Music post: Ludovico Einaudi - The Book of Ramblings
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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010 11:42 am
Music post: Ludovico Einaudi

I discovered the music of Einaudi through a sort of chance happening. I came across a video in a dog community that I found so amazing, so striking, so beautiful, that I watched it over and over again. Eventually, after seeing it several times, I started to focus on the music and came to wonder exactly who the composer was.

Well, as it turned out, many other people had asked. The work was entitled I Giorni and was by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi.

I know I've mentioned him here before, but mostly in connection with that video. According to his website, his music has been alternately described as "minimalist, classical, ambient, contemporary and deeply touching, the welcome sound of stillness in a hectic world." I think all of these are fairly accurate in description. His music almost defies description. Or, perhaps to put it a better way, it could fit any number of descriptions.

Interestingly enough, he began his career as a truly classical composer, studying at the Milan Conservatory under such greats as Luciano Berio.

I think, after the horror of the recent Andrew Lloyd Webber music that I have spent the last few days focusing on, this is a welcome respite.

First I present the video that first brought his music to my attention. It contains all of piece called I Giorni off the album of the same name. I really do think this is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. In a way it corresponds to my last post. THIS is why I love dogs so much.




And now for a few more of my favourites:

Uno

Divenire

In Principio

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ukissme_ukillme
~Krystal~ like the champagne
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)

that music's beautiful.

and i wish i could train kimbo like that. i just have no idea how.

although i DID teach him to "check" the house for intruders.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)

I have NO idea to train a dog to that level either. Like the lifting the feet thing and all? Amazing. I would love to work up to something like that someday.

I've taught plenty of things, but standard things like sit pretty and stay and down and stuff. I want to start working on some other things. I forget sometimes how much she likes to learn..


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rip4567
rip4567
rip4567
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)

I agree that both the music and the video are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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fusaichipegasus
fusaichipegasus
Melissa
Fri, Mar. 5th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)

Thats one of my favorite examples of canine freestyle. I kind of teared up the first time I watched it. Just the music and thinking of the connection she has with that dog. Amazing.


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anobjectinspace
anobjectinspace
Topher
Sun, Mar. 7th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)

Damn you - now I've watched that video again and cried again... will have to come back for the rest of the music later lol.


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