Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira, Philip John Lee, Craig Eros, Ben Woods and David Serva who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Gitano Flavor   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
wedge

Posts: 34
Joined: Jan. 6 2013
 

Gitano Flavor 

As I read, "Gypsies and Flamenco" by B. Leblon a second time I once again read the section (pp. 8 - 10) that describe the "flavor" of flamenco. One excerpt: "... what counts here is not the pure and polished sound imposed by the anixous academicism of our conservatories, but outrageous expressivity, a sound too human to be heard without a total upheaval of one's being...it is not meant to please the listener, but to wound him like a dagger brandished in passion." My background has been mostly South American music that is meant to please, so I've been working on the latter part of this quote both in technique and in mindset. One hurdle I face is getting to that level of humanity due to my comfortable environment; as they say, one cannot be a bluesman and have a trust fund. With that in mind I am working on reading history and having a love for the art and its true meaning. Wish me luck.

_____________________________

Wedge
Casimiro Lozano 1A
2012 Hermanos Camp Primera A
2013 Ethan Deutsch
2008 Pavan TP-30 Signature Cedar 640 mm (for sale)
2003 Chambers,spruce/Madagascar RW (for sale)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2014 22:17:59
 
Ricardo

Posts: 13676
Joined: Dec. 14 2004
From: Washington DC

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

Have no fear amigo...we all experience serious pain at some point in life.

_____________________________

CD's and transcriptions available here:
www.ricardomarlow.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2014 23:21:09
 
mark indigo

 

Posts: 3416
Joined: Dec. 5 2007
 

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

quote:

I am working on reading history and having a love for the art and its true meaning. Wish me luck.

forget reading, you're supposed to be illiterate, you have to forget all your education and learning and just rely on your instincts....

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2014 11:57:37
 
aeolus

Posts: 765
Joined: Oct. 30 2009
From: Mier

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

quote:

but outrageous expressivity


No dagger in the heart here, but I was surprised how "juicy" Paco's playing is here. I would include a clip of Bream/Williams version for comparison as Bream has described his playing as "juicy" but I don't wish to rile the aficionados

.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2014 12:10:19
 
Anders Eliasson

Posts: 5780
Joined: Oct. 18 2006
 

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

quote:

"... what counts here is not the pure and polished sound imposed by the anixous academicism of our conservatories, but outrageous expressivity, a sound too human to be heard without a total upheaval of one's being...it is not meant to please the listener, but to wound him like a dagger brandished in passion."


Dont worry. Nowadays flamenco isnt like that. Its all been polished and watered out and it all sounds the same. If you listen to CD´s with persons like Archangel and his group and basically everything else from the last decade, you will know what I mean.

_____________________________

Blog: http://news-from-the-workshop.blogspot.com/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2014 16:00:55
 
mark74

Posts: 690
Joined: Jan. 26 2011
 

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

that urge to violence (to wound with sound) is what links metal and flamenco in my mind

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2014 16:43:51
 
mark74

Posts: 690
Joined: Jan. 26 2011
 

RE: Gitano Flavor (in reply to wedge

Latin America doesn't need to brandish music like a weapon, they have AK-47's and machetes

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2014 16:45:38
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.046875 secs.