WHAT IS BRASS CULTURE, AND WHY THE ORCHESTRA PASSES
No, this is not a breaststroke swimming culture or even a sect of swimmers-brassists. Brass is the most popular direction of brass music, which is performed by orchestras consisting only of brass instruments, as a rule, complemented by a percussion section. However, this music can be called quite conditionally – the breaststroke appeared in the middle of the last century, but in Russia it has not yet found wide distribution. The etymology hints at the meaning of the word: from the English word “brass” – “brass”, an alloy of copper with zinc or tin, from which some wind instruments are made. Continue reading
SYNTHY POP: LET’S GO
Simultaneously with the creation of the synthesizer, one of the most popular musical genres today was launched.
Mid Twentieth Century. The stage has already been filled with glamorous brilliance of pop divas and a violent 4/4 rhythm. The whole music world was bored waiting for a change. Diversity, new impressions were needed, which, alas, living instruments could no longer give. To create the impossible with sound – this was what not only musicians, but also the audience wanted. It’s sad or not, but the musician who wants to see will be on the stage.
So, since it was not tempting to observe smoke without fire, it was necessary to make this fire, that is, to create an instrument. Continue reading