Music http://tpr.org en The Source: The Father Of Electronic Music Visits San Antonio & URBAN-15 http://tpr.org/post/source-father-electronic-music-visits-san-antonio-urban-15 <p>Ground-breaking avant-garde composer and musician Morton Subotnick has been called the father of electronic music and is a visionary who predicted the age of non-linear interactive media.</p><p>Subotnick is in San Antonio for a series of concerts and workshops and he continues to educate and enlighten audiences around the world with non-traditional structures of music.</p><p>"Silver Apples on the Moon" was released in 1967 and was the first time that someone produced an album almost solely in post-production. It was certainly ahead of it’s time, and may even be ahead of our time.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:52:30 +0000 David Martin Davies 6712 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Father Of Electronic Music Visits San Antonio & URBAN-15 Just A Man, His Piano And A Journey Across America http://tpr.org/post/just-man-his-piano-and-journey-across-america <p>Visitors to the Alamo were greeted by some mid-day busking (street performing) yesterday morning.&nbsp; Dotan Negrin has been hauling his upright piano all across the country for more than two years, performing on streets from New York to here in San Antonio.</p><p>Parked illegally next to the Alamo, Negrin unloaded his Baldwin piano from a fire-engine red van.</p><p>The compact upright piano has a laminated map velcroed to one side showing all the places Negrin has gone on his travels.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:04:27 +0000 Paul Flahive 6410 at http://tpr.org Just A Man, His Piano And A Journey Across America Interpreting Frida Kahlo (Through Music) http://tpr.org/post/interpreting-frida-kahlo-through-music <p>Mention&nbsp;Frida&nbsp;Kahlo&nbsp;and we immediately think of the painter and the wide range of self portraits she produced during her troubled -- and at times anguished -- life. A recent recording by the Dublin Drag Orchestra with vocalist&nbsp;Clara&nbsp;Sanabras brings to light another side of&nbsp;Kahlo: occasional poet and writer. "La Vida&nbsp;Callada," ("The Unspoken Life") is included on the recently issued "¡Viva&nbsp;Frida!" from the Heresy record label. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:45:05 +0000 James Baker 3400 at http://tpr.org Interpreting Frida Kahlo (Through Music) Jenni Rivera: A Beautiful Voice Goes Silent http://tpr.org/post/jenni-rivera-beautiful-voice-goes-silent The news that no survivors have been found in the wreckage of a small plane in which Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and six others were traveling before it crashed Sunday in northern Mexico means "the world has lost one very beautiful voice," <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/369846/mexican-american-singer-jenni-rivera-believed-dead-following-plane-crash" target="_blank">as E! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 3043 at http://tpr.org Jenni Rivera: A Beautiful Voice Goes Silent Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison Wins Latin Grammy For 'Déjenme Llorar' http://tpr.org/post/mexican-songstress-carla-morrison-wins-latin-grammy-d-jenme-llorar <p></p><p>Despite her English name, Carla Morrison is Mexican. Her father, Hilario Viera, ran away from Durango, Mexico as a young man and ended up&nbsp; in San Diego. Hilario was adopted by William Morrison, who in turn gave him his new surname.</p><p>Years later, Hilario returned to Mexico and married Porfiria Flores in Tecate where Carla was born. She received a high school education in Phoenix and pursued music studies at the University of Arizona. It wasn't until she reached high school that anyone realized she could sing, as she was extremely shy as a girl.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:13:32 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 2462 at http://tpr.org Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison Wins Latin Grammy For 'Déjenme Llorar' On The Piano: Size Isn't Everything For Schubert's 'Impromptus' http://tpr.org/post/piano-size-isnt-everything-schuberts-impromptus <p>Franz Schubert had great friends, and he needed them. His father wanted him to teach school, but Franz was built to compose music, and what started as a family hobby turned into an all consuming passion. Giving up his teaching job, Schubert turned to his friends, and with their help he was allowed, slowly and painfully, to become the artist he knew himself to be.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:11:11 +0000 Randy Anderson 2600 at http://tpr.org On The Piano: Size Isn't Everything For Schubert's 'Impromptus' On Itinerarios This Week: The 2012 Latin Grammys http://tpr.org/post/itinerarios-week-2012-latin-grammys <p>The Grammys are important even if they relegate most of the classical awards to the afternoon well before the television cameras begins to roll, and it's much the same at the Latin Grammys, except more intimate, according to recording editor and mastering engineer Paul Blakemore.</p> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:26:39 +0000 James Baker 2302 at http://tpr.org On Itinerarios This Week: The 2012 Latin Grammys Senegalese Singer/Composer Badu Boye's 'We Can Win' http://tpr.org/post/senegalese-singercomposer-badu-boyes-we-can-win <p>Badu Boye was born in Senegal, but is now based in Paris, France. In the 1990's he and his brother, Pape Armand Boye introduced a new sound into the Senegalese music scene. Very different from the electronic mbalax music of the day, the brothers played acoustic guitars. Badu's style today sounds very similar, on his eponymously titled CD, the songs are uplifting and inspirational, albeit with a touch of home sickness. A cello,violin and harmonica sprinkled throughout the album are very attractive additions and add an extra texture to the acoustic sound.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:55:38 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 2104 at http://tpr.org Senegalese Singer/Composer Badu Boye's 'We Can Win' Tobin Center Preview: Performing Arts Building Two Years From Completion http://tpr.org/post/tobin-center-preview-performing-arts-building-two-years-completion <p>The <a href="http://tobincenter.org/" target="_blank">Tobin Center for the Performing Arts</a> is being marketed as the home for San Antonio’s artistic community. What was once Municipal Auditorium is now just a shell as the rest of the theater is re-built from the ground up.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:32:14 +0000 Joey Palacios 1247 at http://tpr.org Tobin Center Preview: Performing Arts Building Two Years From Completion Inaugural Music festival on San Antonio's Eastside Oct. 20 http://tpr.org/post/inaugural-music-festival-san-antonios-eastside-oct-20 <p><a href="http://www.sagesanantonio.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE)</a> has announced its first music festival will take place next month.</p><p>On Oct. 20, San Antonio's Eastside will be flooded with Jazz, R&amp;B, Salsa, Tejano, Blues, Country and just about every other type of music.</p><p>SAGE is hosting the festival that touts itself as a celebration of diversity on the Eastside. SAGE executive director Jackie Gorman said that while recognizing culture, the festival will also be a fundraiser for the non-profit.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:05:41 +0000 Joey Palacios 339 at http://tpr.org Inaugural Music festival on San Antonio's Eastside Oct. 20