You would probably fit in well with the continuing ed “class” I go to over and over…
Agreed. I’m not a great pianist (far from!), so demos like this are the closest way I have of getting across the gist of a work until I can find a “home” (performer) for them.
The canzona takes chances in places i didn’t expect. the part with the two trills in the first third got my ears primed for a late 1700’s motif, but then didn’t i hear either fourths in two voices and shortly thereafter a number of half step chords. i’ve only listened once, but didn’t i hear expositions of the initial melody repeated in a fugue like manner?
play it faster. the surprises are musical flavor, and i think they would be better suited as fleeting and exciting. i’d like to hear this played at a tempo closer to Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, as opposed to the little fugue.
but seriously, you have a hell of a lot of both talent, dedication, practice, and domain expertise.
Not too long ago I discovered that Channel 261 on my cable box is Comet TV which has been showing a Vincent Price flick every Saturday for I don’t know how long, in addition to a variety of other goodies. It’s the closest thing to a UHF station I’ve found since the last lingering local one became a Fox affiliate back in the '90’s.
I’m seriously tempted to contact them about fulfilling my childhood dream of becoming a horror host.
Thank you. It is actually a double fugue with a few extra contrapuntal fillips: the subject of the second section is accompanied at the beginning with an augmented faburden of the first subject (this is “faburden” in the Tudor (Henrician) organists’ sense, wherein the organist derives a new subject by harmonising the original subject in faburden, and then taking the bass of the harmonisation); and the beginning of the third section not only combines the two subjects, but sets them with an augmented inversion of the first subject in the bass. There is also the usual assortment of stretti, and the second section features a recurring countersubject. However…
…if I’ve done my job properly, you shouldn’t notice any of that. I’m not averse to a certain contrapuntal virtuosity, but I prefer that it not detract from the Affekt of the piece, which, in this case, I see as mainly contemplative and melancholy, verging on tragic near the end (hence the accelerando). If someone wants to “Gould” the tempi, I can’t very well stop him/her, but I will get on his/her case if it doesn’t work.
That would be epic.
Books: Star Wars Expanded Universe, LOTR, Dragaera, Dresden Files, Discworld.
Webcomics: Order of the Stick, MS Paint Adventures, Erfworld, Girl Genius
TV: Gargoyles, ReBoot, Firefly, Chuck, Galactica (the RDM version), Person of Interest
Movies: the MCU, Hancock, Unbreakable, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Incredibles.
I love Vincent Price. My definition of fandom was probably too narrow, because I was excited to see his name in your comment, and that means I must be a fan.
Vincent Price, for sure, but that brings me to Old Time Radio, I guess that’s a fandom. The Saint, with Vincent Price, is a favorite. But, I also love Johnny Dollar, X Minus One, all the various Sherlock Holmes shows, and the few BBC Radio Doctor Who episodes I’ve heard are also great.
One thing about old time radio, though, is that I have to turn on this filter in my mind so that every sexist or racist bit of bullshit doesn’t pull me out of the story. It’s also necessary for golden age sci-fi. (EDIT: But it wasn’t strong enough to let me read Lovecraft, though perhaps I should try again.)
Plus, I also love Twilight Zone, but I’ve only watched the series a couple of times, so I’m a newb fan, I think.
I was so pissed off that Disney took so long to release Season 2 Volume 2. Now I can rest happy, since I now own Season 1 and both halves of Season 2 on DVD (I can live without Season 3).
It’s just too bad that they half-assed it and didn’t release any special features on S2V2 like they had in S1 and S2V1. But, whatever. I’m not going to complain about them actually doing what I wanted them to do.
ha!! that’s a pretty accurate way of putting my musicianship as well
that is one of the sources of the surprises i heard. i’m glad my ears still kinda work
If you had missed it, I wouldn’t have thought your ears were lacking - it does make a good discreet bass with a measured harmonic rhythm right where I needed one. The faburden subject serves a similar purpose, and the nature of the derivation ensures that it fits harmonically, but it’s so esoteric a procedure that I don’t expect anyone to pick up on it without being told that it’s there. My counterpoint is a bit unlike Bach’s in that the “cleverest” strokes aren’t meant to stand out; they’re there to unify the texture.
This is the kind of stuff I want to do, actually. I want to have smart conversations about low-brow culture, mostly.
Well heck go for it. Not like Fred’s day job as a traffic court lawyer qualifies him for the class… Running a video store in the 80s probably more so. Mostly he has a deep love for bad movies even ones we have told him never show that again to. It is also a indirect way for me to do a bit of charity as the proceeds Fred gets from class to go the local Children’s Hospital.
Since you are studying the music industry you could get a weekly show on the college radio station? Play the obscure but cool music and expose the kids to cool stuff.
ETA I do post mini reviews of the films in the film chit chat thread…
I am a big fan of the Astro City comic book series. It reads like the Watchman without as much cynicism.
Back from the dead… because I wanted to bring up Dungeon Meshi aka Delicious in Dungeon! It has recently been announced it will be brought stateside by Yen Press who will probably do a poor job according to people more into manga than myself.
I got into this fantasy comedy cooking manga close to when it first hit thanks to reaction images like this:
So when I read it and found it to be a very character driven and very funny manga with a surprisingly well thought out world, I looked forward to it each month. Well… things have progressed and I’m obsessed with this world full interwoven stories being told bit by bit seen through the eyes of seasoned adventurers who are beginning to reveal their baggage as well as how far their good nature runs. They just met the protagonist and… well if I mention anything it spoils t since his reveal was hinted at from the beginning - along with other convolutions from the very beginning on the story.
Really a great manga that’s only 29 chapters in but has 50+ chapters worth of story. Perfect for fans of D&D, Wizardry, or the like.
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