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Enya – The Song Of The Sandman (Lullaby) – YouTube   Leave a comment

Enya – The Song Of The Sandman (Lullaby) – YouTube.

“Can you hear the night’s deep song?
All the shadows say
Telling you when you’re asleep,
Tears will fade away
Dream of morning’s golden light
When you and I will leave the night …

And when the moon is high and bright,
Stars will shine on you

Dream of morning’s golden light
When you and I will leave the night …

Make a wish and when you close your eyes
I will come to you

Dream of morning’s golden light
When you and I will leave the night …

Make a wish and when you close your eyes
I will come to you……”

Posted October 18, 2014 by arnoneumann in Enya, Music Video, Music with Meaning

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Eyes Can Hear | design mind   Leave a comment


Jared Ficklin in this blog article states : ” Making sound visible is a hobby of mine. After years pursuing real-time sound visualization, I became intrigued by the idea of eliminating time and allowing listeners to take in an entire song as a single visual impression. The result reveals an unseen beauty. “

Eyes Can Hear | design mind.

▶ George Whyman & Laura Lebensfroh – Freedom (Original Mix) – YouTube   Leave a comment

For 2014 : Freedom for your heart and for your soul ! ….” and you shall know the truth…..and the truth shall set you free “.


▶ George Whyman & Laura Lebensfroh – Freedom (Original Mix) – YouTube.

Posted December 31, 2013 by arnoneumann in Music with Meaning

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Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip | Brain Pickings   Leave a comment

Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip

by Maria Popova

“The fabric of the universe via backwards Bach.

If mathemusician Vi Hart — who for the past three years has been bringing whimsy to math with her mind-bending, playful, and illuminating stop-motion musical doodles — isn’t already your hero, she should be, and likely will be. (Cue in the GRAMMYs newly announced search for great music teachers.) In her latest gem, Hart uses music notation, a Möbius strip, and backwards Bach to explain space-time:

Music has two recognizable dimensions — one is time, and the other is pitch-space. … There [are] a few things to notice about written music: Firstly, that it is not music — you can’t listen to this. … It’s not music — it’s music notation, and you can only interpret it into the beautiful music it represents.

Also see Hart on the science of sound, frequency and pitch, and her blend of Victorian literature and higher mathematics to explain multiple dimensions.

For a decidedly less whimsical but enormously illuminating deeper dive, see these 7 essential books on time and watch Michio Kaku’s BBC documentary on the subject, then learn how to listen to music.”

via Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip | Brain Pickings.

AN : Just as the author , Maria Popova , writes of mathemusician Vi Hart  : “If mathemusician Vi Hart — ….- isn’t already your hero, she should be, and likely will . “….so you would be enamoured with the effervesent writings and curations of Maria through her site “ ” . Absolutely a gem  of ideas, innovation and thought leadership !

Posted February 11, 2013 by arnoneumann in Mathamatics, music

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New technology is changing classical music performance   1 comment

“It sometimes seems as though the world of classical music doesn’t change. Most of the music is from a canon that may be hundreds of years old; most of the time the musicians are still formally clad, the men in the evening dress of a century ago.

In one important area, however, new ways of doing things are starting to appear. Technology is changing the ways in which musicians rehearse and perform.

Pianist Kirill Gerstein sparked intermission discussions late last year when he performed Thomas Adès concerto “Seven Days” with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra using an iPad with a wireless foot pedal in lieu of a conventional score.

In an interview, Gerstein said he’s been using his iPad for 2½ years, the first, he thinks, among classical pianists. He uses it with contemporary music, where memorization is not expected, and in chamber music.

The tablet has practical advantages: It is lit, making reading it easier and eliminating concerns about lighting. It also eliminates the need for page turners. “They may turn the page too soon or too late, or make noise,” Gerstein said. “In cases like this, it is helpful to play with the iPad. I know exactly when I want to turn, and I turn it for myself.” His system has never crashed.

To do the turning, Gerstein uses a Bluetooth-enabled foot pedal called an AirTurn. He gets new scores from their publishers, or makes PDFs of older music by scanning scores from his own library.

In the case of out-of-copyright works, he recommends The International Music Score Library Project is community-sourced, like Wikipedia, and Gerstein calls it “an amazing resource.”

