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Humanizing Data

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 Leave a comment

Transforming how we look at things, from flight monitoring to music.

Eric Whitacre – Sleep (Virtual Choir 2.0)

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Leave a comment

Unfortunately the owners of this video do not allow embedding.  Messy.  But awesome concept and video/music. View here.

Categories: Music

Some videos from a recent Kirtan in Victoria

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 4 comments
Categories: Entertainment, Music, Victoria

Love these harmonies. . .

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Leave a comment
Categories: Music

Soundings guest appearance with Nomad

Monday, June 15th, 2009 Leave a comment

Soundings will appear at a concert by Nomad, the world music duo with guitarist Michael Waters (from Victoria, BC) and Kinobe (from Uganda) who is a wizard on many African instruments including kora, adungu, and kalimba.

Soundings will be singing with Nomad on four pieces, including the well-known song “Kothbiro”, composed by Kenyan singer Ayub Ogada. Also we will be performing a new setting of  “God Bless the Rain” by Soundings director Denis Donnelly, a unique rendering of a Rumi-like mystical poem by poet Gregory Orr, and a brand new version of the popular past Soundings number “Jabula Jesu”.  In all these we will be collaborating with Nomad, who will be backing us up and alternating leads with us.  It’ll be fun!

Samples of Nomad’s music can be found here.

Saturday, June 27, 8:00 pm at Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall. Tickets $15 at Lyle’s Place in Victoria, BC, and at the door (if not sold out).

Categories: Music, Victoria

New speakers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Leave a comment

As I note in my audio/video system update I’ve been using the landlady’s speakers for some time.  Once I knew what my new condo would be like (small), I was ready to buy speakers.  I decided on an oddball stereo pair, not very common, but they sounded the best of everything I listened to under $2,000, except for the very low end, which is missing (Response: 55Hz – 50kHz).  I bought a pair of JVC SX-WD5‘s.  The clarity is stunning, and using the old Technic’s as rears works fine.  When I move, I’ll look for some inexpensive rears.

I don’t plan on getting a centre speaker or subwoofer or “presence” speakers.  So my 7.1 receiver will be driving 4.0.  Even for surround sound movies, it sounds great.  I’m just missing that deep rumble that probably wouldn’t go down well in a condo …

Upcoming Soundings concerts

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 Leave a comment

The theme for the Soundings concerts this season is “Songs of Earth and Spirit”.  F rom the website, “Beginning with music from Renaissance Europe, we move through songs from Austrailia, the Appalachians, Cuba, and Ireland, and on into contemporary songs, includings works by Soundings members Brian Grady and John Hilditch.” 

In other words the usual eclectic mish-mash.  If you’re in Victoria, BC, we’re singing May 29th and 30th.  We’re also dropping in on Nomad to sing a few later in June.  Details at www.soundingsmusic.com.

Categories: Music, Victoria
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