El Espíritu del Sur is a specialist music promotor which doesn’t know the English names for common musical instruments and doesn’t think it’s worth paying someone to find out. And so we may enjoy gems like viola (es) -> he violates (en):
The project that we propose is ” Quartet Programme” in that Alexander Balanescu takes part (violin), James Shenton (violin), Katie Wikinson (he violates), Nicholas Holland (hoop). The Balanescu quartet to developed a repertoire of high quality for many years, including original music of Alexander Balanescu and collaborations with classic and nonclassic composers like Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars, Kraftwerk and David Byrne.
Is pig ignorance the true spirit of the south?
- Education: music and words for early years, primary, secondary (inc. GCSE/A-level) and tertiary (FE and HE)
Some school work I’ve done with the organ
Interactive concerts in nurseries
Here’s a Barcelona visit:
45-minute concerts for large primary school audiences
Barcelona. Image: Escola Pau Romeva.
Children’s stories with live music
Here’s the trailer by Pere Alberó for Sausage Man, a Catalan-language collaboration with the …
- Brenda strikes back
“Don’t waste your time on obscure contemporary composers, John,” she said.
- Name that novel
‘Ice e-skating,’ said Marta.
‘Ice skating,’ said Domingo.
‘No, no. No e. Ice skating. Try it again.’
‘Ice es-kating,’ she said, with deliberation.
Domingo smiled. ‘Don’t worry about it. It’s a common problem for Spaniards. Two consonants together causes a difficulty. I have conquered this issue after a long time. But you are unlikely to
- Carlos Borbolla (1902 – 1990), Cuban dance organ impresario and piano composer
I just found a piece by Miriam Ruiz Pérez in the Cuban national socialist regime’s magazine, La Jiribilla. Apparently Borbolla was born in Manzanillo of a merchant family which made money from the hire, construction and repair of dance organs. As he moved into the business following musical studies in France, he began to replace the …