KOMITAS: News

Simon Broughton talks to pianist Lusine Grigoryan about her new Komitas recording on ECM Ask someone to name an Armenian composer and the first name on the list is likely to be Aram Khachaturian, famous for his Gayane and Spartacus ballet scores. But for Armenians, their most treasured composer is Komitas (1869-1935), often described as […]

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FREE: Mr Big – Live at The Beatclub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2SvmTM-zps 34,665 views A few viewer comments: outstanding musicians, soul bass playing at its best, lead immense, shame he died so early, vocals legendary still the one i play in my car on a long journey when i want to hear the best and chill out No fuzz box or wah-wah pedal. Just a Les […]

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FRANK ZAPPA: News

  We are told …. This DVD contains a filmed rehearsal of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at the legendary Beat Club in Bremen, Germany, on 6th October 1968. The music is largely one long improvisatory continuous performance rather than a run-through of their greatest hits, but is punctuated by Zappa directing the […]

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I am most comfortable in the company of engineers.

It’s more than just camaraderie. To non-engineering folk, our conversations might sound like a different language what with all the terminology bandied about. But more than terminology is the implied understanding of bigger concepts. Terms like -3dB, half power, slew rate, open loop, rise times, wave shapes, carry with them major implications. If our depth […]

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