Backroads America:The Place Where You Go To Listen

Earth Music

The Place Where You Go To Listen, The Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Inside this sound and light environment, the changing colors and music are generated by the vibrations in the earth, the air, and the sky. The sounds are not created by musical instruments. Daylight colors are yellow, orange and red, with a choir of bright voices. Unfortunately, the video sound does not capture the thrumming vibrations.

Scientific instruments pull raw seismic and auroral data. An algorithm translates that data to music. Created by composer John Luther Adams, 2004-2006

Travel Harmonies: In Memoriam – Memorial Day

Some Gave All

War Time, Gettysburg National Military Park, Detail from sculptural group, Pennsylvania, USA

Bass Hands

Caleb’s Hands

Caleb and his Bass

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Weekend Music Share: For All The Sisters

For All the American Women

Fighting the War

Being Waged To Keep Us Down

 

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Weekend Music Share

Drift Away

I’m so glad I discovered your new (fairly new?) music challenge, Hugh. Friends and family lost loved ones this week. I always think of Drift Away to soothe the soul in times like this.

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Plangent Plucking

Electric Bass

Electric Bass

From Merriam-Webster:  Plangent adds power to our poetry and prose: the pounding of waves, the beat of wings, the tolling of a bell, the throbbing of the human heart, a lover’s knocking at the door – all have been described as plangent. The word plangent traces back to the Latin verb plangere, which has two meanings. The first of those meanings, “to strike or beat,” was sometimes used by Latin speakers in reference to striking one’s breast in grief. This, in turn, led to the verb’s second meaning: “to lament.” The sense division carried over to the Latin adjective plangens and then into English, giving us the two distinct meanings of “plangent”: “pounding” and “expressive of melancholy.”

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