Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Share 21 Minute Compilation Of Straight Improv From Denver Show

first_imgReed Mathis & Electric Beethoven are one of the most unique groups to come out of 2016. The collective efforts of bassist Reed Mathis, keyboardist Todd Stoops, drummer Jay Lane, and guitarist Clay Welch create the foundation for the world’s first “Classical Dance Music” project. Reimagining Beethoven symphonies to a new generation of live music lovers, the band has been traveling the country to spread some serious musical explorations of the modernized material.Today, they’ve shared something quite special. A song they call “Thunderstorm” is defined as a passage from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s sixth symphony, “tranced the funk out for a dance exploration and meditation improvisation.” What Reed Mathis has done with this recent Denver recording is even more interesting.He explains in a Facebook post, “So, in my Beethoven band we have this one tune where it’s one long chord progression that we can move through at any pace we like, and we just make up riffs and ornaments through repetition, sort of like crickets talking. The recording of us doing this in Denver was 44 minutes long. ‘Just for the hell of it,’ I wondered, ‘what would happen if I remove the transitional bits, and just string together all the improvised riffs using only the parts where they had solidified?’ So, I spent a couple hours last night editing that 44 minute performance down to 21 minutes. Pretty crazy! Fascinating to hear our collective-improvised negotiations go from stepping-stone to stepping-stone so quickly. Plus, Beet’s chord progression is definitely non-shitty. Freakin’ unique little band I’ve got here.” Indeed!Check out the 21 minute compilation of improvisational material from Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven at Cervantes below:last_img read more

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Charlie Nicholas names three Arsenal players set to leave and makes Manchester City prediction

first_imgMikel Arteta faces his former club when Arsenal travel to Man City on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has named three players set to leave Arsenal and revealed his prediction for the club’s Premier League clash against Manchester City.The 2019-20 Premier League campaign will resume on Wednesday evening with Arsenal facing defending champions City and Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United.Nicholas says it is virtually impossible to be ‘enthusiastic’ about Arsenal’s prospects going into the match and reckons Mikel Arteta will suffer defeat on his first return to the Etihad since leaving his job as Pep Guardiola’s assistant.‘City will have a lot of the ball – I think Arsenal will sit and play one up front,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘As much as Arteta loves playing a 4-3-3, he will have to protect the weakness at the back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The areas where Pep’s side will be overpowering will be in midfield and the wide areas. Whether Leroy Sane stays next year or not we do not know, but he will busting to get a start and get back playing.‘You then have the likes of Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus – the choices are remarkable.‘If Arsenal were to go with an attacking line-up, if it was a front three, it would become an isolated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Eddie Nketiah. They will not get the service or chances. Arteta spent a number of years as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City assistant (Picture: Getty)‘Sterling went through a poor spell before the break and drifted off, so he will be keen to get back into it. The standards he set meant he was not as good as what he has been.‘There is too much pace, movement, control in City’s play, and in reality, Pep will have them fresh again. One thing we can expect is Kevin De Bruyne to be his same old brilliant self.‘Man City have won one trophy, they have FA Cup to go for and the potential of the Champions League, so they have to be ready for that. City will get back in the groove, keep the ball and carve teams open.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think Arsenal will have a half-decent run-in but this will be too much for them. City will take care of business. Man City 3-1 Arsenal.’Nicholas also revealed he believes at least three Arsenal players are on their way out of the club.Arteta is sweating over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka but Nicholas believes three other players are set to leave. Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty)‘The break probably came at a decent time for Arsenal. They were improving under Mikel Arteta,’ Nicholas added.‘Has he brought himself time like people have been saying? I don’t think so. All he has done has worked on a strategy a bit more.‘The reality stares you straight in the face – Arsenal are ninth with 40 points. I look at the table and Arsenal have 13 draws in 28 games, yet they have only lost six all season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I would like to be more enthusiastic, but I can’t.‘You can work with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, and Shkodran Mustafi and get them to improve, but they will not improve by much.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Luiz will move on next season and Arteta will know that Sokratis and Mustafi are all seemingly pitching to be sold.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chris Sutton hits out at Arsenal over Aubameyang’s contract situationMORE: Why Mikel Arteta was unhappy after Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Brentford Comment Advertisementcenter_img Charlie Nicholas names three Arsenal players set to leave and makes Manchester City prediction Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link126Shareslast_img read more

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Ferguson opposed to more technology

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson says football would become a “shambles” if more technology was introduced into the game. Press Association Goal-line technology has helped referees since it was brought in at the start of last season. The former Manchester United manager, who clashed with referees on many occasions during his time at Old Trafford, believes any additional technology would be detrimental to the flow of the game though and would also undermine the officials in charge. center_img “Technology will advance the game, I suppose, but you can’t have too many things because then it takes a lot of power away from the referees at which case it becomes a bit of a shambles because the game is stop-start, stop-start and you cannot have that,” Ferguson told New York radio station SiriusXM FC. “Goal-line technology is fine. Let’s just leave it there. “I don’t think you can introduce it for things they are talking about like free-kicks, or yellow and red cards. “I think it becomes really difficult.” last_img read more

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Virtual group support meetings available for bereaved adults

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis  ALPENA, Mich.— MidMichigan Home Care is offering virtual grief support for anyone who has lost a loved one. Group sessions have already started, but newly bereaved adults are welcome to join.The support group is lead by a bereavement coordinator that teaches residents how to react to grief. The sessions will also highlight the definition of grief and how to care for others during the grieving progress.The support group is free and registration is required. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, July 28th from 1pm to 2pm.For more information on how to access the support group call MidMichigan Home Care at 989–633–1437.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Rogers City council meeting recapNext Local road commission launches seal coat programlast_img read more

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