DAVID BRUCE – Terry Riley’s “In C” | Much More than Minimalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN0bW3ilqF4 There's a lot more to Terry Riley's seminal piece "In C" than minimalism. Having known about the piece for years, I only recently really gained a better understanding of how it offers a genuinely new way of approaching composition and creativity, in a way that benefits all who come to it. My only question… Continue lendo DAVID BRUCE – Terry Riley’s “In C” | Much More than Minimalism


“Can I persuade you to love this dark bitter music?” – DAVID BRUCE COMPOSER

Alban Berg's Wozzeck is as dark and bitter as a pint of guinness. I didn't enjoy my first taste of guinness but with the right motivation I eventually came to love it. Could the same happen with this piece of music? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8V-x9CSPlA IntroDissonance and Distortion in MusicDistortion - Harmonic 'Smear'Distortion - Melodic BlurringDistortion - Stylistic… Continue lendo “Can I persuade you to love this dark bitter music?” – DAVID BRUCE COMPOSER

The Saddest Concerto Of All Time – DAVID BRUCE

Concertos aren't particularly well known for being sad, so in this video I talk about a piece I think is probably the Saddest Concerto ever written. I explain how it flips the norms of the concerto genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scba4avQ-t0

David Bruce: Do Great Artists really Steal?

How much of a role does borrowing, or indeed "stealing" play in being a creative artist? I look at a number of musical examples, many of whom are long established as 'greats' of the classical music canon. Do great artists really steal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XepJPxPMdN4 Videos Ades Interview with Kirill Gersteinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0kHP…Handel "Agrippina" - Atto 2° "Vaghe fonti…"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWrlN…Reinhard… Continue lendo David Bruce: Do Great Artists really Steal?

DAVID BRUCE: A Beautiful Chopin Melody, Deconstructed (ft. Tiffany Poon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOWhIpuL_c A look at the lyrical melody lines of an iconic Chopin piano piece -his Berceuse op.57. How does Chopin create interest and beauty across the course of the piece? Special thanks to Tiffany Poon for her involvement. Thanks also to Roeming for the 'cheese fm' voice over Support the Channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidbruce​

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