Top Menu

In which I launch the Hybrid Highbrow podcast . . .

Hybrid Highbrow podcast #1 is out! Ta daaaaa!

The maiden episode focuses on the similarities between two early 20th-century “talking machine” singers: blues shouter Mamie Smith and opera star Enrico Caruso. Both sang in the middle ranges, alto and tenor, rather than the high or low registers. This made them perfect for acoustic recording. Both also knew how to project their voices over a small ensemble of musicians crowded next to a big old recording horn. Both sang about the same subject: the frustrations of love. And both produced some of the earliest hit records.

What is hybrid highbrow? It is a formats that eschews formats, that wants to understand how classical music collaborates or co-exists with other genres: jazz, folk, blues, and Broadway among them. For a long time I looked for a show or radio station that focused on this on a regular basis. Finally, the other day I decided that I’d just do it myself. To my amazement, as of this posting, episode number 1 is #6 on the Mixcloud blues show chart!

Hybrid Highbrow podcast #2 will celebrate a musical form called the “arabesque.”  This kind piece riffs on a quickly rising and falling melodic pattern. It was championed by composers like Debussy and Schumann. But the concept was also served up by stride and jazz musicians like Willie “The Lion” Smith and Charlie Parker.

Any feedback on the production of the podcast would be welcome. I recorded it on a Mac with Audacity and I think my levels were a bit hot. Hopefully my tech chops will improve with subsequent episodes. Thanks to Paul Riismandel for encouraging me to do this.

Just one dollar a month makes you a patron of Radio Survivor. Help us through our Patreon Campaign!


, , , ,

2 Responses to In which I launch the Hybrid Highbrow podcast . . .

  1. satkinsn June 29, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    More, please.

  2. Anjilo smith July 29, 2017 at 4:39 am #

    Post Awaiting Approval by Forum Administrator

  3. Jay332843867 August 23, 2017 at 12:48 am #

    spacecraft through the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter’s orbit. Pioneers 10, 11 were launched in 1972 and 1973, and Jupiter accelerated to Saturn, the first to visit Jupiter and Saturn’s detectors, and in 1989 they crossed Pluto’s orbit and flew into deeper space. They all carry the globe card designed by Sagan. After confirming the maturity of the technology and the safety of the trip, Voyager 1 and 2 also set sail in 1977. Outside the sun system scenery On August 20, 1977, Voyager 2 was first launched from the Canaveral, Florida, by the Hercules 3 E-Sagittarius rocket, and on September 5, Voyager 1 was also launched and started Their glorious and long journey. Although Voyager 1 was half a month later than 2, but it entered the runway faster, so in December that year Coach Handbags Outlet to catch up with No. 2, and took the lead in 1979 to reach Jupiter. After the acceleration of the effective gravitational slingshoe effect, Voyager 1 flew faster than any existing aircraft, making it the farthest spacecraft from the sun, exceeding the pioneers 10 and 11. Voyager 2 flight speed slower flight path, but also ‘blessing in disguise’, able to maintain the ecliptic plane that is the orbit of Nike Free 6.0 the solar system planets, in 1981 through Saturn’s gravity to Nike Air Max Shoes Outlet accelerate to Uranus and Neptune , Became the first ship to visit Uranus and Neptune’s spacecraft, completed by the 176-year planets geometric array and visit the four giants giant planetary opportunities. Traveler No. 1 is early departure from the ecliptic. Traveler No. 1, No. 2 equipped with wide-angle and narrow-angle TV cameras, with 3.7 meters in diameter large high-gain antenna, launch quality 815 kg, 16 small engines, can accurately adjust its attitude, which can be more detailed observation Target planets. In January 1979, Voyager 1 began shooting Jupiter for the first time. On March 5 of the same year, it flew to a recent point of 349,000 kilometers from Jupiter Center. The ‘navigator’ has been able to gain a deep understanding of Jupiter’s satellites, rings, magnetic fields and radiation belts in close-up flight for 48 hours due to the distance from such close distance, as well as high-definition camera resolution The The entire shooting process was finally completed in April of the same year. Traveler No. 1 on the observation of Jupiter and its satellite has a lot of important discoveries, found a new satellite, radiation properties, and found Jupiter as ever as never seen the planetary Coach Bags Totes ring, the ring is very small and weak, the ground telescope is difficult Find. The most surprising is the discovery of volcanic activity on the Europa. This was never observed on Earth, and even the pioneers 10 and 11 were not Cheap Coach Bags observed. The energy of the Europa activity comes from the giant tidal gravity of Jupiter. With Jupiter’s gravitational force, Voyager 1 accelerated towards Saturn and swept Saturn in November 1980, less than 124,000 km from Saturn. Traveler No. 1 detects the complex structure of the beautiful Saturn ring, and observes the atmosphere on Titan. As a result of the discovery of Titan has a dense atmosphere, Jet Propulsion laboratory control staff finally decided to let travelers on the 1st approaching Titan VI, Shoes Outlet this decision also let its trajectory north from the ecliptic, visit Uranus and Neptune mission Had to give travelers on the 2nd. After leaving Saturn, the traveler on the 1st implementation of the camera has been very little task. In 1989, it had crossed the equivalent of Pluto orbit, position 32 degrees north of the ecliptic. In the 2009 Valentine’s Day, it photographed the last batch of photos, Nike Casual Shoes Mens which is the famous dim blue dot with the solar system family portrait. Karl Sagan has had this idea for years, so that the ‘navigator’ will leave the solar system before, look back at the earth. There are two famous pictures of the earth, one is the 1968 Apollo 8 on the moon shot ‘ground’, the earth rose from the top of the moon; the other is the 1972 Apollo 17 to the moon on the way back The earth, the vast land of Africa and the clouds are clearly visible. These two photos let people see the earth is just an ordinary planet, which is the great achievement of human understanding of self. Sagan wants Voyager 1 to look back at Earth at the edge of the solar system and take a picture so that mankind will take a step back and see that the earth is actually just a little bit of an indomitable little in the vast universe. But shooting this photo is very resistant. First of all, this time Traveler No. 1 task has come to an end, the staff members to leave; and then the Earth is very close to the sun, the lens is too close to the sun, may be damaged; to take photos need to extend the mandate of 6 months, Cost is also a lot of money. Sagan repeatedly called no fruit. In 1989, he seized the opportunity to make an appeal last and informed his then president of NASA, Admiral Richard Trulli. The Admiral was told by Sagan to approve the action. Traveler No. 1 was 4 billion kilometers from Earth, and the time taken was to take pictures on February 14, 1990. Jetice Hansen-Koharcheck, the planet a

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes