Card Set Information
-53 Short Phrases
-phrases played any number of times.
-process based on tape loops
-sounds like a train stop gate ringing
-from the album Kulu se mama
-sounds like a SEXY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
-Symbols, piano, and sax
Big Mama Thorton
"Hound Dog" (1952)
"Hound Dog" (1956)
Elvis appeared on the Steve Allen Show
"I want to hold your hand"
"A day in the Life"
-more produced, different instruments enter at different times.
-sounds more professional than I want to hold your hand
"Seven Tunes heard in China"
Classical aspects- being played by a cello a classical instrument
Chinese aspects- pitch bends, glisandos double stops were like drones, pentatonics
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
-turn table as instrument
"Come talk to me"
-African drumming techniques
"Short Ride in a Fast Machine"
-plays with meter
: "gates" (NOT TONAL)
"Einstein on the Beach"
-no narrative (no plot)
-no singing text, only numbers and solfege syllables also speaking random shit.
-5 hours long
- 2 pianos
: reppetitive music/hypnotic/trance
-4 singers and orchestra
-reflects his trip to Isreal, contains canons and distanced dissonance.
Charlie "Bird" Parker
-also composed by Dizzy Gillespie
: main melody (1st statement)
-crazy jazz, fast... drums sound like chatter
"Sonatas and Interludes V"
-played on the piano
-sounds like piano and percussion
- cool, africanish
-blurring of boundries
"Music of Changes"
-square root form
-piano(more sporadic piano -___-)
"Le Marteau Sans Maitre"
-complete 12 tone row happens in 1st bar alone
-texture thin with solo "voice"
-a main European componant of total serialism (GERMAN)
-Rotating system of tone roles
-for piano, percussion, oboe, bass, and clarinet
-refers to the crossplay between different pairs of instruments (piano and percussion vs oboe and clarinet aka melodic vs percussion)
"Liturgie de cristal
-Part 1 in Quatour pour la fin du temps
violin and piano
-doesnt really devolp themes
-birdsongs (violin and clarinet parts)
-modes of limited transposition
: scale where the actual pitches always remain the same even if you transpose it; dont create desire for resolution from dissonance
: reppitiion of chords eliminates need for resolution. Rhythm is a master of duration not meter
-combined reading/ electronic composition with live performance.
-for soprano and electro acoustic sound
-she is supposed to resemble a bird
-soiunds like a crazy coloratura
-she does sing the title
"Three compositions for piano"
-"time point" system
-very sporadic sounding
-absolutely no melody
-electric string quartet
-numerically structured the piece around 13 and 7 (numerology)
-unconventional instrumentalism (miked strings/crystal glasses/suspended tam tam gongs)
-social commentary about the war in Vietnam
-sounds like strings screeching and shrieking
-just a lot of different sounds
-like soundtrack from a scary movie...
- lots of brass
-less dense sections (flute only)
-actually sounds like music