Once again “To Live” (with Maria Navrotskaya) has hit the homepage of thesixtyone. It’s very hard for me to hear it after everything what happened. But I’m really happy when I witness someone posting it, posting lyrics, being affected by this struggling ode to life of hers. It means that Masha not only lives through her art, but also continues to influence and change other...
Kolokol: Spectres of the Russian Bell →
A very good dissertation and amazing extensive research on the Russian Bells. By Jason Kaminski. From the history and social context to the actual physics of bell sound. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, and couldn’t find anything nearly informative on Russian and Ukrainian sites.
Plato's complains about the new music.
Oh it’s always the same, nothing ever changes. “Our music was once divided into its proper forms…It was not permitted to exchange the melodic styles of these established forms and others. Knowledge and informed judgment penalized disobedience. There were no whistles, unmusical mob-noises, or clapping for applause. The rule was to listen silently and learn; boys, teachers, and...