Under the dark skies: nine dark musical genres
To write this article was not an easy task, because it contains a philosophical paradox: a person always subconsciously strove for what he most fears. The darkness of the night…

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A selection of online stores with hi-res music
The transition from MP3 to Hi-Res music with a quality higher than CD has not yet become a mainstream phenomenon. Companies like Sony would like this, some rock stars with…

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Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, all the more so as to sum up some results for a certain period of time. The music is too majestic to…

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Classics from contemporaries: five new albums of academic music

Hits of concert halls and premieres of little-known composers. Young virtuosos, nuggets and groups with a century of history. Baroque, reminiscent of minimalism. So, we continue the review of modern recordings of classical music, released at the end of last year and the beginning of this year. We tell in the genre “Classics for Dummies” – in simple words about pleasant works that are worth listening to in any case.

Seong-Jin Cho, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Chamber Orchestra of Mozart: Piano Concerto N ° 20 K466 – Sonatas K281 & K332 “” I love playing Mozart, but not because it is easier than other composers, it’s just that its music is very joyful. And multi-layered, ”says Cho Son Jin. And he believes that Mozart’s music is “opera”, so it’s worth playing it not very strictly, but free. Continue reading

Wish Tree: Four New Jazz Albums

Anyway, but today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music from all styles. And this is the only genre in which domestic musicians perform in all senses on a par with colleagues from all, even the most “jazz” countries. It is gratifying to realize that some of the general jazz development is influenced by musicians who come from Russia! But in this environment true cosmopolitanism reigns: those who have brains pumped with all kinds of music from classical to electronics, who are master of their instrument and who are not afraid to experiment, welcome.

Zhenya Strigalev & Federico Dannemann “The Change” Here is a typical example: a quartet with two leaders – saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and guitarist Frederico Dannemann. Continue reading

We see the sound

1. “Sound + color”?
The property of sounds to cause color images was noticed long ago. Much has been written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical sounds in color. The whole trend in art – color music – is based on this property of the sounds of music.

There is evidence that speech sounds, especially vowels, can also be perceived in color. A. Rambo even wrote a vowel sonnet in which he painted the sounds like this:

A – black; white – E; And – red; Y – green;
O – blue: I will tell you their secret in my turn … Continue reading

Any kind of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz sound recording met with spring redeployment of forces. There are projects with unexpected concepts, which seem to have nothing to do with music. New curious supergroups appear, and the…

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Stars light up: four new jazz albums
I want to be fashionable. To be in the topic, in the trend and in the topic of what trends - the topic. Therefore, your columnist turned his eyes on…

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Loud music and reaction drivers
Listening to music at high volume while driving can impair the response and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by Canadian scientists. Their research showed that it…

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Brain "under the jazz"
When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression…

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