Category : Music 樂韻飄揚

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資料及圖片來源 Retrieved from:eurovision.tv

【2015 ESC 奪冠熱門】隔了好一段時間,癡婦終於又有時間跑回來關注 2015 年的歐洲歌唱大賽(Eurovision Song Contest / ESC)。本年參賽曲旗鼓相當,很多歌都是今年奪冠的大熱啦。癡婦心目中有兩首奪冠之選,其中一首便是來自斯洛文尼亞(Slovenia)的 Here For You。♥♥♥♥♥

本年代表斯洛文尼亞(Slovenia)的歌手組合 Maraaya 是一對夫妻檔,其實是妻子 Marjetka 與丈夫 Raay 的合稱,並已育有兩名兒子,據維基百科解釋,在斯洛文尼亞語的發音正是「她有 Raay」呢。

早於出戰本年賽事之前,Raay(原名 Aleš Vovk)已是斯洛文尼亞國內知名的音樂製作人,同時亦有開設音樂學院培訓青少年。他曾為上年 2014 的 ESC歐洲青少年歌唱大賽(Junior Eurovision Song Contest / JESC)的國內代表作曲;本年再下一城,攜同妻子 Marjetka 一同登台,竟因 Marjetka 以一把貌似唐老鴨 / 變聲器 / ACG Vocaloid 神奇的嗓音引起全歐洲哄動!據本文最底的訪問,Marjetka 與她的招牌耳機具有鎮靜情緒與提高專注的作用,而不是在賽場上聽歌之用呢。

好,聽歌之前,有沒有人跟癡婦一樣覺得 Raay 很帥?(重點誤)

Maraaya is my top 10 indeed. ♥♥♥♥♥ Maybe a way to ESC Slovenia 2016? What do you think? I DO LOVE this weird but cute voice! And Raay is so handsome!!! LOL

May the Fourth be with you

圖片來源:Classic FM
資料來源:《星球大戰》官方網站

May the Fourth be with you.

在剛過去的五月四日,是《星球大戰》(又譯:《星際大戰》)的非官方紀念日。這個紀念日來自於星球大戰電影中的一句台詞「願原力與你同在」(May the Force be with you),影迷取其諧音,變成英語:May the fourth be with you(於五月四日與你同在),並將這個日子訂為紀念日。雖然這個並非官方的慶典,但自 2011 年起,每逢五月四日,網絡界總會掀起一股星戰熱潮,音樂界也不放過這機會,紛紛上傳影片慶祝。

最先沿用這句變裝名句是在 1979 年 5 月 4 日,當戴卓爾夫人勝出大選,成為大英帝國第一位女首相後,她所屬的黨派買下當天《英倫晚報》(London Evening News)半版廣告,以《星戰》名言:「願原力與你同在(May The Force Be With You)」為參考,刊登了起文為如下文字的勝選賀詞:「五月四日與你同在,瑪姫。恭喜,(May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.)」

PS. 上面圖片的梗就是取 C 音與 F 音形成四度音階呢。


Retrieved from: Star Wars Official Website

Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga. It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together. Some artists from the music industry celebrate with different styles on this day.

The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first woman prime minister. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said “May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations.”

PS. The picture above is showing an interval of Perfect Fourth, created by note C and F.

資料來源:《經濟日報》2015年4月27日 副刊 【人間道】專欄
文:胡慧雯

圖片來源:香港藝術行政人員協會

癡婦前天看到報道也托老哥幫忙跑去買了一份《經濟日報》回家放入花癡收藏系列!

月中來港首度開騷的美國 4 人樂器組合 The Piano Guys,主打彈琴加大提琴,玩古典流行跨界。充滿噱頭的 MV 令這班中年男人在網絡累積人氣,但看過他們的 live 演出,便會發現眾人對音樂的熱情和雄厚的實力,才是走紅的主因。

圖片來源 Image source:Astorg Music

維基百科,G 小調慢版(Adagio in G minor),這首廣為人所熟識的古典音樂作品,曾在多齣電影、廣告或電視劇中作配樂,是意大利音樂學者兼作曲家雷莫·賈佐托(Remo Giazotto)於 1958 年出版的作品。

