Rhythm Composers

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Our lives are composed of rhythms--from the beat of our pulses and breathing, to our weekly and yearly schedules, we are subdivided and intersected by rhythm. We compose these rhythms, and, as the band Villagers points out in a new song, sometimes the rhythm composes us. David Garland presents a range of rhythms from composers such as Dan Deacon, Moondog, Ennio Morricone, Tujiko Noriko & Takemura Nobukazu, Julia Kent, and Motion Sickness of Time Travel, and Villagers. Some write music you can tap your toe to, others give us rhythms that ebb and flow.

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Comments [2]

Alexander from New York

David, You expressed some inquisitiveness about Dee Barton. Some good insight would be gained going back to his early work and performing with the Stan Kenton Band. On "Adventures in Jazz" (1961) Dee wrote Turtle Talk and Waltz of the Prophets while also playing trombone with the band (admirable, because Kenton's Bands were known for their excellent brass sections). In 1962 he played drums on the "Adventures in Time" album composed and arranged by Johnny Richards. Talk about rhythms and time! This is an album you should listen to.
For Dee Barton to handle the drums in this complicated masterpiece of an album is a great feat.
I'm sure working with Johnny Richards had to be a great inspiration to him.

Jan. 27 2013 09:38 PM
David Garland

Here's the playlist, showing artist-piece-album:

Villagers - Rhythm Composer - { Awayland }

Dan Deacon - America - USA III Rail, USA IV Manifest

Tujiko Noriko & Takemura Nobukazu - Kirei - East Facing Balcony

Ennio Morricone - Volti E Fantasmi - La migliore offerta (The Best Offer)

Julia Kent - Nina and Oscar - Character

Moondog - Oasis - A New Sound of an Old Instrument

Moondog - Chaconne in C - In Europe

Dee Barton - Gathering Loot - High Plains Drifter

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Clairvoyance - Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious

Jan. 27 2013 08:59 PM

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