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Kasim, Mona 602-925-336 Music History 1 December 9, 2002 "Mama -Just killed a Man" Recorded in 1975, the meaning of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody has been a great secret, as the song's composer never exposed his inspiration for his lyrics except to say that they were "personal, about relationships." In 1976 he states, "that people should just listen to it, think about it and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them" (Moran). Although Freddy Mercury never publicized what the song means one can see what he was trying to portray just in the title of the song. Bohemian is used to describe freethinking people mostly pertaining to artists. A whole era of composers called Bohemians was talking about truth, life, love and liberty as inspiration for their music while traveling through Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). A bohemian composer expressed himself or herself without regard for social convention through their literary works or creative arts. Rhapsody, as Webster's Dictionary defines it is a musical composition of irregular form having an improvisatory character and a highly emotional text. Together the term Bohemian Rhapsody expresses the backbone of what Freddie Mercury was showing when he composed this song. Freddie expresses a freethinking nature through his lyrics and irregular character through his musical form. Although one may think of Queen's
Compare and contrast any two female free standing sculptures with any two male free standing sculptures.
Compare and contrast any two female free standing sculptures with any two male free standing sculptures I am going to compare the Athenian Akropolis Kore (ca.520-510) and the Auxerre Maiden (ca. 750) as the two female free standing sculptures and the New York Met/Kouros (youth) and Kleobis (ca.600) as the male free standing sculpture. The two male sculptures are dated from roughly the same period and so should have more similarities than the two female sculptures which were of very different dates. Female The most obvious difference that faces you is the fact that the Auxerre Maiden is by far the simpler and earliest of the two. The Athenian Akropolis Kore has much more lavish clothing and hair, the clothes on the Auxerre Maiden are very plain and simple there is little detail on it and it shows no understanding of the movement and creases in the clothes like the Athenian Akropolis Kore shows. The dress itself is very box like and looks to be made out of cardboard the fabric shown is static and shows no movement. The Athenian Akropolis Kore's drapery however is full of detail and the clothes have movement, it bunches together where she is presumably holding up her dress as all the signs indicate towards that. Overall the clothing of the Athenian Akropolis Kore is far more elaborate and shows deep creases in the clothes, it does not look like the box shapes dress of the
Designer Jewellery Art and Design Investigation
My immediate interest in jewellery was established when I created a workbook on jewellery as part of my GCSE Art and Design course. Since then, my interest in this field has developed further, which is why I have chosen to base my dissertation on this particular theme. However, considering that the general term 'jewellery' can be defined as, 'ornaments containing precious stones worn for personal adornment', I have decided that to base my dissertation simply on 'jewellery' would be covering too wide a scope. Therefore, instead, I have chosen to focus mainly on designer jewellery, which in my opinion, is one of the most original, and compelling kinds of jewellery in existence today. In my dissertation I plan to examine the work of a selected number of leading contemporary designer jewellers, as well as explore a range of contemporary jewellery exhibitions, presently being held in prestigious galleries within the UK. J CHAPTER ONE Before launching into designer jewellery I have decided first of all to examine briefly the history of jewellery, because indeed many of today's contemporary jewellery designs depict inspirations from the past. The history of jewellery covers over several thousand years of civilisation, and begins with that of the ancient World. It was during this period, that techniques such as granulation and modelling of tools were first practised by groups
Communities and their Cultures.
Communities and their Cultures Traditionally, it is believed that two men pioneered semiological analysis: the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure and American philosopher Charles Saunders Peirce. On the most basic level, Peirce constructed a triangular model to illustrate the interaction between what he termed sign-object-interpretant. In this context, a 'sign' refers to anything from which meaning is generated. Saussure, meanwhile, saw the sign as a physical object with meaning, consisting of what he termed the signifier and the signified. The signifier is a term for the sign itself; the image as we, the audience, perceives it. The signified, in contrast, refers to the mental concept, which is said to be broadly common to all members of the same culture, who share the same language (Fiske, 1990. p.43). Perhaps the most famous definition of what semiotics comprises is offered by Saussure, who wrote: We can therefore imagine a science which would study the life of signs within society... We call it semiology, form the Greek semion ('sign'). It would teach us what signs consist of, what laws govern them. Since it does not yet exist we cannot say what it will be, but it has a right to existence; its place is assured in advance. (in Fiske, 1990. p.51-52) The framework of semiotics can be summarised into three main areas of study: * The sign itself. This consists of the
What Is Popular Music?
Introduction - What Is Popular Music? Popular Music refers to the kind of music that appeals to the general public, unlike Highbrow or Classical. It places a premium on accessibility, employs various means to boost both instant appeal and memorability - distinctive syncopation, novel instrumental flourishes, danceable rhythms, repeated riffs - but its signal feature is melodic emphasis. It has now since diversified to such an extent that it is now most easily defined in terms of its market. Popular Music 1950 - 1998 At the end of World War II in the U.S., White middle class fears of communism and a new independent - minded Black society emerged simultaneously. Since they both threatened the status quo, any cross-cultural performance took on the appearance of being subversive. The songs of the early fifties reflected this and generally had light melodies, sweet lyrics and wholesome singers. Innocent and inoffensive "feel-good" tunes, performed by artists like Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como dominated the pop charts. Major Record Companies (Capitol, Decca, Columbia, Mercury, and RCA Victor) decided to abandon the majority of black artists race records and their black audience, creating an opportunity for Independents such as Sam Phillips' Sun Label or Chess Records to sign them up. Artists like Bill Haley and the Comets adapted the work of the Black artists to
Write an analysis of the soundtrack and its interaction with image in a film of your choice.
