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📍 Windenburg Lakeshore

[Polyphonic Ringtone]

“Hello? Oh- Hey babe. Yeah, go ahead’ grab dinner. I’m just passing time; sightseeing and taking snapshots. Think I’m going to get back into photography when Jaxon goes to school in Sept.”

“That’s good, you need to continue doing the hobbies you enjoy. Love you, see you soon.”

“Love you too.”

Imagine a monster who comes to your window at night. He speaks in a polyphonic voice, and asks how you are doing. He loves talking to you, and you love it too but he never lets you see him. He is afraid his appearance will make you hate him. But on some nights, when the moon is bright enough, you can see his silhouette through the curtains: a humanoid shape with large, feathered wings.

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2001. Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame

is the fifth album by band Summoning. It was released in 31 October.

This release was a kind of combination between the old and new style of Summoning, with the keyboard lines being more epic and polyphonic while the guitars bore a similarity with the more complex and rock-esque guitar-style from Stronghold. This time the band used more spoken-word samples to bring a more dramatic style to the songs and for the first time the band works with clear vocal choirs on the song “Farewell”. The lyrical concept again was totally based on Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but for the first time it was combined with some inspiration from Michael Moorcock’s fantasy writings. It is also their first album to make extensive use of audio samples (taken from radio productions of The Lord of the Rings), giving the album a slight dramaturgic bent.

all albums of Summoning are great but this one is one of the main reasons why they are the Austrian Masters and believe me, if you are ever going to read something that was wrote by Tolkien, put some Summoning playing in the background and you’re going to feel one of the most fantastic experiences ever.

                                   Protector             Silenius

Counterpoint example
Counterpoint example

I just put this together quickly to help explain the idea of counterpoint in music to a friend on twitter, so I figured I’d put it here as well!

You’ve probably heard musicians talk about “counterpoint” at some point or another, and if you’ve ever wondered what it means, look no further;

“Counterpoint” refers to when two or more melodies are happening at the same time, which fit together melodically but not necessarily rhythmically, and are of equal importance to one another (meaning one does not dominate the other, and they rely on one another to create a texture).

so in this example, there are 3 parts.  

  • The first part is a single instrument playing a melody by itself, a.k.a. “single voice”.  
  • The second part has two instruments together, which are playing the same notes as each other at the same time, and that’s called a “monophonic texture”.  
  • The third part has the same two instruments playing together, but they aren’t playing the same notes, yet still seem to work together melodically. That’s called a “polyphonic texture”, and “counterpoint” is sort of an umbrella term used to describe all the different sorts of polyphonic textures that exist.  

This is a very abbreviated explanation, but hopefully some of you find it useful!

Top 25 Composers

No.9: Nikolai Medtner (5 January 1880 - 13 November 1951)

Medtner was a Post Romantic Russian composer whose music was considered too conservative for the landscape. In the decades of Modernism, with its varying new and experimental styles and the heavy artistic shift between the two World Wars, Medtner seemed backwards, and was considered a “second-rate Rachmaninoff” [not to mention Rachmaninoff faced similar flack from critics]. But his music isn’t cliche or derivative. It is fresh, highly complex, and his attention to detail matches the abilities of Brahms and Beethoven. He combined German influence and aesthetics with Russian melodicism and hallmarks to create piano music that sounds so natural despite is unexpected directions and dense polyphonic layers. One music critic put it best when he said that Medtner’s music sounds as if you’ve heard it before, as if the music comes from nature itself. It’s ease of flow and direction feel like a fluid river going through an uncharted forest. My favorite works by him are his three Violin Sonatas, his three Piano Concertos, the “Night Wind” Sonata, the Sonata Reminiscenza, the Sonata Minacciosa, and his Piano Quintet.

December 29, 2016

A chanson is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular. A singer specializing in chansons is known as a “chanteur” (male) or “chanteuse” (female); a collection of chansons, especially from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, is also known as a chansonnier.

As for the Chanson cafe in Ginza, Ginpari literally means ‘Silver Paris’.

anonymous asked:

This Might be a stupid question but, The Voyager (And Voyager XL) are mono or poly? :'( thanks!

Monophonic, like the original MiniMoogs.

Since 2012, Radiohead have primarily used the monophonic Moog Voyager PE for synth bass and the polyphonic DSI Prophet ‘08 for pads and chords. The smooth filter and monophony of the Moog make it excel at bass sounds, which is why Jonny originally used a vintage MiniMoog Model D for Radiohead’s 2011 performances.

In this photo, taken in Studios La Fabrique’s “Control Room” during the recording of A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s DSI Prophet ‘08 and Moog Voyager PE are visible on the table behind them, alongside a Roland Juno-60 and Nigel’s Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.