Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 3, 2017
Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs, "Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music"
English | ISBN: 0195108957, 0190227923 | 2012 | 624 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 9, 2017
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:45 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Smithsonian Folkways | Catalog: SF 40801

At last, a re-issue of the 1963 recording of Cowell playing several of his piano works in his casual style, so that the listener regards the unusual sounds and techniques as completely natural within the context of each piece's imagery. A recording of the complete piano works is definitely needed, but this CD, with Cowell's spoken commentary at the end, is a precious thing to have at the moment.

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)  Music

Posted by basa005 at June 7, 2010
Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 186 Mb
Classical | New Albion Records NA 103 CD

Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 27, 2008
Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)

Henry Cowell: Mosaic (1999)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 503 MB
Various mirrors: Rapidshare, Depositfiles, Megaupload & more!

Poised over the keyboard, with forearms pounding out thunderous clusters of sound-that is how Henry Cowell (1897-1965) has entered popular imagination. During the 1920s, he crisscrossed the United States and Europe, gaining notoriety for his physicality with the piano and the unorthodox sounds that resulted. But this composer of clusters also wrote singable tunes. The composer of clusters also produced consonance. And, this guru of American experimentalism also respected tradition, whether of the East or the West. Cowell's tremendous innovation went on to influence generations of composers afterwards, from John Cage to Frank Zappa.These various and contradictory sides of Cowell the composer are most evident in his chamber music. The resulting "Mosiac" is revealed on this 2-CD set, with works spanning his career from his youth in California in 1916 to two years before his death in New York in 1963.

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 25, 2008
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)

Henry Cowell: Piano Music (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 248 MB

The deceptively simple title notwithstanding, this disc can be described as anything but. Cowell’s signing with Mose Asch’s Folkways label makes perfect sense since both viewed sounds of any stripe and sort as potential conveyers of musical and cultural information. He regularly looked to the natural and industrial worlds as sources of inspiration, rigorously eschewing conventional structures and patterns in his piano works. He also pioneered elements of atonality and "extended techniques" such as venturing into the innards of his instrument to maneuver the strings directly. The nineteen pieces collected here are mainly representative of his early works, which made groundbreaking use of tonal clusters amongst other innovations.
Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)

Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 164 Mb
Classical | Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 613 1265-2

Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 16, 2017
Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)

Hauschka - Gunpowder (Original Television Soundtrack) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 17 | 44:47 min | 107 Mb
Style: Soundtrack | Label: Sony Masterworks

Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) is an independent experimental musician based in Düsseldorf, Germany internationally recognized as a 21st century exponent of prepared piano technique, a tradition dating back to late 19th and early 20th century French composer Erik Satie. The piano is prepared when "preparations" (consisting of nearly any conceivably applicable object or material) are inserted between the strings or onto the hammers of the instrument; a wider application of the term takes in all manner of additional modifications that expand the sonic and operative possibilities of the piano. Hauschka has successfully combined the chamber music aspect of prepared piano (see composers Henry Cowell, John Cage, Christian Wolff, Max Richter, Maurice Delage, and Arvo Pärt) with pop, rock, and electronic sensibilities.

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Oct. 30, 2016
Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)
Contemporary Classical, World | Innova 942 | 2016 | EAC (FLAC image, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts
Ralph Samuelson (shukuhachi), Yoko Hiraoka (koto, shamisen and voice), Tomoko Sugawara (kugo harp), Steve Gorn (bansuri)

Shakuhachi players of old followed the path of ichion-jobutsu, or “enlightenment in a single tone.” The spiritual element of the simple bamboo flute with its notched mouthpiece and five fingerholes is essential to its existence, and part of what led Henry Cowell to refer to it as “the universal flute.” Ralph Samuelson’s album shares that name, and presents remarkably evocative works for the shakuhachi by American composers.

Hardcore Henry (2015)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 15, 2018
Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry (2015)
BRRip | 1h 36mn | 720x390 | AVI XviD@1598Kbps 23.98fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.22 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 36mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@9801Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.65 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Subtitles: None

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett).
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Henry Purcell - Fantasias for the Viols 1680 (2002) {Naive-Astree ES 9922 rec 1994}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Henry Purcell - Fantasias for the Viols 1680 (2002) {Naive-Astree ES 9922 rec 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 42 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2002 Astrée / Naïve | ES 9922
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Viol

Intellectually concentrated, emotionally intense, technically difficult, and spiritually sublime, Henry Purcell's Fantasias for the Viols are exactly the sort of music that Jordi Savall was born to play and play superbly. And with his group Hesperion XX, they play them as superbly Savall does. The depth of tone of the instruments, the brilliance of the technique, the rigor of the interpretations, the soulfulness of the understanding, and the transcendence of compassion are nonpareil and the performances achieve a level unmatched by any other.