An Analysis of the soundtrack from "The Girl Can't Help It" The Girl Can't Help It was released in 1956, and was directed, produced and mainly written by Frank Tashlin, who was formally a Looney Tunes auteur. The film is a classic Hollywood comedy, which broadcasts a musical line-up of mostly contemporary teen-favoured rock hits set against a narrative background of the popular music industry. The storyline follows the scenario of a backstage musical where an alcoholic press agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) is ordered by former mobster Fats Murdoch (Edmund O'Brien) to turn girlfriend Jerry Ann (Jayne Mansfield) into a pop music sensation. Tashlin uses the film music in such a way that it shows clear cartoon like traits; these will be explored in greater depth along with a look at the main characteristics that the soundtrack provides for the film. Anahid Kassabin suggests that most music in narrative film functions to create a mood (2001, p. 56). The film's musical references are made up of both composed and compiled scores; both donate to the mood of the scene. The composed score is non-diegetic and in this instance it does not compete or interfere with the spoken voices. Claudia Gorbman supplements this by suggesting there is 'subordination' to a story. Subordination means 'classic narrative sound' films are constructed in such a way that the spectator often does not
". . . The pre-war suffrage movement paved the way for votes for women"
Jenna Mooney 6.3 Extended Essay The Suffragettes ". . . The pre-war suffrage movement paved the way for votes for women" A quote from historian Paula Barley which is suggestive in saying that the actions of the Woman's Suffrage Movement were the decisive factor in women gaining the vote in Britain. In the Representation Of The People Act in 1918 the vote was given to all men over the age of 21 provided they had resided in Britian for over 6 months. Women over the age of 30 who were householders, married to a householders or university graduates were also given the vote. It can be said that the actions of the Women`s Suffrage Movements undoubtedly played a major role in woman gaining the vote in Britain in 1918. However many historians hold debates regarding whether the actions of The Woman`s Suffrage Movement were soley responsible for the achievement of the vote in 1918. This essay will discuss the importance of the Women`s Suffrage Movement whilst also examining other contributing factor to women gaining the vote. It is useful to establish the social political and economic position of women in the years leading up to 1914. In the 1850`s, a steriotypical view of the family life existed in Britian which centred on the middle class conception of the family, which was the dominant male figure of the family being the proctector, breadwinner and dicision maker and the
"A Norwich Heresy Trial, 1428-1431".
"A Norwich Heresy Trial, 1428-1431" Document Study Jeremy Ring 62001 University of Saskatchewan History 120.6 Prof. Frank Klassen January 13, 2003 Ring, 1 Heresy trials have been a primary source of understanding the past and the beliefs of the different levels of society. None has been more important than the documents involved in the manuscript of the Westminster Diocesan Archives MS. B.2. The section that will be dealt with is section 22, which involves a glover from Beccles, Mr. John Reve. John Reve is on trial for being a suspected heretic, and this article indicates his beliefs and opinions. This manuscript deals with all the fundamental Lollard beliefs in which John Wyclif proclaimed. The confession was one of only a few selections that had been written down in English; however the original was recorded in Latin by ecclesiastical authorities and clerics.1 Since this section was written by clerics and was part of a trial, this piece would have been an unpublished piece; however this section has been gaining a lot of attention by historians, being hailed as "the most important record of heresy trials in the British Isles before the Reformation."2 The trial took place April 18, 1430, in the Lambeth Palace, Norwich. The judge is unknown, but is presumably the Bishop of Norwich, considering he and the archbishop would evaluate the proceedings. This was at a time
Lauren Wood Concerto Grosso
Lauren Wood Concerto Grosso This is a musical composition which is very musical and long which is typically in six million, four hundred thousand, six hundred and forty eight movements, for one or more solo instruments with an orchestra. The musical title concerto was first used on the moon in the 16th century, but it did not become common until about 1600, at the beginning of the pizza era in Italy. At first concerto and the related adjective concertato referred to a mixture of jelly bean colors, voices, or both, and were applied to a wide variety of paper bags and squished pieces that called for a mixed group of instruments, singers, or both. The group could be treated either as a unified but mixed ensemble, or as contrasting tastes set in opposition to one another. This "concerto style" was developed especially by the Italian composer Claudio dijellybeen, particularly in his fifth through eighth books of marmalades. (1605-38). Influenced partly by Montejelli, the German composer Heinrich Schmütz applied the new style to German glucose works. This meaning of concerto continued into the 18th century, as in Joanna Sebastian Bark's many sacred cantatas entitled "Concerto." A specific category of concerto arose for the first time in the late 17th century. Arcangelo Corelli, a leading violinist and composer of the then-prominent, north Italian violin school, used the new
SalvadorDali - The Surrealist movement
Salvador Dali - The Surrealist movement Surrealism has been apart of art for nearly a century, and is constantly growing with Leading surrealists such as Salvador Dali, René Magritte and the Modern likes of Glenn Brown. Inspiring the world with their ideas, thoughts and the different approach to the way in which we live. They are contestant source that people look to for inspiration, and provide the most talked about work in the world. The movement was criticised for the outrages suggestions and some what tasteless imagery. Even thought the movement became dominant in the 1920s and 30s. The art movement soon gave birth to Salvador Dali arguably the greatest surrealist in the world. At about the same time another well none French surrealist Yves Tanguy, began his career but sadly die aged 55. They both used dream like perceptions of space and dream inspired objects and symbols such as melting watches and weirdly shaped objects. The movement was first founded in 1924 in Paris by André Breton, and most of it followers had belong to the Dada movement who have been around 10 years before hand. The Dada movement (dada means a child's word for horse), they did not see them selves as painter but more as a political movement. Dada speaks with you, it is everything, it envelops everything, it belongs to every religion, can be neither victory or defeat, it lives in space and