Archive for the 'Twentieth Century' Category

Oct 03 2012

Music for Drones

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. This musical realization (Drone 3.1) was electro-acoustically recycled from […]

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Jan 11 2011

Charles Ives: Songs and Orchestral Works

A piece that dates from 1906, In The Cage stemmed from a visit Charles Ives made with several friends to the Central Park Zoo, where they saw a leopard pacing restlessly back and forth in its cage. One friend joked, “Is life anything like that?” Ives transformed the quip into the short tone poem.

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