Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

Rough Old-Time Mountain Folk Make The Best Music – YouTube

Suné Woods | Fred Moten | James Gordon Williams: “You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.” on Vimeo

Nico Muhly: Throughline – YouTube

The San Francisco Symphony Plunges Into a New World – The New York Times

Stanley Crouch, Critic Who Saw American Democracy in Jazz, Dies at 74 – The New York Times

Life’s Work: An Interview with Janelle Monáe

Erin Patrice O’Brien/Redux

The singer, actor, and activist talks about using her own voice.

Source: Life’s Work: An Interview with Janelle Monáe

Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist | Open Culture

See Langston Hughes’ list, 100 of My Favorite Recordings of Jazz, Blues, Folk Songs, and Jazz-Influenced Performances.

Source: Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist | Open Culture

How Pop Music Broke the Gender Binary

Listening to music is inherently a sensual exchange. Music enters the ear, causes pleasure, and inspires identification in the listener, who is not merely a passive participant in the encounter. The listener joins the singer in the song’s ambiguous and ephemeral space, and is changed by the act of attentive, emotional listening. “The listener’s inner body is illuminated, opened up: a singer doesn’t expose her own throat, she exposes the listener’s interior,” wrote Koestenbaum. “Her voice enters me, makes me a ‘me,’ an interior, by virtue of the fact that I have been entered. The singer, through osmosis, passes through the self’s porous membrane, and discredits the fiction that bodies are separate, boundaried packages.” – Wayne Koestenbaum in The Queen’s Throat, 1993

 

Source: How Pop Music Broke the Gender Binary

Damo Suzuki – Gerald Jenkins / Photographer

Source: Gerald Jenkins / Photographer

Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul (Official Audio) – YouTube