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PORTINARI and THE BLACK MONK
Book and Music by Roland Bryce © 2019
Two Lewes performances:
Thursday JUNE 9th and again June 16th @ 2:00pm
Lewes East Sussex
Tickets / entry £8.00 on the door + Concessions £5.00
Welcome to my 'online place' where I can freely share information or thoughts about my latest musical endeavours.
Visitors will no doubt have unique tastes in music, and some of you will probably have deeper insights into web-site design than me! I do try to keep an open mind. (Leave me an e-mail, if you wish to be a positive 'influencer'.)
If I shared the site URL with you, then I am happy for you to browse as you see fit.
Some of my personal ideas regarding the 'art' in music are open to debate. I don't profess to know as much or more than you. I compose & write music because music took over my life when I was 12 years old. Composing just began to flow from the pencil to the MS paper. It was a very odd emergent process. After that, everything was primarily about music for me. Perhaps have a listen and feel free to chat with me about any of my pieces.
Music can maybe just wash over us, or fill you with joy, at times like an ocean it can arouse your spirit, heal the sick, purge your sorrows, reveal the divine.
Allow music to absorb you into its own unique time-locked sound world. The image of the standing stones of Calanais seem to me like a choir and Chamber orchestra. Imagine each stone being a singer or an instrumentalist, taking cues to listen to each other and blend towards a symphonic whole. Music is for Life!
Nuova Musica: 'new music'
Unless we listen to new music and make a place for it in the coveted world of concert programmes and staged current events, we may miss something very special that is happening right in the 'now'.
Contemporary music, within our current time.
The composer, choosing sounds, creates sounds, manipulates and codifies sounds, translating them into sonic statements and musical gestures that affect the listeners. These compostions, or ‘pieces’ if you prefer are ‘time-locked’ timbres, rhythms and harmonic relationships often dynamically specific: the silence before, the first few measures and dynamic impact, whether pp
or ff. Then, onwards to the final cadences or, tailing-off and back to the silence.