Impressionism in music
Impressionism originated in France when a group of artists — C. Monet, C. Pissarro, A. Sis-ley, E. Degas, O. Renoir, and others — performed their original paintings at Paris exhibitions of the 1970s. Their art was very different from the smoothed and faceless works of the then painters and academics: the Impressionists left the workshops to the open air, learned to reproduce the play of the living colors of nature, the sparkle of sunlight, colorful highlights on the moving river surface, the diversity of the festive crowd. Painters used a special technique of fluent spots and brushstrokes, which seemed disorderly near, and at a distance gave rise to a real feeling of a lively play of colors, bizarre modulations of light. The freshness of an instant impression was combined in their canvases with the subtlety and refinement of psychological moods. 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