jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

Nuevo disco de Eduard Iniesta "La petita casa de mi mateix"


Eduard Iniesta i Torres (Barcelona, 2 de març de 1968) és un compositor català especialitzat en instruments de doble corda de la Mediterrània. El seu interès pels instruments de doble corda li ve de les agrupacions de corda (rondalles) catalanes i mallorquines, que havia escoltat de petit. Aquestes textures sonores i el seu interès per la música popular, el va influir en la sonoritat de les seves composicions, que acostuma a vestir amb alguns dels més de 40 instruments que toca de Grècia, Turquia, Egipte o Portugal. Llicenciat en Dret a la Universitat de Barcelona, Eduard Iniesta va compaginar el seu inicial període d'aprenentatge musical simultàniament amb els estudis de Dret fins a la seva llicenciatura. Durant una llarga etapa, el compositor va viatjar a països com Turquia, Grècia, Síria o Portugal per tal d'aprofundir en el coneixement dels instruments de corda autòctons. La seva música és bàsicament portuària perquè neix a Barcelona, on hi arriben les influències culturals dels països que l'envolten, fet que afegeix matisos i colors a la seva obra.

Eduard Iniesta i Torres (Barcelona, ​​March 2, 1968) is a Catalan composer specialitzat in double string instruments of the Mediterranean. His interest was the double string of the stringed groupings (rondalles) Catalan and Majorcan, which had esctat de petit. These sound textures and his interest in popular music, he is going to influence the sonoritat de les seves compositions, who usually dress some of the more than 40 instruments he plays in Greece, Turkey, Egypt or Portugal. Llicenciat in Dret to the Universitat de Barcelona, ​​Eduard Iniesta will combine his initial period of musical aprenentatge simultaneously with the Dret études for the seva llicenciatura. During a long stage, the composer will travel to countries such as Turkey, Greece, Syria or Portugal per se to deepen in the connection of the autochthonous instruments. The seva music is bàsicament portària perquè neix to Barcelona,

Hoy Lou Reed cumpliria 75 años

Lewis Allen Reed, más conocido como Lou Reed (Brooklyn, Nueva York, 2 de marzo de 1942 – Southampton, Estado de Nueva York, 27 de octubre de 2013),1 fue un poeta, cantante, guitarrista y compositor de rock, considerado el padre del rock alternativo, primero como líder del grupo The Velvet Underground y luego en solitario. Enormemente influyente en la cultura pop desde la década de 1960, entre sus discos suelen destacarse Transformer (1972), Berlin (1973), Rock'n'Roll Animal (1976), Live: Take No Prisoners (1978), New York (1989) y, entre sus actuaciones en directo, el concierto ofrecido en el Meltdown Festival en 1998: Perfect Night Live in London. Nacido en Brooklyn, residió habitualmente en Nueva York; ciudad cuya faceta menos amable plasmó en muchas de sus letras. Hizo colaboraciones y contactos con creadores como Andy Warhol y David Bowie. Su original estilo e influencia le generó gran fama entre las vanguardias musicales posteriores, fama a la que no fue ajena su ajetreada vida personal durante sus años de mayor éxito. Sin embargo, Reed fue considerado habitualmente como un músico «de culto», ajeno en parte a las listas de éxitos y el marketing de las multinacionales discográficas. En su época de The Velvet Underground (1964-70) escribió canciones especialmente reconocidas, como "Heroin", "Rock and Roll", "I'm Waiting for the Man" y "Sweet Jane". Su mayor éxito comercial, sin embargo, es una canción posterior: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1972), que dio visibilidad a la prostitución y la transexualidad; una temática que hasta la fecha la música rock no solía abordar. En mayo de 2013 Lou Reed fue sometido a una operación de trasplante de hígado. Pero esta intervención no solventó sus problemas de salud, y el músico falleció el 27 de octubre del mismo año en Southampton (Nueva York).

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was unsuccessful during their active years, but gained a significant cult following to become one of the most widely acclaimed and influential bands in rock history.[2] Brian Eno famously stated that, while the Velvet Underground's debut album sold only 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band". Reed's solo career began in 1972. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", but this level of mainstream commercial success was not repeated. Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice and poetic lyrics, and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included two albums by Reed as a solo artist: Transformer and Berlin, and also included the Velvet Underground albums The Velvet Underground & Nico, White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground and Loaded.

