La Monte Young B Flat Dorian Blues
The length of this piece is deceiving, dynamic and ever-changing. What I mean by that is that The Well-Tuned Piano exists as a template for Young's continual improvisation and expansion although the filmed performancewith lighting by Zazeela, from is the last time he played the piece in publicand that listening to the recording or watching the video collapses your sense of scale and time La Monte Young B Flat Dorian Blues six hours pass differently from how you might expect.
In fact, time seems both to expand as well as contract. The piece so takes over your brain that it seems as if it has always been playing, that no other music apart from this has ever existed; and Wendy Carlos Tron Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, because of the way themes and ideas return throughout the performance, you're aware of a structure, you become conscious of musical anchors in the ocean of pianistic time that the piece creates.
Kyle Gann, The Well-Tuned Piano's most extraordinarily perceptive critic and advocate, sums up the delirious temporal mind-funk the piece creates: "In an 'eastern', timeless way [Young, like Terry Riley, was a student of Pandit Pran Nath], the Africaine 808 LExotica EP can be listened to as a static articulation of a set tuning, a continuous present in which The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored of before and after are irrelevant.
In a 'western' way, it can William Bell I Forgot To Be Your Lover Bring The Curtain Down be heard as a unidirectional time-pattern of thematic development in which earlier melodies return altered and at different pitch levels. Perhaps it is more accurate to say, avoiding quotation marks and over-worked stereotypes, that the WTP [Gann's abbreviation] manifests with equal emphasis both poles of the psychic qualities immanent in all musical listening.
Few works La Monte Young B Flat Dorian Blues satisfy the desires of both structuralist and ambient listeners. Because the first and most significant thing that will strike your ears from the first second of The Well-Tuned Piano is the acidulous yet soft-focused beauty of the tuning system Young uses in the piece.
The product of decades of research and of dissatisfaction with the artificial exigencies of equal temperament — that gigantic musical fudge that has arguably robbed classical music of much of its expressive power but to which La Monte Young B Flat Dorian Blues ears have unfortunately become almost completely accustomed — Young's tuning system is based on a fundamental E flat and a sequence of rational, ratio-based relationships for the other notes of the scale.
Read Gann's distillation of what Young does and be as flabbergasted as I was to learn that Gann worked out La Monte Young B Flat Dorian Blues of this unbelievable Pythagorean subtlety using nothing more than his ears, a calculator and a synthesizer, blowing open once and for all the veil of secrecy about how Young created these ethereal yet earthy sounds: it's a musical hall of mirrors where, to obey the strictures of Young's tuning, Charlie Spacer Woman G sharp on the keyboard actually produces a note lower than the G; the C sharp and C similarly.
Drift Study 4. Bb Drian Blues 2. Early Tuesday Morning Blues 3. Raga Bhairava 2. Trio for Strings Disc 7 1. Death Chant 2. For Guitar 3. For Brass Full Ver. Disc 3 1. Raga Shudh Sarang 2. Raga Kut Todi Disc 5 1. The "Well-Tuned Piano" on here is the original base work for the 6 hour piece, and quite different; "Chimes" is an excerpt from the released version for comparison purposes, and the Terry Riley pieces, while derivitive and non-committal perhaps, are interesting in comparison to the La Monte roots from which they sprang.
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