Most people are well aware of the process of recording music at a concert or in a studio. You record individual fragments or individual performance on tape. Ultimately, all of these fragments need to be collected in the final master copy, which is then sent to the factory, where replication is carried out. The process of making the final master copy is called mastering. It involves three stages:
1. Installation: All necessary tape recordings are transferred to the digital editing console. The compositions are arranged in the correct order and between them certain intervals are made. The beginnings and ends of songs are reduced to complete silence or to the natural background of the concert hall, or are made out in accordance with your wishes. Pops, clicks, and noise can often be eliminated at Continue reading
Performance as a special type of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting
for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it means to “fulfill” it. Once in music, the creation and performance of a work did not separate from each other: in ancient times, a musician sang or played what he composed, improvised.
But the creation of a painter or sculptor is embodied in material that has been preserved for centuries, and the material of music (sound) lives while it sounds. Unsound, a piece of music ceases to really exist, disappears. To hear it again, it needs to be revived each time again, to make it sound again. The ability to Continue reading
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, a distinguished French hearing expert.
This means that we can use music as a tonic.
Ever since the time when mankind first created music, it served its daily goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture.
In these days of high technology, Tomatis has discovered a high-tech method of revealing the internal Continue reading