Winners of the Cell Phone Art, DigiPortraits and Cellular Tone Poem
contests will win $250 each.
Beowulf Tone Poem
opens for Los Mex Pistols del Norte on Saturday at Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair Blvd.
For starters, you could measure the ebullience of two Richard Strauss tone poems
(``Don Juan'' and ``Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks'') against the poise of Mozart's Fourteenth Piano Concerto and the astringency of Gyorgy Kurtag's ``.
MiniPAH: HI-DESERT categories include 1) Cell Phone Art - a 1 minute or less video created on a video-enabled cell phone; 2) DigiPortraits - on a video-enabled cell phone, participants create a 2 minute portrait of themselves or another person; 3) Circus Vision Challenge - using a smart phone, children ages 14 and under, gather a list of visual ingredients at the same, specific location -- they will shoot and edit a 90 second piece on the phone; and 4) Cellular Tone Poem
- musicians, songwriters and composers shoot a 2 minute video to portray their original music.
In 1892, he took a long holiday in Spain, became enchanted by Iberian rhythms, and composed the tone poem
The concert opened with Rachmaninov's mysterious tone poem
, The Isle of the Dead.
This might have been the fate of the opening section of Richard Strauss's tone poem
Also sprach Zarathustra, so utterly familiar from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and even employed by Elvis Presley as a pretentious prelude to his shows.
And he didn't disappoint with Richard Strauss's tone poem
Don Quixote, cataloguing the progress of the hapless Knight in Cervantes's novel.
Plus, throw in jazz vocalist Blossom Dearie's oddly clever ``Figure Eight'' and Lou Reed's tone poem
`Street Hassle,'' with its minimalistic strings.
The two works on the program with a Halloween theme are "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks," a tone poem
by Richard Strauss.
As always, her compositions are complex and impressive: "Sparks" is something of a tone poem
, in which melodic fragments dance upwards through the air, propelled by a subtly beboppish rhythmic pattern; "Watercolor" takes a similarly literal approach to its titular theme, spreading its chordal washes broadly across the song's structure; "Whim" is almost Thelonious Monkish in the angularity of its central theme; "Woodpecker" is curiously static, but "Silent Morning" finds Politzer turning to bebop again in a style that sounds almost like a tribute to Bud Powell.
They were on even more commanding form, for another master work by Sibelius, the tone poem