Music Player – MP3ar http://mp3ar.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 03:24:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mp3ar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Music Player – MP3ar http://mp3ar.com/ 32 32 World Cup watch party draws dedicated football fans to DC Park https://mp3ar.com/world-cup-watch-party-draws-dedicated-football-fans-to-dc-park/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 03:24:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/world-cup-watch-party-draws-dedicated-football-fans-to-dc-park/ Comment this story Comment Britt Robinson could have stayed home or gone to a bar to watch the United States take on Wales in their World Cup opener on Monday afternoon. But how fun would that be? Instead, the 27-year-old congressman opted to join around 1,000 other fans at Dupont Circle for Soccer in the […]]]>

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Britt Robinson could have stayed home or gone to a bar to watch the United States take on Wales in their World Cup opener on Monday afternoon. But how fun would that be? Instead, the 27-year-old congressman opted to join around 1,000 other fans at Dupont Circle for Soccer in the Circle, an outdoor watch party for America’s first men’s World Cup game since 2014.

“It’s not everyday that you find yourself out there with other people cheering for your country,” Robinson said. “It’s quite special.”

This sentiment was echoed by many others who managed to free up their schedules to watch the afternoon game on two large screens in the park, undeterred by the below-average temperatures that swayed between the mid to 40’s.

Hesham Ibrahim, 45, who left Egypt for the United States nine years ago, brought his sons and nephews to the circle. Draped in an American flag, the Fairfax resident said he’s been waiting for this day all year to cheer on his team.

“The United States has given me and my family so much,” Ibrahim said as he his son Youssef Ibrahim performed. “It’s the smallest thing we can do to show our gratitude.”

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The event was organized by the Welsh government, so the Wales team also had fans in the circle. Although outnumbered, they sang their national anthem with enthusiasm and never stopped applauding.

Aubryn Walters, an American who studied in Wales, came to watch the game decked out in Welsh colours. Walters would encourage red and green, she said, but she also hoped to meet other people from Wales and work on her language skills.

“I practice my Welsh on Duolingo and it would be nicer to practice it in person,” she said.

Before kick-off, the atmosphere was light and joyful. Dance music played. Beers were surreptitiously consumed – the National Park Service park is an alcohol-free zone – and free popcorn and shortbread cookies were provided.

After kick-off, it was all business.

Football is a full attention sport, and it was a dedicated crowd. There were long periods of intent and intense silence punctuated by applause or gasps of anticipation as Team USA dominated the first half. The “USA” chants started then quieted down. Yellow cards warning American players were mocked. A chorus of moans rose as another attack died down.

But then, magic. The team’s star player Christian Pulisic sent a deft pass to winger Timothy Weah who scored in style, and the Dupont crowd erupted in cheers, hugs and high fives. A man wearing an American flag as a cape fell to his knees and raised his fists to the sky. That’s what they missed in 2018, when Team USA failed to qualify for the tournament.

At half-time, the Welsh supporters did not have much hope.

“It’s very stressful. I don’t feel very optimistic,” said Seth Thomas, 23, who came with his sister Rachel Thomas, 29, to cheer on Wales. The siblings grew up in Columbia, Maryland, but were there to represent their father, who is Welsh.

Her sister checked her phone.

“If my boss asks, I monitor emails,” she said.

This year marks the first time the World Cup has been hosted in a Middle Eastern country. Qatar’s first full day of football was not without controversy. The captains of seven European teams, including Wales, had planned to wear armbands in support of LGBTQ rights. But they abandoned the protest when international football governing body FIFA warned that players wearing the armbands would receive yellow cards. This would seriously hamper the team as the player would be sent off if he received a second yellow card in the game.

FIFA’s last-minute decision to penalize players for wearing armbands was seen as an effort not to offend the host nation where same-sex sexual acts between men are illegal and can subject them to prison terms of seven years. The teams gave in on wearing the armband, but not without expressing their frustration.

Qatar has also been the subject of protests and condemnation for its treatment of migrant workers who came to the country to build stadiums and hotels for the event.

However, at the Dupont Circle viewing party, the focus was entirely on football and the game in progress. The United States had only to build on their first half attack and their first World Cup victory in eight years would be theirs.

But as dominant as Team USA was in the first half, they were sloppy and uncertain in the second half. The pressure from Wales built up, with the American crowd groaning at every misfire from the Americans. After escaping several sticky situations, the defense was finally overwhelmed and Welsh star Gareth Bale was fouled and awarded a penalty. He did not miss.

After 10 minutes of overtime, the game ended as it had started: a draw. A deflating result for Dupont’s American supporters who had been delighted with the team’s performance in the first half and expected it to continue. There was no rejoicing to be had – except among the Welsh contingent. The park quickly emptied.

“It wasn’t the result we were hoping for, but it was a good time,” Elena Bachrach, 32, said moments after the match ended. She was walking home from a doctor’s appointment when she decided to join the crowd in the circle. Now she wants another opportunity.

