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MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis)

MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis)

October 22, 2020

MW# 353: Signals in the Noise (feat. Moonchild, Feist, Sylvan Esso, Esperanza Spalding, and Caroline Davis) highlights fantastic musicians filling up our sonic space with all variety of signals; lofi + hifi, sampled + live, booming bass to piercing treble.  Through examples from pop, neo-soul, improvised, covers, and purely instrumental music, Musicworks director Jesse Neuman leads us through a guided listening full of sonic gems.

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www.CarolineDavis.org

 

 

 

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

September 9, 2020

GNH remote music class 9/9/20: Ibeyi

Ibeyi is a musical duo of twin sisters Naomi Diaz and Lisa Kiande-Diaz.  The women are of Cuban/French/African descent, and incorporate multiple languages and musical traditions in their widely eclectic and powerful electro/acoustic music.  Here, Musicworks director Jesse Neuman leads a guided listening of several works and interview selections (audio only)

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MW #345: Beach Sounds (feat. Snoop Dog, the Beach Boys, Lucinda Williams, Dub Trio, and Otis Redding)

MW #345: Beach Sounds (feat. Snoop Dog, the Beach Boys, Lucinda Williams, Dub Trio, and Otis Redding)

September 2, 2020

Sand between your toes is almost as nice as tunes between your ears.  But the beach means different things to all of us.  Musicworks Director Jesse Neuman explores some of the many sides of summer sounds though several genres of beach’y songs.

 

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MW #338: “Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier”

MW #338: “Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier”

July 5, 2020

MW #338: "Somewhere/Things are Gonna Get Easier"

One mark of a good song is its ability to remain relevant to both the time of its inception as well as generations of history to come.  Enter both Leonard Bernstein's "Somewhere" from West Side Story and the Five Stairsteps' "Ooh-Child." Multiplied by artists like Dionne Warwick and Nina Simone and their skill and perspective, these songs--like many others--speak not only to the changes of their original eras (50+ years ago), but also beautifully (and incredulously!!!) highlight the volatility of our current struggles around social and racial justice, on this day, the 4th of July.

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MW #327: Gentle Miles (featuring music with Gil Evans, Trane and Cannonball, “The Quintet” and the electric period)

MW #327: Gentle Miles (featuring music with Gil Evans, Trane and Cannonball, “The Quintet” and the electric period)

June 9, 2020

Musicworks #330: "Miles Davis never finished a phrase..." said modern master Ralph Alessi.  He's right--no matter what period amidst his multi-decade chameleonic career, Miles always held us all in suspense and wonder.  He was NEVER "easy listening," and defied anyone to put his music into the background. Yet within all of that tension, Miles always drew an undercurrent of romanticism and tenderness for the melody and the sound of his horn.  Take a deep listen with Musicworks director Jesse Neuman to some of the more gentle Miles moments over his career.

includes:

"My Ship" from Miles Davis +19

"Flamenco Sketches" from Kind of Blue

"I Fall in Love Too Easily" from Seven Steps to Heaven

"Fall" from Nefertiti

"Little Church" from Bitches Brew

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MW #333: vocal/chords (featuring The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas)

MW #333: vocal/chords (featuring The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas)

June 5, 2020

Musicworks #333: Take a deep dive into the relationship between voice and guitar---one of the most recognizable combinations in the history of pop music.  How does picking/strumming style intermix with vocal range, phrasing, and rhythm to speak to the message of a song? We take a look at examples from The Staves, Josh Ritter, Her Crooked Heart, Laura Marling, and Lianne LaHavas to examine this intimate setting, as well as the natural expansions implied.

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MW #313: “Alto Saxophone”

MW #313: “Alto Saxophone”

May 29, 2020

Tired of the screen? Take on this AUDIO ONLY resource from Musicworks, a guided critical listening to three examples of the style and tone of alto saxophone. Includes samples from Andrew D'Angelo and Human Feel, Gary Bartz's "Celestial Blues," and long-time collaborator of Miles Davis, Julian "Cannonball" Adderly. Want to support the artists? Purchase their music at Bandcamp, itunes, Amazon, etc. to add to your permanent collection.

 

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MW #319: “Be Optimistic”

MW #319: “Be Optimistic”

May 29, 2020

Musicworks #319: "Be Optimistic" traces the theme of healing--especially in this time of crisis--through several musical genres and approaches (grades 9--adult, including:

"Low Rising" (The Swell Season)
"The Night has a Thousand Eyes" (John Coltrane)
"Be Optimistic" (August Greene featuring Common and Brandy)
"Martens" (Human Feel)
"Ventura" (Lucinda Williams)

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MW #324: Supermoon Sounds

MW #324: Supermoon Sounds

May 29, 2020

MW #324-A, "Supermoon" is a guided listening audio-only podcast featuring music by Neil Young, Cassandra Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Frank Ocean, and original music by Jesse Neuman based on the poetry of Franny Choi.

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songs in this episode:
"Harvest Moon" (Neil Young)
"Harvest Moon" (performed by Cassandra Wilson
"Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Big Band)
"Moon River" (performed by Frank Ocean)
"Worm Moon" (music by Jesse Neuman, text from Franny Choi's poem,
"Perihelion: A History of Touch")

MW #330: “Close To Me”

MW #330: “Close To Me”

May 29, 2020

MW #330: "Close To Me" 

Musicworks Director Jesse Neuman leads a guided listening to music that features the concept of closeness, both as an audio aesthetic and an artistic goal.  Featuring music by The Cure, Jennah Bell, Karlie Bruce + Chris Parello, Billie Eilish, Ron Miles + Bill Frisell, Jacob Collier + Daniel Ceasar (grades 9--adult)

 

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MARCH 2020: While the Corona virus has shaken all of our normal routines, MUSICWORKS remains committed to immersive and interactive arts education.  In accordance with our mission, clients will pay on a sliding scale according to their need and ability and teaching artists will be compensated professionally.  Please make use of this content to keep us connected to learning and growing during this difficult time, and don't hesitate to reach out with specific requests.  Sending love and hope from the entire team!

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