The site is copyright compliant, so there’s nothing from after 1923, and it’s free. “There are the most imaginable and unimaginable things,” Gerstein said. “Maybe you won’t find the edition of the Franck sonata from 1980, but you will find the original (edition) and four others. Things that used to be difficult to find are up there.”

Otherwise, Gerstein works from paper versions. “I do think it’s very important to keep buying paper versions of sheet music. We do want publishers of accurate versions around.”

With the iPad, he can tweak his scores by combining the piano part and a full orchestra score to give himself important cues. Sometimes he plays from the full score. By eliminating the white space of the margins, the notes become almost as large as in the printed score.

“Then, of course, there is the fact that I can carry a music library,” added Gerstein. “I can look at (scores) while traveling. It’s not possible with paper, just from the luggage side. Today, I decided to read the Franck sonata; it took a minute to download the score, and then I was happily playing it.”

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra section cello Bjorn Ranheim admires Gerstein’s score-on-tablet setup and wishes the SLSO could have the same.

via New technology is changing classical music performance : Entertainment.

AN : classical music meets new classic technology…and is all the better for it. Nice examples of how that works in the lives of several musicians and groups.

Posted February 10, 2013 by arnoneumann in music, Technology

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Jordanian singer Macadi Nahhas puts on soulful Cairo show – Music – Arts & Culture – Ahram Online   Leave a comment

….”words are supremely important for Nahhas. The singer does not like flat lyrics; she likes to sing words that stir the audience’s feelings, inspire emotion, and trigger a personal interpretation. “Storytelling is another important thing, you have to tell something through the song,” she says. “I like the song to reveal a story, an idea. It’s never just a song.

Nahhas associates herself with a league of experimental Jordanian artists, including Jadal, Aziz Maraka, Tarek Al-Nasser. She reveals that there is an underground music movement in Jordan, and there is an audience for modern music that has accumulated over the past decade.

The contemporary Jordanian music scene is only about 10 years old, says Nahhas. But it was born out of “a need for young musicians, a whole generation demanded new and more modern music,” Nahhas says.

She explains that the fact that Jordanian music scene has recently flourished is due in part to the increasing audience that grew bored of traditional, old-is-gold music, and sought more current tunes that better matched their identities and lifestyles. In the meantime, many Jordanians studied music and arts abroad, and returned to establish their own cultural centres that promoted local talents. Exposure to the world’s musical arena through social media also spurred a movement of indigenous music, she explained.

In the upcoming months, the Jordanian will take her contemporary Arabic pop tunes on a US and Canada tour, including a performance at Montreal’s Festival du Monde Arabe (Festival of the Arab World).

Through creating music, Nahhas discovers where she stands in the world, and why she’s here at all. For the Jordanian singer, music is life. ”

via Jordanian singer Macadi Nahhas puts on soulful Cairo show – Music – Arts & Culture – Ahram Online.

Posted September 7, 2012 by arnoneumann in Jordan, Music with Meaning

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Has Apple Missed the Social-Music Train? – Businessweek   Leave a comment

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the music service that Google is close to launching will include sharing features via integration with its Google+ platform, which isn’t that surprising, since Google has said the new social network will be part of everything it does. For Apple, however, the new social features in Google’s offering will reinforce what Spotify and other music services have already made obvious: Apple and iTunes are falling behind in the social-music race, which could have significant consequences for the company as the music industry continues to evolve.

By any measure, iTunes is still the 800-pound gorilla of the digital-music industry: More than 10 billion songs have been downloaded since Apple launched the service in 2001, and some record labels and music publishers now get a huge proportion of the revenue they make on their artists from iTunes. By launching the service—along with the iPod, which turned 10 years old on the weekend—Apple effectively reengineered the entire music industry, persuading the major labels to use it as a conduit to reach music lovers who were busy downloading whatever they could get their hands on.

Obviously, that kind of power means iTunes isn’t going away soon, and it will continue to be the main choice for record companies that want to monetize an artist. But the music business is changing—along with virtually every other form of media and content—as a result of the increasingly social nature of the Web. And in that particular race, services such as Spotify are winning, in part because of their integration with networks like Facebook and their focus on streaming over buying.”

via Has Apple Missed the Social-Music Train? – Businessweek.

Posted October 24, 2011 by arnoneumann in Apple, music

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