Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities, however, unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing. The term was first used in the United States in the early 1990s with regards to post-rave global-influenced electronic dance music. Genres such as techno, drum and bass, downtempo, and ambient are among those encompassed by the umbrella term, entering the American mainstream from "alternative" or "underground" venues during the late 1990s. Prior to the adoption of electronica for this purpose, terms such as electronic listening music, and intelligent dance music (IDM) were used. Allmusic categorises electronica as a top-level genre on their main page, where they state that electronica includes "dozens of stylistic fusions" ranging from danceable grooves to music for headphones and chillout areas. Electronica has grown to influence mainstream crossover recordings.
Rodney Slatford (b. 18 July 1944) is an English contemporary double bass player and teacher (especially of young children). He was the principal bass player of the Midland Sinfonia, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and English Chamber Orchestra, a founder of the Nash Ensemble, and has been a principal player in other early music ensembles. He is also a publisher of sheet music for double bass. He had studied with Adrian Beers and wrote his obituary in The Independent.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Radical Connector is an album by German electronica group Mouse on Mars, released in 2004. Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities, however, unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing. The term was first used in the United States in the early 1990s with regards to post-rave global-influenced electronic dance music. Genres such as techno, drum and bass, downtempo, and ambient are among those encompassed by the umbrella term, entering the American mainstream from "alternative" or "underground" venues during the late 1990s.
G-funk, or Gangsta-Funk, is a sub-genre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. G-funk (which uses funk music with an artificially lowered tempo) incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of p-funk tunes, and a high portamento sine wave keyboard lead. The lyrical content consisted of sex, drugs, violence, and women. There was also a slurred lazy way of rapping in order to clarify words and stay in rhythmic cadence. Hip hop soul is the second major subgenre of contemporary R&B. It is also known as melodic hip-hop, since this music is hip-hop with melodic elements, most likely R&B but may include pop, electronica, or dance elements with it. The term generally describes a style of music that blends soulful R&B singing and raw hip hop production. The genre served as the middle point between two other hip hop/R&B blends, new jack swing and neo soul, and while it was most popular during the mid-1990s with artists such as the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and Aaliyah, it still finds popularity with newcomers such as Keyshia Cole, Jeremih, and Amerie.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rudi Mahall (born 1966 in Nürnberg, Germany) is a contemporary jazz bass clarinetist. While studying classical clarinet, Mahall shifted towards contemporary music, improvisation and jazz. He is, or was a member of following bands: Avantgardeband Die Hartmann 8, Der Rote Bereich (initially with Frank Möbus, Marty Cook, Jim Black und Henning Sievert), the Trio Tiefe töne für Augen und Ohren (with Sievert and Bill Elgart), Carlos Bicas Azul and Die Enttäuschung (amongst others with Axel Dörner, Jan Roder). He carried out several projects and published CDs with Aki Takase, about the work of Eric Dolphy and others. Mahall participated to Alexander von Schlippenbach''s recording of the complete works of Thelonious Monk, published by a prestigious Swiss label, and he is a member of the Globe Unity Orchestra. Moreover he performed with Conny Bauer, Lee Konitz, Barry Guy, Karl Berger, Paul Lovens, Sven-Åke Johansson, Radu Malfatti, Ed Schuller, Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Hannes Bauer and many others.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mehmet Ruhi Su (1912 September 20, 1985) was a Turkish bass baritone opera and folk singer and saz virtuoso. Ruhi Su was born 1912 in Van, Turkey, child of a simple official father and houswife mother. He later expressed his situation: "He is one of the children desolated by the World War I." After he lost his parents in very early age, he was taken from Van to Adana given to a poor family without child. He started playing violin at the age of ten. In 1936 he graduated from the Teacher''s School of Music and in 1942 from the Opera Department of State Conservatory in Ankara. The following ten years, he performed at the State Opera in Ankara as a celebrated bass baritone, appearing in operas such as Madame Butterfly, Fidelio, Tosca and Rigoletto. During his contemporary music education, he also studied Turkish folk music and consequently made regular radio programs, playing saz and singing folk songs, while he worked at the opera.
The understanding of the musical techniques of composition cannot be reduced to a handbook of simplified rules. Music is complex and ever changing. It is the purpose of this book to trace the path of musical growth from the late Romantic period to the serial techniques of the contemporary composer. Through the detailed analysis of the musical characteristics that dominate a specific style of writing, a graduated plan is organized and presented here in the form of explanations and exercises. A new analytical method substitutes for the diatonic figured bass and makes exercises and the analysis of non-diatonic literature more manageable. The explanations describing each technique are thorough. They are designed to help the teacher and the student see the many extenuating circumstances that affect a particular analytical decision. More important than a dogmatic decision on a particular key center or a root tone, for example, is the understanding of why such an underdeterminate condition may exist.
