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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 >> Hell. > >Ah, that would be England, yesno? ;) [The English >greatpipe is a wonder, and no mistake! Not as >skirling, though.]
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 bagpipes.
>> He's been evicted from 2 places in the past 4 >> months! > >Gee, I wonder why? Did he offer to play for his >rent? ;))) > >> He now shares a house with a Satanist >> priestess, >> 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 >> Grenade). > >:) 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!
LOL! --- Hanuman Zhang, the "Yves Klein Bleu Aardvark," musical mad scientist (no, I don't wanna take over the world, just the sound spectrum...) "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 Masayuki Koga "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 Merton LILA - Sanskrit, "divine play/sport/whimsy" - "the universe is what happens when God wants to play" - "joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art of creation" ...improvisation is about change, about flux rather than stasis. ... you have to be aware of the fact that improvisation is about a constant change. - Steve Beresford improvisation: "a process of liberation, a working around the assumptions that define our civilization, and the results are open-ended." - John Berndt


michael poxon <m.poxon@...>