Music & Vision's monthly column -
KEITH BRAMICH writes:
Several readers have sent us information
about their sites. Please continue to tell us about your own material.
Here's a brief round-up of pointers we've received recently, and I'm sure
we'll be returning to most of these sites for a closer look during the coming
From Lake Charles in Louisiana, USA, composer Robert Jordahl sent us
this message with just the link below -- no other comments! When can we hear
some samples of your music online, Robert? I couldn't find any on your website,
but at least we know what you look like, now, and can see a list of your
If you read M&V regularly (or have looked back through our
news items), you'll have seen our news item last year
about Ottawa-based composer Jan Järvlepp's Garbage concerto
(a percussion ensemble concerto in which the solo instruments are constructed
from 'recycled garbage objects'). Jan contacted us again recently, with
news of his album Flights of Fancy (consisting of Pierrot Solaire,
Saxophone Quartet, Trio No 2, Tarantella, Robot Dance and
Overture), from which three generously long and enjoyable MP3 format soundbites
are on offer via the link below.
British pianist Angela Lear wrote
recently about Chopin for M&V. Real Audio extracts from her
own CD cycle The Original Chopin are available online, currently
from volumes 3, 4 and 5. Look out for more samples from discs 1 and 2, which
should be posted shortly.
Mona Lisa Sound
'We are the publishing affiliate of The Hampton String Quartet, the best
selling string quartet in history, Grammy nominated and Juilliard trained.
We publish fine quality print music specializing in rock string quartet
arrangements (Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the like)
... Our sheet music is of the highest technical and musical quality and
we offer discounts to educational institutions. Please visit the website,
listen to the samples and check out the music and artwork. We think you
will like what you see and hear. Thanks, Janna Glasser'
'Greetings! I'm a composer in the Los Angeles area, and I've greatly
enjoyed Music & Vision over the past year. Inspired by your current
article on composer's websites, I'd like to invite you to visit mine, which
I've programmed myself and update each week. In addition to the usual full
biography and catalog of works, I include Real Audio clips, scores samples
and program notes of each of my pieces, and my scores can be purchased directly
from the site, as well. Oh yes, and in the no longer shameless realm of
self promotion, I also include a few short essays on my musings about music
and listeners for anyone who cares to read them. I hope you enjoy my site,
and keep up the great work with M&V!'
Israeli composer, pianist, guitarist and singer Rivka Stern sent the
address of her website. I couldn't initially find any sound here, but there's
definitely downloadable music available from her site at mp3.com.
Not easy to find via the site below -- you have to click on the album cover
from the CD page.
Copyright © 5 March 2001 Keith Bramich,
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