Producing “Duality” with TVK →

November 23, 2018

I can’t believe this happened just two months ago. Long story short, ThatViolaKid showed up in Tokyo and decided he wanted to become a rapper in addition to being a world-class violist. Two weeks later, we released this video — shot on a Panasonic GH5. Good times.

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Snarky Puppy performs “Thing of Gold” →

November 22, 2018

This randomly showed up on my Spotify recommendations today. Man, I haven’t heard this song since college. Brings back many memories, and still one of the best live music performance videos I’ve ever seen. The level of talent in this room is off the charts.

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Zimerman plays Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor →

November 16, 2018

I’m a huge fan of Krystian Zimerman, and I think he’s the best pianist in the world. I spent my high school and college years listening to this recording of Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor and somehow never came across this video. If you enjoy this video, consider picking up the CD issued by Deutsche Grammophon. This breathtaking performance deserves that full 16 bit/44.1 kHz resolution. Excuse me while I go watch this ten more times before bed.

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An Analysis of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from “Swan Lake”

July 16, 2018

Brian Li Principles of Music Literature Final Paper An Analysis of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Swan Lake The goal of this musical analysis is to identify and explain certain musical concepts and happenings in the famous Valse from the first act of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. Topics that will be discussed will be grouped into the following general categories: melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, sonority, and form. All measure number references made correspond to the provided score.

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