i Beddi ... musicanti di Sicilia (Italy) - (2009-02-25)
Sicilian music, archaic sounds and modern melodies.
People’s voices, echoes of individuals, sounds collected as if fruit picking in the fields of Sicily. Authoritative voices of common persons. Voices, echoes, visions of the portion of Sicily that still isn’t as hectic in small villages, tiny communities, rural and seaside neighbourhoods; islands within the Island. Sounds that shift from tradition to innovation. Ancient music , once passed on only orally, is now re-proposed, re-made, re-arranged to suit a modern audience who wants to get a taste for the remote culture of this people, that same culture which had been distorted in the last few decades by a fast-moving progress. Cunti, ballads, proverbs and sonnets have been rediscovered, or rather, brought back to life from the collections of scholars like Giuseppe Pitre', Alberto Favara, Antonino Uccello, Alan Lomax, Mario Sarica, Carlo Muratori. The result is a fusion of archaic sounds and modern melodies, composed by the musicians of this genuine Sicilian band. The topics are varied, yet there’s a common feel to them , simple daily life: games, passion, irony and dream. They encompass suffering for the loved one, where the latter often is a proud and unattainable woman in the eyes of her lover; riddles, rhymes, cuntos as a mix of parody and jokes; ‘li canzuna a ballu’ created during traditional festivities or weddings; songs once heard in jails, performed with what would have been exceptional tonalities to the listeners at that time; serenades, and of course respect for love… the love for the Trinacria.
"I Beddi" was formed almost by chance by a loose assemblage of a previously well known big band, ‘Na Maravigghia’. The idea was conceived by two young artists from Acireale (Catania) in July 2005. Since then the band has experienced many changed, it has evolved and grown not only in the number of its members but also for the quality of its live performances, for the musical and lyrical research behind each track, which can be appreciated in the current album. After a period of hard-to-find but precious concerts in various locations around Sicily, I Beddi, managed by Davide Urso, AKA Tamburo di Aci, are now ready to face bigger stages. The core mission of the organisation is to promote and enrich Sicilian music, and adapt it to modern times keeping ancient melodies and introducing new ones, both for a laugh and out of love for their homeland, Sicily. “..and it is for a laugh and out of love that we keep on doing what we are doing and being who we are: Sicilian musicians in faraway lands”.
Band line up:
-Mimì Sterrantino: Voce, Chitarra classica, Armonica
-Davide Urso: Voce, Tamburi a cornice, Marranzano
-Giampaolo Nunzio: Voce, Organetto, Zampogna, Friscalettu e Fiati
-Pier Paolo Alberghini: Contrabbasso
collaborations: Giorgio Maltese (Marranzano), Daniele Zappala' (Tromba)
Beddi's new release is now available:
title “Ppi jopcu e pp’amuri”, produced by Associazione Culturale "il Tamburo di Aci", songs: 13,
collaborations: Mario Incudine, Matilde Politi, Carmelo Salemi, Giorgio Rizzo, Daniele Zappala', Peppe Lo Iacono, Antonio Vasta, Antonio Putzu, Luca Recupero, Carmelo Siciliano, Franco Barbanera Giuseppe Lombardo, Simona di Gregorio, Giorgio Maltese, Giuseppe Trovato, Salvo Pappalardo, Maria Novella Novelli.
Info: www.myspace.com/ibeddi , tel./fax (+39) 081 5170815, www.ibeddi.it , firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland VP 770 - (2009-02-21)
Vocal & Ensemble Keyboard
vocoder, voice designer
Roland AX-Synth - (2009-02-20)
Shoulder Synthesizer. New generation of remote keyboards,with sound generator onboard
, equipped with powerful, solo-oriented sounds from Roland’s latest synths
Proel DSO480 - (2009-02-20)
digital processor, for touring and fixed applications
Inspiration and Composition problems ? - (2009-02-18)
LoopMasters Sample collections !
New releases by Loopmasters : Synthetic Sequences, Zed Bias - Deadly Dub Constructor, Broken Bea, Nu Jazz & Soul Vol. 1,
Also available production video courses by Sonic Academy: Dance Music Production for Beginners - Reason, Ableton Live , Cubase, DJing for Beginners , Ableton Live for Beginners
More info: www.loopmasters.com , the Sample Boutique
Open Combo Workshop - (2009-02-18)
2009, Marzo, Sabato 14 e Domenica 15
Seminario: Ritmo,Impreovvisazione, etc)
Presso il Circolo Interculturale ETNOBLOG si terra' un seminario musicale tenuto dai musicisti di OPEN COMBO (ensamble di sei musicisti di stampo jazzistico alla ricerca della dimensione espressiva, emozionale, ritmica, tonale e corale del suono) e che si concludera', dopo un ciclo di tre lezioni, con un concerto di tutti i partecipanti al laboratorio assieme agli insegnanti.
Le iscrizioni rimarranno aperte fino al 29 Febbraio 2009
info (+39)040310349 , Etnoblog, Via Madonna del Mare, 3 - Trieste, Italy
email@example.com (inviare nome, cognome e numero telefonico)
KeepOn Day 13 marzo 2009 - (2009-02-05)
KeepOn inaugura un nuovo Network Nazionale dedicato alla musica italiana indipendente, originale ed emergente con un grande evento nazionale. Venerdì 13 marzo 2009, sarà il KeepOn DAY: in tutta Italia, nei migliori Live Club si svolgeranno in contemporanea concerti evento dedicati alla musica italiana indipendente ed alla musica emergente. Sono già moltissimi i Live Club che hanno aderito all’iniziativa, distribuiti capillarmente su tutto il territorio, mentre il circuito continua a crescere con già quasi 40 nomi. Cercate il locale KeepOn più vicino a voi che ha aderito all’inaugurazione : www.keepon.it
Native Instruments Kore Electronic Experience - (2009-02-05)
software instrument and multieffects unit for Mac and Window
stand-alone , VST, Audio Units, RTAS under Pro Tools 7
V-Plugs Emphasizer : a new way to manipulate frequencies - (2009-02-05)
Applications: In Mixing, As a sound design tool , Drum shaping, Adds punch and presence ...
