CHAT: makin' a rackett ;) (wasRe: 'ello!)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 15, 2002, 2:31|
In a message dated 10/13/2002 08.24.22 PM, Padraic Brown
>Funny how one hobby drives another out! I've taken up
>building musical instruments (from kits, due to lack
>of carpentry skills and tools), and have just finished
>a great bass Rackett (WOW, what a sound!).
LOL what a racket, hehe... Lately I have also been preoccuppied with
musical instruments - especially unusual, colourful timbral percussion like
bell-clusters, buzz-disks, bull-roarers, rattle-shakers, etc.
> I like it so much I'm going to make a matched set (great bass /
>bass / tenor);
> and while it takes time that would
>otherwise be spent tweaking a language, at least it
>provides an opportunity to make some new words for
>things that would otherwise have no words. In this
>case, ill pommers (rackett) so called because of the
>pummelling sound; and y phib mor (the Dumnonian great
>pipes) with two chanters and no dronepipe.
OBCONLANG: Any names for percussion like bell-clusters, buzz-disks,
bull-roarers, rattle-shakers, etc.?
"In the beginning was noise - raw sound, the seed sound, the One, _Nada
Brahma_, the Big Bang. And noise begat rhythm. And rhythm begat everything
else. And thus the Dance began. Rhythm and noise. There is terror in noise,
and in that terror there is also power." - adapted from writings by Mickey
Sometimes the difference between noise and music is all in your head
"The reception amplification and transfiguration of vibrations emitted by
matter. Just as today we listen to the song of the forest and the sea so
tomorrow shall we be seduced by the vibrations of a diamond or a flower." -
F.T. Marinetti and Pino Masnata, "La Radia" (1933)
improvvisazione liquida, sospesa temporalmente e profondamente "aliena"
"Bruitism is a kind of return to nature. It is the music produced by circuits
of atoms." - Richard Huelsenbeck
"Did you see the sound?
Hear the shape
Catch the wind
Can you write it on the wind?"
- Tan Dun
NADA BRAHMA - sound is the Godhead/sound is Cosmic Reality
"...improvisation is about change, about flux rather than stasis. ... What
you want to do in the next second is changing from second to second. ... you
have to be aware of the fact that improvisation is about a constant change."
- Steve Beresford