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Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. It is possible to decompose the individual overtones out of the sound of a musical instrument playing a single note by applying a mathematical technique called the […]

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. It is possible to decompose the individual overtones out of the sound of a musical instrument playing a single note by applying a mathematical technique called the Fourier Transform, which decomposes a sound into its component pieces. The resulting image describes the spectrum of the sound. Much like when a prism breaks white light into its component colors, the Fourier Transform breaks a sound into its component pitches. The height of each peak measures the loudness of the corresponding pitch. The first big peak is called the fundamental frequency of vibrating instrument. The important thing is that there are quite a few additional peaks representing overtones. Moreover, they occur at very specific frequencies: integer multiples of the fundamental. The pattern of peaks – both horizontally and vertically – plays a significant role in creating the specific timbre we associate with the instrument. How the pattern of overtones changes over the course of the note is another key determinant of the timbre of the instrument. By applying the Fourier Transform not only to the entire sound, but also to short snippets, we can see how the spectrum changes over time. McWhinnie has been exhibiting and selling his contemporary paintings for a relatively short period of time. But he has already built up a strong Scottish following where his paintings are eagerly sought after and have received very favourable acclaim. In 2006 McWhinnie was a prize winner at Paisley Art Institute Open Exhibition. Edgard Varese defined music as organized sound”. And even after organizing sounds to make music, you need to organize these musical works according to the way they are organized! These modes of organization are called genres”, a word that has become synonymous with an individual’s generation and lifestyle. A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways. The artistic nature of music means that these classifications are often subjective and controversial, and some genres may overlap. There are even varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between genre and form. He lists madrigal, motet, canzona, ricercar, and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, Beethoven’s Op. 61 and Mendelssohn’s Op. 64 are identical in genre—both are violin concertos—but different in form. However, Mozart’s Rondo for Piano, K. 511, and the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form.” Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that came from the same style or basic musical language.” Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, and that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can also differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may also be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, and the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will often include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an almost ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects”.

Williams, D.B. (2012). The non-traditional music student in secondary schools of the United States: Engaging non-participant students in creative music activities through technology. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 4(2-3), 131-147. The strong emotions that often come with mental and physical conditions can be hard to deal with, too. People often feel stressed as they go through various therapies designed to help them work on their problems. When this happens, people sometimes simply need to receive therapy that soothes them and helps them make sense of their treatment. In studies with four-year-olds and five-year-olds, they are asked to label musical excerpts with the affective labels happy”, sad”, angry”, and afraid”. Results in one study showed that four-year-olds did not perform above chance with the labels sad” and angry”, and the five-year-olds did not perform above chance with the label afraid”. A follow-up study found conflicting results, where five-year-olds performed much like adults. However, all ages confused categorizing angry” and afraid”. Pre-school and elementary-age children listened to twelve short melodies, each in either major or minor mode, and were instructed to choose between four pictures of faces: happy, contented, sad, and angry. All the children, even as young as three years old, performed above chance in assigning positive faces with major mode and negative faces with minor mode. Nito, Jean-Luc. Collection du Abbe Museum d’Eindhoven. Exh. cat. Nîmes: Musée d’Art Contemporain, 1988. Darnley-Smith, R. (2014). The Role of Ontology in Music Therapy: Theory and Practice. In J. D. Backer & J. Sutton (Eds.), The Music in Music Therapy: Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches (pp. 58-71). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Smith, Roberta. Thomas Nozkowski, Painter of Bold (if Small) Abstractions, Dies at 75.” The New York Times, 27 May 2019: B6, illustrated. Hand washing and sanitizer will be used by customers and Face Painting artists between each child. Suzuki, M., Kanamori, M., Watanabe, M., Nagasawa, S., Kojima, E., Ooshiro, H., & Nakahara, D. (2004). Behavioral and endocrinological evaluation of music therapy for elderly patients with dementia. Nursing and Health Sciences, 6(1), 11-18. The artist has combined drawing and painting in this image. Some areas were painted in a linear fashion (the image is drawn) and in more painterly fashion elsewhere. Some areas are more detailed than others. The ground becomes part of the painting. The artist also employed transparency and opacity in the same image. She used a dry brush in some areas. This gives a completely different texture.

Years ago I remember pausing in a gallery of the Old Jail Art Center to consider the unique painting style of Texas artist David Bates. G., Lori, H., Michael, & Y., Olivia. (2013). Students with special needs in the 21st century music classroom: Practices and perceptions of Orff- and non-Orff trained educators. Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, 5(2), 166-174. RUSSIA XXI opened at the Hague in the Netherlands as more than 100 sculptures by Russia’s leading artists fill the outdoors and the Museum Beelden Aan Zee Galerie Blue Square favorites include Yuri Avvakumov, Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, Valery Koshlyakov, Alexander Konstantinov, Alexander Kosalopov, Andrei Molodkin, Igor Shelkovsky, Sergey Shutov, Leonind Sokov, Leonid Tishkov and Vadim Zakharov. The exhibition celebrates 2013 as Netherlands – Russia year. Krauss, Rosalind. Madness of the Day.” Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Shadow Paintings. Exh. cat. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2000: 5-34. Fig. 2. Portrait of Antony (and Apa Pamoun of Hnes), south side of west wall of Chapel LVI, Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, 6th-7th century, wall painting. J. Clédat, Le monastère et la nécropole de Baouît” (Cairo, 1999), 162, fig. 37. Abstract painting is a form of expression which contrasts with representational art, where capturing the likeness of the subject is presented as the artist’s ultimate objective. Abstract painting is in fact the very opposite of figurative art. Even if we are not able to understand the meaning behind an abstract work without additional information, it can nonetheless succeed in conveying a sense of emotion and feeling. Songs and chants use the beat to maintain a group’s tempo and coordinate movements, or it stimulates entrainment found in trance by lining up the brain’s frequencies with that of sound. After he graduated from the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru, a master’s in fine arts was not top of the mind for Das—though he did one in Hyderabad a couple of years later. What was important to him was to find a place to paint. After five years of working and living out of a studio, the day after graduating, it no longer belonged to me.” His choice of place was an odd one—an abandoned water tank in Chitradurga district, 150km from Bengaluru and famous for its 18th century fort. Freed from the walls of a studio, Das began his journey of thinking about the human condition in terms of public and private space, the constitution of borders, and the way people interact with space. He went to Vadodara and took part in the Sandarbh residency in which, once again, his work was pivoted on the way people interact with art in public spaces—he photo-documented 300 trees which had been physically transformed because of the metal guards placed around them. He then displayed the photos inside a cage-like stand, and carried the installation around Vadodara, using it to engage and interact with the public. For Mortimer Chatterjee and Tara Lal, Das’ most significant display to date was at the TIFA Working Studios, Pune, where he produced work in a range of media, including a site-specific installation using a stack of wooden blocks seemingly surmounted by a whirring fan. It was a stand-out work.” Das attended the Sethusamudram artist residency in Colombo in 2010, participated in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012 and won the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2015. Das has also been selected as visiting artist at Harvard University’s South Asia Institute—he leaves in March. Since 2013, Das has been working on a photo-documentation series of votive objects, such as saris made as offering to the Ganga river, exploring their iconic, indexical and symbolic meanings.


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Fri Oct 30 , 2020
On Wednesday, Art Basel launched the second iteration of its revamped digital fair, “OVR,” which features six-work presentations from 100 galleries. In its first wholly digital endeavor, the fair placed a focus on work made in 2020. For this edition, named “OVR:20c,” Art Basel has spotlighted art made in the […]