Lydian Quartet, Bird Catching from Above
I stumbled across this and liked it very much. wondering how many others have heard this.
and while I'm at it, I heard this snippet of Pagannini. The 'riff' at 3:36 really grabbed my ear. What is the name of this piece? did Pagannini compose it? I'd like to listen to the whole thing.
well nuts! I clicked share > embed, then copied the address (not the code?) using ctrl C > ctrl V.
Both links work fine for me Dave but it's the same one twice, i.e. I think you just forgot to copy the Paganini link.
Thanks, Steve: some further questions, as I don't have much for a reference point. is Bird Catching...fairly well known, considered innovative or 'progressive', what level of difficulty is it?
Just clicking won't do it - highlight the whole line by dragging the cursor over it with the left button compressed, press @copy@, then paste onto the address line at the top of the screen. I have to explain this to my partner almost every week..
Steve: please define/expound 'minimalism'
Dave, I think that part is from Paganini Caprice 24.
Define minimalism? There's nothing to it (almost)
just finished watching Hillary Hahn Caprice 24. yup, that's the one. Hard to find words...reinforces my somewhat biased opinion that the Violin is the Queen of Instruments, mystical and magical, with no equal.
By uncanny coincidence the Californian guy who claims to have invented minimalism, LaMonte Young, appeared on a BBC documentary last night and was asked to define it. His line was "that which is created with a minimum of means", by which I think he includes intellectual as well as musical. His instructions for various pieces include "Draw a straight line and follow it", to release a butterfly into the room and the notes B and F# "to be held for a long time". Of course, being the founder of the genre he's practically expected to be the most extreme. Most composers of "minimalist" works are inclined to reject the label (e.g. John Adams) but don't attempt to hide their influences. I reckon any wannabee composer could put together a "minimalist" piece with the minimum of effort, training and technique, but the poor performers are often required to demonstrate great powers of counting, concentration and stamina.
well. I don't see that in Bird Catching. are there not enough notes to qualify as mediumist or maximumist?
You're quite right - "economical" I'd say. I expect Steven Snowden hates the "minimalist" label. Here's an interview with him:
because I was impressed by 'Birds', and after reading the interview, I think I am more 'hip' than I thought I was. nyuk nyuk.