents are facing the axe Whatever happened to the composer s duty May I always listen to the Anniversary Waltz Thomas Tallis tipping point What do composer anniversaries achieve Music for the perplexed Aldeburgh s answer to Mozart balls revealed Anyone for classical music Zumba Gotta keep those lovin good vibrations Was Wagner a Sufi Towards genuinely non digital content If information was knowledge A highly recommended rip off Hot or not Smash the fossil and start all over again With a little help from our friends Oh What a forgotten war Wagner s flying Englishman September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Aldeburgh’s answer to Mozart balls revealed
    music it is not part of true musical experience I ve seen this quoted far too often It s either silly or snobbish or perhaps both To take just one point that comes imediately to mind a good percentage of my recordings are of music which I am most unlikely to ever have the chance to hear live However through the despised loudspeaker I can experience and appreciate such music Not only that anyone s experience now of Britten the performer can only come via loudspeaker I can t think of any logic by which these realities are bad things or not part of true musical experience 7 36 pm Pliable said Scott in the interests of brevity I précised the Britten quotation which is always a dangerous thing to do although I did provide a link to the complete quote When read in their entirety his views are certainly not silly snobbish or both although they do make uncomfortable reading Anyone anywhere at any time can listen to the B minor Mass upon one condition only that they possess a machine No qualification is required of any sort faith virtue education experience age Music is now free for all If I say the loudspeaker is the principal enemy of music I don t mean that I am not grateful to it as a means of education or study or as an evoker of memories But it is not part of true musical experience Regarded as such it is simply a substitute and dangerous because deluding Music demands more from a listener than simply the possession of a tape machine or a transistor radio It demands some preparation some effort a journey to a special place saving up for a ticket some homework on the programme perhaps some clarification of the ears and sharpening of the instincts It demands as much effort on the listener s part as the other two corners of the triangle this holy triangle of composer performer and listener 8 28 pm Scott said Yes I d come across the complete quote several times Pliable and I don t think it changes my opinion Most of Britten s purported demands can be and I suspect usually are ignored by most listeners I don t think I m being cynical to suggest that many most listeners satisfy only two they are physically present and they have a ticket And the complete quote raises another aspect It demands as much effort on the listener s part as the other two corners of the triangle this holy triangle of composer performer and listener This makes no sense that s perhaps the kindest wa to put it The award speech from which this is taken is fascinating but the approach Britten takes easily leads to overstatement and it seems to me that Britten falls squarely into the trap 8 42 pm Pliable said this holy triangle of composer performer and listener This makes no sense that s perhaps the kindest

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Anyone for classical music Zumba?
    Twitter Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Saturday October 13 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Ann Driver G i Gurdjieff rudolf steiner Thomas de Hartmann No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 Music from the uproar Could LSD have saved Tchaikovsky Bohemian Fifths and birthdays Another composer anniversary hiccup Try downloading this How many management agents are facing the axe Whatever happened to the composer s duty May I always listen to the Anniversary Waltz Thomas Tallis tipping point What do composer anniversaries achieve Music for the perplexed Aldeburgh s answer to Mozart balls revealed Anyone for classical music Zumba Gotta keep those lovin good vibrations Was Wagner a Sufi Towards genuinely non digital content If information was knowledge A highly recommended rip off Hot or not Smash the fossil and start all over again

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
    Theosophy embraced by Madame Blavatsky and for some years by Rudolf Steiner But pigeon holing is dangerous and some of Jonathan Harvey s most important compositions explore sound as an abstract rather than spiritual medium In his 2010 radio interview with me see photo above Jonathan talks about his fascination with Rudolf Steiner and provides a priceless commentary on his orchestral composition Speakings which uses electronics to transform words spoken by the musicians into sound shapes There is more on that interview here and it can be heard via this link Doubtless there will be many who will dismiss the idea of universal currents vibrating the ether as New Age babble For them I offer Christopher Hudson s description of his own analogue tipping point from his memoir Spring Street Summer Hudson a confirmed rationalist was shown how to search for water using a hazel twig Not only did the twig come alive in his hands but he was then shown the subterranean stream to which it had responded As Christopher Hudson explains There is no accepted explanation for water divining other than that it appears to involve a physiological reflex within the dowser reacting to some impulse from what he is dowsing for or possibly sending out an impulse towards it C returned to Santa Cruz shaken to the core Nature was showing him things he had not known existed It had waited until the defences of his reason were lowered before rewarding him this privilege to possess a sympathetic magic over its most precious creation Also on Facebook and Twitter Header photo is c On An Overgrown Path 2012 Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images etc to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Friday October 12 2012 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels al Kindi Christopher Hudson jonathan harvey Madame Blavatsky richard wagner rudolf steiner theosophy No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 Music from the uproar Could LSD have saved Tchaikovsky Bohemian Fifths and birthdays Another composer anniversary hiccup Try downloading this How many management agents are facing the axe Whatever happened to

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Was Wagner a Sufi?
    categorised as adepts However there is no concrete evidence to link the composer to Sufism using the more rigorous definition of the tradition as an esoteric form of Islam But despite this there are persuasive precedents for presenting classical music as an extended sensory experience These include Wagner s Gesamtkunstwerk synthesis of the arts which found expression not only in his music dramas but also in presentation innovations such as the Schalldeckel cowling at Bayreuth which removes the visual distraction of the orchestra from the audience sight lines There is another Moody Blues album with a Phil Travers cover see below titled In Search of the Lost Chord As we celebrate the Wagner bicentenary next year will total sensory experiences created by a synthesis of the arts be the lost chord that resonates with new audiences Are we ready for an Islamic interpretation of Wagner Sources include Sufism Surrealism by Adonis Music Witchcraft and the Paranormal by Melvyn Willin Wagner a Documentary Study edited by Herbert Barth Dietrich Mack and Egon Voss Introduction to Sufism by Titus Burckhardt The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Hazrat Inayat Khan Memoirs of a Dervish by Robert Irwin Adventures in Afghanistan by Louis Palmer almost certainly a pseudonym for Idries Shah or one of his followers Music Mirror of the Arts by Alan Rich Traveling Spirit Masters by Deborah Kapchan Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner Palau de les Arts production on four DVDs Sir Adrian Boult from Bach to Wagner EMI eleven CD set The hypothesis that Wagner had Sufi tendencies is mine only and I accept full blame for it But there are other speculative links between Western masterpieces and Sufi culture Respected academic Dr Martin Lings has identified Sufi themes in Shakespeare s plays while Louis Palmer see bibliography below suggests that there are striking similarities between the ancient Afghan romance Adam and Durku and Romeo and Juliet however I can find no other reference to this latter specific example Elsewhere the somewhat more controversial author and teacher Idries Shah who may also have written under the pseudonym Louis Palmer suggests that some of Chaucer s Canterbury Tales are based on stories by Sufi poets Farīd ud Dīn Attār and Mevlana Rumi In 1983 Peter Hall explorer of esoteric traditions and director of the celebrated film adaption of the Sufi parable The Conference of the Birds directed the anniversary Ring at Bayreuth conducted by Sir George Solti But sadly this proved to be far from a Sufi Ring with one reviewer describing the traditionalist staging as musty and tacky Apocrypha seems to be a constant on this past so it is worth recounting one tale that links the launch of the Moody Blues career to classical music A story tells how the band was commissioned in 1967 by Decca to record a rock version of Dvorak s New World Symphony to demonstrate the company s new Deramic stereo format but instead used the studio time to secretly record their

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