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  Alaska Music Artists
His music and the artists associated with this web page are full of the Alaska spirit.
Dave’s original Alaska music is brought to life every summer at live performances each night in Tok.
Dave has three Alaska CD’s to his credit, a first place finish in the traditional category in the State Song of the Year Contest, and has performed in the Alaska Folk Festival for 20 years.
www.alaskamusicartists.com   (883 words)

  Music of Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alaska was home to some of the United States renowned performers, such as the folky singer Jewel.
The official state song of Alaska is "Alaska's Flag", which was adopted in 1955; it celebrates the flag of Alaska.
Alaska also is home to a notable chamber music festival in the Sitka Summer Music Festival which attracts chamber musicians from around the globe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Alaska   (316 words)

 Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States in terms of land area (it is larger in area than all but 18 of the world's nations) at 570,374 square miles (1,477,261 kmĀ²), over twice as large as Texas, the next largest state.
Alaska Natives, while organized in and around their communities, are often active within the Native corporations which have been given ownership over large tracts of land, and thus need to deliberate resource conservation and development issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alaska   (4965 words)

 What Is Music? Alaska Science Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Music in nearly all musical cultures consists of organized, structured, rhythmic successions and superpositions of tones, selected from a very limited set of discrete pitches (the scales).
The spatial arrangement of the vibration pattern along the basilar membrane leads to the sensation of subjective pitch; the relative intensities of the resonance regions caused by the overtones lead to the sensation of timbre.
Recent advances in research on the perception of musical tones have led to new theories in musicology to explain tonal consonance and dissonance, harmony, tonal dominance, the sense of tonal return, and many practical aspects ranging from instrument performance techniques to music hall acoustics.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF9/953.html   (798 words)

 UAA Music Tuition Waiver Scholarship
The University of Alaska Anchorage Music Tuition Waiver Scholarship is a two semester full-time tuition waiver, twelve (12) credits per semester, for the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters.
Applicant must be formally admitted into a Music degree-seeking program at the University of Alaska Anchorage by the start of the Fall 2006 semester.
Does not enroll full-time in the semester in which the award is to be in effect at the University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage campus).
www.uaa.alaska.edu /scholarships/music_tw.cfm   (1046 words)

 popular music: alaska (autumnland halloween hopalong)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From the building, captivating, frantic reaches of "All the Arms Around You" to the super mellow "Halloween" this is a CD you want to put on repeat while you pull your lover under the blankets.
I have been a Halloween Alaska fan since the release of their first album.
Almost two years later and me having played through 3 copies of their first record (yes, I know I need to take better care of my cds) their second installment is finally out and I can honestly say that it very easily tops the beauty of their first.
www.very-clever.com /music/alaska   (658 words)

 Music | Alaska|Alaska Fishing salmon trout
I don't question their musical skill or composition talents, I question the style that they like to plague their albums with.
Between the Buried and Me's third album Alaska is the bands finest effort to date.
BTBAM's Alaska combines death metal, grindcore, hardcore, jazz fussion, and some progressive rock in a sick fussion of technical metal bliss.
www.troutadventures.com /alaskastore/shop.php?c=music&n=301668&i=B000AMJDMO&x=Alaska   (971 words)

 Built Like Alaska - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
California's spacious Central Valley is proving itself to be a fertile source of indie rockers laden with rural ennui, and the region spawns further low-key majesty in the form of Built Like Alaska.
Having spent formative years hanging around like-minded sibling Grandaddy, BLA is finally stepping out of its big brother's shadow, and the band arrives armed with an introspective batch of richly textured mini-epics.
With such strong ties to their California roots and close friends in Grandaddy there are certain to be unfair comparisons, but the band takes it all in stride.
music.download.com /builtlikealaska/3600-8592-100617101.html   (527 words)

 Alaska music law by Anchorage attorney
If writing music is something that you enjoy, you should consider protecting your creative work.
Horror stories abound in the music field about songwriters who neglect to properly protect their compositions.
Fortunes have been made by unscrupulous members of the music industry who perform, record and sell original works which are fair game due to mistakes made by the original artists who created the music.
www.alaska.net /~pradell/Information/MusicLaw.html   (436 words)

 Alaska Music Artists
Two veteran Alaskan music artists from Fairbanks, Pat Fitzgerald and Robin Dale Ford created a recording studio in their log cabin home and it was the perfect place to bring Alaska music to life.
Alaska's finest Chet Atkins and style guitarist Ron Wise joined us along with Kenny Snow on his superb mandolin.
Click here to order this CD People who come to Alaska are very spiritually moved by the serenity and the awesome wonder of the wilderness.
www.alaskamusicartists.com /cd_history.html   (421 words)