Emphasizer is a sound processor that offers you a way to re-sculpt the sonic character of your audio material. Unlike the standard equalizer, Emphasizer does not directly boost or attenuate a band of frequencies. Instead it uses V-Plugs new Selective Dynamic Manipulation technology (SDM) to bring presence and emphasize certain sound elements, expecially with rhythmic audio material. When treating a drum loop, you can emphasize and bring out the snare or the Hi-hat, when processing an acoustic guitar you can get more focus on the finger noise, or enhance the pick sound. Emphasizer is useful for vocals, acoustic and electronic sources too.
-Support for sampling rates of up to 192 kHz
-Based on V-Plugs SDM Technology
-Three operation modes for different tone shaping missions
-Two filter types with two filter algorithms
-Efficient processing, optimized for native processors
Now available as a VST plugin for Windows (eur 59).
- Windows XP/Vista
- Pentium III 800 mhz or better
- 256MB RAM or more
- Any VST2 compatible host application
Demo version (.zip) - Audio demos - For more information: www.v-plugs.com
V-Plugs Technologies, Dereh Hayam 195a, 34890, Haifa, Israel
Tel : 972-52-6339077 , Fax: 972-4-8382270
Toolroom Knights Mixed By Benny Benassi - (2009-02-05)
Toolroom Knights mixed by Benny Benassi is being released on the 2nd February 2009 on Toolroom Records. Benny said : "I’m really happy to be working with Toolroom. It’s a label that speaks for DJs and it feels right. It’s a 2 CD mix and I tried to imagine a club set that progresses from an electro house vibe to a more nu-disco, electro-punk vibe. At the same time, I tried to make it appealing to people wanting to listen to it in their cars and at home" (source:ihouseu).
Tracking list-audio samples.
Future Style exclusive interview to 'Benny' Marco Benassi and 'Alle' Alessandro Benassi (2005)
Djing Italia news - (2009-02-05)
--L'arte del dj si insegna a scuola: "Corso dj e producer" a Rieti presso l'Istituto d'Istruzione Superiore "Corese" sono stati selezionati quaranta studenti che nei giorni 18/19/20 Febbraio parteciperanno al corso dove verranno spiegate tutte le tecniche di mixing analogico digitale con prove pratiche su consolle con "piatti" CD Player e controller digitali.
-- School of DJ 2009 clinics (dates, locations)
-- Consulenza gratuita su qualsiasi vostra domanda, dubbio, consiglio su: tecnologie, djing, digital djing, Vjing, Produzione discografica, Enpals, Siae... da parte dei maggiori esperti del settore. Scrivete a firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: www.djing.it
Early '80 Electro: the return ( samples of the originals in loop including) - (2009-02-01)
some late January 2009 releases
Artist: Linear Movement
Title: On the Screen , Label: Minimal Wave US
mp3s: Cytogenetic Movement , In My Head , The Game
Artist: Quadrat Beat / Abu
Title: Explosion , Label: 13Breakz
mp3s: Explosion , My Track
France Artist: Keen K / P. Muench
Title: The Spiral , Label : Perfect Stranger
mp3: Connection Flight (Divider remix) , Connection Flight (Electrosexual Radionnection version)
Artists: Lydia Lunch / Solvent /Jori Hulkkonnen
Title "Master Alchemist" , Label: Echoism Belgium
"Master Alchemist I" (Solvent version)
"Master Alchemist II" (Jori Hulkkonen version)
La Musica nelle Aie - Castel Raniero Folk Festival, Italy- (2009-02-01)
Castel Raniero Folk Festival is a festival that takes place annually the second weekend in May on the hills at Faenza. Here much importance is given to the relationship between the territory and its products through the ability to walk immersed in nature along a route called "walk Faentina" or participate in a running race of the most famous of the area and especially the opportunity to attend a given stand gourmet market and an exhibition of local products. La Musica nelle Aie - Castel Raniero Folk Festival is mainly 3 days (8, 9, 10 May 2009) of folk music in broad term of which has its climax on Sunday afternoon when it plays one of the most distinctive musical competitions, thanks to the formula and the context that makes it unique: a loop circuit of 5 km of road between fields and farmyards, more than 20 groups and soloists who play as more than 4 hours before a large audience walks, listening and dancing, making La Musica nelle Aie - Castel Raniero Folk Festival a celebration truly able to engage and unite together different generations.
With the support of Comune di Faenza, Provincia di Ravenna, Regione Emilia Romagna, Terre di Faenza, Moto d' Idee, Audiocoop, US ACLI, Mescalina.it, SaltinAria, Associazione Experimenta, Tratti Festival, Reno Folk, SMP di Forlimpopoli, GEV, Campanini A. Service
Music contest deadline submissions : 2009 February 29
More Info: www.musicanelleaie.org , www.myspace.com/musicanelleaie , email@example.com,
tel. (+39) 339 7261421 (Pietro Bandini) , tel. (+39) 335 429022 (Aldo Foschini)
Advanced audio-visual styles