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A random music quote for your day

8 Mar

I copied this quote (by hand – during a party) from a magazine or newspaper cut-out that had been taped to a door in some stranger’s house:

“Unfortunately a lot of the world’s great music, in the minds of a lot of people, has become a safe thing to experience. In my opinion, any great work of art is a very dangerous thing for anyone to experience, because if you’re really experiencing, let’s say, a great quartet work – the Cavatina of the Grosse Fuge, for example – you don’t know what might happen to you. Your molecules could get really bent out of shape, your whole life might take a different direction. That music has a great deal of power. It’s not safe, it’s not wallpaper music… it’s a challenge, an attempt to create musical essences. I think that about great works of art. It’s not safe. It’s not safe to go hear a Mozart symphony, not if you really listen.”
~David Harrington (the Kronos Quartet)

[bolding is mine. link is to a random Youtube performance.]

machines versus teh strings

10 Dec

Several years ago I attempted to make a song. Before I had a chance to finish mixing the levels, I had computer issues which resulted in all the source files being lost.
As far as I was aware, everything – except for the single file that was uploaded to the splice on myspace music page – was gone forever and ever.

Today I discovered the final remaining copy of my pseudo-song:

“machines versus teh strings” by splice

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

8 Mar

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (the book) preceded this current tale about the place that is apparently referred to by its residents as “Underland,” which, since you must fall a long way to get there, makes just about as much sense. I’ve written a review for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, but I failed to mention a couple things, like: the strange repurposing of the elements of “Jabberwocky” or Elfman’s simple, but effective score. (“Alice. Alice. Ohhh, Alice.”)

Also, I can’t remember what the Dormouse said, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t “feed your head,” because that had something to do with an airplane…and possibly psychedelic mushrooms.