Christmas Eve 2020 A lone swordsman is transporting a precious cargo through the urban wasteland of London - a city thats been cut off from civilisation for the past nine years. Zander Kojiro is taking this cargo back to his childhood home, all the while doing his best to keep it hidden from the hungry eyes of the city. But when he arrives in his old neighbourhood, Kojiro discovers that the territory has been taken over by the Vampire People, a ghoulish, ambitious street gang with a fetish for blood, destruction and loud music. The Vampire People dont take kindly to strangers. Even worse, they know what Kojiros secret cargo is. And theyll stop at nothing to get it. Kojiro vs. The Vampire People is a John Carpenter-inspired dystopian/ action-adventure/horror book. It can be read either as a stand-alone story or as Book 5 in The Future of London Series.
She thought she had everything Sierra Rawlings thought she had everything, in a way. She was one of the biggest rock stars in the world. Her fans couldnt get enough of her. Plus, she was on stage around the world with her favorite person, the man she was about to marry, her lead guitarist Ronnie who never let her down. One night, in front of thousands of people the constant on the road, nightly singing and playing took her down. Her body said, Enough is enough. Her doctors told her that if she didnt take a break, there would be no more Sierra Rawlings. I friend told her about The Swirl Resort. At The Swirl Resort, things slowed down, sped up, and then the music totally turned her life around.
Music Theory for Teenagers, delivers music theory without confusive movement. By the way youll get system knowledge of music. This book contains no junk which useally confuse many people forever. Read this book and youll gain the perception how to play any musical instrument quite professionally in a short period.
Red Red Shoes was commissioned by the Unicorn Theatre for Children and The Place. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, this play uses dance, music and drama to explore the inner world of a traumatised child fleeing from war in Eastern Europe. (Ages 9+) Eye of the Storm offers a contemporary version of Shakespeares The Tempest, exploring father/daughter relationships and the need for independence. (Ages 12+) Playing From the Heart, commissioned by the Polka Theatre, is a poetic piece which follows the travails of the young Evelyn Glennie to become a professional musician despite her profound deafness. (Ages 8+)
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Musicology, grade: 2, University of Graz, language: English, abstract: The article deals with the different kinds of manipulation of background music on the human being. Several studies are discussed about the consequences of background music on decision making, driving, buying, eating at a restaurant, etc. The question about the possibilities of an escape from the influence of music is asked and discussed. At first the functions and mechanisms of background music are elaborated, before the effects on the human being are discussed. Subsequently tests are presented about the various influences of background music in order to achieve control of people. Furthermore the controversies about the famous Mozart- Effect are taken into consideration. It is also interesting to know how background music has an impact on the physical body. To explain this phenomenon the working mechanisms of the brain are illuminated by including the latest findings about brain and music in the last months. This article ends with some concrete suggestions how to overcome being influenced and manipulated by background music.
This book proposes that new music technologies attract unconscious desires for socialism and collectivity, enabling millions of people living under capitalism to dream of repressed social alternatives. Grounded in the philosophical writings of Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin, the book examines file sharing technologies, streaming services, and media players, as well as their historical antecedents, such as the player piano, cassette tape, radio and compact disc, alongside interpretations of fiction, memoir, and albums. Through the concept of wish images-the unconscious hopes and desires for social alternatives that gather around new technologies-the book identifies the repressed pre- and post-capitalist urges that attend our music technologies. While these desires typically remain unconscious and tend to pass away not only unmet but also unrecognized, Hope and Wish Image in Music Technology attempts to bring wishes for social alternatives to the surface at an auspicious moment of technological transition. David P. Rando is Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is the author of Modernist Fiction and News: Representing Experience in the Early Twentieth Century , as well as articles on modernist and contemporary fiction.
This is a book about me being a musician for 50 years, playing in a band as a singer and guitarist. It is about how you can make money doing something you love, while bringing pleasure to those who listen. Many people have said to me that they would have loved to be a singer guitarist in a band. This book shows how I did it and how anyone can do it.
The relationship between music and the nervous system is now the subject of intense interest for scientists and people in the humanities, but this is by no means a new phenomenon. This volume sets out the history of the relationship between neurology and music, putting the advances of our era into context. Professor George Rousseau, Oxford University, UK Dr. Penelope Gouk, University of Manchester, UK Dr. Ingrid J. Sykes, La Trobe University, Australia Dr. Pilar León-Sanz, University of Navarra, Spain Dr. Aris Sarafianos, University of Ioannina, Greece Professor Julene K Johnson, University of California, USA Professor Amy Graziano, Chapman University, USA Dr. Alix Hui, Mississippi State University, USA Dr. Wiebke Thormählen, Royal College of Music, UK
Siberian shamans say that the sound of their frame drum is the horse that carries them into the beyond. Some music can indeed to this for us. How is this possible? Music as a Mystical Journey explores this theme. The book is about spiritual transformation and our search for happiness and harmony. A mystical journey is a search that follows an inner call. The word mystical refers to a quest common to all religions and yet does not belong to any one exclusively. All mystical traditions like the Sufis, North American Indians or shamanic cultures, went beyond religion into an open space of fraternity and communion with nature and the divine. Today music is present all around us, and we have all been deeply moved by it at some point in our life. Few people realise how this feeling experience can lead them more permanently into silence, joy and freedom. This book explores a.o. the energy of the Black Virgine or virgin blackness in music. Auteur de plusieurs livres sur la guérison spirituelle, le développement personnel, les effets de sons et de musiques. Donnes des stages: www.vallonperret.com Compositeur: danielperret.bandcamp.com Né à Zurich. Vie en Dordogne, France. A étudié 20 ans avec le guérisseur Bob Moore au Danemark.
This book offers an evocative cross-cultural exploration into the everyday lives and music practices of young people from their own broad social, cultural and ethnic perspectives. Youth from seven urban locales in Australia, the UK, the US and Europe document and reflect on their own learning processes and music activities.