“I was surprised to see so many people here,” she said. “I hope they start again.”

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AIMP 5.10 Build 2414 – Neowin https://mp3ar.com/aimp-5-10-build-2414-neowin/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/aimp-5-10-build-2414-neowin/ Software Razvan Serea Journalist Neowin · November 15, 2022 1:30 PM EST AIMP is a powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with exceptional sound quality. Its appearance resembles that of another classic audio player (Winamp). The program includes an 18-band equalizer, a viewer window to display rhythmic visual effects, […]]]>

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AIMP is a powerful audio player that allows you to listen to your favorite music with exceptional sound quality. Its appearance resembles that of another classic audio player (Winamp).

The program includes an 18-band equalizer, a viewer window to display rhythmic visual effects, and a playlist editor to organize your audio files. A nice fade-out effect makes your song list look like an endless musical loop, and a handy volume normalization feature avoids drastic volume changes between tracks. Also, main player functions can be easily controlled by global hotkeys.

Besides playing music, AIMP offers three additional utilities that also allow you to record any sound to your computer, convert audio files from one format to another, and view or edit tags. AIMP is based on the well-known BASS audio engine, so it is easy to connect new plug-ins (from the plug-in library included in the program) and expand the functionality of players.

AIMP 5.10 version 2414 change log:

  • Sound engine: restart the ASIO driver in case of error without restarting the application
  • Fixed: Player not catching CUE files from .iso.wv images
  • Fixed: Playlist – “move to” command invokes “copy to” dialog (5.10 regression)
  • Fixed: Playlist – hangs in “loading” step after renaming file in tag editor (5.10 regression)
  • Fixed: Playlist – queue not registering references to playlists (5.10 regression)
  • Fixed: Tag editor – FLAC – shortened version of JPEG MIME type is used instead of full version
  • Fixed: plugins – MyClouds – CUE is ignored if it refers to a file with the same name, but with a different extension
  • Fixed other minor issues

To download: 64-bit AIMP | 32-bit AIMP ~20.0 MB (freeware)
See: AIMP website

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The new Android Auto is now available for beta testing: here’s what’s changing https://mp3ar.com/the-new-android-auto-is-now-available-for-beta-testing-heres-whats-changing/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:59:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/the-new-android-auto-is-now-available-for-beta-testing-heres-whats-changing/ Google announced at the I/O event that Android-Auto will get a makeover. Besides a new user interface (UI), called Coolwalk, android Auto will also get some features. These features include support for suggested replies which will be based on contextual suggestions from Google Assistant. The new Android Auto is now available for testing for all […]]]>
Google announced at the I/O event that Android-Auto will get a makeover. Besides a new user interface (UI), called Coolwalk, android Auto will also get some features. These features include support for suggested replies which will be based on contextual suggestions from Google Assistant. The new Android Auto is now available for testing for all beta users and it looks like Google will release the stable version soon.
Android Auto: what’s changing
Android Auto allows drivers to access music, media and navigation apps on the car’s infotainment system screens by connecting their Android smartphones. During Google I/O, the company announced that the new user interface will essentially put navigation, media and communication on one screen for a safer driving experience.

According to images shared by various reports, Android Auto looks more like Apple Car Play. There is a split-screen interface where the lion’s share is taken by the navigation app or Google Maps map. About a quarter of the total screen space is taken up by the music app card, and the rest is for communication apps.
If no communication application is open, the majority of the space is occupied by the Maps card and the rest by the music application card. The music player card is colorful and the whole UI looks more dynamic.

The taskbar contains Maps, Music App, Communication App and Settings icons for one-touch navigation, but these are now centrally aligned. The current user interface has these icons in the lower left corner of the screen. The new UI automatically adjusts based on screen orientation, but Maps will have the most space regardless of orientation.
How to test the Android Auto redesign
Google is launching the new Android Auto through the Play Store beta program. If you are already registered, you should receive an update. For those who want to test it, they can sign up for the beta program.

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Tigers head to Music City to reconnect with Vanderbilt https://mp3ar.com/tigers-head-to-music-city-to-reconnect-with-vanderbilt/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 21:48:07 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/tigers-head-to-music-city-to-reconnect-with-vanderbilt/ History links MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis Tiger Basketball’s scheduled 102nd season begins Monday at 7 p.m. when the Tigers invade Music City to fight Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium. Memphis is coming off a 2022 NCAA Tournament appearance and a 22-11 campaign, and Penny Hardawayit is The team will have a […]]]>

MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis Tiger Basketball’s scheduled 102nd season begins Monday at 7 p.m. when the Tigers invade Music City to fight Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium.

Memphis is coming off a 2022 NCAA Tournament appearance and a 22-11 campaign, and Penny Hardawayit is The team will have a new look this season despite returning two starters and seven winners. The Tigers have brought a wealth of experience with eight new players this offseason, six of whom were Division I transfers.


