Monthly Archives: October 2018
At one of the presentations of the Schiit technique, I included a couple of tracks from the long-familiar Moscow brass band 1/2 Orchestra, and the audience was surprised at how well they were recorded, especially for the Russian band. Since then, I wanted to ask the guys about the nuances of recording wind instruments, how they came to live in an embrace with copper, about a variety of music, physical media, as well as about their side project Half Live.
There are six people in “Polorkestra”: Roman Shilepin plays first of all on the saxophone, Sergey” Sonic ” Burkov is most often found with a tuba, Ramil Shamsutdinov — with a trombone, Sergey Kashkin — with a trumpet. Continue reading
The American Kronos Quartet — one of the most famous chamber groups-released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they play Riley’s music all their lives, and, for example, their album “Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam” is a masterpiece about love and pain… But then something strange and unusual was done. Let’s also remember other albums that sound either strange classics, or “normal”, but in an unusual refraction. Thank God that classical recording has its own bullies!
Kronos Quartet “Terry Reily: Sun Rings” Actually, let’s start with the “Kronos”, who have spent their entire long career either performing innovative music, or mixing it with ethnics, rock, jazz of Thelonious monk or bill Evans, and so on.Terry Riley is one of the Quartet’s favorite authors. Continue reading