關於此曲還有一個離奇的身世。一直以來,雷莫聲稱本曲來自巴洛克時期作曲家阿爾比諾尼(Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)約 1708 年的草稿碎片,可能是阿爾比諾尼一套未曾被發現的「教堂奏鳴曲」(Sonata da chiesa)或「三重奏鳴曲」(Trio sonata)中的慢板樂章。經雷莫整理重編之後,G 小調慢版問世,期間無人質疑歌曲來源真偽。直至雷莫去世,有關人員無法找到碎片的任何正式記錄才開始有人提出雷莫是否原創者。直至現時音樂界學者普遍都認為,無論碎片存在與否,都無損樂曲是由雷莫所創作的事實。

此曲最早由瑞典爵士樂歌手 Monica Zetterlund 填詞,隨後多個知名樂手、樂團,如:Sarah Brightman、Lara Fabian、Il Divo、The Canadian Tenors 亦重新填詞翻唱。

以下挑選幾個癡婦喜愛的版本。

pianoguyshk2015

驚人的消息:The Piano Guys 要來香港了!The Piano Guys Live in Hong Kong!

台譯為「酷音樂團」的 The Piano Guys,早於 2013 年已到埗亞洲,當時演出地包括土耳其、菲律賓與新加坡。本年亞洲巡演(The Piano Guys Asia Tour 2015)重回新加坡,並首次踏足華人地區,包括台灣與香港,也把音樂足印擴展至南韓、日本兩地。

官方網頁介紹,結緣於美國猶他州同名琴行的 The Piano Guys,源起某天店主 Paul Anderson 營業時,店內走進了一位鋼琴造詣高超的 Jon Schmidt 前來詢問租借鋼琴為自己的音樂會練習。Paul 實在太賞識 Jon 的琴藝,於是邀請共同合作拍攝音樂影片。後來他們又拉來與 Jon 合作多年的大提琴手 Steven Sharp Nelson,另外還有作曲 Al van der Beek,以及影像製作 Tel Stewart,五人取店名結合成古典跨界的樂團,定時製作影片上載 Youtube,造成巨大網絡哄動,至今影片瀏覽量超過 5.7 億。

The Piano Guys 最為粉絲們津津樂道的,除了編曲糅合古典與現代曲風,還有的是影片取景:無論是冰天雪地懸崖峭壁廣闊鹽湖奇觀瀑布,又或是萬里長城,都難不到他們運送樂器(包括鋼琴!)與其他器材,成就出一部又一部膾炙人口的音樂影片。

以下為本場音樂會概況。


Retreived from: The Piano Guys – Live in Hong Kong!

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through their music and music videos.

It all started in a piano store in a little Southern Utah town called Saint George. Paul Anderson, the store’s owner, was looking for a new, unconventional way to market pianos. The name of the piano store? The Piano Guys.

Paul embarked upon a self-guided study of social marketing and started a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. He had seen videos “go viral” and was fascinated by this exponential phenomenon. He set out to engage potential customers with music videos that were entertaining and that showcased the pianos he had in his store – envisioning “viral videos” doing his marketing for him. Paul was an ambitious, talented risk taker and felt inspired that if he could find the right people to work with he could create the number one music video channel in the world.

In walked Jon Schmidt. Literally. Jon had built a career in solo piano performance and had a concert in the St. George area. He asked Paul if he could practice on one of the store’s pianos in preparation for his gig that night. Paul explained his idea to Jon and asked if he would be willing to be in a video promoting both the store and Jon’s music. It was a win-win. Jon brought so much to the table. He had experienced the “music business” first hand. He had a gift for combining multiple genres of music in such an entertaining way that he had captivated and captured a broad, substantial fan base.

Enter Steven Sharp Nelson. When Steve was 15 years old he met Jon when they had shared the stage at a concert in which they were both performing. Steve started joining Jon at more and more of his concerts. This rapidly grew into a great friendship and a complementary stage chemistry that had audiences in stiches and in tears in two songs or less. Steve was a multi-instrumentalist that had pioneered a new approach to the cello and to song writing. And his ADHD-fueled creative mind contained a queue of song and video ideas waiting to be produced.