The newcomer’s gem is Kendric Davis of SMU, which most national experts considered the best transfer of the portal. Davis is a two-time American Athletic Conference first-team selection and the reigning AAC Player of the Year after averaging 19.4 points (1st AAC), 4.4 assists (3rd AAC), 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.


Davis earned a number of preseason accolades, including being named to the NABC Player of the Year and Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year watch lists. He was also named a Preseason All-American by a host of publications, including Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, CBS Sports and Stadium, while Dick Vitale named him to his All-Rolls Royce team.


The Tigers were chosen to finish second in the 2022-23 American Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll, just behind Houston, a participant in the 2022 Elite Eight, to whom the Tiger fell in the championship game of the AAC.


Memphis and Vanderbilt haven’t met on the court since March 23, 2005, when the two teams met in the third round of the National Invitational Tournament in Bluff City. The Tigers picked up an 81-68 victory behind by Rodney Carney night at 26 points and Darius Washington 23 points and 7 assists. The Commodores’ last win in the series came on November 21, 1997 in Nashville by a score of 86-77.


Monday’s lid lifter is the first true road game to open a season for Memphis since the 1992-93 campaign when the Tigers lost an 81-76 decision to Arkansas in Fayetteville on Dec. 2, 1992.
The Tigers will stay on the road next week with a trip to the Show-Me State on Nov. 15 to take on St. Louis at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. They will then return to Memphis for the home opener at FedExForum on Nov. 20 against VCU.

Season tickets for all 15 home games are available at GoTigersGo.comwith a mobile pass allowing fans to experience a different location for each game starting at $99.



GAME DETAILS
Memphis Tigers (0-0) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0)
Monday, November 7, 2022 | 7 p.m. CT
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316); Nashville, Tennessee.

Television: SECN+ (Andrew Allegretta, pxp; Drew Maddux, analysis)

Radio: 98.9 THE MEMPHIS ROAR (Dave Woloshin, pxp; Matt Dillon, analysis)

Live statistics: HERE

IN NUMBERS

  • 28.1: Memphis’ return scoring percentage from a season ago, including just one of its top seven scorers, as well as 38.5% of its rebounds.
  • 15.1: Percentage of Memphis’ returning three-point production in 2022-23, just 31 of the Tigers’ 205 last season.
  • seven: The number of transfer additions to the roster this season, six of which were imported from Division I programs. The Tigers have lost nine players in total from the 2021-22 roster.
  • 878: The combined number of Division I games this roster has among 13 players. Nine of them have played more than 50 games in their careers, with three of them having at least 110 games under their belt.
  • 3: Programs across the country have won at least 18 games in each of the past 22 seasons from 2000-01 (MemphisKansas, Gonzaga).

THE LAST TIME

  • The Tigers fell to No. 1 Gonzaga 82-78 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Portland, Oregon on March 19, 2022.
  • It was the program’s first trip to the big dance since 2014 and on the 27e appearance all the time. The Tigers are 35-27 in those appearances.
  • DeAndre Williams led the Tigers with 14 points against the Zags to go along with seven rebounds.
  • Tyler Harris added 13 points after going 6 of 6 from the free throw line.
  • Lester Quinone finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three under in 28 minutes.
  • Jalen Duren found himself at fault, totaling just seven points and seven boards in 19 minutes.

NOTING THE COMMODORES

  • Vanderbilt returns three starters in Jordan Wright, Quentin Millora-Brown, and Myles Stute.
  • The Commodores also welcome back two other players who started at least 10 games a season ago in Tyrin Lawrence and Liam Robin.
  • Wright, the 2021-22 SEC Researcher-Athlete of the Year, led the team with 6.4 rebounds (11e SEC) and finished second on the team with 12.3 points per game.
  • Stute is back for his junior season after leading the SEC in 3-point shooting (43.2%).
  • Twice selected to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award preseason watch list (2021, 2022), Robbins returns for his senior season after suffering an injury last year.
  • Vandy returns 61.1 percent of his scoring and 68.0 percent of his rebound from a team that finished 19-17 last season, earning a trip to the NIT quarterfinals.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE TIGERS:

For complete information on Memphis Tiger men’s basketball, visit www.GoTigersGo.com and follow the team’s social networks on Twitter, instagram and Facebook.


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Coros Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro Pack of Big Upgrades Running Watches https://mp3ar.com/coros-apex-2-and-apex-2-pro-pack-of-big-upgrades-running-watches/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:29:29 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/coros-apex-2-and-apex-2-pro-pack-of-big-upgrades-running-watches/ GPS watches are as common in the running world as a sturdy pair of shoes or comfortable split shorts. With mapping technology to keep us on track and multiple sensors to measure our heart rate, pace and more, these digital behemoths continue to bridge the gap between technology and training, all with the aim of […]]]>

GPS watches are as common in the running world as a sturdy pair of shoes or comfortable split shorts. With mapping technology to keep us on track and multiple sensors to measure our heart rate, pace and more, these digital behemoths continue to bridge the gap between technology and training, all with the aim of ‘improve performances.

