Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tiny Desk Concert

When I first read about a tiny desk concert, I immediately imagined a kindergarten student with their pencils jamming away in his or her little desk. However, it is so much more than that. It is a whole series set up by NPR that introduces sets by amazing artists that you've likely never heard of. With that, I leave you to the link to watch Waxahatchee do a ten minute stripped down, fantastic performance. http://www.npr.org/event/music/245958725/waxahatchee-tiny-desk-concert?ft=1&f=1039 Secondly, a completely different sound comes to fruition when thinking of the atonal composer Penderecki. He has turned 80, and the dramatic screeching sounds of his music is being celebrated in a Warsaw music festival. This article found in the link at the end of this paragraph celebrates Penderecki the best way it can. What a great lead-in to 20th century music and difference of interpretation with some older students. Whether they love it or hate it, they will certainly have an opinion on his music. http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/11/23/246309165/the-sound-of-struggle-tempered-with-terror-penderecki-at-80?ft=1&f=1039

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