The DM front surround systems are perfect for positioning under flat screen televisions. With a 200 watt system output, virtual surround technology and high quality loudspeaker fittings they are suitable for home cinema and music in equal measure. Simple to install, they only need a signal cable to connect to the flat screen device. High quality fittings The solid HDF cabinet houses a modern, 200 watt digital amplifier with integrated 2-way loudspeaker system and down-fire subwoofer. This gives the DM system optimum speech intelligibility, impressive spatial presence and powerful bass tones. Simple operation The DM system can be controlled with its own remote control or that of your television. All remote control functions of the DM system can be learned in just a few steps on the TV remote control unit. Two devices - one remote control. Bluetooth loudspeaker Thanks to the Bluetooth interface and easy-pairing function, the DM system also masters the world of smart phones and tablet PCs. As a high quality Bluetooth® loudspeaker it also ensures loss-free transmission using apt-X® technology. Glass surface Inspired by the world of exclusive furniture and fitted with an elegant glass surface, the new DM systems have an elegant, contemporary look and will form an eye-catching feature in any living room. Connection options Alongside the optical digital input that makes it easy to connect with the flat screen television, the DM system has a coaxial digital input and an analogue cinch input. If required an external subwoofer can be operated using the Sub-Out output.
"Hidden People" is an apt title for this long-anticipated debut CD from husband-and-wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. They have been lynchpins of the UK's burgeoning folk-acoustic revival over the last two decades - but a case, perhaps, of "always the bridesmaid and never the bride."Now, at last, it's their turn to burst out from the shadows of their siblings and former musical partners to make a big noise in their own right. This bold and superbly - crafted album includes eight self-penned songs, one traditional arrangement and a poignant cover version. With Kathryn's sublime voice and effortless delivery, Sean's masterly guitar arrangements and the sonic quality of the production this CD, this is one the most eagerly awaited modern folk albums of the year.The esteem in which they are held is reflected in the list of artists who queued up to make a contribution: Sean's famous brother Seth Lakeman, the award-winning Irish singer Cara Dillon (who is married to another brother, musician and producer Sam Lakeman), Levellers' lead singer Mark Chadwick, veteran folk troubadour Dave Burland, singer-songwriter Jim Moray, Megson's Stu Hanna, Caroline Herring from the USA and Greta Bondesson from Sweden's sister trio Baskery.Steeped in the English tradition, Yorkshire-born Kathryn, 37, was a teenage sensation in a duo with Kate Rusby. They made the Folk Album of the Year in 1995, "Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts", and Kathryn also won the first-ever BBC Young Folk Award as a solo singer.They both teamed up with the three Lakeman brothers to form the folk -pop "supergroup", Equation, which was signed to Warner Music's cool 'Blanco Y Negro' label. Rusby and Seth then left to begin successful solo careers.Equation, with Kathryn and Sean at the head, spent more than five years touring in the USA and performed at top venues from New York to Los Angeles. They played the legendary Newport Folk Festival, the Golden Gate Festival in San Francisco, the Strawberry Festival in California's Yosemite National Park, the Rock 'N' Roll hall of fame in Cleveland and concerts from Arizona to Seattle, Chicago to Denver, Boston to El Paso. "We must have seen more of America than most Americans" says Sean." An incredible experience and a unique musical education."Meanwhile, Seth Lakeman wrote his seminal "Kitty Jay" album, which led to a Mercury Music Prize nomination - and a musical roller coaster ride. Sean was at his elbow, playing guitar as Seth achieved international fame with subsequent albums. Gold and silver albums sit on Sean's walls, as producer of Seth's groundbreaking CD's, one of which (Poor Man's Heaven) became the rarest of things, a folk album in the Top Ten.Like Kathryn, Sean's musical pedigree is formidable. After emerging on the English folk scene as one of 'The Lakeman Brothers' he studied jazz and contemporary music at Leeds College of Music. But he learned more by staying at the Yorkshire home of family friend and guitar maestro, Chris Newman, and touring the UK's folk clubs with veteran folk fiddler Tom McConville.Kathryn and Sean have had a low profile as a duo over the last eight years. As Sean toured the world with Seth's band, Kathryn has been busy at their hideaway Dartmoor home raising twin girls, Poppy and Lily, who are now nearly five. Now, finally, they have found breathing space to produce "Hidden People" for the Navigator label and will be heard performing live throughout the summer and autumn at festivals and gigs.Kathryn's vocals - lush, sultry and faultless - are the signature of the album. She has an extraordinary range, from husky to soaring. She also provides all the piano, keyboards, flute and woodwind. Sean contributes six-string guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, bouzouki and of all things "wooden ruler bass."The sonic quality of this CD is testimony to Sean's impressive production and recording skills and demonstrates why other folk artists and bands like the Levellers have beaten a path to his door to employ his services as a producer.The tracks on "Hidden People" range from Kathryn's haunting lead vocals, to rousing a cappella harmony, mellow and heart-rending piano ballads, foot-tapping rockabilly beats, tunes with a world-music tinge and full-on folk-rock. Yet the core of the album is good old-fashioned story-telling."These are stories, first and foremost," says Kathryn, but she warns, "My home-life is so 'roses round the cottage door', that I tend to prefer music with an edginess, so some of the tracks on the album are quite dark and brooding, to say the least." The messages and meanings behind these songs belong to the "Hidden People."