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旁观、旁白、旁听

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旁观、旁白、旁听

人,自从坠入这滚滚红尘,作为过客,大部分时间都是一个安静的旁者。。。

旁观:“We all have land mines in our life that we are not willing to step off.”这也许是电影Mine(亡命雷区),让我觉得很走心的原因。在看时和看后,它使我产生了很多纷纷思绪,没有像其他电影那样,看完也就完了,不去再想。。。

旁白:这个流年四月,新冠肆虐,说不尽的悲欢,但万物却不失时节。。。

 浣溪沙。参差

北国喧嚣乍起时,

好音婉转下高枝。

抬头一瀑柳千垂。

 

暮闻强风飞旧絮,

朝观弱籽破新泥。

流年四月说参差。

四月二十一日,寒流携雪而来,窗外一片白皑皑,窗内却是生机盎然~

旁听:倾听Fiona的600 years,心只是随音符流动。。。

节选几段Michael Diamond对600 years in a moment的Review:

Although I haven’t met award-winning composer/pianist/vocalist Fiona Joy Hawkins in person, she feels like an old friend, with this being the fourth album of hers that I’ve had the pleasure to write about. The previous recordings include Sensual Journeys, Blue Dream, and Christmas Joy. With the press release for her latest album, 600 Years In A Moment, heralding it as “her most epic and significant album,” I was of course very much looking forward to it. And after hearing it in detail, I have to say that it definitely lives up to that lofty accolade.

 Listening to a recording is somewhat akin to enjoying (hopefully) the fruits of the composer’s musical tree. In addition to focusing on the fruits, I sometimes find it fascinating to explore the seed from which the tree grew. In the case of Fiona’s new album, it has had an interesting genesis. It seems that the inspiration for this work evolved from a discussion she had about globalization. Fiona goes on to explain: “I have often wondered how globalisation affects music and how history changes our perception of instruments and the musical culture of our ancestors.” This sparked my curiosity and I felt compelled to ask her to expound on it. Here is her reply: “It inspired me to think about this in a musical sense and how the whole issue of cultures disappearing and the world becoming one big melting pot of genetics and cultures that are replaced by something more generic that represents the world as its becoming today. So after some thought I believe that our musical past is safe and sound and still vibrant. The instruments and ‘sounds’ that define each culture are still well defined and although music has its own evolution and there are always modern elements, we seem to allow history to co-exist with our modern approach because we still celebrate the various musical periods in history and the instruments of the time.  I think we get a little caught up with past composers and forget to celebrate new music – I find it interesting that this has always been so, and even the composers of the past had this problem.”

I also had to ask her about the unusual title for the album, to which she replied: “600 Years in a Moment came about as the perfect title when a friend’s life was resolved in an instant after 6 years of searching.  I expanded that to 600 Years (although some of my instruments are much older).  She gave me the idea that things can come together in an instant as her past problems had resolved and her present and future were determined by one small moment (that I was part of).” 600 Years in a Moment was recorded using a unique contemporary piano crafted in Australia along with ancient instruments from around the world.  Fiona’s concept is to bring instruments and their distinctive sounds from villages across the globe to explore the hidden musical treasures of cultures in a modern musical setting. The album is eclectic, acoustic, beautifully produced, and spans genres with influences of new age, jazz, classical, and world music. It explores time and history, bringing the past to the present, joining old with new and finding origins while looking into the future. 600 Years in a Moment is a journey from Fiona’s native Australia that travels sonically around the world with the distinctly Celtic flavour of her ancestors while combining sounds from other ancient cultures. In addition to piano, Fiona also adds vocals on the album and has often been told that she sounds like an “Australian Enya.”

“The end is the beginning…” These spoken words open the album as the title track unfolds. In a soft voice Fiona continues:  “Far from the shore, the winds will whisper, 600 years and I’ll be home…” From this enigmatic entrance, the journey begins, as her haunting piano melody sets the stage with a spacious and cinematic air as strings provide subtle accompaniment. An Irish whistle adds a Celtic flavor to the mix while sparse vocals by Heather Rankin in Gaelic and English drift in and out as if in a dream. I particularly liked the interplay between the vocals and the accompanying instruments, which often come in seamlessly at the end of a phrase on the same note.

祝朋友们:安康快乐~~~

 

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