Archives 2014

"Competitive Foursome" (by the Salut Salon)

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 04 july 2014 - no comments

Violin and cello are among the most difficult instruments to play. A french singer and humorist, Bobby Lapointe, said that "Violin, you can either play it right, or play it tzigane". The Salut Salon quartet plays these intstruments, and play around, demonstrating their talent.

Pierre-Yves Plat

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 15 may 2014 - no comments

Pierre-Yves Plat is a french pianist, who, in my sense, is a really good interpreter. In the album below, he gives his own rendition of several classical pieces.

You see, in my opinion, when a musician or singer interprets a famous song, more often than not, they try to mimic the original performer, and the result is not interesting. But sometimes, they try and give a bit of their own personality in their rendition, and the results enhances the original song. Or at least bring something new. For instance, Billy Paul's version of Your song is completely different from Elthon John's original song.

Here one of my favorite is Pierre-Yves Plat's version of Liszt's Liebestraum (track 7), which is one of my favorite piano piece.

Song from τ

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 15 april 2014 - no comments

So I'm a geek, and love math, and so have always stumbled across this kind of songs. I've already posted a Song from π , here's a reply with π's nemesis : τ1.

1 : π is the ratio between a circle's circumference and it's diameter, roughly 3.14159. τ (pronounced tau) is the ratio between the circumference and the radius, so it's two times π, that is 6.28318.

Finnish Whistler

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 08 april 2014 - no comments

Roger Whittaker, unexpectedly, is not Finnish but British, and he can whistle extremmely well. He wrote this song while he lived in Finland, and it became very popular over there.

Amazing Drum Solo

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 01 april 2014 - no comments

When I was younger, almost a lifetime ago, I used to play drums. Well, I wish I could say I played as well as this guy.

Action Strings

Written by Xavier Gouchet - 28 march 2014 - no comments

I'm a geek and developper, and so naturally I'm interested on Music software. And one of my preferred musical genre is Movies and Games soundracks. That's why I find this software trully amazing. It's really simple in its use, and yet can come up with amazing results in no time.

Here's a preview of what it does, and for those interested, below is a tutorial demonstrating all the features of this software . And for those really interested, you can get it for $300.