THE RITE OF SPRING : Repetition Legitimizes (David Bruce)

"The ideal: to be able to repeat oneself like ... Bach" (Cioran) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlnjQyN0HdI How come the Rite of Spring is both incredibly popular but also incredibly dissonant? Are those two supposed to be mutually exclusive? In this video I present my own theory - that it's the unique mixture of dissonance and repetition that makes this such an innovative and influential … Continuar lendo THE RITE OF SPRING : Repetition Legitimizes (David Bruce)

Music Notation can’t capture this ‘Quantum Rhythm’ (David Bruce)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtCLMPrRUo Some rhythms just can't been notated in a way that performers can accurately re-create, a bit like quantum waves that 'collapse' as soon as you try to measure them. A tricky analogy, but I went with it! Thanks to composer Christopher Cerrone for his participation in this video.

Top 10 Most Shocking Chords in Music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEOtjSL8z4 We've all had a bit of a tough time in 2020 - so I thought I'd have a bit of fun exploring some of the most 'arghhhhhhhhhhh' chords in music. There are some pretty good ones, and I chucked in one of my own for good measure. - David Bruce

“György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music” (David Bruce)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yF44IlmzU&pp=qAMBugMGCgJwdBAB Who is the master of musical illusions? The Music equivalent of M.C. Escher? Escher himself would probably say J.S. Bach but in this video I make the case for Hungarian composer György Ligeti, whose work is full of Musical Illusions. In this video I look at the following musical illusions: 03:36 The Infinite Loop … Continuar lendo “György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music” (David Bruce)