However, for so much technology built into every watch face, inaccuracies still occur, which is why some choose to forgo digital readouts and operate without their support. Coroscreators of our favorite watch for trail running, aims to make you rethink your workout clothes with the release of the all-new Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro. Featuring state-of-the-art sensors, key battery upgrades and more, these outdoor GPS watches are sure to solidify any preconceptions about training with a running watch.

“We know this is the most anticipated product launch in Coros history, but we believe it was worth the wait,” said Lewis Wu, CEO of Coros Wearables. “Our development team has worked diligently to find the best material and corresponding design to provide our users with the highest possible precision in these new watches.”

What’s new on the Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro?

Coros’ latest wearables are iterations of the brand’s popular Apex range, but with key upgrades to help improve your coaching and data logging. One of the biggest improvements is the new optical heart rate sensor that allows for 24/7 monitoring and unparalleled accuracy. This can be ideal for aerobic workouts, as you fine-tune your pace and breathing to achieve peak performance.

Coros has also significantly improved the battery life of the Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro compared to the original Apex line. You can now run in standard full GPS mode for up to 45 hours with the Apex 2 and a staggering 75 hours with the Apex 2 Pro.

The Coros Apex 2 features a 1.2-inch sapphire crystal touchscreen and up to 45 hours of GPS battery life.

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The battery isn’t the only boosted feature in these all-new watches. Designed for a more durable construction, the Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro feature a grade 5 titanium bezel and a sapphire crystal dial offering a full tactile experience. According to Coros, only the original Apex Pro offered touchscreen capabilities, but only for maps and data fields. This particular upgrade really sets these new watches apart and brings them in line with some of today’s watches. best smart watches.

Finally, the latest Coros GPS watches also have music capabilities, allowing you to turn your watch face into a music player by loading your favorite tracks and podcasts directly onto the device. According to the brand, the Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro are not capable of supporting music streaming services at the moment, but there are plans to roll out this feature sometime in 2023.

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The Coros Apex 2 Pro features a larger 1.3-inch sapphire glass touchscreen, along with longer battery life and more internal storage space.

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How do the Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro differ?

The two main differences (apart from the price, naturally) between the Apex 2 and the Apex 2 Pro are in their respective size, battery life and internal storage space. The Apex 2 Pro is a larger watch face at 1.3 inches as opposed to the 1.2 inch profile of the Apex 2. Additionally, the battery life of the Apex 2 Pro the trumps that of the Apex 2 – 75 hours of full GPS versus 45. Finally, for storing music and maps, the Apex 2 Pro has more memory at 32GB, while the Apex 2 only has 8 GB of internal storage.

The Apex 2 Pro also stands out from the crowd thanks to its All Systems Frequency GNSS chipset to help reduce GPS reflection from steep walls. Other than that, both watches feature the same data tracking features and capabilities, allowing athletes to truly unleash their potential, regardless of budget or taste.

Where to buy the Coros Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro

As of today, the Coros Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro are available online, as well as through select specialty retailers and international distribution partners. The Apex 2 is available for $399, while the larger and more powerful Apex 2 Pro costs $499.

Thanks to these latest watches, as well as the recent release of the Pod 2, it looks like Coros is really hitting its stride in terms of high-end workout wear. We’re curious to see just how effective and influential this brand new batch of Coros tech is, so stay tuned for more as we hit the streets with these awesome new tools.

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Spaniard Jordi Savall, “spy” of early music, brings his ensemble to Ottawa https://mp3ar.com/spaniard-jordi-savall-spy-of-early-music-brings-his-ensemble-to-ottawa/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 15:56:34 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/spaniard-jordi-savall-spy-of-early-music-brings-his-ensemble-to-ottawa/ Breadcrumb Links Music local arts Entertainment Renowned bandleader, conductor and viola da gamba player, and band Hespèrion XXI will perform at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Center Spanish violinist and conductor Jordi Savall will perform in Ottawa on Tuesday with his group Hesperion XXI. Photo provided Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia […]]]>

Renowned bandleader, conductor and viola da gamba player, and band Hespèrion XXI will perform at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Center

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI: Fantasies, Battles and Dances
When: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Dominion Chalmers Center of Carleton
Tickets: from $20 to $75 at musicandbeyond.ca

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Jordi Savall compares the pioneering musical work he did more than five decades ago to the efforts of an archaeologist or even a spy.

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Then the Spaniard, now 81, visited the great libraries of Europe to delve into their storehouses of Renaissance and Baroque music. He was on a quest to research the history and music of the viola da gamba, a stringed instrument that was replaced in popularity by the violin and cello.

“It was like exploring ancient treasures in the desert,” Savall recalls. And while researching what is known as early music has become much easier since the advent of the internet, Savall says, “That difficulty makes life more interesting.

At one point, Savall spent a week in Paris, poring over letters, dictionaries and books containing the original music for viola da gamba by composers such as François Couperin, Marin Marais and Sainte Colombe.

