Gabriel Riccio

Posted Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:22am by Gabriel Riccio
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

The Sentimental Engine Slayer is the third film by guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Bosnian Rainbows), but it is only the first to receive a public release. It was completed in 2007, but wasn't released until 2010. Omar wrote, directed, produced, scored, and played the lead character in this film to great effect - the visuals are gorgeous, the plot is thought-provoking, the humor is very funny, and the acting is solid.

Category: Videos

Tags: The Sentimental Engine Slayer, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Bosnian Rainbows, Sargent House, Sonny Kay, Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, Lars Stalfors, John Frusciante, Sara Christina Gross, Ralph Jasso, Juan Alderete, Paul Hinojos, Los Chidos
Posted Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 9:16am by Gabriel Riccio

Robert Fripp

 

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: King Crimson, Gustav Holst, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Leos Janacek, Bela Bartok, JS Bach, Modest Mussorgsky, Alberto Ginastera, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky, Stick Men, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, The Bad Plus, Oceansize, Maurice Ravel, progressive rock, classical, Muse, George Rochberg, Sergei Rachmaninov, Panta Rhei, Sergei Prokofiev, Joaquín Rodrigo
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:46pm by Gabriel Riccio

...and it is truly a spectacle to behold! Mr. Bungle's first and only music video was for 'Quote Unquote', the opening track from their 1991 self-titled debut album, produced by John Zorn.  The song was originally titled 'Travolta', but it was changed to avoid legal retribution. The new title, 'Quote Unquote', is the title of Bob McCabe's unauthorized biography of John Travolta. The song is disturbed on its own, but the video takes it to a whole new level:

Category: Videos

Tags: Mr. Bungle, Travolta, Quote Unquote, Music video, john zorn, Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:36pm by Gabriel Riccio
Bang on a Can All Stars

In part 1 of this blog entry, I discussed Milton Babbitt and Evan Ziporyn’s conflicting ideas of the future of music and discussed some of the ways that art music composers Evan Ziporyn and Steve Reich have combined rock music, world music, and the classical tradition into new, forward-thinking forms of music.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: Bang on a Can, so percussion, asphalt orchestra, matmos, kyaw kyaw naing, Steve Reich, Evan Ziporyn, spoken hand, uri caine, john zorn, sun ra arkestra, Sonic Youth, louis adriessen, meshuggah, the pixies, Frank Zappa, bjork, charles mingus, david byrne
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:26pm by Gabriel Riccio

What is the future of music? After musicians in the 20th century broke down nearly every barrier, what is left to explore?

 

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: Milton Babbitt, Evan Ziporyn, Steve Reich, Pierre Boulez, Frank Zappa, Bang on a Can, Radiohead, Johnny Greenwood, Krzysztof Penderecki, rock, classical, gamelan, serialism, minimalism, The National

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