Author Topic: Emotive Music  (Read 19169 times)

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2008, 02:12:26 am »
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FCEJz-2J_No&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/FCEJz-2J_No&rel=1</a>

Damon.

I like this version by Sinead O'Connor <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/s8VjVeOGYV4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/s8VjVeOGYV4&rel=1</a>

Too much post-phrasing and she's quite obviously mad.

Damon.

Very probably, but what a voice...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article1916518.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2
Not fast & rarely furious

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nicknack

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2008, 02:21:14 am »

I heard Messiaens "Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum" (I await the resurrection of the dead) performed by the Hilliard Ensemble at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, earlier this year. Absolutely stunning.

The Hilliard Ensemble? Blimey. With all the brass, gongs, tam tams and stuff? I'd have thought it would have been a bit noisy for them. Impressive!
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2008, 08:23:12 am »
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet For the End of Time)- Olivier Messiaen

Composed in prisoner of war camps and premièred in Stalag VIII-A January 15, 1941. Haunting, one of the masterpieces of 20th century music with it's chilling dedication:

'In homage to the Angel of the Apocalypse, who raises his hand towards Heaven saying: "There shall be no more time"'.

Radio 3 this (today Sunday) evening:

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17:00–18:30
Discovering Music
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Stephen Johnson explores Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.
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18:30–20:00
The Choir
Messiaen Programme
Aled Jones considers the choral legacy of Olivier Messiaen.



Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2008, 10:07:43 am »

I heard Messiaens "Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum" (I await the resurrection of the dead) performed by the Hilliard Ensemble at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, earlier this year. Absolutely stunning.

The Hilliard Ensemble? Blimey. With all the brass, gongs, tam tams and stuff? I'd have thought it would have been a bit noisy for them. Impressive!

 :-[  That'll teach me to post after a good session in The Swan!     

It was Ensemble 10/10, the subset of the Liverpool Philharmonic that specializes in "modern" stuff!

Hilliard Ensemble were on the same programme, singing The Dream of the Rood, Viderunt omnes and Closing Time

Not fast & rarely furious

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Regulator

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #79 on: December 08, 2008, 09:30:12 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1</a> always brings to mind the film 'The Killing Fields'.  It is a piece that seems to be used often to underline the futility of war and it now seems intrinsically linked with war films.
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I completely agree with Reg.

Really Ancien

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2008, 10:28:07 am »
I prefer music in war films to be anchored in the period. Good Morning Vietnam, did that well, a much underrated film.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/m1tl0RNuvQo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/m1tl0RNuvQo&rel=1</a>

Damon.

Jezza

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #81 on: December 08, 2008, 02:50:51 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1</a> always brings to mind the film 'The Killing Fields'.  It is a piece that seems to be used often to underline the futility of war and it now seems intrinsically linked with war films.

I watched The Killing Fields just the other day, but don't recall Adagio for Strings being used in it. It was certainly the soundtrack to Platoon though. I think the piece itself was inspired, if that's the word, by the American Civil War. 

I remember watching an interview with David Puttnam about the choice of using John Lennon's 'Imagine' in The Killing Fields. He felt that given the fact that 'Imagine' was number one in the charts at the time in 1979, that it was quite likely to have been playing on a car radio during the final scene of the movie in the refugee camp in Thailand.       

However, unlike Platoon, I wouldn't say The Killing Fields is a war film. More a film about a friendship spanning cultural boundaries set against the backdrop of war.

Regulator

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2008, 06:07:28 pm »
IIRC the Adagio for strings is used as the background music during the evacuation from the embassy in The Killing Fields.

The Killing Fields was the first of the 'conflict' movies to use this piece - and then others followed.  As well as being used in Platoon, it was also used in Hamburger Hill.
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I completely agree with Reg.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2008, 10:53:08 pm »
I can get misty-eyed over some of John Barry's music,

eg: YouTube - Beyondness by John Barry

+1

I'll add some Bjork.  This moves me in so many ways...

YouTube - Björk Jóga Live on Later with Jools Holland

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2008, 11:05:05 pm »
I can get misty-eyed over some of John Barry's music,

eg: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1yIrAXZlSx8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1yIrAXZlSx8&rel=1</a>

+1

I'll add some Bjork.  This moves me in so many ways...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P6a4GVt_T8g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/P6a4GVt_T8g&rel=1</a>


Oh, and from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (in this case sung by David Gilmour)...
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/V3MsD70-jdA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/V3MsD70-jdA&rel=1</a>

Jaded

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #85 on: December 09, 2008, 12:11:17 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1</a> always brings to mind the film 'The Killing Fields'.  It is a piece that seems to be used often to underline the futility of war and it now seems intrinsically linked with war films.

I'm sure it was in Pontoon.

I watched that, but never got the bank.
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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2008, 12:15:13 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tUYQMslOobw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/tUYQMslOobw&rel=1</a>
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Jezza

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #87 on: December 09, 2008, 12:16:47 am »
IIRC the Adagio for strings is used as the background music during the evacuation from the embassy in The Killing Fields.

The Killing Fields was the first of the 'conflict' movies to use this piece - and then others followed.  As well as being used in Platoon, it was also used in Hamburger Hill.

Well I just had to check :) . I've got the DVD boxset here as it's one of my favourite films. Can't find any trace of the Adagio for Strings on it, although there's two other classical pieces: Nessun Dorma - while Schanberg is watching news from Cambodia on TV, and an amazing requiem during the evacuation of Phnom Penh which I don't recognise, but album notes indicate it is called 'The Year Zero' by David Bedford. Leaving the embassy is 'Pran's Departure', by Mike Oldfield, who did most of the score. Many 80s movie scores sound incredibly dated now, but the kind of terrifying industrial clamour he conjures up is still as effective now as when I first heard it.      