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“I was amazed,” Savall says. “I discovered hundreds of pieces, each one more beautiful than the other, and no one was playing them.”

In the 1970s, Savall had to buy microfilms of his precious finds, “like a spy,” he jokes. At home he would use a projector to display the music on his walls and then he would play. Later he bought a machine capable of printing copies of the microfilm.

All this effort was worth it.

“At a certain point, the music tells you, if you have sensitivity and information,” he says. “When you repeat a piece after a while, the music gives you ideas. Each composition of these composers has the beauty of emotion. You have to find a way to bring this to life.

Savall’s dedication and passion made him a key figure in the popularization of early music and the viol family. Much more than a historian, he is a conductor, conductor and viola da gamba player, and he brings his acclaimed group Hespèrion XXI to the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Center on Tuesday.

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Music has been an integral part of Savall’s life since childhood. He fondly remembers his mother’s beautiful singing voice and he sang in a choir from age six to 13. “When you start so early, music becomes like a very important language for you,” Savall says.

At age 14, when he was a fan of Elvis Presley who played guitar, harmonica and percussion, Savall heard a string quartet rehearse and was so moved that he decided to be a musician and study the cello.

“As soon as I had a cello, I found my home,” Savall says. “It was an amazing experience, when you start something from scratch, and you play a melody and use the bow slowly to make a nice sound.”

He quotes Mark Twain: “There are two important dates in the life of a human being, the date you were born and the date you find out what you were born. I discovered the cello or the gamba, it’s the same, having a bow and having fingers that make beautiful music.

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In his early twenties, Savall took up the viola da gamba. He had already played music written for this instrument, but on his cello, and another musician suggested he try the gamba. This instrument has frets like a guitar and more strings than a cello, and it requires a different bowing technique and grip, in which the middle finger touches the bow strings.

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“This finger does the pressure and this finger was called ‘l’âme de la musique’ (the soul of music),” Savall says. “You have direct contact with sound. You can control everything, from the most minimal movement to the strongest.

The viola da gamba “has the most, a beautiful subtlety in the sound…you can talk, you can say in your love’s ears, ‘I love you,’ very sweet,” he says.

During his career, Savall recorded over 100 albums, including the entire repertoire for viola da gamba and 60 albums with his Hespèrion project, which he formed in 1974. Over the years, the project has embraced a cohort of musicians, including Savall’s wife, soprano Montserrat Figueras, who died in 2011, and their children Arianna, singer and harpist, and Ferran, guitarist.

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After the performance of Hespèrion XXI in New York in 2005, renowned music critic Alex Ross wrote in the New Yorker: “One musical boundary after another seemed to blur — boundaries between past and present, composition and improvisation, ‘popular and ‘classic’, ‘East and West. Age-old songs and dances shone with sadness and jumped with joy.

“As (Savall) illustrated with a few phrases on his viola da gamba, a sentimental vision of world unity took on heartbreaking force,” Ross wrote.

Savall is happy that his band’s repertoire is so broad and that it connects and uplifts people.

“Music is the main language of human beings,” he says. “If you like to know how people from a different culture are, you have to know the music.

“You can feel the music right in your heart,” he continues. “We need music. Without music, life would be a disaster. Music is what gives us hope and happiness.

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Remember Kanye West’s $200 Stem Player? He doesn’t seem to own the brand https://mp3ar.com/remember-kanye-wests-200-stem-player-he-doesnt-seem-to-own-the-brand/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 20:53:30 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/remember-kanye-wests-200-stem-player-he-doesnt-seem-to-own-the-brand/ House Company Remember Kanye West’s $200 Stem Player? He doesn’t seem to have the… You may recall that Kanye West’s last album, “Donda 2”, was not released the traditional way. Instead of a CD or a stream or a download, it came on a $200 gadget called Stem Player. […]]]>



House Company Remember Kanye West’s $200 Stem Player? He doesn’t seem to have the…


You may recall that Kanye West’s last album, “Donda 2”, was not released the traditional way. Instead of a CD or a stream or a download, it came on a $200 gadget called Stem Player.

The Stem Player, which looks like a big hard plastic Valium, turns on. It also allows you to play with the elements of the music it contains, changing the emphasis of voices or rhythms. It was the brainchild of Kano Computing of London, owned by a young American named Alex Klein.

Now that Kanye’s business has turned its back, it seemed like a good time to check out the Stem Player and see who it belongs to. Well, turns out Kano Computing applied for the trademark in the UK and here. Kanye didn’t. It seems that Kanye’s connection to the Stem Player is tenuous at best. Kano owns the player. Kanye just owns the music on it in the “Donda 2” edition.

On October 16, as Kanye’s problems worsened, Klein posted some eerie images on social media. One was from Delacroix’s famous painting titled “Liberty Leading the People”, which shows the French Revolution of 1830. Attached to this image is a video of three little boys throwing what look like Stem players (possibly- be that they are just SuperBalls) as if they were bowling.

Was Klein declaring a kind of independence?