 Alaska Irish Music - Home Page
Alaska Irish Music Festival's Galway Days on G Street.
Thanks to everyone who has supported Irish Music in Alaska over the years and I am delighted to see more and more players.
Don't forget the Wednesday night session at the Snow City Cafe 1034 W. 4th Ave., The first hour 7 to 8 pm is generally slower for anyone interested in improving their playing and repertoire.
www.akirishtrad.net   (1108 words)

 Sitka Summer Music Festival
In honor of the Festival's 35th anni­versary season, the original musicians who performed at the first Sitka Summer Music Festival in 1972 retur­ned to Sitka this June—left to right, Yukiko Kamei, violin; Paul Rosenthal, violin; Linda Rosenthal, violin; Nathaniel Rosen, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano.
Alaska Airlines has been a major contributor for more than two decades, and we are eternally thankful.
The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts have continued to provide much-needed support, as have the City and Borough of Sitka and the Municipality of Anchorage.
sitkamusicfestival.org /index.html   (303 words)

 Folk Music Happenings in Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Special musician assistance - letter from TSA affirming it is okay to carry on your musical instruments.
Alaska has a special reputation, thus we can attract guest artists and groups from all over the world.
Celtic and Other Folk Music Links - not every one, but enough to keep you busy for a LONG time.
www.mosquitonet.com /~gcn/music.htm   (203 words)

 Alaska Irish Music Festival Home Page
The Alaska Irish Music Festival Inc. is a nonprofit
to bringing Irish music, dance, and culture to Alaska,
Click here to e-mail the webmaster for site-related comments, questions, or changes.
www.akirishmusic.com   (46 words)

 Built Like Alaska: Autumnland - PopMatters Music Review
For this, their sophomore effort, Built Like Alaska should garner much well-deserved attention -- this is the kind of pleasant indie surprise that will strike a chord with many.
Autumnland is all over the map, a diverse and grand exploration of moods and moments, nostalgia tinged with world-weariness and wry smiles, merging folk sensibility with flavors of baroque pop and a heavy dollop of casual independent rock.
These songs are an eclectic mix of mostly sad thoughts, infused with small town ennui and presented in a haunting and hypnotic manner.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/builtlikealaska-autumnland.shtml   (917 words)

 Somewhere in Alaska: live music in Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
About live music in Alaska in the 80's: there wasn't much.
As you might expect, most of Alaska does not have the stuff bands need to survive.
Alaska Marine Highway ferry line, which agreed to provide our complimentary passage.
rhumba.com /alaska/about_live_music.html   (292 words)

 Somewhere in Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The six-piece group took Western Swing music of the 1930's, added vocals in the style of the Andrew Sisters (three of the six musicians were women), electrified and acid-washed it in the style of the Grateful Dead and packaged the whole peculiar deal with strong original writing, imaginative arrangements and crackerjack musicianship.
In love with romantic notions of the American West, Cowboy Jazz was such a bunch of musical mavericks we were embraced by Alaska Public Radio, and in turn Alaskans, who love maverick things.
The folks from Alaska Public Radio (including and especially KHNS in Haines) were wonderful people who exerted a great deal of effort to bring us to their state.
rhumba.com /alaska/alaska.html   (316 words)

 Sheet Music - Alaska
If you're looking for some music about Alaska, you'll love this sheet music on songs from Alaska.
Alaska Mass Choir: Right Now God Performed by Alaska Mass Choir, arranged by Dorinda Clark-Cole.
This interpretive collection is designed to spark both the visual and musical imaginations of the performer.
www.classbrain.com /artstate/publish/printer_alaska_sheet_music.shtml   (67 words)

 USC School of Music
A fierce advocate for contemporary music, Phillip Bush has performed often with many of the New York area's most renowned new music ensembles, including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Philip Glass Ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, Group for Contemporary Music, Newband, Sequitur, Parnassus, and New Music Consort.
Bush's efforts on behalf of contemporary music have earned him grants and awards from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, ASCAP, Chamber Music America, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bush taught piano and chamber music at the University of Michigan.
www.music.sc.edu /EventsWorkshops/sepf/bush.html   (457 words)

 APM2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The University of Alaska Anchorage’s faculty music trio, Alaska Pro Musica, (Walter Olivares, violin, Mark Wolbers, clarinet, and Timothy Smith, piano) have planned an exciting concert for all Alaskans on Sunday, January 26 at 4 p.m.
On the program is the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, by Leonard Bernstein; followed by two selections by George Gershwin: The Porgy and Bess Fantasy, arranged for violin and piano, and the I’ve Got Rhythm variations for two pianos (here Smith will be joined by his wife Rumi).
The arrangements, specifically for the instrumentation of Alaska Pro Musica (piano-violin-clarinet) are proving to be excellent vehicles for music that was originally performed solely on the piano.
music.uaa.alaska.edu /apm03.html   (303 words)

