First, I'd like to say that you will probably not find any classical/baroque MIDIs anywhere on my site. The reason for this is probably the fact that the "musical instrument" digital interface on most computers play insulting imitations of string instruments. I don't mind MIDIs for any other type of music, since a synthesizer easily emphasizes a strong beat in its music, which is necessary for good rap, alternative, rock, etc.. Another reason that I will probably not upload any classical/baroque MIDIs onto any of my pages is because MIDI players, at this point, cannot produce sounds appropriate for the style of classical/baroque music. For example, a Bach harpsichord concerto would probably either sound like a racoon scurrying over metalic waste in a junkyard... or maybe a drunk racoon playing an electric violin set to a rediculous frequency. :) I could go on and on, but I'd rather not. Basically, I just think that it is insulting to brilliant composers to have their music played by synthesizers. That is why I embeded "Where It's At", by Beck in my homepage, and not Beethoven or Bach or something, even though my main listening interest is classical.
Okay...as you know, I listen to classical music most of the time. My second favorite kind of "music" is rap, even though that probably sounds dumb. I really like a good beat, but I still like classical/baroque music better. I just find that classical and baroque puts me in a better mood, and also influences my practice time. Oh yeah...for everyone that must know about the amount of my practice time: E-mail me about it if you really want to; I see no point in posting it. :)
6/9/99: I just got back from a chamber music "camp" in Colorado a couple weeks ago!
In Snowmass, Colorado, I studied (along with other students from around the country) with the members of
The Alexander String Quartet. I also met many new friends. I in quartets written by Mozart, Schubert (sherbert),
Schostakowitsch, and Beethoven. It was a really cool experience, so I'm posting a few pictures of some quartets and other
friends from the workshop thingy in Colorado. I don't have many pictures scanned right now, though. The only picture I have
is one that Lissa scanned and so kindly sent me. :) It's not exactly a compilation of
formal pictures, but who cares? These are a few girls that went to Aspen one night and bought a few
neato pairs of pants, and decided to be creative. Creativity is always good.
(lower-left picture: left to right) Krista (violin), Jaquie (viola), Anne (cello), Lissa (violin), and Andie (violin & viola)
Cool, huh?! Oh, and in case it's hard to read, the $5 is how much each pair of pants cost, not how much the girls cost. :) I hope you could've figured that out on your own, though.
Anyways...I'll post the rest of the pictures as soon as I get them scanned. Until then, have fun at the rest of my site!