Klein also posted a message from Kanye’s attorneys asking for a way to contact Kano’s attorneys. There were papers to fill out.

Kano, meanwhile, proceeds with revolutionary computer inventions. It’s unclear how many Stem Players they sold, if anyone made any money, or if they’ll ever be seen again. One thing is clear, no one else has released an album on a Stem Player.

PS Klein is half-Jewish and may not be amused by Kanye’s anti-Semitic statements.

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Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years at Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television arms of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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Harvard Westlake lineman Kai Faucher discovered a passion for jazz https://mp3ar.com/harvard-westlake-lineman-kai-faucher-discovered-a-passion-for-jazz/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:30:21 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/harvard-westlake-lineman-kai-faucher-discovered-a-passion-for-jazz/ Kai Faucher, 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, pulls off the rarest of doubles. On Friday nights, he’s a standout offensive and defensive lineman for Studio City Harvard-Westlake High. Three or four times a year he also plays the baritone saxophone at school concerts. “Kai stands out in any crowd,” said Terry Barnum, athletics director at Harvard-Westlake. “He […]]]>

Kai Faucher, 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, pulls off the rarest of doubles. On Friday nights, he’s a standout offensive and defensive lineman for Studio City Harvard-Westlake High. Three or four times a year he also plays the baritone saxophone at school concerts.

“Kai stands out in any crowd,” said Terry Barnum, athletics director at Harvard-Westlake. “He looks like the other students, just three times bigger. We order an extra wide chair for him.

Committed to Brown for football, Faucher has made jazz a part of his life ever since his seventh-grade music teacher suggested he switch from symphony to jazz because “you’re too good.”

“It was more in the nature of improvisation than classical music, so I got into playing various acts,” he said. “I fell in love with music.”

Up to five hours a week, he will practice his music at home in preparation for gigs, where he will join 19 other band members as solo saxophonist. He is preparing for a concert in December. The discipline learned from football helps with the music, like staying focused by keeping perfect time when he’s about to walk in with his saxophone.

Harvard-Westlake academics are challenging enough for students, but coaches aren’t afraid to encourage the development of additional interests, such as drama, robotics, music, singing, and dancing.

Harvard-Westlake’s Kai Faucher is a starting lineman and saxophonist.

(Eric Sondheimer/Los Angeles Times)

“I think a lot of times football players are portrayed as kids who aren’t creative,” Faucher said. “These are old stereotypes. Now, it’s good that athletes not only showcase their athletic abilities, but also their creative and artistic spirit.

Coach Aaron Huerta said: “I tell the kids I want them to do other things. It’s great for them, but it means that there are more responsibilities and it will be harder.

Faucher is enjoying the chance to be an influencer at two completely different companies.

“I hope to have a presence and my own feel and personality when I play and paint my own image as a player and as a soloist,” he said.

In football, he helped the Wolverines (5-3) come within a win of securing a Southern Section playoff berth.

“He’s our offensive and defensive leader,” Huerta said. “He drives our guys forward every day. He works with our young people. The most important thing is his demand for effort from the other guys. He’s another coach. We have won five of the last six games and we are going to throw the ball more than run thanks to him.

Faucher had an interesting experience as college recruiters tried to impress him.

“Not many recruiters know much about jazz, but those I know have had great conversations,” he said. “Coach at UC Davis, we sang jazz back and forth.”

No matter how many pancake blocks Faucher gets in football, this saxophone playing environment is something he intends to savor.

“Jazz will be part of my life long after football,” he said.

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Co-Optimus – Review – Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Co-op Review https://mp3ar.com/co-optimus-review-taiko-no-tatsujin-rhythm-festival-co-op-review/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/co-optimus-review-taiko-no-tatsujin-rhythm-festival-co-op-review/ bandai namco Taiko no Tatsujin A series of drum-based rhythm games have appeared on all major consoles this generation, but no more so than Nintendo Switch. Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival marks the franchise’s fourth Switch entry. This episode kicks things up a notch with the new 4-player co-op DON-Chan Band mode, the addictive Great […]]]>

bandai namco Taiko no Tatsujin A series of drum-based rhythm games have appeared on all major consoles this generation, but no more so than Nintendo Switch. Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival marks the franchise’s fourth Switch entry. This episode kicks things up a notch with the new 4-player co-op DON-Chan Band mode, the addictive Great Drum Toy War mode, a massive story that ties everything together and, of course, the traditional Taiko mode. While music fans will have countless hours of fun across the various modes, were particularly excited for the cooperative.

rhythm party begins with a cutscene illustrating the arrival of DON-Chan, the series’ protagonist, in Omiko City. There, he quickly befriends a shapeshifting creature known as Kumo-kyun. The two will team up to take part in numerous shows and activities throughout the city. The story comes to life through a combination of text dialogue and character portrayals, just like in a visual novel or classic RPG. Expect a simplistic narrative driven by cuteness and cheerfulness, a perfect fit for a musical game featuring anthropomorphic drums.