44 años de The Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon  es un álbum conceptual, el octavo de estudio de la banda británica de rock progresivo Pink Floyd. Fue lanzado el 1 de marzo de 1973 en Estados Unidos y el 24 de marzo del mismo año en el Reino Unido. El álbum está construido a partir de las ideas que Pink Floyd había explorado en sus conciertos y anteriores grabaciones, pero carece de las largas piezas instrumentales que caracterizaban a los trabajos posteriores a la marcha en 1968 de su miembro fundador, principal compositor y letrista, Syd Barrett. La temática del álbum incluye el conflicto, la avaricia, el envejecimiento y la enfermedad mental, este último tema inspirado en parte por el deterioro mental de Barrett. El álbum se desarrolló como parte de una futura gira de la banda, estrenándose en directo varios meses antes de que siquiera hubieran comenzado las grabaciones en el estudio. El nuevo material se fue refinando a medida que avanzaba la gira, y fue grabado en dos sesiones en 1972 y 1973 en los Abbey Road Studios de Londres. Pink Floyd usó algunas de las técnicas de grabación más avanzadas de la época, incluyendo grabaciones multipista y loops. En varias de las pistas se usaron sintetizadores analógicos, mientras que una serie de entrevistas con la banda y el equipo técnico aparecen a lo largo del álbum en forma de citas filosóficas. Alan Parsons fue el responsable de algunos de los aspectos sónicos más innovadores del álbum, incluyendo la interpretación no léxica de Clare Torry. Un masivo éxito comercial, el álbum llegó a lo más alto de la lista Billboard 200 durante una semana. y permaneció en las listas 889 semanas (más de 17 años), siendo así el álbum que más tiempo ha permanecido en listas de la historia. Con una estimación de ventas de 45 millones de copias, es uno de los álbumes con mayores ventas del mundo y el más exitoso de Pink Floyd. Ha sido remasterizado y reeditado en dos ocasiones, además de haber sido versionado por varias bandas. Del álbum se extrajeron dos sencillos: «Money» y «Us and Them». Además de su éxito comercial, The Dark Side of the Moon fue altamente aclamado por la crítica y está considerado un trabajo seminal en la historia del rock, con muchas listas y rankings considerándolo entre los mejores álbumes de todos los tiempos y continúa siendo el álbum más popular de la banda tanto entre sus seguidores y como con la crítica especializada.

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. The album built on ideas explored in earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions following the departure of founding member and principal contributor, Syd Barrett, in 1968 that characterised their earlier work. It thematically explores conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state. Developed during live performances, an early version was premiered several months before recording began; new material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road in London. The group used some advanced recording techniques at the time, including multitrack recording and tape loops. Analogue synthesizers were prominent in several tracks, and snippets from recorded interviews with Pink Floyd's road crew and others provided philosophical quotations throughout. Engineer Alan Parsons was responsible for many distinctively notable sonic aspects and the recruitment of non-lexical singer Clare Torry. The album's iconic sleeve, designed by Storm Thorgerson, depicts a prism spectrum and represents the band's lighting, the record's thematic material, and keyboardist Richard Wright's "simple and bold" design request. The album was an immediate commercial and critical success; it topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling worldwide. It has been remastered and re-released twice, and covered in its entirety by several other acts. It produced two singles, "Money" and "Us and Them", and is the band's most popular album among fans and critics, being ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time.

domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John (nacido como Reginald Kenneth Dwight; Londres, 25 de marzo de 1947), mas conocido como Elton John, es un cantante, compositor y pianista británico de rock, glam rock y piano rock. Es uno de los músicos con mayores ventas de todos los tiempos, que superan los 300 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo. Sus múltiples reconocimientos incluyen el título de «Sir» después de ser nombrado comendador de la Orden del Imperio Británico por la reina Isabel II. De acuerdo con la revista Billboard, es el tercer artista más grande de todos los tiempos en los Estados Unidos.

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single, re-penned in dedication to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium. Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970 a single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single. After decades of commercial chart success, John has also achieved success in musical theatre, both in the West End and on Broadway, composing the music for The Lion King (film and musical), Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical. He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era.[9] In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists (third overall behind the Beatles and Madonna).[10] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Having been named a Order of the British Empire in 1996, John was made a Knight Bachelor by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide.

Rosendo cumplió 63 años

Rosendo Mercado Ruiz (Madrid, 23 de febrero de 1954) o más conocido simplemente como Rosendo; es un guitarrista, cantante y compositor español de rock. Formó parte de los grupos Ñu y Leño y es considerado uno de los más importantes representantes del rock español. Rosendo nació en Madrid, hijo de emigrantes de Bolaños de Calatrava. Se crió en los barrios de Lavapies y Carabanchel, en este último reside desde entonces. Tras abandonar los estudios en la escuela de ingeniería ICAI, en 1972 se incorporó como guitarrista a Fresa, un conjunto que tocaba versiones de canciones de moda y en ocasiones acompañaba a solistas. Tras diversos cambios, que incluyeron la incorporación como cantante de José Carlos Molina, la banda pasó a denominarse Ñu. Rosendo compaginó la creación de la banda con el servicio militar. En 1974 descubrió la música de Rory Gallagher, que se convirtió en una de sus mayores influencias junto a otros grupos como Jethro Tull, Canned Heat, Cream, Deep Purple o Black Sabbath.

Rosendo Mercado Ruiz (born 23 February 1954, Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish rock singer and songwriter. He was a member of bands Ñu and Leño, and is a prominent exponent of the so-called urban rock in Spain. His family was from Bolaños de Calatrava, in the province of Ciudad Real, but he was raised in Carabanchel, where he still resides (as of 2005). After dropping out of ICAI engineering school, he joined the band Fresa as a guitarist, in 1972. Fresa usually played covers of hits of the time, and sometimes they also backed other soloists and singers. Following some changes, including singer José Carlos Molina joining the band, this changed its name to Ñu. In 1974 Rosendo discovered Rory Gallagher's music, who became one of his main influences, together with other bands such as Jethro Tull, Canned Heat, Cream, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.