Posts Tagged ‘classical’

Pigeons by Evan McGlinn

 

A good break from a recent string of singer-songwriters now. Apparat (real name Sascha Ring) is a German act that’s been in the music business for a while now, as he also co-owns a record label. I’m interested in his most recent release ‘Ash/Black Veil’, which is an exciting tease for an album likely to be released in the next few months. Considering he started his career within the dance/techno genre, the transition to a more ambient/classical area has been a successful move.

This sounds a strange thing to say about any song, but this screamed birds at me (well maybe ‘Surfin’ Bird’ does as well, literally screaming). Each flickering beat corresponds to the frenetic flapping of a bird taking flight. If that isn’t enough, there’s even the odd chirp that kicks in later on in the song. I wanted an image that grasped the pace of the song as well. Having already noticed another photograph by Evan McGlinn, a visit to his website found this photograph capturing pigeons in Paris. I also like the idea of the pigeons above judging the ones below who have to rush from their spot. As usual, feel free to visit both artists via their links below…

Apparat info: Main Site, Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, Myspace, Buy on iTunes

Evan McGlinn info: Main Site, Photography Site, Facebook, Twitter

Aeroporto by Paulo Sacramento

Click to play: Ludovico Einaudi – Behind The Window (Opens in a new window, but this one looks nicer!)

This has been a song request that I’ve been searching to match an image to for a while now. ‘Behind The Window’ by Ludovico Einaudi is a beautiful track from the album ‘Echoes’, and all his catalogue of classical music should already be on your iTunes if you call yourself someone who follows the genre.

I was given specific details for finding an image, with preferably someone looking out of a train window (the ebb and flow of the music is similar to train motion). However, while making what proved to be a difficult search I found ‘Aeroporto’ by Paulo Sacramento, which also fitted the brief. It’s all about the one man standing, looking out from the empty gate, towards what could well be a loved one in a plane… Or he’s simply making plane noises as he watches them take off from the runway (ruined it now). But there’s no doubt that Paulo has a lot of talent just from this one photograph, and you should certainly check out more of his work via the links below…

Ludovico Einaudi info: Buy on iTunes, Amazon, Main Site

Paulo Sacramento info: Main SiteFlickr

Shooting The Stars by James Karinejad

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Changing back round to a relatively new piece of art/photography and then matching the music. This photograph by James Karinejad is one I’ve been wanting put up recently. He took this shot in the very early hours of the night in Greece, having very little experience of astrophotography. There are so many elements in the picture that work though, which are all down to the skill of the photographer. I could go on and on about many features in the picture, but there is one small detail that stands out for me, and that’s the one swing that is actually in motion.

It’s that one swing that kept throwing me off several music choices, most of them classical. The majority of the photograph seems upbeat and light, with the perfect sky and stars. But it is that one swing, which can convey a sense of emptiness, that led me to select On The Nature of Daylight by Max Richter as the accompanying music. It seems to capture the beauty of the sky above, and the vacancy of the swing. You can listen to more songs by Max Richter, and find out more about how James Karinejad took this picture via the links below…

Max Richter info on: Buy on iTunes, Myspace, last.fm

James Karinejad info on: James’ Blog, Main Site, Flickr