The music industry has undeniably evolved over time and through the betterment of technology, music has the ability to be heard worldwide. Most artists become popularized through the internet and social media, but numerous composers have become well-known through the music they produce for movies. Soundtracks are extremely popular today, especially with the ever growing entertainment industry. One cannot simply hum a tune from a classic Disney film or any other well-known film without others recognizing the piece. The relevance of soundtracks in our culture today would make the main theme from the film “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” a perfect piece to include in this course.
“Audiences today want a real experience in their live performance, because they can get great script based entertainment at home, through various new media sources. Traditional theatre, which appeals on a mental, and hopefully also emotional level, has not been enough to compete with other media, and audiences have been declining. Physical theatre, by contrast appeals to the audience on a physical and emotional level, providing a much more immediate experience than traditional theatre” ~ (Artmedia Publishing in Zen Zen Zo’s “The Tempest” Teacher’s Notes)
The 1890s is often referred to as the "Gay Nineties," meaning it was a time period full of positivity and hopefulness. This is evident in the music of that time period. Some of the popular songs from this era are "My Old New Hampshire Home" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever. " Two of the most popular songs from 2015 were "Uptown Funk" and "Cheerleader." Just by glancing at the titles, you may think that music of the 1890s is completely different from music today.
While the music in Mexico has evolved over the years, it has successfully remained true to its roots and traditions of typical Mexican music. Influenced by a diverse range of cultures, the music in Mexico has been molded by early Europeans, original natives of Mexico, and the modern-day industries of the United States, as well. Popular music in Mexico includes genres of Pop, Banda, Tejano, and Latin Alternative. The ability to appreciate music at its fullest extent comes with the responsibility to be knowledgeable of different cultures and their music. While examining Mexico’s music and industry as a whole, we are able to discover the diverse range of genres, along
The last genre of music that my father played for me is called TAMBORAZO its music from a state in Mexico called Zacateca”s. The album that he played for me had no lyrics. It was all sounds and instruments being played. It sounded a lot like the music that you would hear where there was a bull involved and it was trying to tackle the guy with the red flag. It was very interesting to listen to. He says that this is the music that he listens to when he goes for a run. It is very fast paced and sounds like you require a lot foot work to keep up. He says that he really likes it because of the instuments being played. (which if you want an understanding of beats a lot of people say is similar to polka music)
We explored the aeolian scale when we composed our music. We also made sure to use the lyrics to a song that was around during the middle ages. Back in the middle ages there were only 2 types of music secular and religious. The secular music was written in the local language where as religious music was in latin. Secular music would have instruments playing but religious music would not have any instruments adding tune, but they would sometimes use a drum as a drone to help keep the beat. The piece we composed is similar to a religious middle ages peice of music. Our composition has a drone and latin lyrics we also used the aeolian scale which was a commonly used scale from the middle ages. Our composition also has polyphonic
The relationship between the city of Trujillo and the Marinera is special, because one of the mainly things that represents the city is this precise dance. This affirmation was made official when in January 24 1986; the city of Trujillo was declared the capital of the Marinera. When they saw that it was something meaningful for the city’s population, the congress decided in 2012 that October 7 was going to be the Marinera day (nationwide) in honour of one of the most famous Marinera music composers: Augusto Ascuez Villanueva. In Peru, they teach kids in school how to dance it. This dance is thought so that children can know more about their culture, feel “more” Peruvian, and see if they might want to dance it professionally. Furthermore, during
Guadalupe Victoria Yoli, better known as “La Lupe,” (Santiago de Cuba, December 23, 1939- New York, February 22, 1992), was a very unique, talented, scandalous and explosive woman, whose life and musical career has come to exemplify the paradox of fame and obscurity, wealth and poverty, glory and failure. In La Lupe’s documentary, she was depicted as an accomplished, egotistic, outrageous, and religious woman, who came to the United Stated after being asked by representatives of Fidel Castro to leave Cuba in 1959, as the result of her outspokenness and controversial behavior on stage. Not only she recorded more than eighteen albums, appeared in many television shows, accumulated a fortune, and conquered the American market singing in English and Spanish, but her unique voice and uncanny style made her “The Queen of Latin Soul.”
