Archive for the 'Music' Category

Toots Thielemans: 1922-2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Toots Thielemans: 1922-2016 “That little space between a smile and a tear” By James Brewer on the World Socialist Web Site on August 25, 2016.

Toots Thielemans [PHOTOS: Jos Knaepen from tootsthielemans.com]

A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss By Bernd Reinhardt onn the World Socialist Web Site on July 16, 2016.

Click Here to View: Bimini – Power of Three Michel Petrucciani – Wayne Shorter – Jim Hall on YouTube

Click Here to View: Jim Hall “My Funny Valentine” on YouTube. (more…)

Woody Guthrie’s Music Lives On

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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Click Here To Read:  Woody Guthrie’s Music Lives On: More than 40 years after the celebrated folk singer’s death, a trove of 3,000 unrecorded songs is inspiring musicians to lay new tracks By Jim Morrison on the smithsonian.com website on January 5, 2010.

Woody Guthrie was never known as a lyrical provocateur but he wrote about everything from A to Z. (Bettmann / Corbis)

 

Donald Meltzer and the Music of the Inner World with Pamela Sorensen at CFS

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Duet – Donald Meltzer and the Music of the Inner World
One-Session Program (4 Contact Hours)
Presenter:       Pamela Sorensen, PhD
Date:               Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time:               10:00am-3:00pm (One Hour Lunch Break)
Location:         Mt. Sinai, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St., NYC

This paper uses the film “The Story of the Weeping Camel” to explore Donald Meltzer’s thinking about the links between analytic listening and musical listening. The paper uses detail in the film to bring to imaginative life Meltzer’s ideas about the relation between phantasies about the (more…)

Psychoanalyst Dr. Martin Nass on Music, Interpretation & the Creative Mind

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Stephanie Chase Conversations: Psychoanalyst Dr. Martin Nass on Music, Interpretation & the Creative Mind By Stephanie Chase on the Thirsy Media.com website.

Martin Nass

 

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89 By Hiram Lee on nTHe World Socialist Websit eon July 6, 2016.

Ralph Stanley in 2006 (Photo credit: Larry Miller)

Neuroscientists probe link between music pleasure responses, dopamine and cravings

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscientists probe link between music pleasure responses, dopamine and cravings by Jane Gardner on the Medical Xpress website on June 29, 2016.

Is there a connection between dance music and cravings? Credit: University of Melbourne

Hear Melissa Etheridge’s Chilling ‘Pulse’ Dedicated to Orlando Victims

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and Listen To: Hear Melissa Etheridge’s Chilling ‘Pulse’ Dedicated to Orlando Victims “How can I hate them, when everybody’s got a pulse?” singer-songwriter asks in new song By Jerry Portwood IN Rolling Stone on June 15, 2016.

Melissa Etheridge has penned a song titled “Pulse” dedicated to the Orlando shooting victims. Brian Rasic/Rex/Shutterstock/Zuma

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum season 2

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

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Dear friends and colleagues, ENJOY

I am pleased to announce the launch of our second season! As always, you can enter the museum from its Entry Hall at http://VirtualPsychoanalyticMuseum.org

Rather than overwhelm the senses with a multiplicity of exhibits all at once, we will be mounting exhibits throughout the season. Today we begin with two galleries rich in audio and visual treasures:

The Images Gallery opens with “The Optical Unconscious: Vignettes of Images & Text,” a five-part (more…)

Duke Ellington’s Birthday: April 29, 1899

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Duke Ellington on Wiipedia.

Click Here to Read and Listen to: Duke Ellington on the Bio.website.

Click Here to Read: Big Band: ‘Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington,’ by Terry Teachout , Reviewed By James Gavin in The New York Times on December 6, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Two Bands: Duke Ellington, the Beatles, and the mysteries of modern creativity BY Aadam Gopnik in the New Yorker Magazine in the December 23 & 30, 2013 Issue. (more…)

Prince (1958-2016)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Prince (1958-2016) By Hiram Lee on the World Socialist Web Site on April 27, 2016.

Prince, Photo Credit: Scott Penner

A concert of relative rarities by American composer Aaron Copland

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A concert of relative rarities by American composer Aaron Copland By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on April 23, 2016.

Aaron Copland in 1962

Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati by Erin Faigin on the ingeveb.org website on February 28, 2016.

Lin Jaldati at the Festival of Political Song in East Berlin, 1978. via Yiddishkayt

On my radar: China Miéville’s cultural highlights

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: On my radar: China Miéville’s cultural highlights: The writer on a moving comic about life in 80s Turkey, disquieting composer Carolyn O’Brien and poet Caitlin Doherty’s tribute to the first dog in space by China Miéville on the Guardian Website on February 14, 2016.

China Miéville: ‘Any novel by Michael Cisco is cause for delight.’ Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Bob Dylan interview: ‘Passion is a young man’s game, older people gotta be wise’

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Bob Dylan interview: ‘Passion is a young man’s game, older people gotta be wise’ UK exclusive: Folk legend on why he’s taking a turn as a crooner for his latest album Robert Love on the Independent website on February 7, 2015.

A freewheelin’ Bob Dylan has restored life to old standards

Unpacking a trunk of new Soviet Yiddish songs: A self-interview

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Unpacking a trunk of new Soviet Yiddish songs: A self-interview by Eric A. Gordon on the People’s World Website on January 13, 2016.

Click Here to Read and Listen to: Lyrical Tuesday: Yiddish Songs on this website.

David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman William Burroughs, say hello to David Bowie By Craig Copetas in Rolling Stone Magazine on February 28, 1974.

Click Here to Read: Nothing Remains: David Bowie’s Vision of Love By Simon Critchley in The New York Times on January 11, 2016

Click Here to Read: David Bowie’s “Lazarus” Video Is a Haunting Farewell by Carey Dunne on the HyperAllergic blog on January 11, 2016.

Click Here to Read: David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion By Jon Pareles in the New York Times on Janary 11, 2016. (more…)

60 Years Later, A Wild, Baffling Recording Finds A Modern Spark

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: 60 Years Later, A Wild, Baffling Recording Finds A Modern Spark By the Editor on the WCQS website on  January 9, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Lyrical Tuesday: Yiddish Songs on this Website.

Lulu: A new production of a challenging 20th century opera

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Lulu: A new production of a challenging 20th century opera By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on January 4, 2016.

Alban Berg, drawing by Emil Stumpp (1926)

Fireman Shostakovich

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Fireman Shostakovich by Anna Aslanyan on the London Review of Books blog on January 2, 2016.