March 3rd, 2007

Van Halen

Giant Steps

Jazz fans (and other people) may be interested in this video accompaniment to John Coltrane's Giant Steps by artist Michal Levy. It sounds like Levy may have synaesthesia:
When I listen to music I see colors and shapes and when I watch visual art I hear sounds.I wanted to express my sensing of shapes colors and music in this short movie.

I have chosen a short Jazz piece, which I have known for many years of my playing the saxophone: "Giant Steps" by John Coltraine. Coltrane made a major break through with his album "Giant Steps" in the year 1959. It was the first time in the history of Jazz music that someone based his music on symmetrical patterns, which stemmed from a mathematical division of the musical scale.

The structural approach of John Coltraine to music is associated with architectural thinking. The musical theme defines a space and the musical improvisation is like someone drifting in that imaginary space.
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text message of note

I got the following text message on my cellphone sometime last night:
Alex i love u 2 bu t stop looking 4 trouble or u are going 2 handle it
It's from a phone number in the 646 area code, which I guess is Manhattan.