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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
(elemtilas@YAHOO.COM) writes:

>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);
Nifty, Padraic!
> 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.? Hanuman Zhang €º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€€º°`°º€ø,¸~-> "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 Hart 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


Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>