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  List of composers
A strong distinction is made amongst composers, lyricists and performers in such genres as classical and jazz.
In other genres, such as popular and folk music, the term "songwriter", meaning someone who authors both music and lyrics, is more common than "composer"; a songwriter who also performs is a "singer/songwriter."
Many classical composers have also written music for films.
ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Composer.html   (143 words)

 Afro-European classical music
For some prominent composers, such as Amadeo Roldan (Cuba) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Afro-Creole traditions were the principal source of inspiration and thus a significant component in the expression and affirmation of their countries’ national identities.
Some colonial-era composers had already written secular villancicos and operas, the first of which was produced in 1701 in Lima, Peru.
Nationalist composers, like many writers and thinkers of the time, looked to their countries’ historical roots in order to create a distinctly national form of expression in art music.
www.geocities.com /musicforum256/afroeuropeanmusic.html   (2114 words)

 Cuba and Its Music
The employment is composed 56.9% of men and 36.1% of women; 6% of the population over 15 years of age is unemployed (Britannica 3).
The lyrics of son are composed in a "decima" or ten-line, octosyllabic verse (Durr 2).
In 1938, the first mambo was composed; it was actually a danzon written by Orestes Lopez which he titled "Mambo." This song included elements of both the danzon and the son, another popular traditional Cuban music form (Leymarie 1).
www2.cedarcrest.edu /academic/soc/ccameron/soc215/cuba/cuba.htm   (10882 words)

 Faculty of Music - Symposium on Music in France - abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His passing was blamed on the events of the past year (not least the requisitioning of the composer's beloved horses) and provided a powerful symbol of the end of an era.
The generation of composers active in France from around 1840 to the turn of the century is characterized by an intense search for a genuine "French" musical identity.
Sibelius's reputation in France as a characteristically national composer was built at the time of the 1900 Exposition by Finns themselves in a situation in which Finland hoped to draw the world's attention to Russian suppression of its autonomy.
www.music.unimelb.edu.au /events/abstracts.html   (11459 words)

 Native American Art News: September 2004
INDIAN MUSEUM: A story of local couple, Jacquelyn Hadley and her husband traveling to Washington D.C. for the opening of the national Native American Musuem.
Jacquelyn's roots are of Cherokee and Sioux Indian and how this experience of going to the national museum helps her take part in her heritage.
Following an uproar in the local American Indian community, a Phoenix man has apologized for claiming that he was a Marine officer, a prisoner of war in Vietnam and was decorated for heroism.
www.amerindianarts.info /nativenews/archives/2004_09_01_archive.html   (6175 words)

 DRAM - View Note for American Indian Rhapsody - Database of Recorded American Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the composers who became interested in the music of the Indians, some simply lifted their themes from the available publications, while others went to the reservations and did their own notations.
Gardner's composer friends’ music was played on the opening night, but she had not forgotten them or her other artist protégés.
What was meant, at a time when few women were composing, was that she wrote very well indeed, took on the larger forms, and demonstrated a tough-minded energy in her works.
dlib.nyu.edu /dram/note.cgi?id=27877   (6218 words)

 Central Europe Review - Music: Gyorgy Kurtag
He is in search of forms that allow a plethora of antithetical inner musical messages to speak without restraint.
The movements are short: they were often composed in one sweep on a single afternoon, in response to news, a mood or a thought.
As Chamfort's "an indian proverb" in song XXIV declares, it is better to be dead than on your back, on your arse or on your feet.
www.ce-review.org /00/12/willson12_2.html   (1906 words)

 American Composers Orchestra - Roll Over Bill Haley...
Often the only thing separating European classical and prog rock composers was the pedigree of their training, although members of the German band Can studied with Stockhausen.
The music of a composer like John Zorn, who improvises jazz, composes string quartets and fronts the punk-metal band Naked City, would be comfortable in any area of the store.
It is no longer shocking for a composer like Christopher Rouse to acknowledge Led Zeppelin drummer Jon Bonham as one of his heroes or for Michael Torke to borrow a riff from a Madonna song.
www.americancomposers.org /rockmusic_oteri_article.htm   (1455 words)

 Salil Chowdhury: A Phenomenon in Modern Bengali Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But it was the image of those same pioneers that must have stood before him, posing a great challenge to a young composer who had to prove his merit or accept the unsavoury epithet of a minor composer.
Most of his songs contain a plethora of melodious problems he created for himself, as though challenging his own capacities, problem he then solved with just a few strokes of a deft hand busy carving out new patterns of progress in music.
In composing the instrumental parts, the preludes and interludes as well as accompaniment, he started showing much unique imaginativeness as he did in his songs.
www.salilda.com /Articles/Salil_Manab_2.asp   (1579 words)

