Seattle has always had a very active music scene. PBS is airing a mini-documentary on the Seattle music scene tomorrow, but you can watch it online here. Short video, but talks about KEXP and why some people think that the Seattle music scene is as vibrant as it is.
A friend of mine came across this, and after listening to it, I thought I should share it. The gentleman at the center of this piece has some amazing talents when it comes to music. The audio is a little over 20 minutes, but it is well worth it. Could you imagine having this man's talents?
Found this video on Youtube recently. My first thought was how simple and beautiful the music is. This was followed by thinking about the amount of work that had to go into making not only the instrument, but also the entire video. Music and art both continue to amaze and surprise me and remind me about the many possibilities that they provide us. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave a comment if you like.
Thanks to one of my students for sending me this great video. This student apparently built this instrument for a class project. It is constructed out of PVC pipe of different lengths, and is structured in similar fashion to a mallet instrument. The musician strikes the pipes with a spatula type device to produce the tones. For me, it was neat to see an instrument made out of something as simple as PVC pipe. Actually took me back to elementary school and creting simple instruments out of everyday objects. Hope you enjoy.
Fascinating articleabout the search for the new Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. I think it is great that members of the symphony get to provide some feedback about the selection of their new leader, as the chemistry between a musical group and its director is of the utmost importance. For those of you that have never gone, you should try to go and see Gerard Schwartz before he is done. He is an amazing conductor, even if he can be hard to follow as a musician.