with Pandit Shyam Sundar Goswami on the 26th july, 2009 at Nazrul Shatabarshiky Sadan(Madhyamgram Choumatha,Kol-129) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The accompanying artistes are Ustad Sabir Khan on the Tabla & sarengi Ustad Sabbir Hussain Khan.
We cordially invite you to grace the occasionan make the evening eventful for us.
Shall look forward to your presence which will add to the charm of the evening.
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I'm quite sure that Bach had a special attitude to numbers. Although the theory of mystical numbers in his works is not widely accepted - I think if ever a composer would be able to arrange numbers to build up music, strong emotions and belief at the same time, this only could be him.
I played violin for about seven years, and Bach always left the greatest impression on me. If only I had ever had enough playing skills to play "Chaconne" or his solo partites....
What I am still searching are ways for new combinations of classical tones with modern ideas. You know, for most classical musicians it is a strange concept to work e.g. with electronic instruments at the same time. They might mistreat poor grand pianos by fitting all kinds of scrap to the instrument strings to invent new modern sounds for modern classics - though samplers and synths would offer a much greater variety... On that background musicals could build an acceptable bridge between both worlds....
(...which still reminds me of that unforgettable face of the poor viola soloist girl who bumped into a heavy metal band preparing stage equipment to join a (mostly) classical concert at the Music Conservatorium at Mainz - whom I had succeeded to place there by big chance :-))) You can imagine all that prejudices that are thrown at you, for if you come with the hard rockers, you surely can't have any skills in classical music in their eyes....)
So now you might imagine what happened in my head during my version of "Rainbow Scatterings - A Land". :-)
just listened to "Ariel's Song". Great arangement!
Seem's we just discovered a true familiy pool of music skill.
I like the piece very much, for I really like Bach. And indeed for my ear it sounds a bit like the introduction of the yet undiscovered seventh part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio (i bet he wanted it to be seven, for seven in the magic number, so it's good you made a first move to complete it). Especially the sudden change to minor in the exposition is really something you share with him!
Hope we can get that great skill into some of our tasks! Though I also do a lot of really-non-classical work here, I'm really sure we'll have an audience for it. I really vote for real pluralism, for this project really deserves to be more than to re-import African traditional sound fitted with Europamericasian Badges back to Africa to celebrate pure Hakuna Matata (which still is ok to build a big part of it).
I already told Eileen I once made a short draft to make a Sawubona musical (that's why I produced "Good Hopes Intro Musical" as one of my first pieces here). The musical would be supposed to perform in cyberspace (e.g. in Second Life) with live avatar actors and live music / semi live music, so it is really 3D, can be attended world wide for free, and spectators can choose their own angle of view or even interact.
But that is really dependent on the success of the Sawubona CD production, and a critical mass of supporters to build the "virtual stage", the outfits, avatars, music etc., for you will need a lot of people to do it. But only what we do not try is impossible to come true!
By the way: Don't worry about the sound. That's the thing to be changed easily. Your idea is represented good enough, so there will be no need for further editing unless you chose to invest in a modern virtual orchesta software (which today is quite affordable, but still a lot of work on top of arranging, for articulations are to be applied to all voices). If you e.g. would make a similar score for a Sawubona song, I could offer my sound devices to contribute.
thank you for your kind words. I feel sorry for your finger issue - for that must be real hard for an artist to be "grounded" by a little finger.
If we adapted the scale (i.e. notes without the use of that finger) - would it be possible to get your woodwind instruments into our music? I mean - virtual orchestras are a fine thing for composers to get immediate results - but there is still nothing like a real instrument made of wood and metal....