I wish they hadn't used 'Imagine' though.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #88 on: December 09, 2008, 12:26:42 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CA93ybVGCeg&rel=1</a> always brings to mind the film 'The Killing Fields'.  It is a piece that seems to be used often to underline the futility of war and it now seems intrinsically linked with war films.

I'm sure it was in Pontoon.

I watched that, but never got the bank.
It was certainly in Platoon and also the Elephant Man.

Regulator

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #89 on: December 09, 2008, 09:48:34 am »
IIRC the Adagio for strings is used as the background music during the evacuation from the embassy in The Killing Fields.

The Killing Fields was the first of the 'conflict' movies to use this piece - and then others followed.  As well as being used in Platoon, it was also used in Hamburger Hill.

Well I just had to check :) . I've got the DVD boxset here as it's one of my favourite films. Can't find any trace of the Adagio for Strings on it, although there's two other classical pieces: Nessun Dorma - while Schanberg is watching news from Cambodia on TV, and an amazing requiem during the evacuation of Phnom Penh which I don't recognise, but album notes indicate it is called 'The Year Zero' by David Bedford. Leaving the embassy is 'Pran's Departure', by Mike Oldfield, who did most of the score. Many 80s movie scores sound incredibly dated now, but the kind of terrifying industrial clamour he conjures up is still as effective now as when I first heard it.      

I wish they hadn't used 'Imagine' though.


EMI Music Notes indicate that it was used in the Elephant Man, The Killing Fields, and Platoon as well as a variety of other films and TV shows (including the Simpsons and Red Dwarf).  Interestingly, on several of the versions of the soundtrack for the Killing Fields that have been released, a number of tracks have been ommitted or not referenced, including Imagine, Band on the Run and Nessun Dorma.
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I completely agree with Reg.

Really Ancien

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2008, 11:01:16 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FqOfXumI18A&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/FqOfXumI18A&rel=1</a>

Damon.

chris

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #91 on: December 11, 2008, 11:54:09 am »
Just spent 20 minutes at the piano, and finished with Chopin Prelude No 20 in C minor

alan

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #92 on: December 11, 2008, 12:03:30 pm »
I Believe in Father Christmas  -  Greg Lake  

Damon.
That is one of my favourite Xmas songs.
That particular video stirs the emotions with the contrasting images of war & family towards the end.
I enjoyed the close ups of fretting & plucking(try saying that with some Christmas spirit in you ;D)

citoyen

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #93 on: December 27, 2008, 12:31:29 pm »
EMI Music Notes indicate that it was used in the Elephant Man, The Killing Fields, and Platoon as well as a variety of other films and TV shows (including the Simpsons and Red Dwarf).

It's been used in so many films and TV shows that it's become a bit of a cliche, which is a shame because it's a stunning piece of music. It's even in Kevin & Perry Go Large, ffs.

One of my favourite uses is in the Seinfeld episode when Frank Costanza relives his days as an army cook in the Korean War, having a flashback and flipping out when Eddie Sherman chokes on a piece of his food. Utter genius, though perhaps not in the best possible taste. There's also another episode of Seinfeld where they parody the end of Midnight Cowboy with Nilsson's Everybody's Talking, another great emotive track.

d.

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #94 on: May 27, 2011, 04:12:20 pm »
Here's another one that always makes me  :'(


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eddie graces buick got 4 bullet holes in the side
charlie delisle sittin at the top of an avocado tree
mrs storm'll stab you with a steak knife if you step on her
lawn
i got a half pack of lucky strikes man come along with me
lets fill our pockets with macadamia nuts
then go over to bobby goodmansons
and jump off the roof

hilda plays strip poker
and her mamas across the street
joey navinski says she put her tongue in his mouth
dicky faulkners got a switchblade
and some gooseneck risers
that eucalyptus is a hunchback
there's a wind up from the south
let me tie you up with kite string
and i'll show you the scabs on my knee
watch out for the broken glass, put your shoes and socks
on and come along with me

lets follow that fire track
i think your house is burnin down
the go down to the hobo jungle and kill some rattle
snakes with a trowel
we'll break all the windows in the old anderson place
and steal a bunch of boysenberrys
and smear em on our face
i'll get a dollar from my mama's purse
and buy that scull and crossbones ring
and you can wear it around your neck on an old piece of
string

then we'll spit on ronnie arnold
and flip him the bird
and slash the tyres on the school bus
now don't say a word
i'll take a rusty nail and scratch your initials in my arm
and i'll show you how to sneak up on the roof of the
drugstore

I'll take the spokes from your wheelchair
and a magpies wings
and I'll tie em to your shoulders and your feet
i'll steal a hacksaw from my dad
and cut the braces off your legs
and we'll bury them tonight out in the cornfield

put a church key in your pocket
we'll hop that freight train in the hall
and we'll slide all the way down the drain
to new orleans in the fall
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Tourist Tony

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #95 on: May 27, 2011, 08:14:45 pm »
Just spent 20 minutes at the piano, and finished with Chopin Prelude No 20 in C minor

One piece I love to play, that gets my neck hairs up, is Wild Hills o' Wannie

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #96 on: May 27, 2011, 08:20:33 pm »
This thread is inspired by having just watched the video of Shakespears Sister's
"Stay".
An excellent piece of  sound & vision to tell a story.
Any more with any more?

Queen's These Are The Days Of Our Lives makes me sob like a child every time I see it.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.