MIDI as a choral resource. What and Why

MIDI as a choral resource. What and Why

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard was created as early as in 1982, aiming to get all the manufacturers of electronic instruments to use the same code. Thus, a piece played with a Fender electric guitar, for instance, could be played on a computer...
The silence of the choirs post COVID-19

The silence of the choirs post COVID-19

The most pessimistic scenarios place choir activity among those at greatest risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their activity is developing and their reality is based on their members singing together and sharing air at less than the considered safe distance....
Verdi: a Requiem mass beyond beliefs

Verdi: a Requiem mass beyond beliefs

Verdi’s Messa da Requiem was first performed in 1874, “per l’anniversario della morte di Alessandro Manzoni XXII Maggio MDCCCLXXIV”. The impact on its premiere responds to its powerful message, and also shows the groundbreaking nature that comes by when people compare...
Music Curiosities: Chirigota or Murga

Music Curiosities: Chirigota or Murga

Each country has its music folklore, but if music associated with Carnival worldwide is carioca samba, there is a composition in Spain that resonates by itself: the chirigota or murga.  This word conveys energy and life and applies to...