Musical Childhoods of Asia and the Pacific:
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Since Joe Hisaishi in 2005 had the opportunity to score such films of neighboring countries as Welcome to Dongmakol (Korea), A Chinese Tall Story (Hong Kong) and The Post-Modern Life of My Aunt (China) he became more conscious of Japan as part of Asia, evident in this album which expresses the glamour of this continent.The piano scores are arranged to bring out the melodies for the songs so many people could enjoy playing these fine tunes.ASIAN X.T.C.Welcome to DongmakgolVenusesThe Post Modern LifeA Chinese Tall StoryZai-JianAsian CrisisHurly-BurlyMonkey ForestDawn of Asia
In his 1967 megahit ´´San Francisco,´´ Scott McKenzie sang of ´´people in motion´´ coming from all across the country to San Francisco, the white-hot center of rock music and anti-war protests. At the same time, another large group of young Americans was also in motion, less eagerly, heading for the jungles of Vietnam. Now, in The Republic of Rock, Michael Kramer draws on new archival sources and interviews to explore sixties music and politics through the lens of these two generation-changing places - San Francisco and Vietnam. From the Acid Tests of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to hippie disc jockeys on strike, the military´s use of rock music to ´´boost morale´´ in Vietnam, and the forgotten tale of a South Vietnamese rock band, The Republic of Rock shows how the musical connections between the City of the Summer of Love and war-torn Southeast Asia were crucial to the making of the sixties counterculture. The audiobook also illustrates how and why the legacy of rock music in the sixties continues to matter to the meaning of citizenship in a global society today. Going beyond cliched narratives about sixties music, Kramer argues that rock became a way for participants in the counterculture to think about what it meant to be an American citizen, a world citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The music became a resource for grappling with the nature of democracy in larger systems of American power both domestically and globally. For anyone interested in the 1960s, popular music, and American culture and counterculture, The Republic of Rock offers new insight into the many ways rock music has shaped our ideas of individual freedom and collective belonging. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015528/bk_adbl_015528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fascinating collection looks at the career and films of Luc Besson, one of the most acclaimed figures in international cinema. Contributions have been assembled from all over the world, and their different approaches reflect this geographical diversity. Films covered range from Besson’s first feature, ´´La Dernier Combat,´´ to the international blockbusters ´´The Fifth Element´´ and´´ Joan of Arc.´´ The essays range from looking at costume design to musical scores, and the final chapter offers a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the man himself. He is the only French director to have crossed over successfully during the 1990s into the blockbuster spectacular we associate with Hollywood cinema and yet this is only the second book in English on this major international director. ´´The Films of Luc Besson´´ will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the career and films of the ´´master of spectacle.´´ This fascinating collection looks at the career and films of Luc Besson, one of the most acclaimed figures in international cinema. Contributions have been assembled from all over the world, and their different approaches reflect this geographical diversity. Films covered range from Besson´s first feature, La Dernier Combat, to the international blockbusters The Fifth Element and Joan of Arc. The essays range from looking at costume design to musical scores, and the final chapter offers a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the man himself. He is the only French director to have crossed over successfully during the 1990s into the blockbuster spectacular we associate with Hollywood cinema and yet this is only the second book in English on this major international director. The films of Luc Besson will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the career and films of the ´master of spectacle´. Contents: Introduction - Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie 1. Three neo-baroque directors - Raphaël Bassan 2. Du côté de Europa, via Asia: the post-Hollywood Besson - Rosanna Maule 3. Musical narration in the films of Luc Besson - Gérard Dastugue 4. Hearing Besson: the music of Eric Serra in the films of Luc Besson - Mark Brownrigg 5. Of suits and men in the films of Luc Besson - Phil Powrie 6. From Rags to Riches: Le Dernier combat and Le Cinquième élément - Susan Hayward 7. The sinking of the self: Freudian hydraulic patterns in Le Grand bleu - Laurent Jullier 8. Imprisoned freedoms: space and identity in Subway and Nikita - Mark Orme 9. Nikita: consumer culture´s killer instinct and the imperial imperative - Hilary Ann Radner 10. Léon and the cloacal labyrinth - Phil Powrie 11. Jeanne d´Arc: high epic style and politicising camp - Susan Hayward 12. An unpublished interview with Luc Besson - Gérard Dastugue Filmography Select bibliography Susan Hayward is the Established Chair of French at Exeter University where she is the Director of the Department of Film Studies, Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
This collection of Debussy´s popular intermediate pieces includes Clair de lune, Reverie, La petit ngre, the complete Children´s Corner Suite and other works. The introductory pages discuss symbolist poetry, French Impressionist painters and Debussy´s musical style. A variety of photographs taken throughout the composer´s life are also included. The Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. 64 pages. Pianist Scott Price is the chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina and holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Oklahoma. He has given master classes and recitals throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. His recordings are featured in Alfred´s Premier Piano Course.
