OTbagpipes (wasRe: Musical languistics - Mass Reply)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 12, 2003, 4:17|
In a message dated 2003:06:10 03:18:56 PM, elemtilas@YAHOO.COM writes:
>> >Hm. Depends on the pipes! Some are smooth and
>> >sweet sounding. I suspect the piper in
>> >question blasts away at the acoustic universe with one
>> >of those HGPs?
>> Oh yes. He is _tryin'_ to play bad-ass
>> punkjazz on them
>> scary things from some Scottish version of
>Ah, that would be England, yesno? ;) [The English
>greatpipe is a wonder, and no mistake! Not as
Oh I forgot to say that these pipes are modern Scottish and custom-made.
Has a bloody tritonal chord drone! Very odd, eery sounding for screaming
>> He's been evicted from 2 places in the past 4
>Gee, I wonder why? Did he offer to play for his
>> He now shares a house with a Satanist
>> whose cat - despite the household's *evilness*
>> runs like a bat outta Hell upon perceivin'
>> the paint-peelin', window-rattlin' sounds of
>> that HGP, the musical world's equivalent to the
>> military world's RPG (Rocket Propelled
>:) I am awaiting a set of Cornish pipes. A
>fuller, sweeter less piercing sound, plus the
>ability to vary the drone. And it has a bellows,
>so I don't have to puff away on the thing!
Hanuman Zhang, the "Yves Klein Bleu Aardvark,"
musical mad scientist (no, I don't wanna take over the world, just the sound
"What strange risk of hearing can bring sound to music - a hearing whose
obligation awakens a sensibility so new that it is forever a unique, new-born,
anti-death surprise, created now and now and now. .. a hearing whose moment
in time is always daybreak." - Lucia Dlugoszewski
"The wonderousness of the human mind is too great to be transferred into
music only by 7 or 12 elements of tone steps in one octave." - shakuhachi master
"There's a rabbinical tradition that the music in heaven will be microtonal"
-annotative interpretation of Schottenstein Tehillim, 92:4, the verse being:
"Upon a ten-stringed * instrument and upon lyre, with singing accompanied by
harp." [* utilizing new tones]
NADA BRAHMA - Sanskrit, "sound [is the] Godhead"
"God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of himself." -Thomas
LILA - Sanskrit, "divine play/sport/whimsy" - "the universe is what happens
when God wants to play" - "joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art
...improvisation is about change, about flux rather than stasis. ... you have
to be aware of the fact that improvisation is about a constant change. -
improvisation: "a process of liberation, a working around the assumptions
that define our civilization, and the results are open-ended." - John Berndt