Diving in as close to an artist's mind as possible is an obsession for most art-lovers. For musicians, our heroes of composition are especially aloof because of the language they use: a language that exists to say what words could never say. This makes it extremely difficult to get inside their head... yet we always feel like we know them. Composer John Adams seems to feel this way towards Beethoven, as he told Classical NPR's 'Deceptive Cadence'. When examining the influence of Beethoven in John Adams's latest album, 'Absolute Jest & Grand Pianola Music', the first of its two pieces (his eponymous concerto) could almost be likened to a matryoshka doll, or "nesting" doll.
Sydney's most beloved electronic group, Seekae, have attached their skills at sampling to none other than the Sydney Opera House. As of late, the Aussies remixed the various sounds emitting from the venue and turned it into a fully-fledged track.
Pink Martini will return to Symphony Center in Chicago on March 7 at 8:00 p.m., with special guests The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of the famous 'Sound of Music' family. Together they will sing classic songs and selections from their latest album, 'Dream a Little Dream.'