John the Divine. John's with a sense of having participated in a communal experience. The composer's use of ostinato, shifting metric configurations and altered accented patterns all combine to create one of the most dynamic percussion ensemble-type pieces ever composed. This percussion extravaganza was written as a memorial to John Cage, who died on Aug. It combined Castration Rite - Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless of the indeterminate techniques of Cage's mature period with the severe rhythmic regularity of his early works.
The result was, oddly enough, fuller and more vigorous than Youre My Home - Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic in Cage's output: a tribute that momentarily transcended its subject. For an hour there were massive cymbal-shimmmers, drum beats, gamelan exoticism, military rhythms fading into breezy whistlings, segments of African rhythms, American folk pulses.
Blocks of sound, some suggesting a Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ of cows wearing wind chimes on a foggy day, came in waves, built to a climax and faded into others. Five hundred instruments were sounded, including air horns, police whistles, tom toms, congas, Tibetan horns, cabazas, fog horns, steel plumbing, marine bells and sirens.
The twin towers were mute witnesses to the tribal event that echoed against their imposing wallsstolidly standing, immune to pounding of garbage can lids wielded by latter-day Joshuas. No walls fell, but the effective primitive energies could not have gone unnoticed. Her massive works are one part music, one part conceptual art and one part shrewd public relations. This hour long, multimedia event was scored - appropriately - for 10 grand pianos, as well as two conductors and a visual descant of laser lights.
Miss Chambers's score combined a lean, melodic sense and a perceptive understanding of spatial relationships - as when separate pianos would pass a recurring motif deftly around the plaza. Mark's Cathedral in the early 18th century, composers have been drawn to the possibilities of spatial music amid similar domes and arches. John the Divine - the ultimate sound chamber - and honorably continued that tradition with "A Mass for Mass Trombones", a requiem in memory of her father. After studying classical music at Barnard College in New York, she wrote a composition that was performed in a parking lot by an orchestra of cars.
Chambers is Vela de Acender Vela de Navegar (Hiro House Mix) - Fernanda Porto, LatinoMotirô, Jorge Versilo - splendid player in music that often bristles with difficult rhythms and meters.
She also approaches her medium with good humor and a sense of fun, but make no mistake about her belief in it. This concert was not a childish undertaking. In the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, she Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ mustered timpani as part of a much larger ensemble, and on another occasion 30 harps. She has massed 10 pianos on the Lincoln Center Plaza.
She has deployed large groups of performers on the World Trade Center Plaza and, with the help of rowboats, in and around the Central Park lake. Chambers went to the other extreme. Chambers is not only a composer, but also possibly the world's foremost virtuoso of the toy piano, which she demonstrated Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ the first half of the program. She gets a remarkably aggressive sound out of her tiny, tiny instrument. Indeed, throughout the evening, her playing was lively stylish and even virtuosic, however diminutive her forces.
And she has the necessary grace and good humor to pull Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ an event of this sort. Whatever its description, Wendy Chambers's "Music for Choreographed Rowboats" managed to fill up large parts of the Lake in Central Park yesterday afternoon to generally charming purpose.
These were accompanied by trills, bleats, blats, croons and pulses from the assembled wind and brass players. Marie and Me wendymae. Wendy Mae Chambers composed a voodoo tone poem, "12 Squared," for 12 percussionists.
Wendy Mae Chambers composed "10 Grand," for 10 grand pianos. Wendy Mae Chambers composed a requiem for 77 trombones, which was recorded live at the Cathedral of St. Wendy Mae Chambers is the first person to have performed a debut solo recital on the toy piano Wendy Chambers - Car Horn Organ great critical acclaim. Wendy Mae Chambers came to fame with "Music for Choreographed Rowboats" for 16 musicians in rowboats oared by the Columbia University crew team.
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