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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, awesome. Thanks for the clips.

March 14, 2008 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger 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:

March 14, 2008 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger 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?

March 20, 2008 at 6:15 PM  

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