Then came Al van der Beek. Al showed up on Steve’s doorstep to help when Steve was moving in just down the street. Al had heard Steve was a musician and he invited his new neighbor to his home where he housed a decked-out studio. Steve and Al began writing tunes together and discovered a supernatural songwriting partnership. Al’s studio and his engineering skills were to become the most important music-writing tool for The Piano Guys, except of course for Al himself, whose innate ability for songwriting had an essential sleek edge to it.

Meanwhile, back at the piano store, employee Tel Stewart, who started as a piano mover, was just completing a degree in videography. His videography and editing skills rounded out TPG’s beginnings and made it possible to include special effects like the “Steve clones” and lightsaber cello bows! Jeremy Crawford, who also worked at the store, was arguably the best and most fearless piano mover in the world (at least as far as we know!) Without Jeremy, our Piano Stunt Coordinator, no one would have ever asked the question that we get so often, “How the heck did they get the piano up there?” Jeremy also stepped up to fill an important operations role as TPG grew so fast we couldn’t keep up. Shaye Scott, a friend of Paul’s, jumped onboard during the genesis of TPG and lent tremendous videography talent – a natural ability to capture the grandeur of nature, where most of TPG videos are filmed. Shaye’s entrepreneurial talent also ably aided the business side of TPG behind the scenes.

Our story is a miracle. We’re just a bunch of ordinary “guys” playing classically influenced instrumental music in videos that showcase incredible locations. And we’re doing well on YouTube?? There are so many coincidences that the summation of each circumstance transcends “happenstance.” We do not take credit for our successes. We cannot. To do so would defy reason. We thank God, our families, and the people who have supported us by sharing our videos, purchasing our music, and encouraging us through comments and messages. Our mission will always be to produce music videos that inspire, uplift, and make the world a better place. If we can make a positive impact in even one person’s life it has all been worth it to us.

Here comes The Piano Guys Live in Hong Kong 2015 review.

hikaru-no-go

圖片來源:のんびり趣味ブログ
日文歌詞來源:心優しき戦士達

若果生命餘下的時間只能看一部動畫,癡婦會毫不猶豫地選擇《棋靈王》(ヒカルの碁)。

要說的話,癡婦應該算是一個輕度宅女,小時候每天放學回家都是打開電視,看動畫看到飽才開始動手做功課的(很懷念那些幸福的年代);星期六、日的情況更甚,從早上九點至十二點,下午三點半至五點半都是電視台指定的動畫放映時間,癡婦必定寧願不做功課完全黏著電視不放過。(你真的是沒低估自己宅女的程度麼?好吧,癡婦的童年都是黏著電視,另外除了《蠟筆小新》、《多啦A夢》和《老夫子》以外是不看漫畫的,那麼應該真的算是輕度?)

記得當年(2003 年)《棋靈王》都是放在星期六的早上播放,對圍棋一竅不通的癡婦,還是從動畫中感受到主角進藤光對圍棋的熱愛、佐為跨越時空指導阿光的苦心,還有塔矢亮千方百計要超越阿光的壓力… 時至十二年後(!),基本上劇情已經忘記了一大半,可是有些主題曲與配樂因為太好聽,還是牢記到現在。

對日文同樣也是一竅不通的癡婦,當年聽不懂的歌,現在都能搜到很多不錯的翻譯(Google Translate 的日文翻譯太拙劣);細看翻譯之下,原來不只旋律動聽,連歌詞也是感動人心,與動畫精神脈博一致,所以現在挑選兩首最喜愛的歌對逝去童年(哭)留個小記錄。

我深信這是他的美意要我在生理上過著黑暗的日子,以便我能更專一地、單純地歌唱讚美他,並激勵別人也隨著讚美他。

芬妮.克羅斯比(Fanny Crosby)自傳

資料來源:
維基百科
香港中文大學崇基學院神學院
《我的故事.我的詩歌》音樂會 Facebook 專頁

被喻為「有史以來最具創作力的聖詩作家 Queen of Gospel Song Writers」的美國失明聖詩作家芬妮.克羅斯比女士 (Fanny Crosby),是歷史上最多產的讚美詩作者之一,從幼年起共寫了超過 8000 首讚美詩,更被列入 1997 年健力士世界紀錄大全「最多創作的聖詩作家」的條目內。許多家傳戶曉的詩歌如《榮耀歸於真神》(To God Be the Glory)、《有福的確據》(Blessed Assurance)、《讚美耶穌》(Prasie Him! Praise Him!)等,歌詞都是出自芬妮.克羅斯比女士之手。

