General => The Muse => Topic started by: Calaquendi on November 24, 2010, 12:30:19 PM

Title: Summoning the Muse
Post by: Calaquendi on November 24, 2010, 12:30:19 PM
Here is the poetry corner, as it were...we can post all our art and great works on this board!

Drawings, paintings, short stories, music - I wanna see it all!  :) If you have a piece of work that you would like 'critiqued' - make sure to post that in it's own thread so there's not thirty thousand poems or songs in one ugly ass thread that I will be too lazy to split up, K?  :o

Let's see it friends!

Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: Calaquendi on November 24, 2010, 02:10:39 PM
BTW - it doesn't necessarily have to be your art...just stuff that you love and might want to share with others...

Like these songs I love from Dead Can Dance -




Sharing our tastes in the arts is another way we can know each other - the languages of Art are universal and whether it is in original works, or just something that moves you that you'd like to bring to others, letting people see 'this' side of us is an intimacy that is best expressed through the medium of artistic creation. Thanks for the suggestions about getting this board up, I look forward to seeing more!

Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: holybark on October 22, 2013, 05:30:47 PM
Masterful indeed Calaquendi!  Thanks, I had not heard before.

Philip Glass (epic minimal beauty) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az-0w95-Ugc
This Sam Cooke song kills me.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbO2_077ixs
Also this song by Noel Coward... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF6nRTfYRhw   (Amazingly this song was written in 1927 and its subject matter still maintains its relevance today)
Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: dusttrust on October 22, 2013, 07:03:40 PM
A composition of mine. The quality is really bad though. A solo mid song and a guitar duo near the end. I'm not that good at composing music though:


There is a shorter one (26 seconds long):

Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: holybark on October 23, 2013, 12:53:44 AM
That is cool dusttrust.  Sounds like an NES soundtrack.
Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: dusttrust on October 23, 2013, 06:51:45 AM
Thanks. That one from Philip Glass is quite impressive. I'm totally showing it to my brother and sharing it on facebook actually. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: Calaquendi on October 31, 2013, 06:46:07 AM
Thanks holybark - I'm glad you liked the DCD...they're still relatively obscure for the most part, not to mention they've passed their peak. Nevertheless I was way fortunate to catch them on the brief reunion tour they performed last year. Stoked!

Lisa Gerrard, the female lead - has done a lot of work with various artists and is noted for her soundtrack work with Hans Zimmer composing the soundtrack to the film 'Gladiator' [awesome movie in spite of Russel Crowe  :o] and also the Dead Can Dance track 'The Host of Seraphim' is featured in the epic film 'Baraka'. A deeply moving piece of music, hauntingly beautiful...an interesting note concerning DCD, and especially Lisa Gerrard: she often sings in 'tongues' or more correctly, glossolalia - a fact that still blows my mind when I listen to my favorite DCD tunes. It really is an incredible feat.

I like the links you posted, especially that Sam Cooke - not my 'usual fare' - though my tastes in music have matured and grown substantially since I have gotten older...

I am, at heart, a metal head {Mastodon, Neurosis, and progressive masters of awesomeness: Tool}- Yet I have been infused with the [to steal Achtwan's vernacular] rave-orphan love of very select electronic music. Especially fond of things like 'The Future Sound of London' and 'Shpongle' - 'Ott' and 'Bluetech' are two fairly recent discoveries I have been real impressed with. All delicious stuff. I could go on but will spare all ye my musical snobbery and bogus eclectic fana LOL.

Nice stuff there, dusttrust - much obliged for the sharing  ;) it is always - for me at least - quite a nervous situation sharing any art I have created with an audience, especially a large one, or potentially large, depending on whatever celestial cycles seem to govern the attendances here at Eboka  :P

I'd like to leave you all with a link to another favorite song of mine - performed by an artist I was fortunate enough to meet and hang out with at one of his events a couple years back in Los Angeles: again not something I thought I would gravitate to , but I can hardly keep from being moved by this fellow's voice and the feeling he puts into his work. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for sharing guys, Cal

Title: Re: Summoning the Muse
Post by: holybark on October 31, 2013, 11:01:00 PM
 I really dig that Tony Moss link you posted. Catchy song, great voice, and I like the bare bones instrumentation.  Baraka is an impressive film to say the least. I saw it for the first time while I was winding down from a rather potent booster, and it was a bit too much to handle.  I remember the soundtrack being phenomenal. 

 I also love Metal and Progressive music. Have you ever listened to psychedelic or ambient black metal? Check out this band called Trist:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkGur-nmOeI someone edited scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey (<3) with it.  Also, there is this super awesome french prog rock/jazz/metal band called Magma, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzlMw8jqv4k who sing in a made up language called Kobaian. Magma also has one of my favorite drummers Christian Vander. I'll lay off for now. I just get very excitable and manic when discussing and sharing art/music/film, and can tend to go overboard. 

PS, I would love to see your art Cal!