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'yorz
791428.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:57 am Reply with quote

James Galway using circular breathing when playing Moto Perpetuo

I've listened to this numerous times and it ever fails to leave me breathless!


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Arcane
791438.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:09 am Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfsm2EFfaxQ

Young aboriginal man demonstrating circular breathing on a didge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g592I-p-dc&feature=related

This is awesome. He's playing the didge plus animal sounds over the top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY1pcEtHI_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwANedEkqaY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxK4pQgVvfg&feature=related (Sygyt or "whistle" throat singing) Love this.

 
'yorz
791461.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:50 am Reply with quote

I've heard lots of aboriginal didge music, but to hear Western classical instrumental music getting the circular breathing treatment was something highly unusual. What did you think of it, Arcane?

 
Spud McLaren
791537.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:51 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
... to hear Western classical instrumental music getting the circular breathing treatment was something highly unusual.
Not sure about that. I'm not a woodwind player, but I'm sure I've heard that there are many Western classical and jazz woodwind players who have been trained in circular breathing.

I might look this up, when I'm not breaking my back moving my parents' worldly goods from one city to another.

 
'yorz
791572.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:56 pm Reply with quote

Wow!

And indeed, circular breathing is used a lot by classical as well as modern music players.

Kenny G shows the technique

 
Arcane
791927.  Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:41 pm Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
I've heard lots of aboriginal didge music, but to hear Western classical instrumental music getting the circular breathing treatment was something highly unusual. What did you think of it, Arcane?


It's quite amazing to hear; having been a woodwind (b flat clarinet and bass clarinet) player that certainly woulc have been handy when I was younger!

 
Arcane
791928.  Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:47 pm Reply with quote

More amazing stuff! (I think this could be a great general thread for things we find amazing, rather than strange things we find on the internet)

I saw a news item on Blind Cricket. As a sports fan (including cricket for sighted players) I had no idea that it was played. Naturally, one of the main skills of cricket is your hand/eye co-ordination so I was amazed to see how the players did. There are a number of modifications; the bowlers bowl underarm and along the ground (the ball must bounce a certain number of times), the cricket ball is made of hard plastic and has metal ball bearings inside so it makes a noise, the wicket keeper calls out to the bowler 3 times so the bowler can get an aim, and the batters tend to play sweep type shots along the ground in order to hit the ball.

http://www.blindcricketaustralia.com.au/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B080ZE3EwR8

Indian Blind Cricket League video with good explanation of how the game works.

 
Spud McLaren
792041.  Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:40 am Reply with quote

My wife used to be a rehabilitation officer for the blind, and occasionally got roped in to play a friendly game of cricket - the teams were mixed blind/partially sighted/sighted.

While shadowing dog-guided students on a new route, she said it was amazing how many times the student would ask a stranger for directions, only for the stranger to bend down and tell the dog.

My dad used to know a blind darts player. He'd have someone attach a length of cotton to the bullseye, hold the other end in his left hand, and use the taut cotton to guide his right wrist on the throw. He once tried to claim a match by default because there was a power cut and he could play on, while his opponent couldn't.

 
suze
792200.  Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:50 pm Reply with quote

There seem to be two slightly different versions of blind cricket in existence.

The game which Arcane describes and which is shown on that video clip is blind cricket as played in Australia and India, but I'm being told that English blind cricket is a bit different. (Or at least was - England may have adopted the Australian/Indian rules by now.)

The English game used to use a football (soccer) ball with noise-making things glued inside it. Bowling could be two-handed if the bowler wanted - a technique similar to ten pin bowling was allowed, but so was a technique similar to a soccer throw in.

Partially sighted players were required to catch the ball cleanly as per normal cricket. But fully blind players were allowed that standard rule of beach cricket, and could catch one hand one bounce.

 
'yorz
793097.  Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:16 am Reply with quote



Photographer Anton Jankovoy spent months camping at the foot of Mount Everest in a bid to capture the perfect picture of star trails over the Himalayas.

 
'yorz
793103.  Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:31 am Reply with quote



Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto chips away for many hours at walls, removing bricks and mortar.



The column in an art gallery.

 
cherrycoke
793338.  Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:12 am Reply with quote

3D portraits made of painted screws in plywood






 
Posital
793380.  Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:02 am Reply with quote


Possibly photoshopped...

 
cherrycoke
793989.  Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:59 am Reply with quote

The Book Surgeon







 
'yorz
793993.  Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:36 am Reply with quote

Good stuff, cherrycoke. But I wish I could find online this booksurgeon's predecessor. In the early 1980s I saw a German publisher's calendar featuring castle-ruins rising from what looked like ancient, leatherbound tomes.
After the year end I asked if I could have the calendar, which was refused. A few days later I spotted it, all crumpled up, in the bin.
Sad.

 

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