1. Creative Pact 2 Day 6: Sarah J Ritch

    laurenredhead:

    The next composer is Sarah J Ritch. Until yesterday I felt like I had covered mostly electronic music composers and I wanted to listen to some more acoustic composers as well. Sarah J Ritch is actually active in both areas of composition. Her SoundCloud Page has some samples of some electronic and algorithmic projects, and she has links on her website to albums which feature both electronic and acoustic music.

    Her album string theory is released on the pan y rosas discos label and explores both sound and performance of string instruments, and particularly the ‘cello, which she also plays.

    The track Duo for Solo Cello slowly builds in intensity, bringing out the noise of the bow on the string. Although there are many pieces which use this technique, this piece exemplifies some of the similarities of possible working methods in acoustic and electronic music, and is a more experimental approach to this kind of sound than is found in some works for amplified strings. She describes it as ‘improvised noise’:

    I also like her description of the whole album:

    invocation. radio signals from deep space. pizzicato plucks over drones. process. a pure tone emerges. builds and fades and drops. re-establishes and re-strengthens. a pulse in the background. release and descent. evening acoustics. swirling wood. strings breathing long tones.

  2. cosmosonic:

Cocteau’s Hands, Paris, 1927

    cosmosonic:

    Cocteau’s Hands, Paris, 1927

  3. enzantengyou:

    Cordell Jackson & The A-Bones

  4. braiker:

This takes the reclining-on-airplanes debate to the next level.

    braiker:

    This takes the reclining-on-airplanes debate to the next level.

    (Source: memewhore)

  5. nonstaff:

petition to make this the new loading gif

    nonstaff:

    petition to make this the new loading gif

    (Source: catleecious)

  6. theclearlydope:

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    theclearlydope:

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    Your track won’t turn into a wooden table but will be downloaded by hundreds of new music fans around the world. Submit now at icareifu.li/1wwHT7H. #newMusic #mixtape #ICIYL

  8. abcclassic2:

    We gave you the 10 worst classical music covers, and so here are 10 of the very best covers of the last few decades….we’re sensing a theme…

  9. gabrielkahane:

Flashback to Motivational Doodles from The Ambassador Sessions.

    gabrielkahane:

    Flashback to Motivational Doodles from The Ambassador Sessions.

  10. Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

    Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!