Celiz Cruz was a popular salsa singer. Salsa developed in New York City from Cuban songs and rhythms fused with jazz. It became very popular in the 1970s and quickly spread back to Latin America. Salsa uses Cuban percussion and the “son” style of song mixed with the instrumentation and improvisation of the jazz and swing of the 1960s and 1970s. Salsa music generally consists of three sections: son, montuno and chorus. The son is a Cuban song built over clave rhythms. The montuno section is improvisation over an ostinato bass pattern, a practice called “guajeo”. The third section, the chorus, also uses improvisation. These three parts can be played in any order, and transitions between sections are generally marked with signals from the brass
I agree with your point that most of the sound is diegetic. However, shortly into your selected clip, the diegetic sounds take a backseat to the non-diegetic intro music that you mentioned. I kind of feel like the non-diegetic music in this clip fits the definition of "delineating form" and "setting the mood." In fitting the definition, the musical cues in this clip are helping to convey the genre and establish the overall mood. As the clip progresses through the opening scene, the music continues.
In Koyaanisqatsi, Glass’ use of repetition drove my feelings and I started to focus on the music instead of the images. The majority of the time, it seemed that there was some comparison of the images and the music. When the music was fast and higher pitched, it was correlated with exciting moments in the images. When it was slow and lower pitched, it was more related to the negative changes happening in our world. These comparisons did not have the same effect as the slight changes in the pieces. Glass’ repetition has the ability for listeners to create their own experience when listening to the piece. I struggled with Einstein on the Beach. I had more difficulty appreciating Glass’ notes and his use of repetition. It almost seemed that
Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman, known for bringing flamboyance and talent into pianistic performances, performed a recital dubbed Chopin & Schubert. In this 1987 recording, Krystian Zimerman performs a couple of songs by Chopin and Schubert. The recording lasted one hour and forty-one minutes where Krystian Zimerman demonstrated his superb technique and refined sensibility to varies uses. The track list begins with Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31, then Nocturne in F sharp major, Op.15, followed by Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23. Frederick Chopin composed all these tracks, and each composition took different duration with the first track Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31, taking the longest time, around ten minutes. Other tracks also composed by Frederick Chopin captured in the recording include Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38 6, Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47, Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52, Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49 and Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op.60 in that order. Eventually, Krystian Zimerman had played eight pieces of songs composed by Frederick Chopin.
What makes a classic movie, a classic? Some people may say it is the actors or actresses in the movie, the directors, or the setting. Although all of these components are important in a movie, they do not make the movie a classic. A classic movie is all about connection the movie makes with its audience. The more emotion the movie can draw from its viewers, the more the viewers can connect with the movie. Having a good plot and story is a must to consider a movie to be a classic. A classic movie also needs to be memorable to the audience. With a classic it is all about the lasting impression on its viewers (Weeks par. 5). The new 2016 movie, Sing, meets all the requirements to be a classic. Sing is an animated musical comedy directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet. Sing is rated PG, and has won the Top Box Office Films from ASCAP Film and won Outstanding Music Supervision from Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2016 (Awards par. 1). The movie, Sing, is about a Koala named Buster Moon who hosts a singing contest to help his failing theater business. Sing is a classic movie that connects with the viewers, has a good story, and is memorable to the viewers.
In the film, Begin Again music is shown throughout the film by a form of communication in the daily lives of all the characters. Whether it is open mic night, they are at home singing or writing a song. All the characters express their feelings and communicate with music. John Carney developed this movie with music being the main focus. The main characters in the film used music as a way of communication, a way to express their feelings, how they found their family and the one thing that helped them find who they were meant to be.