 Indian Heritage - Carnatic Music - DIGITALMADURAI.COM
In India, there is a vast plethora of folk music and country music which varies according to locality.
Vaggeyakaras are the persons who composed many songs which are rendered in its original form to date.
Though Composers have also dealt with subjects like patriotism, natures bounty etc., their soul and heart were to a very great extent limited to the deities they considered prime.
www.digitalmadurai.com /madurai/heritage/music.htm   (261 words)

 thebharat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
outh Indian music, Carnatic music as it is called, differs from the Hindustani music in its stricter adherence to structure, thereby shifting the emphasis away from improvisation within that structure.
It was blessed with a plethora of greatly devoted composers and musicians.
The flute, the violin, the veena, the nadaswaram and the gottuvadyam are among the most well known South Indian instruments.
www.thebharat.com /thebharatinfo/music&dance/south_indian_music.html   (192 words)

 Western & Indian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the instruments that have been used in the last 4 decades by tfm MD's I think a majority of instruments were western.
As far as the Tamil country is concemed, Muthu Tandavar of Seerkazhi, a contemporary of Kshetragna, composed many pada-s.
The Tanjavar Quartet composed as well a rich cascade of tana vama-s, kriti-s, pada-s, javali-s and tillanas.
sivaji.tfmpage.com /forum/19885.17.21.47.html   (1400 words)

 The Hindu : Gender issues in this age
Historians have painted a glorious picture of women during the Vedic period on the basis of certain hymns being attributed to women composers such as Gargi and Maitreyi.
This is to suggest that there are examples galore in Indian history of women defying male-female dichotomy.
Amid a plethora of books on the subject, the present book stands out as it provides the most comprehensive account of the issue till date.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2000/01/15/stories/1315017u.htm   (882 words)

 SAIL Ser.2, 7.3
The claim of and for a plain style is involved with an homogenization of the concept of voice and person, implicitly advocating a voice that is white, male, middle class, and heterosexual--whether practiced by men, or women, fls or whites.
Jacobs was born in 1953 in upstate New York in Hogansburg, on the St. Lawrence River, near Massena, and is an Akwesasne Mohawk of the Turtle Clan.
Notwithstanding the plethora of critical approaches in current use, the oppositional linearity upon which these methods and theories are based indicates potential problems in their actual applications towards the literary works of a number of Native authors.
oncampus.richmond.edu /faculty/ASAIL/SAIL2/73.html   (15274 words)

 classical indian music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Recorded live in Bombay, this concert is a must have for connsieurs and collectors of Indian classicak music.
Janaki Bakhle demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices, particularly the exclusion of Muslims by the Brahmanic elite, which occurred despite the fact that Muslims were the major practiti oners of the Indian music that was installed as a "Hindu" national tradition.
But Kronos leader David Harrington is a longtime fan of composer R.D. Burman¹s florid pop extravaganzas, which propelled an already saturated palette into day-glo and beyond.
www.pod-mp3.net /kwp/classical_indian_music.html   (744 words)

 ISAM Newsletter: Caribbean Roundup
American musicologists are familiar with influence of Caribbean rhythms on the works of American composers from Gottschalk to Copland and on many forms of American jazz.
The plethora of recent surveys and popular histories of Caribbean music provides a broad though incomplete map of one of the world’s most diverse and complex musical regions, and an initial glimpse at the musical interplay between the islands and the United States.
The more theoretical studies lay the foundation for future research into the process of musical creolization, the nature of transnational music networks, and the constellation of issues surrounding the relationship of music to nationalism, ethnicity, class status, and gender.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /isam/allen.html   (1364 words)

 National News - OUTWords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kronos Quartet is composed of David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jennifer Culp (cello).
What I heard was an eclectic collection of music composed by a plethora of international composers.
The music that they performed was "Aaj Ki Raat (Tonight Is the Night)," by an Indian composer, "Aha gèdawo," by an Ethiopian composer, "Evic Taksim," by a Turkish composer, "Oasis," by a Russian composer, and "One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings," by an American composer.
www.outwordscny.com /kronos.htm   (497 words)

 Cryptogramophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Few knew that von Essen was a brilliant jazz composer but his esteemed friends and colleagues have come together to make his legacy of over 100 compositions the new standards of the jazz repertoire.
The composer's approach on this record emphasizes the intimate juxtaposition of formally arranged structures and head-long group improvisation.
Each member of Bone Structure is an accomplished composer, instrumentalist and improviser, and their combined knowledge of form, melody, harmony, texture and musical development all contribute to the unique sense of flow that makes this ensemble stand out.
www.jazzhalo.com /crypto.html   (11894 words)

 Indian Express: On the right note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He began in an era when the world of music was not half as savvy as it is today.
A time when success did not come conveniently wrapped in a plethora of marketing gimmicks, snazzy videos and ready made tunes from the synthesizer.
Recognising the fact that the current generation has talent, he felt that where they flounder is in wanting instant success and concentrating more on fame and money rather than the quality of their work.
www.indianexpress.com /ie/daily/19981114/31851544p.html   (686 words)

 List of Indian composers - TheBestLinks.com - Plethora of Indian composers, Ravi Shankar, Composer, Tyagaraja, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 The Indian Express Leisure Page
A plethora of complaints from an Election Observer from Karnataka has been giving sleepless nights to the electoral authorities in Karnataka.
The grievances, contained in a letter to the Election Commission (EC) in Delhi are not about the violation of electoral code of conduct or malpractices, but the inability of the State Government machinery to look after his needs -- like crisp tandoori chicken and juicy kebabs!
Music composers might be sprouting like mushrooms and flooding Bollywood these days, but oldies; especially those who hunted in pairs and lent music to some immortal songs from Hindi movies, still stand out.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19980212/leisure.html   (423 words)

