Category : Extra Europea

Listening to the Silence

Categories: Africa, Extra Europea
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Published on: 26 July 2010

Listening to the Silence is a film by the english musician John Collins that explores a kaleidoscope of musical examples from Ghana: children’s games and their musical bands; traditional drums; sensual dances; trance dances; animated funeral music; and many other examples from the Ewe, Ashanti, Ga, and Frafra peoples of [...]

Devotion 2

Categories: Extra Europea, Strumentale
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Published on: 18 May 2010

Vache Sharafyan (Վաչե Շարաֆյան): Devotion No. 2 (1999) for Tar, Kemanche, Dhol, Tam-Tam, Piano and string quartet. Tar, Kemanche, Dhol are musical instruments adopted by various middle eastern cultures like Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia to the Indian subcontinent. Click the names to read details from wikipedia. Potrebbero interessarti anche: Non [...]

Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea

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Published on: 11 October 2009

Sacred flutes are blown (“Windim Mambu”) to make the cries of spirits by adult men in the Madang region of Papua New Guinea. Pairs of long bamboo male and female flutes are played for ceremonies in the coastal villages near the Ramu River These recordings were made in 1976 by [...]

Taiko

Categories: Extra Europea, Giappone
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Published on: 25 July 2008

Taiko (太鼓, o daiko nei composti) significa tamburo in giapponese. In realtà ne esistono diversi tipi, ma ormai, al di fuori del Giappone, questa parola designa tutti gli ensemble di tamburi. L’origine del taiko è legata al Gagaku (雅楽, letteralmente “musica elegante”), uno stile musicale di corte molto antico tramandato [...]

Congotronics

Categories: Africa, Extra Europea, Pop
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Published on: 6 December 2007

Konono N°1 was founded over 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called “sanza” or “thumb piano”, consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band’s line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets [...]

Shamisen

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Published on: 11 August 2007

[NB: la descrizione dello strumento è tratta da HÔGAKU: musica tradizionale giapponese] Lo shamisen (chiamato anche sangen [tre corde]) è uno strumento a corda della famiglia del liuto con una piccola cassa armonica di forma approssimativamente quadrata formata da una fascia di legno ricoperta da entrambi i lati di pelle [...]

Koto

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Published on: 9 August 2007

Kazue Sawai esegue un brano al koto. Questo strumento è un cordofono appartenente alla famiglia della cetra introdotto dalla Cina in Giappone durante il periodo Nara (710 – 794 d.C.). All’inizio il koto venne usato per lungo tempo solamente presso la corte imperiale. Questo stato di cose cambiò nel XVII [...]

Sawako

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Published on: 3 August 2007

Sawako is a sound sculptor and timeline-based artist who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the video camera to sound. Once through the processor named Sawako, fragments in everyday life – field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic [...]

Steel Cathedrals

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Published on: 21 July 2007

Andate su Fard-Rock, il blog di Joyello, a vedervi questo bel film di David Sylvian e Yasayuki Yamaguchi, trovato sul solito YouTube. Go to Fard-Rock, the Joyello’s blog, to see this very good film by David Sylvian and Yasayuki Yamaguchi, from YouTube, as usual. Potrebbero interessarti anche: Non ancora…

Tibetan Bells

Categories: Asia, Extra Europea
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Published on: 26 March 2007

Maybe someone remember this 1973 vinyl (now out of print) called Tibetan Bells by Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings. Not so deep from a composer’s point of view but beautiful sounds. Non so se qualcuno di voi ricorda questo vinile del 1973 ormai fuori catalogo, fatto tutto con campane tibetane [...]

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