The Gig

Today we got to perform! We all came into class a bit earlier to practice for what we were about to do that afternoon. The practise sessions went well, and I got to work on where I fit into the graphical score as I hadn’t been able to make it in on Wednesday due to Cyclone Debbie blocking my way into the city (in both car and train transportation).

After running through it all a few times, we went into the studio, and had our faces painted (nice job on that by the way, Talia and Olivia thank-you for the help, also thankyou to Shalom for slapping me in the face with red paint haha).

Our band was to play later on in the day, so we got to watch most of the other performances before we went on stage. I liked how everyone’s sounds, and instruments where different. I think Vanni’s fan was the most surprising for what I expected it to sound like, and the noise that actually came out.

The group decided to put our graphical score onto our arms. This meant that we could follow along with it if we needed it, and it also matched the facepaint theme we had going, which we though was quite tribal.

Above is a picture of all of them together to make our full Graphical Score. I really like how this turned out, and I found it looked a lot better then having it just printed out on paper.

The performance itself I think ended up going really well. There was I couple things I wish I had done better, such as looking up at the right time when we go “Shhh” but I like how it turned out.

Hello everyone! I’m proposing a Music Challenge to all of you! So as some of you may know, I love contemporary music, a passion that was ignited by tumorsandmusic themselves, and as part of my music history course last year I had the pleasure of learning about “Avant-Garde” composition styles, one of which really struck me was Aleatory Music, which basically means music of chance. This style has several subsections, one of which is graphic scores, where as seen above the musician is left to interpret the meaning of the score. This creates a really interesting variety of performances, with no two being the exact same. 

So down to the Challenge, here’s what’s up folks.

1.) If tagged it would be super awesome if you could post a recording or video with your interpretation of the piece.

2.)Pretty pretty please tag me in it! I want to hear everyone!!!!!  Also if you could tag it “The Great Aleatory Challenge” so we can all see what everyone is doing that would be great!!

3.) try and tag some friends that you want to hear play this piece!

4.) Try and provide a link to the score when you post your recording so your tagged friend can see the score and know what they’re doing and read the brief score explanation that I will provide!

Notes about the Score:

1.)You don’t have to read the score in the orientation it’s posted in, you can rotate it however you want, hence the title on all sides.

2.)Ignore the Title! That’s just the mood that was evoked in me when I was playing it.

I look forward to hearing everyone! I will do the first tags when I post my video in the next post!!!

justarandomtomato  asked:

Sylph Co. is currently holding a sale on Upgrades in my area and I was considering buying one for my Porygon, would you recommend it? I read some online reviews and it seems the 2.0 patch improves graphics and average battling scores, but what about personality? Should I back my Porygon's memory up before the procedure?

Are you prepared for the personality change? Even though the backup will preserve some of the basics, once it evolves, your Porygon will change irreversibly. Are you okay with the commitment? Adjustment? Transformation?

If you have any sort of qualms, I suggest buying the upgrade and marking the date on the calendar. Then wait a year from the date. If you have any second thoughts or concerns, mark the date again and wait a year from then. The Upgrade will not go bad, and giving yourself time will take the pressure off to make a decision NOW. Your Pokémon needs to have a fully committed trainer. It does not need to evolve. It does not need to stay the same. It will not mind waiting until you are sure of what you want and what you can live with. You just need to be okay with your own decision, even if it takes longer than you originally thought.

I am just so saddened over Darwin Cooke’s passing away.  I actually don’t know much at all about how he was personally (other than everyone liked him and that he was kind and had a great sense of humor).  Rather it was his work that I’ve come to know so extremely well over the last couple decades.  

I hadn’t realized it until I thought the matter over, but I think I may own a copy of just about every major work he’s produced since his big stage debut with ‘Batman: Ego.’  Ego remains one of my favorite Batman tales.  I loved that it delved so wildly into the psychology of trauma and sublimation, utilizing Batman and the comic book medium to make palatable such a difficult and disquieting subject matter.  And the art… the art is what hooked me for life.  

I love everything there is about Cooke’s illustration style… it’s a seamless marriage between succinct and confident minimalistic lines coupled rich detail and the illusion of dynamic action.  It sounds paradoxical as I try to describe it, yet somehow it works perfectly on the page.  It’s as if someone took all of the best artistic qualities of Alex Toth, Bruce Timm, and Will Eisner and squished it all together to create what is (for me) the ideal comic book artist.  

