27. May 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Quotes

Africa is everything that something like classical music isn’t. Classical – perhaps I should say “orchestral” – music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It’s all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities. And the fact that orchestras play the same thing over and over bothers me. Classical music is music without Africa. It represents old-fashioned hierarchical structures, ranking, all the levels of control. […]
If you’re a composer writing that kind of music, you don’t get to hear what your work sounds like for several years [“extremely slow feedback loops”]. Thus, the orchestral composer is open to all the problems and conceits of the architect, liable to be trapped in a form that is inherently nonimprovisational, nonempirical

-Brian Eno

27. May 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

hello world im an oboe playing over aceiver am am the definition of geek

27. May 2011 · Comments Off on TangoTime™ · Categories: TangoTime™

Bassoonists: Michael Norris Aitor, Christian, Juanito Sapiña

27. May 2011 · Comments Off on BachTrac™ · Categories: BachTrac™

Another Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

(You’ll have to try and ignore all that wind noise!)

27. May 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I don’t get it? Why would anyone not want a handcrafted Oboe?