THE RITE OF SPRING : Repetition Legitimizes (David Bruce)

"The ideal: to be able to repeat oneself like ... Bach" (Cioran) 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) 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! 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) 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)