We see them as catalysts to build Labs, Exhibitions, and Festivals as momentums for the better. We’ve managed to teach ourselves how to express ideas through written words, as well as emotions through art and music. Through our art and music, the emotion felt by an artist may be encoded through color, shadow and harmony to be decoded and experienced by an observer or listener. By consciously focusing on art and music together, we can create new art forms.
We also strive to help students appreciate Art, Music and Theatre as significant dimensions of the human experience. Studying the history of the arts brings home the central role that they have played in the development of human thought, both within and outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. Practicing the arts encourages students to incorporate creative expression into their wider intellectual and personal development. In forming the human being more completely, the department fulfills a fundamental goal of Catholic education.
- Various extramusical preoccupations are the raison d’être of “contextualist” explanations of music, which are concerned with its relation to the human environment.
- The only common denominator to be found, aside from the recognition of different types of music, is the acknowledgment of its connection with the emotional life, and here, to be sure, is that problematic power of the art to move.
- There is a Mahler Fourth on Pentatone with the same orchestra and the exceptional Israeli soprano Chen Reiss, and now here is his Mahler Fifth.
- A Catholic university located in the heart of New England in Worcester, Massachusetts, Assumption University strives to form graduates known for their critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service.
Unlike Rattle’s recording of the Mahler Fifth, a great interpretation with a surprisingly sloppy Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra plays as if their lives depended on it. The three-day programme features both globally renowned and local artists spread over various stages on the former military site. The symbiosis of autonomous artworks, community projects, inventive dancefloors, circular architecture, and the collective experience of an innovative music festival makes us question what a festival can or should be. A first glimpse of the 2022 programme will be revealed early December. Vox Balaenae, one of his most famous and technically difficult works , is also given a superb reading.
The Art of Yoga & Self
Hailing from Columbus in Ohio, his musical and heady sound has a certain kick to it that root you to the floor yet always help you arrive at your destination. With more than 25 years in the industry, he has kept himself at the forefront of the scene both as a DJ and producer. We are extremely happy to have in our hands the annual compilation made by the Art Vibes collective to celebrate the heat and freshness of Summer.
Matthew just responded to this subtle change of sound physics of the new mouthpiece and further advanced our already highly ever-evolving symbiotic musical relationship. The Flute Concerto No. 1, evidently written to comply with the Soviets’ demand for accessible music, is an unusually chipper piece for him at this stage of his life , but chipper it is. Coming on the CD between the Seventh and Third symphonies, it acts as a sort of upbeat emotional buffer. Gražinytė-Tyla’s performance, along with flautist Marie-Christine Zupancic, is appropriately upbeat. There is little or no angst here, but how can you make a flute express sadness and despair? The opening of the last movement is wholly unique, sounding like a phone ringing that is not answered before going into soft, moving figures in the violins.
The process of creating mood in visual art can be relayed by a painter through the use of a range of colours in a particular palate chosen by an artist. There are many ways to create mood in visual art as there are in music, but colour choice can be the overriding instrument that an artist uses to build a particular mood. It’s the same for composers when they choose the instruments for their musical palate. A lot of brass can suggest something bold and a woodwind dominate piece might be suggesting a softer, more subtle mood. The Department aims to give students an understanding of the importance of rigorous practical and intellectual formation in stimulating creative thought and achieving creative expression.
It definitely seems to be closer to the definition of art than music in my opinion anyway. Gottfried von Leibniz (1646–1716), music reflected a universal rhythm and mirrored a reality that was fundamentally mathematical, to be experienced in the mind as a subconscious apprehension of numerical relationships. Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) perpetuated, in effect, the idea of the harmony of the spheres, attempting to relate music to planetary movement. St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–74), held the basis of music to be mathematical; music reflects celestial movement and order. Such returns to simplicity, directness, and the primacy of the word have been made periodically, out of loyalty to Platonic imperatives, however much these “neo” practices may have differed from those of the Greeks themselves.
‘Ethera’ by Sasson is a piece that invites us to reflect on life without leaving the dance-floor. It features delightful moments of calmness yet showcases resolutely uplifting parts. With its magical sounds it keeps one’s mind completely focused at all times. Called a “master composer” by The Boston Globe for his jazz orchestra’s debut CD, First Storybook, Hans Indigo Spencer’s career includes working with theater directors, filmmakers, animators, and choreographers. He is also an educator who has been teaching music for over 20 years and recently joined MECA&D as an adjunct instructor in the newly launched Bob Crewe Program in Art and Music.