September 26, 2020


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Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. Jackson, N.A. (2003). A survey of music therapy methods and their role in the treatment of early elementary school children with ADHD. Journal of Music Therapy, 40(4), 302-323. Regarding the kind of music provided by a board-certified music therapist, we found some similarities that stood out and appeared more frequently, when compared to music medicine interventions. Percussion music (mainly drumming) was used by four researchers ( Choi et al., 2008 ; Schwantes and Mckinney, 2010 ; Erkkilä et al., 2011 ; Han et al., 2011 ). One author ( Choi et al., 2008 ) used music based on instruments that were selected according to participant’s preferences. Included were, for example, egg shakes, base-, ocean-, and paddle-drums. Participants actively played and passively listened to instruments or sounds, complemented by singing together. Another researcher ( Erkkilä et al., 2011 ) preferred the African Djembe 12 drum as well as a selection of several percussion sounds created digitally by an external MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) synthesizer. Percussion-oriented improvisation that included rhythmic drumming and vocal patterns was another approach one scholar ( Han et al., 2011 ) used for his stimuli selection. Congas, Cabassas, Ago-Gos, and Claves was the percussion-based selection (in addition a guitar and a Piano was also available) in the fourth music-therapy article ( Schwantes and Mckinney, 2010 ). Twice, music without the use of percussion instruments or drums in general, was selected for the intervention. Once ( Hanser and Thompson, 1994 ) relaxing, slow and rhythmic harp-samples, played from a cassette-player, were used. In addition, each of the participants was invited to bring some samples of her or his favored music titles. The second one ( Silverman, 2011 ) decided to play a 12-bar Blues” (i.e., blues changes”) 13 progression as an introduction, followed by a Blues songwriting session. The last-mentioned music-therapy project was the only article out of six, where participants within their respective music intervention group did not present a significant reduction of depression. A very interesting fund” was that none of the music-therapy articles neither concentrated their main music selection on classical, nor on Jazz music. When we looked for other distinctive features it turned out that stimuli were actively produced within a live performance in five articles. There was only one exception ( Hanser and Thompson, 1994 ), where a passive presentation of recorded stimuli was preferred by the scholar.

Rondeau, James and Anne Rorimer. Contemporary Collecing – The Judith Neisser Collection. Exh. cat. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011: 74-76, 156. Shapes: Edges are not clearly defined. The negative shapes (see behind the ear) are interesting even though they represent unoccupied space. Composition: The image is placed slightly left of centre. It fills the frame and even runs off it. More than 60 works by non-conformist, Leonid Lamm (1928-2017), now on view at the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University through September 30, 2018. This will be the first US retrospective of the artist’s works and confirms his position as a leading figure of the Soviet underground movement. You are viewing the Red Rag British Art Gallery art page for contemporary Landscape paintings from the best of today’s contemporary artists. At Red Rag Gallery we offer a wide and varied selection of British art covering Landscape subjects and vistas. Landscape paintings have held a special place within the British art world for many years and we are pleased to represent so many talented artists of this art genre. McIntosh’s paintings reflect his enduring love of the Scottish Isles. Archie says: ‘Since childhood, I have lived in close proximity to sea, loch, river and mountain. As a painter I have the desire to investigate the form, colour, texture and mood of each, and respond through drawing and painting. I feel it is part of my cultural heritage to interpret and translate the many influences in my life and soul. Within the ‘larger vision’ there exists many smaller component parts, which can combine to wear the whole. For example, a small harbour can present graphic images of fishermen ropes, reels, boxes, boats, birds – each with the potential for interpretation changing light, changing mood, changing seasons and changing vision. The world possesses many art-works established as the masterpieces. And every masterpiece has its followers and admirers. Moreover, maybe the paintings could have greater or lower price tags on them, but their artistic value is priceless. LA Schmidt, LJ Trainor Frontal brain electrical activity (EEG) distinguishes valence and intensity of musical emotions,” Cognit. Emotion 15: 487-500. Sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument which uses sound recordings (or “samples”) of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or found sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves). The samples are loaded or recorded by the user or by a manufacturer. These sounds are then played back by means of the sampler program itself, a MIDI keyboard, sequencer or another triggering device (e.g., electronic drums) to perform or compose music. Because these samples are usually stored in digital memory, the information can be quickly accessed. A single sample may often be pitch-shifted to different pitches to produce musical scales and chords. Often samplers offer filters, effects units, modulation via low frequency oscillation and other synthesizer-like processes that allow the original sound to be modified in many different ways. Most samplers have Multitimbrality capabilities – they can play back different sounds simultaneously. Many are also polyphonic – they are able to play more than one note at the same time.