The relaunch of the Catwoman ongoing and the graphic novel ‘Selina’s Big Score’ with co-writer, Ed Brubaker, remains my favorite Catwoman story and brought forward Catwoman’s long overdo transition to being a true A-list hero in the DC pantheon of characters.  The work on X-Force was fantastic, periodic tales in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web were wonderful, Wolverine and Doop was a classic.  

Then came ‘DC: The New Frontier.’  I don’t even know where to start.  Most of my comic-loving friends will site ‘Watchmen’ or ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ or even Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ as the ultimate DC comic story.  For me it’s The New Frontier.  It embodies everything that I love about comic books and the superhero medium.  I can recall the first Christmas/Hanukah following the release of the trade paperback.  I think I might have gifted copies to at least ten different people that year.

Cooke’s next big project was to return Will Eisner’s The Spirit to the 21st century.  I hadn’t been especially familiar with The Spirit.  I knew that Eisner was a seminal influence on many of my favorite artists, but had never gotten around to checking out The Spirit.  Well, I definitely caught the bug wen Cooke presented the one-shot crossover between Batman and The Spirit and gleefully bought every issue of The Spirit ongoing that Cooke wrote and illustrated.  It’s telling that my interest in The Spirit pretty much evaporated the moment Cooke left the book.

At first I was quite bummed out when Cooke departed from the super hero genre to focus on a series of comic novels retelling the noir detective stories of Richard Stark’s ‘Parker.’  These feelings of disappointment faded about two pages into the ‘The Hunter.’  Pulp detective fiction had never been my thing, but once again Cooke’s love and enthusiasm for it all was just infectious and I eagerly awaited each new installment… ‘The Outfit,’ ‘The Score,’ ‘Slayground'…  I even shelled out more money than I should have for an overpriced copy of ‘The Man With the Getaway Face.’  They were all wonderful and maintain a place alf reverence on my shelf of graphic novels.  

Cooke’s output seemed to slow over the next few years.  There was a couple issues of ‘Before Watchmen’ that I begrudgingly bought and the wonderful series of alternate covers for DC Comics whole line.  I figured that Cooke was working on his next big project and was excited to learn what it was.  

And then yesterday I discovered Cooke had been battling an undisclosed and highly aggressive form of cancer.  A day later, I learned that he had passed away.  It was so sudden and shocking.  I’m still bending my head around it.  A part of my mind is still excited for that next big project.  But it will never come.  The comic industry has lost one of its all-time greats and the world is a little smaller and less bright because of it.  

I’m so sad for Mr. Cooke’s family, friends, and loved ones.  They have my deepest sympathies and condolences and of course will respect their wishes for privacy during this time of mourning.    But I’m also sad for myself.  Sad that I won’t get to read any new Darwyn Cooke comics.  Sad that I’ll never get to see him illustrate my favorite characters, The Inhumans (although I do still have that issue of Spider-Man’s Tangled Web guest-staring Medusa and Crystal).  And sad that there will be no further Parker graphic novels, that ‘Butcher’s Moon’ and ‘The Plunder Squad’ will not be adapted in Cooke’s unique and distinctive style.   It’s such a loss.

I feel sort of guilty dwelling on how this effects me, but perhaps Mr. Cooke would have appreciated that.  One of the greatest thing we can each hope to achieve in life is to be a positive influence on the lives of others.  Mr. Cooke was definitely a positive influence on me, his works gave me terrific joy and I bet the same is true for thousands of other comic book fans out there.  It’s a testament to him.  I thank him and will miss him dearly.  

MalènaAcademy Award nominated score of the 2000 film. Composed by Ennio Morricone.

1. Inchini Ipocriti E Disperazione

2. Malèna  

3. Passeggiata In Paese

4. Visioni

5. Nella Casa

6. Malèna (Titon Di Coda)

7. Linciaggio

8. Orgia

9. Il Ritorno

10. Bisbigli Della Gente

11. Ma L'Amore No

12. Casino-Bolero

13. Altro Casino

14. Visioni (Fantasie D'Amore)

15. Cinema D'Altri Tempi

16. Ipocrisie

17. Pensieri Di Sesso

18. Momenti Difficili

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