Thursday, October 14, 2010
SAU On The Lawn Spotlight....Liam Singer
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Liam Singer studied piano as a child, and at 14 began recording songs on the accordion, synthesizer and theremin. In the early 2000s, Singer studied music composition at Kenyon College in Ohio, with harpsichord as his primary instrument. During his time at Kenyon he played in several bands and co-founded a 20-piece kazoo orchestra. Returning to Portland after college, Singer recorded his first album, The Empty Heart of the Chameleon, and played keyboards for The Scientifics (now Eliot Rose) and Nate Ashley. After touring with The Scientifics he settled in San Francisco. Scott Solter recorded Singer’s second album, Our Secret Lies Beneath The Creek (Tell-All).
Singer is currently playing keyboards for a band called Devil Be Gone.
Now I know this song may throw the unfamiliar musical ear a loop but in this song there are two consecutive singins parts going at the same which is called a "Round" (correct me if I'm wrong) Rounds and partner songs are based on the harmonies and joys of counterpoint or polyphony: that is, music made up of independent lines flowing alongside each other and continually merging in different ways — creating ever new turns, interesting perspectives and beautiful joinings.
This song "Winter Weeds" I've been listening to for about a week now loving all the beautiful turns this song gives you and debating on weather or not to post it. This school is about learning right? Being that I use to play the violin I have a love for classical compositions and songs that are very vunerable....