Division of the octave into intervals smaller than the half-tone, the smallest interval used within the tempered scale. Examples include Fokker's thirty-one-note organ, Partch's forty-three-note percussion instruments, etc. Microtonal music, … [Read more...]
Don Alias, 66, Percussionist and Sideman, Is Dead
From Jazz HQ: Don Alias, a percussionist who had a long career as a sought-after sideman, working with an illustrious array of artists in jazz and pop including Nina Simone, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell, died on March 28 at his home in Manhattan. … [Read more...]
Song Composed Entirely of 37 Cello Parts. See the Video.
This is a pretty amazing video of Ethan Winer playing 37 separate cello parts to create one song. He even plays the [tag]percussion[/tag] parts on his cello. It was recorded on 23 tracks using 37 plug-in effects. He spent hundreds of hours on this … [Read more...]