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Long Overdue Viola Repair work...

27 Nov 2020 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

  It's pretty much a given in any field of endeavour... maintenance and upkeep of tools is a necessary but somewhat boring job that constantly gets put off until it is a disaster. Companies and Politicians put off maintenance as it makes the finan...

Putting the bits together....

21 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

    ...and now the Miss Saigon recording for my wife's choir moves into the editing phase. Definitely the least fun part of the entire experience, but a necessary evil in this case. Of course, it would be much better to try and do the whole thing...

Recording the vocal lines for Miss Saigon!

17 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Phew... a long day of home recording today! As I had written about yesterday, my wife's choirs have moved online for rehearsals. This means that they need some recordings to practice their parts by themselves, as the online rehearsals make it mu...

Steelpan Chronicles: What is the Tenor Pan?

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Alexica Adams

So, by now you've read my previous blog on "What is the Steelpan?" and if you haven't, then here is the link https://www.publish0x.com/lexlex/what-is-the-steelpan-xkkqzgv You now know what the Steelpan is but it does not stop there. I would have men...

Sinfonia concertante for String Orchestra: II. Choralfantasie (Scrolling Score) [Philip Daniel; 2017]

22 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

  The second of five movements of a "Sinfonia concertante" in an expressionist / late romantic idiom for string orchestra. A somber, tenebrous fantasy on the Lutheran chorale "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir" ("From deep affliction I cry out to you...

Notes on the composer John Sheppard [Shepherd] (c.1520-c.1560)

19 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

The considerable oeuvre of the 16th-century English composer John Sheppard hardly deserves its current obscurity, though it may pale in comparison with the sumptuous and timeless sacred music of his better-known older contemporary Thomas Tallis. Admi...

What is the Steelpan?

18 Oct 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Alexica Adams

Some of you, if not all, have probably never heard about the Steelpan before and if you haven't, then that is okay. The creation of this instrument has a back story from way back to the early 1880s when colonialism was a thing because who didn't wan...

Beats4Change presents: The Frisbys

18 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments beats4change

♫ Music is the weapon for the givers of life ♫   The twin-sisters Helen and Nicola Frisby is in front of The Frisbys, an alternative folk-rock band from South LondonGreat song-writing and fine harmoniesBand members: Helen Frisby ( Vocals, Flute)Nico...

Blockchain capability #1: Upgrade music industry

28 Jul 2020 2 minute read 1 comment fractalbit

This is going to be the first thing on the list of capabilities of distributed ledgers. Cut the middlemen. Start the blockchain revolution. The music industry is one of the biggest markets these days that blockchain will inevitably disrupt in the fu...

Frances and the Majesties - Laser Pointer

16 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments welovelofi

Frances and the Majesties - Laser Pointer https://open.spotify.com/track/0FcM0MMfkNTAzsSnZ2Vih4   Like an odd 60s western-psych track that’s been gently caressed by The Breeders and slightly roughed up by The Raincoats. There’s a drifting sensation i...