Other than this, no sound of a person, conversations or anything is heard. The music seems to be composed of string instrument like violin. Sound effects are strong and captures the attention of people watching the film. Primarily two major different category of sounds are used. The first sound heard is composed of violin or similar string instrument in a loop. The second sound is related with opera where women with high pitch in a loop as well. The music makes the film more gloomy and makes to think something is going to happen either bad or good.
We have all heard of Indiana Jones. He is one of Spielberg’s most renowned characters. Raiders of the Lost Ark is what started the legacy of Indiana Jones. In this analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark, motifs and parallels and other film elements will be made note of.
Bulrusher is the first production that I personally have been involved with at the University of Southern Mississippi. For this reason, I was really excited about the production from the very beginning. However, when I first read the script, I was a bit disappointed. The script moves rather slowly, lacks action, and explores its themes mainly through dialogue. Initially, I found the script difficult to understand, particularly due to the sporadic use of a virtually unknown colloquial language, and I was somewhat concerned about whether or not the audience was going to understand the themes behind the play. However, after the final curtain fell, I can truly say that I enjoyed the production and that the production team was fairly successful
On November 15, 205 at 2pm I was able to see the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. I was very interested in this show, because I have never been able to see a group of only percussionists perform in the same space. The first piece they did was called Ionisation, which was written in 1929. There were thirteen musicians on stage playing various instruments. This song began with a rolling unpitched sound coming from four snare drums with the claves. This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,
Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most well known films that many can admit to watching at least once in their lifetime. People all around the world have found this musical inspiring, as it documents growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. This incredibly well written film is based on the story of the Von Trapp family who escaped Austria when the Nazis invaded it during the war. Part of what made this movie so interesting on so many different accounts was the music that accompanied the vivid and exciting scenes. Without music, many could agree that our world would be a sad, quiet, dull and depressing place. In John Harrington Edward’s book God and Music, he states, “In simplest definition,
One event from American history that I wish to have experienced would be the opening night of Carnegie Hall in 1891. Carnegie Hall has been important in the development of American History; it is one of the most significant venues for classical as well as popular music in America. Musicians from all around the world come to Carnegie Hall to perform for its renowned acoustics and beauty. This exquisite concert hall, drawing the world’s greatest artists, has set the guidelines for excellence in music since it opened in 1891. It was Andrew Carnegie, himself, who said, “It is built to stand for ages, and during these ages it is probable that this Hall will intertwine itself with the history of our country.” This moment has great significance to
In the beginning there was creepy music that turned into a train on tracks, this makes the audience feel scared and tense in the beginning. Except sometimes when the movie got more intense like the time Curley was going to kill Lennie the music gets loud and dramatic, that impacts the audience because they become intrigued about what is going to happen from the noisy, intense background. Another dramatic music scene was when Lennie was fighting Curley. There was loud music that had a dramatic feel.
The concert I attended was the Winter Concert at Cabrillo Middle School in the school cafeteria. They had two directors; Miss Pamela Page directing the Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Concert Choir and Mr. David Anderson directing the Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra. The Beginning Band was pretty big and had a lot of people in each group of instruments. You couldn’t see the Beginning Orchestra because they were in the back, but they had enough people that you could hear them. The ensembles directed by Mr. Anderson sounded really well and the songs were really nice. They didn’t show many dynamics, but other than that they had great intonation. The ensembles directed by Miss Page was a different story.
He sees them coming and backs away until the cold metal bars, scrap against his back. He begins to scream. He notices his mother’s grip begin to weaken. He is grabbed and carried away. “He” is referring to Nim, a chimpanzee who has been just been taken from his mother, Carolyn. Nim was removed from his mother for a research project led by Professor Herbe Terrace. This project featured a radical experiment aimed to teach a chimpanzee sign language. Although, the documentary Project Nim (2011), directed by James Marsh, has an objective to present the progress and results of this experiment, it also carries a purpose to inform the viewer on a message regarding the components of and differences between communication and language. Marsh uses specific
How to Survive a Plaque by David France and United in Anger by Jim Hubbard are both historical documentary films that talk about the history of the organization created called ACT UP. ACT UP is for the AIDS activist movement from people with all different perspectives such as people from the trenches to people having the disease and fighting it. The film was made to expand the news on the movement and to try to show the effect AIDS had on people. Interviews, footage of protests and speeches from the members of ACT UP were all recoded for these films. They were all personal and true stories that were told to help the future generations and to prevent something similar happening again. The people from ACT UP battled corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.
Of the original composers we discussed in class, the one that stands out the most for me is Alfred Newman and his music score for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I have discussed this in an earlier paper, but the music used in the movie and in particular, the scene where Quasimodo is placed on display in the public square and is ridiculed by the villagers is the most memorable. The scene has very little dialogue, save for Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) begging for water. As the villagers mock his cries for help, the music comes in and suddenly captures the scene perfectly as the noise of the crowd fades out.
On the night of October 13th, I had the pleasure of attending a seven-person ukulele band performance at the Eisenhower Auditorium at State College. The ukulele is basically just a smaller version of a guitar, but capable of an impressive range on four stings. It was the first time that I got an opportunity to watch such a divine performance by artists from across the Atlantic. The group showcased a unique talent by finding the hidden beauty between old tunes and new songs, which were harmoniously fused together.
A comparison of the Beijing Opera and the Italian Opera reveals a significant contrast in almost all fundamental areas of music between the two examples. Because of cultural influences, the two performances share little commonalities, as the timbre, medium, elements of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, form and phonic structure are definitely not similar. For instance, the musical and physical performance dynamics of the Beijing opera music are forceful, the timbre is loud, tinny and harsh, the rhythm is lively and vigorous, while the Italian Opera music has a gentle dynamic, steady and rolling rhythm and an emotionally deep timbre. One commonality that is noted for both examples, is the powerful delivery of the entertainment.
I attended to a concert performed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 13th this year. This concert took place in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I chose to attend to this concert because I have never been to a performance by any youth orchestra, I was curious to see how their performance would compare to other orchestras.
For the concert performance I went to go see David Boyce playing with Scott Foster Quartet and they played songs composed by Joe Henderson; such as Recorda Me and Y Todavia la Quiero. All the pieces that were played were amazing some that were a slow paced but with amazing rhythm while some fast paced that made me tap my toe and shake my head out of enjoyment; both with beautiful music. While the band played Recorda Me, they really emphasized the soprano sax despite that every instrument had their own part as background. The tempo of the song was a medium tempo it was not extremely fast or slow. Then the unity and variety of the band was great not everyone was playing the same bar but all added something to the song. Despite they played unique parts, they also had some segments