Carlos Santana’s autobiography, The Universal Tone is available for preorder. An incentive to ordering the book ahead of the release on November 4th, 2014 is that when you place a preorder you will be able to download a special song,”Spread Your Wings” written by Tony Lindsay and Carlos Santana.
You may have or maybe not yet discovered classic composer and conductor Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. It is a magnificent use of the power of Web music collaboration by editing videos and aligning voices as one choir.
The Virtual Choir is gaining aggregate global strength with each successive video project fielded and produced. The numbers of participants and countries involved have grown from 185 singers in 12 countries in 2010 (Lux Aurumque) to 5,905 singers in 101 countries in 2013 (Fly to Paradise).
I plan to join Virtual Choir 5, I hope you will too. 🙂
The time is getting closer to when a highly anticipated photography book I want to own becomes available, October 14th to be precise 😉
The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution book trailer appeared this morning in my Facebook stream. I was immediately hooked. What I found more compelling than the photographs from Jim Marshall’s Leica was the music underneath, “Who Do You Love (Part 1)” by Quicksilver Messenger Service fits so perfectly. I have been in a Quicksilver/San Francisco magical mood ever since. 🙂
I hope that there is a book signing event with the publisher in New York City next month, fingers crossed. Happy Trails to you until we meet again!
While conducting research for a book I am writing I discovered a subject matter authority in music cognition to share with my readers. The book, On Repeat, How Music Plays the Mind by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis from Oxford University Press is a principle work that defines the psychology of repetition in music. (a.k.a. earworm)
Her insights into the ways our senses formulate music interpretation provides greater substantiation of our “sonic” psyche. I look forward to the next level of scientific and psychological revelations from Doctor Margulis’s research studies.