2016年7月22日金曜日

Xenakis: Synaphai (1969)

Xenakis: Synaphai (1969)
クセナキス: シナファイ (1969)  (Japanese)

(English)
I'm deeply excited by this piece, whenever I listen to it, The piece has a raging flood of sounds (fiery energy), so the piece braces my energies.
As for musians, Ooi Hiroaki [pf] plays this piece splendidly.
Please listent to the following two parts of YouTube.

(Japanese)
私はクセナキス作曲の『シナファイ』を聴く際はいつも、大変興奮をする。この曲は荒れ狂う音の洪水(激しいエネルギー)のような曲であり、私を元気に奮い起こさせる。
演奏家に関しては、大井浩明(ピアノ)がこの曲を見事に演奏している。
以下のの2つのYouTubeを聴いてみてください。


                  Synaphai (1/2)



                                           Synaphai (2/2)



Reference:
"Synaphai" is often written as "Synaphaï."
Please read the following site.
Synaphaï

In Japanese, please read シナファイ 

2016年7月15日金曜日

Ligeti: Atmosphères

Ligeti: Atmosphères
リゲティ: 「アトモスフェール」(Japanese)

This piece is very famous, since it was used in the "2001: A Space Odyssey." Even people who don't like 21th classical music also know this piece.
The most remarkable feature of the piece is the sound of "tone clusters."
I think that Ligeti made Atmosphères more attractive, by using tone clusters.


2016年7月12日火曜日

Luciano Berio: Sequenza III for female voice (1965)

Luciano Berio: Sequenza III for female voice (1965)
ルチアーノ・ベリオ:女声のためのセクエンツァIII (1965) (Japanese)

I enjoy enjoy listening to this piece without any musical analysis, although this piece is "avant-garde." That is to say, my heart is deeply attracted to the wourld of the piece, even if the musical expression of the piece is not ordinary. In traditional classlical music, songs for females are beatiful in many cases. However, The "Sequenza III" pursuits verious expressions of female voice rather than beatiful expressions.
Probably, at first, you may be surprised at the voice expression at his piece.
Especially, the voice of Cathy Berberian  (the following YouTube)  may leave strong impressions.


2016年7月9日土曜日

Stockhausen: Gruppen ("Groups") for three orchestras

Stockhausen: Gruppen ("Groups") for three orchestras
3群のオーケストラのための「グルッペン」 (Japanese)

"Gruppen ("Groups") for three orchestras" (1955–57) is a very famous piece composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen. This piece is absolutely unique in orchestral formation (three conductors and three small-scale orchestral units).  Furthermore, this piece includes distinguishing features. The following web page explains clearly various features of this piece. Read Sounds in Space



Reference: "Gruppen" means "Groups" in English

2016年7月5日火曜日

Iannis Xenakis: Evryali

Iannis Xenakis: Evryali
ヤニス・クセナキス:エヴリアリ (Japanese)

Evryali is a piece for solo piano composed by Iannis Xenakis.
Many critics analyzed and wrote various reviews about this work. However, before reading the reviwes about it, I would recommend that you listen to this music first.
I think that, when we listen to music, your own impression about the music is most important. I think that reviews written about by others may be helpful for studying music, but your own impression about music can be obtained by yourself.
Fortunately, in additon to sound, the following YouTube shows the score of "Evryali." So, you can acquire a broad grasp of this music.




After you listen to the sound of "Evryali,",  I would recommend that you read articles such as Wikipeida ”Evryali”.


2016年7月3日日曜日

Joji Yuasa:Eye On Genesis I (Eye On Genesis For UPIC)

Joji Yuasa:Eye On Genesis I (Eye On Genesis For UPIC)
湯浅譲二:始原への眼差 I (UPICによる始原への眼差し第一番)  (Japanese)

In Japanaese composers, Toru Takemitsu is the most famous one. In additon to Takemitsu, there are many talented composers in Japan. For example Joji Yuasa is one of the excellent composers in Japan. I think that his "Eye On Genesis I (Eye On Genesis For UPIC)" has execellent quality.
In other works of Yuasa, I like electronic music works auch as " Icon on the Source of White Noise."

Reference:
The UPIC is a computerised musical composition tool, devised by the composer Iannis Xenakis.

In the YouTube below, the initial part of 0:00 - 16:03 is "Eye On Genesis I (Eye On Genesis For UPIC)"