From Omiko City’s main menu, players can visit the Thunder Shrine to play Taiko mode, Taiko Land to play board games, Dondoko Town to play online, “My Room” for customization (including some Nintendo-themed outfits) and the store that sells lots of customization items. No matter which modes you play, you will earn Don Coins for shopping and the Drum Level experience. Increasing the battery level will unlock new rewards and progress the overall story. It’s a solid and enjoyable progression system.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival Omiko City Menu

Taiko mode offers the traditional series experience. One or two players select a song, difficulty, and then do their best to accompany the music. A series of red and blue note symbols scrolls from the right; the goal is to press the corresponding button when the notes reach the target spot on the left. Big notes can be hit with two buttons for extra points, yellow streaks represent drum rolls, and balloon notes can be popped with the quick press of a button. It’s simple, but faster songs and higher difficulties add a lot of challenges. The new Enhancement Support feature allows players to practice specific parts of a song, which should help.

The more notes players successfully hit without missing, the more the soul meter above the playing field fills up. Increase the yellow meter and you’ll skip the song, earning a good chunk of coins along the way. Failure to reach yellow will result in a loss and only a small number of coins will be won. Achieving a “full combo” by hitting every single note will earn the highest note and payout. As the soul meter fills up, the characters and visual effects in the background get crazier and more frenetic – a big part of the fun. Taiko mode allows two players to play their own note fields simultaneously in a competitive fashion, although this is not the case. feel competitive except when playing online.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival

The great drum toy war is rhythm partythe new addictive mode. In it, players assemble a toy box (deck) full of cute taiko characters, all of which grant different effects during battle. You then equip the box and play songs against an AI character or another player. These battles work normally Taiko cross songs with tug of war. As players hit the notes well, a new meter fills up which eventually performs an attack from the toy box. Attacks in this mode create false notes, blur the playing field, invert note colors, and more. This makes battles chaotic and dynamic. At the end of the song, the player who has summoned the most characters from their toy box is declared the winner.

The single-player portion of The Great Drum Toy War features 21 missions, all with their own stories focused on toy battles. Each mission challenges the hero to take on a different Taiko character while trying to complete three optional objectives. Objectives tend to involve equipping a specific toy or performing the attack on a certain toy during the match. These goals add replay value, but they’re hampered by the clunky UI of the toy box component. Between missions, you have to return to the top menu in Great Drum Toy War in order to access the Toy Box Editor, a slow and clumsy process. It’s hard to see and know the effects of your Toy Chest units before a match, which additionally requires slower travel to the top menu. The whole process adds a huge hassle to what should be a fast pick-up-and-play experience.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival DON-Chan Band co-op

Fortunately, the new DON-Chan Band mode is more intuitive. 1-4 local players can form a party and complete missions or just play songs of their choice. All 20 missions have their own cutscenes before and after the song, so DON-Chan Band is very much a cooperative story mode. Each of the four band members plays a specific instrument or role during the song, with bandmates AI filling in the blanks. DON-Chan Band cannot be played with online players, unlike Taiko and Great Drum Toy War modes.

In DON-Chan Band, the team shares a giant playground. Each player has their own lane to take care of, but there are new cooperative mechanics. Sometimes all four members have to hit a note at the same time; other times everyone has to get the notes in the correct sequence. These new mechanics fit the theme of the band perfectly, although one bad player could really wreck the band’s performance and cause everyone to fail on the song. A handicap option for individual players would help. Also, the total number of playable songs in DON-Chan Band exceeds 20, which is a bit meager. Presumably, the limited quantity is due to the songs requiring new unique 4-player scoreboards only for one mode.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival Music Pass

Taiko Music Pass Interface

A music game is only as good as its song library. rhythm party features a typical Japanese music soundtrack, with 76 songs included in 7 categories: Pop, Anime, Vocaloid, Variety, Classical, Game Music and Namco Original. Highlights include Nintendo tracks Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zeldaand Kirbyas good as Sailor Moon theme song. DLC packs are available with songs from dragonballHatsune Miku, A play, and more. In addition, rhythm party offers the Taiko Music Pass as an optional subscription. For $5 a month or $10 every 90 days, players can access an ever-growing library of over 500 songs. Hey, if you want the game to last virtually forever, that’s an option!

rhythm party plays well with or without a drum device. The drums add movement and extra sound to the experience, but it’s probably easier to hit the note prompts consistently with the buttons. If you’re buying a drum, don’t go cheap with third-party drums. Get the official Hori brand drum for Switch. I use the official PlayStation Drum (no longer in production) in combination with the Brook Wingman NS accessory to get the same authentic experience, and that’s a joy.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival

Barebones Taiko games (like Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master for Xbox) are great fun even without story modes. Still, the delicious new modes and the story that connects them make Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival one of the best games in the series. The 4-player DON-Chan Band mode in particular adds a welcome co-op element missing from most Taiko games. It’s a shame that the Great Drum Toy War mode menus are so unwieldy, but everything else rhythm party is so polite, it hardly matters. Fans of musical games won’t want to miss the greatest adventure of DON-Chan and his friends!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival retails for $49.99 numerically and physically. Digital at $54.99 deluxe edition bundles the game with a 90-day Taiko Music Pass – a $5 savings over buying them separately. The official Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller costs ~$82 on Amazon.

