Good morning I'm happy you clicked this thread and hope this music is as lovely to you as it is me.
This piece is one of the most beautiful I've ever heard.
I love it exponentially more that it was performed in a train station in Wuppertal Germany. And that one of the performers is barefoot Also
amusing that another has a beer in his hand.
I read through the Youtube comments (I'm a comment junkie) and one of them postulated that the group moves closer and further away at times in order
to optimize the sound. I'm not sure if that's true but it sounds good
This is my Christmas hymn for this season. Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season, and I hope you find plenty to be grateful for.
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I have always been fascinated by the reverberating sound to be found in natural echo chambers like this station. As a kid I used to take my clarinet
and go into the bathroom with all the porcelain which kind of gave some echo. In high school and the college I could be found in the multi floor
stairwells playing with the much stronger acoustics they provided. And a good sized enclosed handball court was better yet. Though this can be
accomplished now with recording devises back when I was young there was no such equipment.
Then there was this jazz flute player named Paul Horn. He took the trip to India with the Beatles to study with the Maharishi and switched from
strictly jazz to more transcendental new age stuff by touring the world and playing in the great cathedrals and chambers across the globe.
Still though I guess my favorite echo piece is this one by the boys choir Libera singing ''Lament''
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That flautist, Paul Horn, I mentioned earlier? Here is one from his old album titled ''Traveler'' with a piece called '' Earthsong''
Here he plays jazzy stuff with the accustics of a cathedral joined with another boys choir that he riffs on top of.
There was a BBC Radio 3 programme called Late Junction that did a special on accoustics some time last year. You might find a podcast on BBC
As I recall one report was about a huge empty water cistern, underground in the US where a music Professor regularly takes his students to experience
the high quality echo, which they do, and think it's awesome.
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