 DesiBelle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All cinema centers — Bombay being the biggest and the richest — attracted the best poets (lyricists), musicians, music composers, who created music based on our Indian culture, or which was borrowed from the west and adapted to our tastes (who can forget the numbers created by R.D. Burman and the like).
Hence, quite unawares to me, Bollywood was the source of my exposure to a whole plethora of Indian musical forms — and I’m the richer for it.
If Indian cinema should be robbed of the much maligned song-and-dance numbers, it would mean the killing of this whole rich smorgasbord of musical cultures.
decibel.rediffblogs.com   (961 words)

 The Hindu : Estrangement of dance and music
In the past, Indian classical dance was known as ``sangita''.
Whether it is the tender Anandabhairavi of Rama's persuading Sita to stay behind when he leaves for the forest, or the grief of Bharata in Amritavahini, or a simple Mayamalavagowlai for the tribals ruled by Guhan, the master vidwan shows how melody can reflect the deep and complex moods.
Ponniah, Chinniah, Sivanandam and Vadivelu were themselves composers not only of padavarnams, sabdams, jatiswarams and tillanas for Bharatanatyam, but have left behind a treasury in concert music, their kritis invariably in the mould of guru Muthuswami Dikshitar, though with ample expression of their own originality and vidwat.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2001/01/26/stories/0926033b.htm   (1635 words)

 AsianWeek.com: Business: The Consumer: E3: Leave Nothing to Your Imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cone-shaped booths backlit by psychedelic greens, blues and pinks sat next to others fashioned out of spit-shined chrome, competing with jungle leaves and industrial architecture of brushed aluminum.
Despite the plethora of colors and sizes, the vendors managed to blend seamlessly into the world of E3.
The convergence between the two industries was especially apparent, not only in the title of the games but in their cinematic feature-length visuals, voice-overs by famous Hollywood actors and scores by film composers.
www.asianweek.com /2002_05_31/consumer_e3_jennie.html   (943 words)

 Sandeep Raval-The World Music Percussionist
TIGERS OF THE RAJ blends the rich interlocking rhythmic textures of tablas, dhol, douffli, ankle bells, manjira and dholak, with the haunting sounds of Indian voices, swaramandala, santoor, sarangi, flute, sitar and modern keyboards.
Smouldering layers of percussion form the foundation with a wide array of tablas, dholak, djembe, congas, bongos and bata drums.
An acoustic harp played with the lilt and poetry of Ireland's Madeleine Doherty, accompanied by a dynamic mix of percussion, including Japanese taiko drum, Indian tablas, congas and didgeridoo.
www.sandeepraval.com /albums.htm   (458 words)

 DMG Newsletter
He is a professor at Stanford University, has won numerous awards for diverse compositions, is an active jazz pianist and has built electro-acoustic instruments out of all sorts of hardware and found objects.
Spare and delicate these compositions further reveal his interests in oblique methods and chance operations in both composition and performance which in other work are often hard to tackle and arguably appeal more of a conceptual level than an audible one.
This work however is closer to a song cycle and is explicit of the composers interests in Balinese music.
www.dtmgallery.com /Main/Newsletter-2004-02-20.html   (4989 words)

Primarily dealing with traditional New Orleans jazz, the collections focus on photographs (including all of the Museum's images of Louis Armstrong) and audio recordings of musicians and bands that were primarily active in New Orleans, although many toured throughout the country and the world.
Witold Lutoslawski 'was one of the major European composers of the 20th century.
He was possibly the most significant Polish composer since Chopin, and was the pre-eminent musician of his country during the last three decades of the century.
www.nutcote.demon.co.uk /nutlog.html   (8595 words)

 The Tuning of the World:
First Conferance on the Global Soundscape
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Nestled amidst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, a hundred and fifty musicians, composers, ecologists, radio producers, sound artists, philosophers, journalists, and activists met together to honor the sixtieth birthday of Canada's pioneer composer and sonic environmentalist, R. Murray Schafer.
For the last twenty years, a dedicated community of listeners and composers have been searching for those sounds which are true to the places and cultures that produce them.
An inspiration of Schafer and all those concerned with listening outward to the world is the composer and philosopher of the avant-garde, John Cage, who would have attended the Tuning gathering had he not passed away last year just weeks before his own eightieth birthday.
trumpeter.athabascau.ca /content/v10.4/rothenberg.html   (2029 words)

 NewMexiKen » 2005 » June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the time of the early French exploration, a tribe of Indians, the Quapaws, lived West of the Mississippi and north of the Arkansas River.
The name “Arkansas” comes from French explorers’ (Marquette and others) pronounciation of the term that Indians of the Ohio Valley used to refer to the Quapaws, the Indians who lived in what is now northeastern Arkansas.
Night and Day was one of the NPR 100, their list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.
newmexiken.com /archives/date/2005/06/page/2   (7002 words)

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