minutes from mm 56: Invecticon! - Sunday, June 21, 2015
The movie from this one is here: http://youtu.be/WP4epHOpha4
6:00 tENT sits outside
7:15 Ben arrives w/ chips
8:00 Ben explains Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns by Nicolas Slonimsky wch he's also brought w/ him
8:10 tENT projects the online version of Scriabin's "Prometheus: Poem of Fire"
about wch it's written online that:
"In February 2010, Anna Gawboy, a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Music and scholar of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, attempted to realize the composer's final work: a symphony of sound and light called "Prometheus: Poem of Fire". To accomplish this, Anna worked closely with Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and Justin Townsend, an award-winning lighting designer.
"Anna and Justin spent a year developing ideas and preparing for the performance, but a majority of the lighting work was done just days before the concert. This documentary covers the events of that week and the performance itself."
tENT reads 2 critiques of this piece from Slonimsky's "Lexicon of Musical Invective".
8:35 tENT projects the "mmm055" movie abridged for YouTube ( http://youtu.be/uFleYGfWMrs ) & gives Ben his copy of the feature-length scholar's version
8:50 Ben plays the "Prometheus Chord" (in the piano) that Slonimsky shows in his 'Thesaurus of Scales and melodic Patterns" book as part of his Scriabin's "Prometheus" analysis
8:55 tENT plays Slonimsky conducting Varèse's "Ionisation"
(French spelling &, supposedly, the spelling on the original score)
& Ben reads hostile reviews of it
9:00 tENT plays Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1" & reads hostile reviews of that taken from the Lexicon (again)
9:05 tENT plays Henry Cowell's "Synchrony" while Ben reads a hostile review of it from that same source as the above
9:10 tENT plays Milhaud's "La Creation du Monde" & reads a hostile review of it
9:15 tENT plays Charles Amirkhanian's "Heavy Aspirations" wch uses Slonimsky's voice while Ben reads A-C entries in the "Invecticon" index in the Lexicon
9:25 Ben plays Slonimsky playing his own "Thesaurus (50 Minitudes)" while tENT reads Z-S of the Invecticon
9:35 Ben plays Slonimsky playing his own "Studies in Black and White" while Ben reads from C-H in the Invecticon
9:45 tENT plays Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" while Ben reads a hostile review of it
9:50 tENT plays Varèse's "Hyperprism" while he reads hostile reviews of it
10:40 tENT plays a little of "Gaslini meets Ponty" & points out that in one version of the record a sticker was used to give top billing to Jean-Luc Ponty on a record that had originally given top billing to Gaslini
10:45 tENT then shows a different version of the record where they both get prominent billing
10:48 Ben leaves
to the mm index
forward to mm 57
backward to mm 55
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to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
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for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
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