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I am josh. I'm a composer and lover of art. Anything that interests me and the occasional musing from my day goes here. feel free to leave an ask. enjoy. ask away.me.archives.my YouTube.

audixe:

Bye this pigeon has the dolce and gabbana ss15 #look

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Rehearsing my quartet for tomorrow’s Jordan Hall concert
Holla
imawesomeyourepossum is talented

imawesomeyourepossum is talented

matthewsgallery:

lionofchaeronea:

Skull with a Burning Cigarette, Vincent van Gogh, 1885-6

More art history. 

matthewsgallery:

lionofchaeronea:

Skull with a Burning Cigarette, Vincent van Gogh, 1885-6

More art history

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Sorry for the heart spam it’s fascinating

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Blood Vessels in the Human Heart
spectacularuniverse:

'Heart diseases' from 'Anatomie pathologique du corps humain' by Jean Cruveilhier, 1829.

spectacularuniverse:

'Heart diseases' from 'Anatomie pathologique du corps humain' by Jean Cruveilhier, 1829.

lonequixote:

Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northwest of Valentine, Texas, just off U.S. Highway 90 (US 90), and about 26 miles (42 km) northwest of the city of Marfa. The installation was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists called the work a “pop architectural land art project.” 
The sculpture, realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cost $80,000 and was intended to never be repaired, so it might slowly degrade back into the natural landscape.
(source: wikipedia)
thirtymilesout:

mirage, from the Latin mirare, meaning “to look at, to wonder at”.

lonequixote:

Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northwest of Valentine, Texas, just off U.S. Highway 90 (US 90), and about 26 miles (42 km) northwest of the city of Marfa. The installation was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists called the work a “pop architectural land art project.” 

The sculpture, realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cost $80,000 and was intended to never be repaired, so it might slowly degrade back into the natural landscape.

(source: wikipedia)

thirtymilesout:

mirage, from the Latin mirare, meaning “to look at, to wonder at”.

russellstyles:

strung out….
Mandolin, Oshawa, Ontario.

russellstyles:

strung out….

Mandolin, Oshawa, Ontario.

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lonequixote:

Asakusa Honganji Temple in the Eastern Capital ~ Katsushika Hokusai

lonequixote:

Asakusa Honganji Temple in the Eastern Capital ~ Katsushika Hokusai

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keyofdminor:

blood-sweat-and-dci:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.

Nah, I don’t think that’s right

really? this one from 1975 for a percussionist must be totally wrong too!


or how about something a little newer than that? like, 1985? does body drumming sound interesting? fuck yeah it does! I’ll even throw in the instructions for how to read this! it’s totally wrong (and in French!), but…



we’ve been so wrong since the 1950’s, it’s absolutely crazy to think that composers like this guy was wrong:



…as well as this Stockhausen fella:


or even this guy:


"but it’s 2014! no one writes like that anymore!"


um.


PRAYING for the basics

keyofdminor:

blood-sweat-and-dci:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.

you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.

for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.

but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.

it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.

Nah, I don’t think that’s right

really? this one from 1975 for a percussionist must be totally wrong too!

image

image

or how about something a little newer than that? like, 1985? does body drumming sound interesting? fuck yeah it does! I’ll even throw in the instructions for how to read this! it’s totally wrong (and in French!), but…

image

image

image

we’ve been so wrong since the 1950’s, it’s absolutely crazy to think that composers like this guy was wrong:

image

image

image

…as well as this Stockhausen fella:

image

image

or even this guy:

image

image

"but it’s 2014! no one writes like that anymore!"

image

image

um.

PRAYING for the basics

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doublefuckflat:

the guys like
'welp here we go again'
'darn these rolls'

doublefuckflat:

the guys like

'welp here we go again'

'darn these rolls'

(via mostlyjustcats)