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Posted on December 17, 2016 at 07:12:03
Myles B. Astor
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RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 18, 2016 at 04:03:18
vinnie2
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Too bad they aren't in a price range an average person can afford. I can just see me having a collection of 30 or 40 of those at $450 a pop!

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 18, 2016 at 09:56:42
michael22
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It seems to me $450 is a lot of money to spend on what is, after all, just a recording. $100, for example, will buy me a year subscription (8 concerts) to the Knoxville Symphony. Or, as another example, $100 would buy two seats to a Berlin Philharmonic concert. I can hardly imagine even listening to one of these tapes, no less owning one. What does seem practical, however, would be for ten or so audio enthusiasts to get together and buy one of these tapes, then pass it around. Or, for the company itself to 'rent' the tape rather than sell it.

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 19, 2016 at 04:30:48
vinnie2
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If I could get 8 concerts for $100 I wouldn't even bother owning any recorded classical music! That is an incredible price. Are the musicians all volunteer, or do they just operate at a loss? The price for season tickets in Raleigh the last time I bought them was about 6 or 7 times that much, and that was 8 years ago.

 

cheap concerts, posted on December 19, 2016 at 06:53:51
michael22
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First, I should say that Knoxville is a mecca for live music of all kinds. The University of Tennessee has a completely free music series that features both students and guest artists. This is funded by the state and private donations. Then there's the Big Ears festival in March. Google it to get the details. A 4-day weekend pass is about $200. In recent years it has featured the likes of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Laurie Anderson, the Kronos Quartet, Wilco, and many other pop, rock, jazz and 'crossover' artists, known and unknown. The Symphony itself is subsidized by the city, state and federal governments. While regular subscriptions cost $500 or so, there are a limited number available at $100. There are also individual tickets at $12. We have an Americana radio station WDVX with free daily performances by local and visiting artists. It goes on and on ... so, yes, one could easily do without recorded music.

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 19, 2016 at 10:10:59
ljb1
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Same thing with Porsches. If they were more affordable, I'd have 2-3 of those on my driveway.
ljb

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 20, 2016 at 09:25:19
Inmate51
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May I just write that it's a bit self-promoting to promote your rag here?

:)

 

RE: cheap concerts, posted on December 20, 2016 at 11:03:39
Inmate51
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"The University of Tennessee has a completely free music series that features both students and guest artists. This is funded by the state and private donations."

"The Symphony itself is subsidized by the city, state and federal governments."

Some people have a different view of "free" and "cheap" than others.

Last time I looked, government only took money from people, and then redistributed it. They don't actually produce money - well, except in the sense that they print it. So, ALL of the money the government spends/distributes is "other people's money", which the government has forcibly taken from them. Certainly, we all understand that, right?

;)

 

RE: cheap concerts, posted on December 20, 2016 at 14:11:08
michael22
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Most of these events are subsidized by tax monies, enabling no- or low-cost admission charges. It should be mentioned, too, that Tennessee has the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates in the US.

 

RE: cheap concerts, posted on December 21, 2016 at 08:15:09
Inmate51
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As a musician who has played in both a "big band" jazz band and a concert band "wind symphony", I understand that. Both of them receive funding from local governments. However, that doesn't make them free or cheap - the cost is simply moved to somewhere else (via taxes) where it's less obvious.

I don't have any disagreement with the concept of government subsidizing the arts, but the moment someone files a lawsuit alleging that their neighborhood hip-hop group is being discriminated against subsidy-wise, things will get very complicated very quickly.

:)

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 22, 2016 at 05:59:46
stellavox
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Another take on this.

I've been BIG into tape, and have been VERY fortunate to acquire a number of excellent dubs mainly through friends.

I haven't have the desire nor money to spend on the commercial releases.

There are two exceptions however: the Tape Project Arnold Overtures and the upcoming AS Reiner/Scheherazade release. The Arnold may be the best transcription I've ever heard - consider it a "piece of system test equipment". And to think that I can acquire a copy of the Rimsky-Korsakov that is only two generations removed from the 3-track master!! - I'm happy to BE ABLE to get it!!

BTW - to all you'se tapesters - Merry Christmas / Health and Happiness in the New Year.

Keep your heads clean and your tails out

Charles

 

RE: First Two Acoustic Sounds Tape Releases, posted on December 22, 2016 at 09:50:12
ljb1
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"I haven't have the desire nor money to spend on the commercial releases."

If you don't need to rely on a record company exec to validate your choices in music, there are a lot of reely good releases available. Antonio Lysy at the Broad: Music From Argentina on Yarlung has become a reel favorite of mine.

Larry
ljb

 

Agree on the Malcolm Arnold, posted on December 22, 2016 at 17:38:48
michael22
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It may be THE best orchestral recording I've ever heard. The music is pretty terrific too ...

 

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