Σάββατο, 24 Ιουνίου 2017

Nuits Occitanes: Songs of the Troubadours by l'ensemble Céladon - Album trailer

Video direction: Philippe de Magnée


Ensemble Céladon : Paulin Bündgen, artistic director and countertenor / Clara Coutouly, soprano / Nolwenn Le Guern, fiddle and rebab / Florent Marie, medieval lute / Gwénaël Bihan, recorder / Ludwin Bernaténé, drums.

Under the title 'Occitan Nights', a few troubadour songs have been collected here. Those poet-musicians celebrated the beauty of women, praised the courage of men and evoked the parting of lovers at daybreak. The CÉLADON Ensemble offers us a poetic, inspired vision of these lovely melodies (proposed with their complete texts), and the accompaniment, with four instruments (fiddle or rabab, lute, recorders and percussion), provides a particularly elegant sound environment sublimated by the perfect acoustics of the church of Notre-Dame de Centeilles.

Music of Sardinia 1930-1932: In the Sardinian dialect - La musica Sarda: In dialetto Sardo

Featured are three singers, recorded commercially in Milan in the early 1930s - Antioco Marras, Pietro Testoni and Gavino De Lunas - and the idiom (say the booklet notes) is "the basic 'mutu' style; that is, a solo vocal accompanied by guitar". To try to give some idea of what that style sounds like, Antioco Marras's sides typically go something like this: the guitar (played by Lazzaro Zedda) provides a light though quite propulsive rhythm, mainly arpeggio chords, but interspersed with runs on the bass strings. Over this base comes Marras's voice, soaring and piercing. He sings a few verses, his voice seeming - as is so often true in all the best vocal music - to be expressing the pain of his experiences or even his very existence (a few lyric transcriptions provided bear this impression out). Suddenly, the guitar bursts into an extraordinary, fast-driving finger-picked solo, and it is this, almost as much as the vocals - which no doubt are the centerpiece of the record - that I find the most engaging feature of Marras's records.
The second singer, Pietro Testoni is accompanied by Bachisio Senes, whose playing reminds me very much of a flamenco guitarist - darting little runs interspersed with full-chorded flourishes across the strings, and bursts of rolling finger-plucking. Indeed Testoni delivers his song not at all unlike a Spanish cantaore - full throated, rubato and melismatic. There is surely a connection to flamenco here? Mind you, the photograph of this pair that appears on the front of the booklet suggests nothing of the flamboyance and self-possession of flamenco performers - it is the very image of the boys just off the boat and out on the town - the raw features, the ill-fitting suits, the defiant postures.
Gavino De Lunas's records are more like Testoni's than Marras's, although the initial impression of his first track is quite different again - his delivery perhaps more like a European folk singer, the tune underlining that impression to some extent, as does the fast accordion that accompanies his Ballo Centrale Cantato. The flamenco connection suggests itself again on some of these tracks, but to a much lesser extent. Nicola Cabitza's guitar runs on, say Serenata Amorosa may owe something in technique to that quarter, but little in their musical composition, as he scatters half-tone after half-tone. De Lunas' vocals also hint very slightly at the influence of operatic tenors (like on Tempus Passadu, for example).

Πού πηγαίνει όλη η τέχνη μετά από μια φουάρ;

Η αποθήκευση τέχνης είναι μια επιχείρηση που κάνει θραύση παγκοσμίως, αξίας αυτήν τη στιγμή άνω του 1 δισ. δολαρίων ετησίως. Ο Simon Hornby, ο πρόεδρος της Crozier Fine Arts, που διαθέτει αποθήκες στο Μανχάταν, το Μπρούκλιν, το Νιούαρκ και άλλες πιο μακριά, στο Ντέλαγουερ και στο Κοννέκτικατ, θεωρεί ότι το 80% ή και περισσότερο της τέχνης παγκοσμίως βρίσκεται ανά πάσα στιγμή σε αποθήκες.
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Victor Pasmore: Between Risk and Equilibrium

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by renowned British artist Victor Pasmore (1908-1998), made between the 1970s and the 1990s. The exhibition follows on from an exploration of the artist’s earlier works at Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2016-17.
See more at: http://artbahrain.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art acquires German Expressionist painting at auction

In this painting, Davringhausen imagines war as an apocalyptic vision of tiny black figures—some apparently armed—engulfed in a collapsing vortex of burning buildings. The artist intensified the painting’s impact through the use of modernist compositional devices such as a vibrant, abstracted palette combined with intersecting geometric planes that appear shattered like shards of broken glass. This painting represents a significant contribution to the theme of apocalyptic war scenes painted by fellow German Expressionists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Otto Dix, and stands out as a masterful merging of German Expressionist emotion with Futurist and Cubist formal devices.
See more at: http://artdaily.com

Παρασκευή, 23 Ιουνίου 2017

Rim Jhim Rim Jhim | Best Nazrul Geeti Collection | Nazrul Geeti | Bengali Songs of Nazrul

Presenting famous tracks like Rim Jhim Rim Jhim and many more in a compilation of Best Nazrul Geeti Collection with Nazrul Geeti or Bengali Songs of Nazrul.
Nazrul Geeti is a genre of Bengali Songs that originates from the works of the great rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Nazrul Geeti that literally translates to be songs of Nazrul is an integral part of Bengali culture. Kazi nazrul Islam who is fondly remembered as “Nazrul” or the “Bidrohi Kobi” (literally means the rebellious poet) was born in the village of Churulia in the Burdwan district which is in West Bengal now. Kazi Nazrul Islam created an avant-garde genre of modern Bengali Songs. He wrote and composed these songs himself. This entire genre was termed later on as Nazrul Geeti or songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam. Nazrul wrote and composed music for his nearly 4,000 songs. The Mass music and poems of Kazi Nazrul Islam have been widely used during the Indian Independence Movement and Bangladesh Liberation War.
This album “Bagichaay Bulbuli” is an exclusive rendition of Bengali Nazrul Geeti in the voice of famous artistes like Shakti Thakur, Anita Mazumder, Tapati Banerjee, Smt. Kumkum Roy, Sarathi Choudhury, Shukla Ghosal, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta and Ratan Kr. Roy Choudhury.

Καλοκαίρι στην Αθήνα προτείνει ο Ιανός

Όλο το καλοκαίρι οι φίλοι του Ιανού έχουν την ευκαιρία να περιηγηθούν και να απολαύσουν τη μεγάλη ομαδική έκθεση ζωγραφικής και φωτογραφίας «Καλοκαίρι στην Αθήνα». Η έκθεση διαρκεί από τις 27 Ιουνίου ως τις 23 Σεπτεμβρίου.

Κατερίνα Μαραβέλη έκθεση "Κύκλοι μέσα από την Αρχαία Ελλάδα"

Κύκλοι μέσα από την Αρχαία Ελλάδα, είναι ο τίτλος της έκθεσης που θα παρουσιάσει η Κατερίνα Μαραβέλη στην αίθουσα "Μελίνα Μερκούρη" στην Ύδρα, τα εγκαίνια της οποίας θα γίνουν τη Δευτέρα 26 Ιουνίου 2017 και ώρα 8 μ.μ. 

Ομαδική έκθεση "Reminders"

Με μια βουτιά στο παρελθόν 12 καλλιτέχνες ανασύρουν μια αόρατη πραγματικότητα που αποκτά ξαφνικά μια νέα υπόσταση. Tα έργα λειτουργούν σαν υπενθυμίσεις στο περιθώριο ενός καταστίχου και μοιάζουν με σημειώσεις πάνω σε πολυκαιρισμένους τοίχους, από επισκέπτες που θέλουν να αφήσουν το σημάδι τους στο χρόνο. Κάθε έργο διηγείται μια ξεχωριστή ιστορία που μπλέκεται με άλλες, δημιουργώντας μια καινούρια αφήγηση. 
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Ποίηση Μανώλη Γλέζου «Στα Κυκλαδονήσια, η αίσθηση στο φως στιχουργεί»

Η Εταιρεία Κυκλαδικών Μελετών και οι Εκδόσεις Gutenberg σας προσκαλούν την Τρίτη, 27 Ιουνίου στις 19.00, στη Στοά του Βιβλίου, στην παρουσίαση του βιβλίου του Μανώλη Γλέζου “Στα Κυκλαδονήσια η Αίσθηση στο Φως Στιχουργεί”...