Monday, October 07, 2019

Drawnormbligmiff

Game design. Stuff like "hooks."

Rabbit model.

Rabbits do, allegedly, and according to the Internet, have different gaits. But by and large, they do their high-speed gallop thing, and then walk the same way: front two, back two, front two, etc.

Lucy amuses me. Here he uses his tail as a torch. 
Basic microphone design.

PhD Salford:
Most standard composition portfolios are about an hour in length, with a commentary of anything between 15-30,000 words.



Friday, October 04, 2019

Copland FIlms

FILM MUSIC HISTORY (SPECIAL PRESENTATION)

4 OCTOBER, 2019

AARON COPLAND IN HOLLYWOOD

LISTENING LIST/ADDITIONAL VIEWING


MUSIC FOR RADIO: SAGA OF THE PRARIE (1937, CBS Radio commission)

Early orchestral work from Copland's populist period, renamed in 1968 (by Copland) "Prairie Journal."



HOLLYWOOD PERIOD (1939-1949)


MUSIC FOR MOVIES (1942)

Suite of Selections from 1939-40 Copland-scored films

New England Countryside and Sunday Traffic (The City, 1939 NY World's Fair documentary)



Threshing Machines and Barley Wagons (Of Mice and Men, 1939)




OUR TOWN (1940)

Suite from Film


Piano Suite

Grover's Corners

:00 - 2:22 (especially 1:39 - 1:57)

Soda Fountain Scene (George and Emily)

2:26 - 4:29

Cemetery Hill

4:32 - end (especially 4:58 - 6:26; 6:38 - 7:12)



FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, James Horner)

The Place Where Dreams Come True

"Our Town" influence (Grover's Corners, Cemetery Hill)

:56-1:10, 1:54 - 2:34, 3:22-3:44, 4:21 -4:39, 5:45 - 6:33, 8:25-9:04



THE RED PONY (1949, scored Spring 1948)

Suite from Film

2. The Gift


4. Walk to the Bunkhouse


6. Happy Ending



THE HEIRESS  (1949, scored December 1948)

(Orch. Suite) assembled by Arnold Freed


Plaisir d'amour (source material, interpolated into film score by Copland at request of director Wyler)

Scene from film (YT excerpt)



POST HOLLYWOOD PERIOD (1961)


SOMETHING WILD (1961 independent film, scored in NY)

MUSIC FOR A GREAT CITY (adapted from score to above)

1. Skyline (note: Rosenman-like brass around 1:14)


2. Night Thoughts


3. Subway Jam (note: muted trombones)


4. Toward the Bridge