2010/12/09

tones for winter

now some music to go with, rather than counter the freezing temperature (at least where i am) of these winter days. a composer, instrument designer, and theorist, Ivor Darreg was a pioneer of Microtonal or Xenharmonic music. not going to pretend that i understand the various tuning systems that he wrote about, but i know this music is very special. crystaline tones weave psychoactive latices in the interior of the listener's body and mind, sometimes eerie, sometimes simply beutiful.

Ivor Darreg - Detwelvulate!

and while we're at it, going to throw in a couple of solo piano outings by Terry Riley. music on this first link is the cats meow, don't miss! and the Moscow Conservatory concert is also pretty good (last 2 tracks deleted because they are substandard - if you have a problem with my editing, don't download it)

Terry Riely - Solo Piano Session

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first link for Mediafire is defective. Instead, it gives an error message "Error downloading file. Retrying..."

zhao said...

strange... i'll give it a few hours and if persists i will upload again. going to get this bloggie back into shape!

zhao said...

link is fine now...

Bwanasonic said...

Thank you! I am Detwelvulating as I write this! Old Ivor the Xenharmonic driver sounds like quite a cat! You can find his writings at http://sonic-arts.org/darreg/contents.htm .