Friday, March 14, 2008

How About Another YouTube Dump!

Tonight and tomorrow Zankel Hall will host the musical stylings of Toshi Ichiyanagi. Fun fact: Ichiyanagi's ex-wife, conceptual artist Yoko Ono, is now a Beatle's widow. Other fun fact: Ichiyanagi's music is pretty rad. Here's Hirano Gen performing Ichiyanagi'sPiano Media (1972): ...and the same pianist performing Ichiyanagi's Time Sequence (1978): Mr. Gen is an enthusiast of physical culture! Actually, this clip will probably give you a better idea of what this weekend's programs will be like, featuring contemporary music performed on traditional Asian instruments: And now, for an encore, I'm going to post Hirano Gen's rendition of Horowitz's Stars & Stripes Forever arrangement, because I can: Dubya, tee, eff. Okay, that's all. I hope you have enjoyed this YouTube dump. Please stay tuned for more music video without context, as I start posting clips from old Eurovision Song Contests for no apparent reason.


Aaron said...

Haha, awesome. Thanks for the clips.

BAD said...

Mr. Gen is also an enthusiast of chaps!

If you are really going to post old Eurovision clips please start with this one:

Maury D'annato said...

Extra dash of dub-tee-eff: is that Mitsuko Uchida at the very beginning for a second? And is she conducting?