Helen Colijn´s account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II, the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire circumstances. The conditions were harsh, terrible. Food was scarce, medicine unavailable. Held in captivity for three and a half years, more than a third of the women in Helen´s camp died of disease or starvation. Yet their courage, faith, resiliency, ingenuity, and camaraderie provide us with enduring lessons on living. Though the prisoners had no musical instruments, they had their voices, and from memory scored classical works for symphony and piano. The music that helped sustain them while in captivity is a lasting and precious gift of these women to a world that has witnessed far too much war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001226/bk_blak_001226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film music is as old as cinema itself. Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging overview written by one of the leading authorities on the subject. After opening with a fascinating analysis of the music from a key sequence in Quentin Tarantino´s Reservoir Dogs, Kathryn Kalinak introduces listeners not only to important composers and musical styles but also to modern theoretical concepts about how and why film music works. Throughout the book she embraces a global perspective, examining film music in Asia and the Middle East as well as in Europe and the United States. Key collaborations between directors and composers - Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Akira Kurosawa and Fumio Hayasaka, Federico Fellini and Nino Rota, to name only a few - come under scrutiny, as do the oft-neglected practices of the silent film era. She also explores differences between original film scores and compilation soundtracks that cull music from preexisting sources. As Kalinak points out, film music can do many things, from establishing mood and setting to clarifying plot points and creating emotions that are only dimly realized in the images. This book illuminates the many ways it accomplishes those tasks and will have its listeners thinking a bit more deeply and critically the next time they sit in a darkened movie theater and music suddenly swells as the action unfolds onscreen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015673/bk_adbl_015673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Etherwave® Theremin, StandardThe theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. Like the Ethervox, the Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Leon Theremin´s original design.The Etherwave is a quality theremin with a design that retains many characteristics of the original theremins, including a five-octave pitch range and reliable spacing between notes for sophisticated playability. Antennas are nickel-plated 3/8 brass tube and cabinets are furniture-grade hardwood, finished black. The Etherwave is fitted with an adapter for mounting on a standard microphone stand and is designed for use with a musical instrument amplifier such as the Moog TB-15.What is a Theremin?The theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. Like the Ethervox, the Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Leon Theremin’s original design.The EtherwaveThe Etherwave is a quality theremin with a design that retains many characteristics of the original theremins, including a five-octave pitch range and reliable spacing between notes for sophisticated playability. Antennas are nickel-plated 3/8 brass tube and cabinets are furniture-grade hardwood, finished black. The Etherwave is fitted with an adapter for mounting on a standard microphone stand and is designed for use with a musical instrument amplifier such as the Moog TB-15.All Etherwaves ship with two videotapes: Clara Rockmore: the Greatest Theremin Virtuosa, and Mastering the Theremin, featuring Lydia Kavina.Power supply is included: order 110v for use in US or Canada or 220v for use in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. 110v Etherwaves ship with videotapes in NTSC format; 220v Etherwaves ship with videotapes in PAL format.Features* POWER rocker switch - switches on and off the AC power to theremin.* AUDIO OUT - standard 1/4 phone jack, which delivers line level output to your amplifier.* PITCH rotary control, for adjusting the response of the pitch antenna.* VOLUME rotary control, for adjusting the response of the volume antenna.* WAVEFORM rotary control, for adjusting the waveform of the audio output.* BRIGHTNESS rotary control, for adjusting the brightness of the audio output.* POWER INPUT - receptacle for the special AC adapter that comes with the Etherwave. 110 volt and 220 volt adapters are available.* ANTENNA CONNECTORS - threaded connectors which allow the antennas to be removed for travel.