Thursday, September 5, 2013

Listening to Chamber Music



I listened to a favorite chamber music piece while pinning rows of corbeled stones in our dry laid dome yesterday . I really enjoyed the ambience.

I guess this underground structure we are building is my favorite chamber, so any music I Iisten to in it is great.

Wondering what kinds of music or song titles others might suggest as appropriate to listen to in here as well?

12 comments:

  1. The Velvet Underground, Venus in Furs.

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  2. Nick Cave, really.

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  3. Whatever your music choice, try one of those small iPod speakers. Domes have amazing acoustics. I recall visiting the house Salvador Dali built for his wife Gala. It had a small domed sitting room where even a whisper seemed amplified.

    Amazing project, by the way.

    -Rob

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  4. Has to be some stoner rock, of course. I would suggest Queens of the Stone Age, but that may be misconstrued as a reference to you and Norman's sexuality :-)

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  5. Thanks . I have not heard of some of these groups . I will definitely have to check them out.

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  6. I go back-n-forth between the smorgasbord of music on an I-pod and the just listening to the birds and the bees buzzing around the work site. By the way- what's the theory behind the pinning you're doing here. Won't they just spit out over time?

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  7. Thats an interesting question Dan. The pinning is done to keep the slanting of the flagstones slightly upwards in the interior of the dome so they effectively lean downwards towards the outside and thus are able to shed water and become like a kind of interior tiling ( or shingling) . The pins have no chance of falling out. They are locked in and well sandwiched between courses of corbels. The flagstones which are all in a circle can not move any further into the centre of the open dome space.

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  8. I will often listen to music while i work. It helps me release my mind, and wall with out worries. This project inspires!

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  9. Gary Burton (not sure of spelling)... jazz musician, album: A Genuine Tong Funeral. By the way, that stonework is inspiring.

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  10. Thanks Nick.
    Gary is one of my favourite vibraphonist !

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