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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Old-Age music???????? Why then does Bach's music continue to draw people from so many disparate nations, cultures, lifestyles, and income groups, especially since he lived from 1685-1750???????? His music is Timeless........
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    I sat and banged two bones together the other day. Is that old enough?

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    Would the music which followed the original New Age be New New Age? Personally I have never understood the term. Most of what I have heard, which is not much sounded like music looking for a place to go.
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    symphonic-electric instrumentalist and vocalist -verrry interesting.
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

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    Duckmeister,

    Yeah - Thats ancient enough - Btw, whose old bones???

    For me, new age means getting reacquainted with instrumental ensembles from the Middle Ages and ending with JSBach. I recently heard a concert with 16 Viols used in a performance of The Art of Fugue. The instruments were gut-strung and each had seven strings - from Violino to Violone, the Violone could sound a Contrabass C @ 16' - Wow, what a sweetly smooth sound and it filled the room very nicely during the performance.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Sounds like quite an event CD

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    Hi John Watt,

    Ah, ummm, cat killers? Methinks not........Its the intestinal material of Sheep. You can't use cat-gut strings very successfully in very hot and/or humid weather - The strings begin fraying very quickly. Besides, its a whole other playing style. My experience with cat-gut strings on my Double Bass is that the sound is much mellower and softer. I'll gladly play Bach's music with cat-gut strings.

    Also, I don't equate Viols with New Age. I do notice that musicians who want another sound for contemporary music for classical instruments will gladly associate it with New Age.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    New Age music was (I guess in some ways, as it has evolved, it still is) an expression of the whole New Age counterculture that flourished during the early eighties to the late nineties. This was the Era of Thatcher and Reagan, the culture of gross materialism "Greed is Good". New Age music was originally used as a meditative aid, and the producers, such as Deuter and Ray Lynch, we're inspired by gurus such as Gurdjieff and communes such as the Advaitayana Buddhist Communion. People were looking for something unconnected to the commercialism of Popular music, and early labels (Windham Hill, Celestial Harmonies, Living Music to name just a few) were eager to supply it. Unfortunately, as the years passed, New Age music became commercialized, and the artists, who ostensibly were in it for peace, free love, and harmony soon were pressured to produce music that was inoffensive, jazzy, and had a broad appeal. In the late 1980s and early 90's suddenly there was a glut of this on the market, and like any market that distances itself from its core constituency, it collapsed. New Age folded into and incorporated itself into two existing distinct subgenres, Jazz and Ambient, and New Age as a distinct musical category faded away to the fringe. At least that's what I think... and I think I've said enough. Probably the best resource if you are interested in the whole New Age musical movement is The New Age Music Guide : Profiles and Recordings of 500 top New Age Musicians by Patti Jean Birosik (Collier, 1989).

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    A lot of composers have lost the skill of writing a good melody which is one of the basics for any genre of music.
    I refuse to sit through a two hour concert of music that is lacking in the basics.
    I don’t want a signature any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    A lot of composers have lost the skill of writing a good melody which is one of the basics for any genre of music.
    I refuse to sit through a two hour concert of music that is lacking in the basics.
    And I certainly wouldn't want to stand.

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