The story uses third-person narration and tells the story of Victor, a self-conscious man for whom "music he did not know... could be likened to the patter of a conversation in a strange tongue." When Victor arrives at a party, he finds the other guests listening with varying degrees of engagement to a man named Wolfe play the piano. As Victor does not know the song being played, he loses interest. He catches a glimpse of his ex-wife at the party, but cannot look at her. He laments the fact that now he must "start all over" the long task of forgetting her (in a flashback, it's revealed that she left him for another, who may or may not be at the party). Throughout the entire story, Victor views the music as a structure that has him encaged in an awkward situation with his ex-wife; it had seemed to him "a narrow dungeon" until it ends, thus giving his ex-wife the opportunity to leave, which she does. Victor then realizes that the music was not a dungeon, but actually "incredible bliss, a magic glass dome that had embraced and imprisoned him and her," and which allowed him to "breathe the same air as she." After she leaves, another party-goer comments to Victor that he looked immune to the music and that he didn't think such a thing possible. His own inanity is revealed when Victor asks him what was played and he cannot tell whether it was Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata or Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska's rather easy piece, Maiden's Prayer.
The song was thought of by Sermon after buying a copy of Gaye's Midnight Love and the Sexual Healing Sessions album, which overlook some of the original album's earlier mixes. After listening to an outtake of Gaye's 1982 album track, "Turn On Some Music" (titled "I've Got My Music" in its initial version), Sermon decided to mix the vocals (done in a cappella) and add it into his own song. The result was similar to Natalie Cole's interpolation of her father, jazz great Nat "King" Cole's hit, "Unforgettable" revisioned as a duet. The hip hop and soul duet featuring the two veteran performers was released as the leading song of the soundtrack to the Martin Lawrence & Danny DeVito comedy, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" The song became a runaway success rising to #2 on Billboard's R&B chart and was #1 on the rap charts. It also registered at #21 pop giving Sermon his highest-charted single on the pop charts as a solo artist and giving Gaye his first posthumous hit in 10 years following 1991's R&B-charted single, "My Last Chance" also bringing Gaye his 41st top 40 pop hit. There is also a version that's played on Adult R&B stations that removes Erick Sermon's rap verses. The song was featured in the 2011 Matthew McConaughey film The Lincoln Lawyer.
He’s traveled to different universities, museums and events to lecture and perform historical renditions of Native American dances, complete with traditional garb and live music ... Lectures and performances feature traditional dances and musical performances with Espino’s handmade instruments.
There are also programmes involving traditional music and improvisation ... “Róisín Maher, who started the festival and directs it with her sister Clíona, was actually my women in music lecturer in college ... Talking to Jansson, I was struck by the simple fact of her having had lectures on subject of women in music.
When you hear a live music concert, whether the Rochester Philharmonic or Gym Class Heroes, you have to feel the noise ... We talk too much, grab a snack, pay attention to everything except the music or lecture ... places and backgrounds, social opportunities, lectures, and so on.
Dr Rajendran founded the first-ever lecture concert series for Indian classical music in palliative oncology ... In the lecture, I illustrate the latest international clinical trial outcomes from the peer-reviewed medical literature, the neuro-psycho-endocrinology of music, the six ...
Many of the shows appear only once during the festival's four-day run. Along with the full-length features, there are several short films, documentaries, music videos and lecture/workshops with producers, directors, writers and actors. The schedule is enough to keep two theaters and a large lecture hall busy -- and socially distanced ... ....
on Sunday so that he could finally do 40 laps again ... ■ THE GREAT synagogue is renewing a monthly series of Music and Lectures to Enrich Jewish Life and is starting off with a Purim concert featuring Cantors Tzvi Weiss and Avraham Kirschenbaum together with the synagogue’s music arranger, organist and accompanist RaymondGoldstein ... Aharon Adler.
The MusicCenter’s For the Love of L.A.. A series of new works in dance, music and visuals from Los Angeles-based artists, presented every Tuesday through April 20 ... A History of Mariachi Music. Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke gives the talk, 6 p.m ... MUSIC.
This electric musical science show, featuring the high-flying operatic vocals of acclaimed mezzo-soprano Chinn as well as piano work from Erika Switzer, is presented by the Marsh and livestreams for free at 5 p.m ... The performance blends music and humor with cool scientific lectures and demonstrations.