更多芬妮.克羅斯比女士生平:

適逢本年為芬妮.克羅斯比女士逝世一百周年,香港中文大學崇基學院神學院繼 2013 年後,重辦《我的故事.我的詩歌》音樂會,邀來多名音樂界知名人士義助,包括歌唱家梁靜宜女士、曾宇軒先生、鋼琴演奏家羅乃新女士、楊習禮先生、管風琴演奏家黃健羭女士,以及聯同大專院校基督徒詩班聯合演出。音樂會以英語演出,配以中文字幕。

本場音樂會收益扣除開支後,撥捐崇基學院神學院「崇基神學教育基金」作增聘師資之用;其中十分一將捐予心光盲人院暨學校及視障人士福音中心,以表揚芬妮.克羅斯比女士對視障人士教育及福音事工的貢獻。

以下為本場音樂會的概況。

mamma mia

剛才看到 Broadway.com Thank You For The Music! Mamma Mia! Sets Broadway Closing Date 的報道,Mamma Mia! 要告別在美國寬街的劇院了。這齣陪伴大家差不多十四年的音樂劇,自 2001 年 10 月 18 日於美國百老匯寬街公演起(倫敦首演為 1999 年 4 月 6 日),經歷過轉換劇院(最初於 The Winter Garden Theatre 上演)、被電影公司相中搬上大銀幕,已經演出超過五千場次,並將於本年 2015 年 9 月 5 日演出第 5765 場後,據最新的消息 You Can Dance, You Can Jive! Mamma Mia Pushes Back Closing Date on Broadway,將於 9 月 12 日後,在寬街 The Great White Way 劇院正式拉下帷幕,成位百老匯史上第八長壽的音樂劇。

Mamma Mia! 音樂劇所有曲目全部採用七十年代 ABBA 暢銷的金曲,配上全體演員活力奔放的舞蹈,成就了一齣老少咸宜、膾炙人口的完美演出。較為人熟知的曲目包括:同名主題曲 Mamma Mia!、Dancing Queen、I Have a Dream 等。

得知這麼傷感的消息後,癡婦決定挑選該劇部分的經典金曲讓大家重溫。祝願 Mamma Mia! 能完完滿滿完成最後一年的演出。

琳賽斯特林(Lindsey Stirling)自2007年起,努力在 YouTube 經營她的頻道 Lindseystomp 表演嘻哈小提琴,累積一部分人氣,不過要到 2010年《美國達人 America’s Got Talent》進入八強才真正得到廣泛注意。她演奏各種音樂風格,從古典音樂、流行音樂到嘻哈電子舞曲。

【前言:某癡婦架 WordPress 就是為了寫聽歌花癡文!!!】

這次癡婦要介紹的是由 Lindsey 自行改編的音樂劇選段。靈感是來自以下一段官方 Facebook 專頁的 Status,所以今天就寫音樂劇啦!

資料修正自維基百科

2015年歐洲歌唱大賽(Eurovision Song Contest 2015),是第60屆歐洲歌唱大賽,主辦國是2014年歐洲歌唱大賽的獲勝國奧地利。2014年奧地利歌手孔希塔·武爾斯特(Conchita Wurst)Rise Like a Phoenix 一曲奪下2014年歐洲歌唱大賽之總冠軍,使奧地利獲得了2015年的主辦權。兩場預賽定在(當地時間)5月19日及5月21日,並預計在5月23日舉辦總決賽。這將會是奧地利繼1967年後,第二次舉辦此賽事。經過ORF及EBU開會討論之後,決定由ORF娛樂部門的負責人Edgar Böhm擔任此次的執行製作。

本屆歐洲歌唱大賽共有四十個參賽國家,並首次邀請澳洲以「特殊參賽者」的身份參加,這是歐洲歌唱大賽歷史上第一個非歐洲廣播聯盟(Europe Broadcast Union / EBU)參賽國家。

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