 UASK! - Campus Library - Ketchikan, Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators, and the general public.
Alaskool is for teachers, students, and people interested in Alaska's first people.
Links to Alaska Native health resources, herbal and nutritional information, and other resources.
www.ketch.alaska.edu /Library/aknative.html   (238 words)

 Alaska, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
You close your eyes and hear the lush expanse of sound and imagine one of those ELP, UK, Eddie Jobson's Zinc, or even Yes configurations.
All the compositions are well thought out, interesting, and executed with care and precision.
Alaska's monster cut is the 11:52 "Tiananmen Square" where O'Hara cuts loose.
www.emusic.com /album/10857/10857362.html   (280 words)

 UM School of Music - Richard Beene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In addition to numerous performances as a soloist with the Toledo Symphony, Beene has toured Europe as a soloist with the American Sinfonietta and performed as a soloist at the Festival de Musique de St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies.
Summer festival engagements have included the Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas, the Basically Bach Festival in Anchorage, Alaska, the Colorado Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains (Colorado), the Arkansas Music Festival, Washington's Centram Chamber Music Festival, the Bellingham Festival of Music, and the Peninsula Music Festival (Wisconsin).
Chamber music and recital engagements have taken him to New York's Merkin Concert Hall and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as well as performances in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.
www.music.umich.edu /faculty_staff/beene.richard.lasso   (310 words)

 Amazon.com: Halloween, Alaska: Music: Alaska Halloween   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Their eponymous debut was locally released in 2003, but continued and growing college radio play, combined with having a couple of the tracks ("All the Arms Around you" and "Des Moines") featured on the popular TV show The O.C., has brought forth this new, enhanced edition.
James Diers' vocals have a lilting sonority that allows the melodies to float in and out of the the surrounding accompaniment, sometimes for the foreground lyrical components, other times as another color in their gorgeous tapestry.
this sort of beautiful and understated subtlety seems to be halloween, alaska's mantra, and thank heaven's for it.
www.amazon.com /Halloween-Alaska/dp/B0008G2IGK   (1093 words)

 Alaska Women's Music Festival
The Alaska Women's Music Festival, currently celebrating its 14th anniversary, is a unique 3-day opportunity for women from all backgrounds to unite in a safe, outdoor environment that provides, music, humor, fun and a general sense of community.
Performers such as Cris Williamson, Ferron, Lisa Koch, Shann Carr, tamaras and The Troubadours of Divine Bliss have entertained audiences at the festival, which has historically drawn as many as 500 women from across Alaska, the United States and Canada.
The Alaska Women's Music Festival Committee is pleased to announce our 2002 headliners.
www.geocities.com /akwomensfest   (106 words)

 Indie-Music.com: Bands:Alaska
I value what I do, and have the hopes that others will value it too.
Music interests include, Classical, Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Accoustic Alternative and more.
Clinton's voice is mellow and full of sincere feeling, and listening to this CD is heart-touching and uplifting.
www.indie-music.com /cgi/search/hyperseek.cgi?search=CAT&Category=Bands:Alaska&Qualifier=   (158 words)

 In Music We Trust - Alaska!: Emotions
One third of Sebadoh (Russell Pollard) and two thirds of Folk Implosion (Russell Pollard and Imaad Wasif), this indie rock duo has a quality pedigree, raising the expectations for their debut, Emotions.
And, unlike similar groups that either take a few albums to hit their stride or the unlucky ones that never quite live up to the hype, Alaska!'s ability to write relaxed acoustic songs and loud, energetic rockers shines here.
Sounding like Smith fronting a Mic City Sons-era Heatmiser song, the ready-to-breakdown folk-rock spectacular is one of the album's highlights, a reeling pop song that picks itself back up, dusts itself off, and keeps on going despite life's challenges.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/56r03.html   (448 words)

 Alaska Irish Music - Upcoming Events
Probably the biggest music event in Alaska, at least for most players anyway, is the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau.
Every type of music is presented in some shape or form and the Irish musicians are generally there in big numbers, but there is also plenty of other music going on all around the town and on stage.
The 32nd Alaska Folk Festival is April 3-9, 2006.
www.akirishtrad.net /Upcomingevents.html   (405 words)

 Music Libraries in Alaska
Archipelago, Alaska/Arctic related music, including sheet music of the Klondike gold rush era; audio tape collection, including hundreds of songs/music of several Alaskan Indian tribes and folk songs by Alaskans on 26 tapes averaging about 14 songs per tape.
ACCESS: Open to the general public; some Alaska native material/songs have use restrictions; most available for educational use except broadcast.
The Librarian owns a large personal collection of Scandinavian traditional music tapes, including some she recorded in Sweden and Norway, and special shows she has produced for the local radio station.
www.lib.washington.edu /Msd/music_directory/ak.htm   (383 words)

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