A Nintendo Switch code has been provided by the publisher for review.

Verdict

The cooperative experience: The new DON-chan Band mode allows up to four players to play a cooperative session together. Everyone drums the same song but each with their own line. The difficulty of the song can also be set for each player individually. Taiko mode also returns for two players to play together.

Co-Optimus game reviews focus on the cooperative experience of a game, our final score graph represents this experience with an average score for the game as a whole. For an explanation of our scores, please see our Exam Score Explanation Guide.

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Barton meets Beethoven in the greatest meeting of classical music https://mp3ar.com/barton-meets-beethoven-in-the-greatest-meeting-of-classical-music/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:06:53 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/barton-meets-beethoven-in-the-greatest-meeting-of-classical-music/ If the events of the past three years have almost persuaded you to keep the doors of your fellow human beings closed forever, then the Queensland Symphony Orchestra has what you need. “The theme for 2023 is humanity‘, said the new conductor of QSO, Umberto Clerici. “After the last difficult years, I felt we needed […]]]>

If the events of the past three years have almost persuaded you to keep the doors of your fellow human beings closed forever, then the Queensland Symphony Orchestra has what you need.

“The theme for 2023 is humanity‘, said the new conductor of QSO, Umberto Clerici. “After the last difficult years, I felt we needed music that celebrates sociality, friendship and community.”

And few works of classical music speak more universally to the notion of humanity than Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy, which the QSO will present in a three-concert series featuring the didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton, the remarkable violinist and singer Véronique Serret, opera stars Eleanor Lyons, Deborah Humble, Andrew Goodwin and Michael Honeyman, and the soulful voices of the Brisbane Chamber Choir.

Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s poem An die Freunde, is one of the composer’s most universally known works. Since 1972, it has been the official anthem of Europe, with instrumental arrangements by Herbert von Karajan – for solo piano, wind instruments and symphony orchestra – performed at official European Union events.

In 2008, “Ode to Joy” was temporarily used by Kosovo as its national anthem; it served as the theme song for major international football tournaments; and in 2017, members of the British Parliament from the Scottish National Party sang “Ode to Joy” during a vote in the House of Commons to protest against Brexit.

“It’s a piece that has always managed to be relevant to the era in which it’s performed,” Barton told ArtsHub.

A work of thrilling musical power, at its heart it is also one that tells a story, he continued. “It comes from the time when composers thought nationalistically – as Germans, as Italians, or whatever. They were inspired by the landscapes that surrounded them, their stories. And that’s something I’ve always done, whatever kind of music I play, classical or not.

“For me, music is always a story and places, and when I play it with QSO, I will also be telling a story about the land it is being played on now. Everything comes from the earth. Everything comes from somewhere.

William Barton in concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Pierre Wallis.

Born and raised just outside Mount Isa, Queensland, Barton is a master of the didgeridoo. He took up the instrument as a child, trained by his uncle, Arthur Peterson, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga peoples. At the same time, he was also absorbing sounds from his mother’s record collection (Elvis Presley was an early favourite), Beethoven and Vivaldi from the radio, and AC/DC into his cassette player.

By the age of 12, Barton was considered a prodigy and was working in Sydney performing in a dance company. At 15, he was on tour in America. At 17, he made his classical debut with QSO and became Australia’s first didgeridoo artist-in-residence.

In 2012, Barton won an ARIA award for his classic album Kalkadungucomposed a world premiere for members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and unveiled its first string quartet, Birdsong at dusk. Barton’s virtuosity is now recognized worldwide.

“One of the most important things that happened to me as a musician during this time was developing didgeridoo notation,” Barton said. “Now I can see the whole canvas, so to speak, the written notes and sounds. I learned to write my voice, my particular articulation of sounds – things like the calls of birds, the sound of the wind or the cry of an eagle.

“Now I can take a sheet music to any classical musician in the world and they can immediately understand how it all fits together. It’s so important when you’re playing the full range of instruments you have in a symphony orchestra.

This concert will also feature Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe Earth Cry (a famous work with which Barton has been associated for many years) and the Concert Hall debut of kalkania work co-composed by Barton and singer-violinist Véronique Serret as a duo in 2020 described as “a message of peace and love carried by the spirit of the eagle”.

The latter will be presented for the first time in a fully orchestrated arrangement and is, Barton said, the one he particularly likes to play. “There is a real connection between Véronique and me. We both have classical and improvisation as part of what we do, so when we work together the connection seems very strong. It’s as if we were breathing together.

The Maestro series of QSOs begins on February 17, 2023 with three performances of Ode to Joy – a concert for the ages.

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