Our first collation of performances and writings!

in #classical-music3 years ago (edited)

As an orchestra, we have had trouble with the reward structure of Steemit. Initially, the idea that we could perhaps gain compensation for some posting videos and recordings that we had done seemed like a dream! However, our experience has been that the 7 day reward limit for the posts didn't justify amount of time and effort that went into preparing concerts (especially as we have a relatively small follower count!).

So, it is partly in mind that we have collected the performances and writings that we have published on Steemit into one big collection. So that our newer followers can see the work that would otherwise not be surfaced again in the near future.

Performances with video

Our first performance on Steemit was of the first movement (Allegro) from Mozart KV19, written by a Mozart that was nearly 10 years old! Performed live on period instruments at 430Hz.

Our second performance post was of the live performance Telemann's Ouverture Bizarre.

Our third performance was an extract from a CD that we did along with the photos of us working hard to make it!

Our 4th performance was an aria from one of our fondly remembered concert programmes featuring works written for the soprano Faustina.

Performances with audio only

We had a brief flirtations with dsound to try posting the Messe de Morts by Gilles. For the foreseeable future we might continue using Soundcloud until the streaming on dsound is a bit more reliable!

For Easter, the reconstruction of the Markus Passion by Jorn Boysen was aired again on internet radio.

Writings (English)

Some very different writing styles came about due to the fact that we are actually two people. @bengy posting the conversational style and Jorn Boysen posting in the more academic style!

From @bengy, we had Why does a trio have at least 4 players?, Violin improvisationm What is Early Music, Why are Early Musicians Freelancers, What is Temperament, What is Pitch, What is the purpose of the Concertmaster and Gut Strings.

From Jorn we had the two part posting about the completion of the Markus Passion, Part 1 and Part 2. Followed by the four part series on Rhetoric and Music, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Writings (Dutch)

The four part series on Music and Rhetoric was then repeated in Dutch (which was the original language for the paper)! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

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Along the way we are happy to have had the support of the #classical-music community, via @classical-music and @classical-radio. Also, big thanks to @blockmountain for choosing us to be part of the primary lineup for their first major project! Thanks also to the various curator groups that have noticed and drawn attention to our posts!

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If digital synth plugins had a 430Hz then modern music would sound a lot more smooth.

Ha ha! Well, we land at 430Hz around the Classical era in period instruments. Historically, it was just all over the place, from 392 up to 466 or more!

I would like to be able to tune an entire DAW to a sligtly lower frequency.
Around 430 my brain seems to find it more pleasant to listen to. Even if i don't like the music.

I'm not into classical music at al. But when I come across something with a good swing to it then i'm sold.

Many people also say they enjoy the lower pitches of historical performances (although sometimes it is much higher). I wonder if they are reacting more to a lower relative pitch (if we had 430 as normal en, then anything lower would be pleasing!) or the different timbre of the instrument compared to the modern day equivalents.

I have heard music in the Dorian scale on instruments tuned to 432hz and the same music played on instruments tuned to 440hz. I hope i'm explaining this correct, the harmonies with different combined octaves sounded natural in the 432hs tuned set of instruments, where the 440hz set sounded unnatural.

I first heard the music in 440hz tuned that sounded good.
then they switched to 432hz tuned, that was WOW experience.
then again back to the 440hz and that was a MEH experience.
then again back to 432hz set and all the listeners where convinced that 440hz was great for mass production, but not so great for harmonics.

This was 20 years ago. But the difference was big enough to remember this today.

Can't remember all the other details I was the least experienced person in that group. I just happened to be there at the right moment.

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You have a minor misspelling in the following sentence:

For the forseeable future we might continue using Soundcloud until the streaming on dsound is a bit more reliable!
It should be foreseeable instead of forseeable.

is there also a 4seabell?

Thx! We corrected it.

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wow great collection of stuff! So much listening to do today. Definitely looking forward to the Ouverture Bizarre.

I love the idea of steemit being a way for ensembles and bands to get a little extra funding but yes I can see how the return can be hard to justify. Keep up the good work and keep posting!

Thanks, the return is small but it still beats Facebook and YouTube returns!

Hope you enjoy the music!

Wow, It's cool) I like classic music!

Thanks! So do we!

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Yep, the seven-day thing is a problem but this is a good way of mitigating it which I aim to steal myself once I've got going. I'll be catching up with all this content. Good to have the explanation that this is a shared account (I had been trying to get my head around it), and the split between hardcore musicology and what you call @bengy's "conversational" style is interesting. By the way, if you ever need some proofreading input I'd be happy to do it for free. It's my line of work, and though the English is perfectly fine as it is (better than my Dutch, that's for sure) I might be able to add that final 3% (and keep @grammarnazi quiet!).

Keep up the great work.

Ha, Yes our styles of writing are really quite distinctly different! However, we are both passionate about the work we do (music!) in different ways, with different ways of of achieving similar goals.

Thanks for the offer of proofreading, it will come in handy!

The offer is a serious one. Don't hesitate if you would like me to give anything a look over - I'm here pretty much all the time.

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Thank you very much for your high quality contribution to the classical music genre on the Steem block chain.

Thanks!
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