domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

I will survive Andrés Calamaro

Estaba buscando alguna versión en español de I will survive y me he encontrado esta "rareza" y no me he podido resistir aunque no se parece en  nada a lo que buscaba, que era una canción rabiosa y peleona que le he escuchado a un músico el otro día en un vagón de metro y que me impresionó por su energía y porque la letra no tenía nada que ver con la historia sentimental de la versión original. Otro día será.

Concierto en Londres con una orquesta de músicos extranjeros que tocan en el metro londinense

London Underground strangers orchestra concert takes place

People queuing to go into the Underground orchestra concert 
A concert performed by an orchestra made up entirely of strangers recruited on the London Underground has taken place.
Shaun Buswell, 36, from Swindon, recruited the musicians for the gig to raise money for charity.
Up to 70 people played at the Shepherd's Bush Empire after he set himself the challenge of putting the orchestra together by 12 December 2012.
The money will go to the Daytrippers charity which works with ill children.
Mr Buswell said he approached more than 300 people on the Tube.
'Humbling experience' He said: "Amazingly I found everyone I wanted apart from someone who played the English horn.
"And the last musician I found, who plays the euphonium, works Transport for London.
"It's been an incredibly humbling experience."
Shaun Buswell Shaun Buswell said he could not find an English horn player
The project is called the 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge.
Shaun imposed a number of rules when recruiting the musicians, including not knowing them personally.
They also had to be carrying their instrument when he met them and the initial meeting must have taken place inside the Tube network.
Some of the musicians are well established, with one trumpet player having recorded with Ray Charles. Others have recorded with bands and the orchestra includes students from the Royal Academy of Music
He also recruited twins who he approached independently, two months apart in the same location, Tower Hill Tube station. One plays the violin, the other the viola.

Shaun Buswell  ha conseguido reunir una orquesta formada por  70 músicos extranjeros que tocan en los pasillos del metro de Londres. Para ello tuvo que hablar con más de 300 músicos a los que propuso una actuación con fines benéficos.

domingo, 20 de enero de 2013

Wes Anderson: Moonrise Kingdom


Una película con una banda sonora donde podemos encontrar  a Benjamin Britten, a Francois Hardy, a Hank Williams o a Saint Saens... como fondo de una historia interpretada por actores como Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray  o Tilda Swinton que nos llevan tras los pasos de dos niños de 12 años que viven su  primer amor escapandose juntos por una pequeña isla de Nueva Inglaterra y llevandose consigo sus pequeños tesoros: un gato, un tocadiscos, pilas, libros, una linterna, unos prismáticos. Mientras los adultos se movilizan para buscarlos se anuncia un huracán. La ambientación, en los años 60 está muy cuidada. En resumen, un espectáculo que apetece repetir para descubrir todos sus tesoros ocultos.

May 24, 2012
In the immaculately designed, emotionally charged bubble filmmaker Wes Anderson builds around the 1965 New England summer, first love blooms. Sam (Jared Gilman) is an orphan at the mercy of foster parents and his Scout troop. Suzy (Kara Hayward) lives in a lighthouse with three younger brothers, two lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand) and an urge to bust free. Sam, she decides, is her man. No one understands their attraction. Hell, they're both 12. He's a string bean in thick glasses, and she's cool enough to wear eyeliner. But Anderson, who wrote the resonant script with Roman Coppola, knows their secret hearts. So when the kids run away to an island they call Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson is right there with them. And thanks to this enchanted ride of a movie, so are we.
Anderson is also expert at using humor as a gateway to deeper feelings.
Adults soon intrude on their paradise. There's a hurricane coming, announces the film's narrator (a delightful Bob Bala­ban). The scoutmaster (an engagingly wacked-out Edward Norton) organizes a search party with the help of his chief (Harvey Keitel) and cousin Ben, a scam artist in scout's clothing played by a stellar Jason Schwartzman, evoking his iconic role as Max Fischer in Rushmore. The police captain (a becomingly non-macho Bruce Willis) is also on the case, pressured by Suzy's mom, with whom he's having an affair.
The top-tier cast, including Tilda Swinton as a character called Social Services, may be star overload, but each actor performs small miracles. Murray and McDormand excel at showing a faltering marriage in microcosm. "Stop feeling sorry for yourself," she tells her husband, each in a separate bed. "Why?" says he, instilling one word with a lifetime of meaning. On children, they're agreed: "We're all they have, and it's not enough."
As the hurricane whips up a perhaps too busy climax, Anderson links the everyday and the extraordinary with virtuoso artistry. Shot with a poet's eye by Robert Yeoman and lifted by an Alexandre Desplat score that samples Mozart, Hank Williams and Benjamin Britten, the hilarious and heartfelt Moonrise Kingdom is a consistent pleasure. By evoking the joys and terrors of childhood, it reminds us how to be alive.

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lunes, 7 de enero de 2013

Cecilia Bartoli: Mission

Cecilia Bartoli sings the music of Agostino Steffani.