Music is an art form whose medium is sound. It has common elements (rhythm, dynamics, pitch), common reasons (expression, performance, creation, traditions, etc..), can be divided into genres and subgenres, and also has connection with other ranges (history, mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, etc.). To many people in many cultures music is an important part of their way of life. And still is discussed what constitutes music.

I’m pretty sure there are many people who think that in music creation is already limited: one melody has another’s inserts, words, harmony. Despite that, where are many ways how music can be created. The Vegetable Orchestra was founded in 1998. It performs on instruments made of fresh vegetables. The utilization of various ever refined vegetable instruments creates a musically and aesthetically unique sound universe.

Another interesting band, non-traditional dance troupe (originating in Brighton, UK) that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance is Stomp. It’s a group of people, with very strong personalities, who work together using simple building blocks to create something complex , something everyone can identify with; it’s about rhythm, which is common to all cultures. Everyone knows rhythm, if only from the beating of their own heart – it is the basis of all music. There are several STOMP companies currently performing around the world: up to three working from the UK and two in North America. Each company has its own style, its own feel.

To say that crazy is only now days world is the same as to say that a wheel was created after a  bicycle. How Igor Stravinsky (famous Russian composer) said: ” A good composer does not imitate; he steals. ” One idea replaces another. All nowadays crazy creations have some base predecessors through history, f. ex: shamisen (the Japanese traditional music instrument) originally was made from cat’s skin (maybe the Greens fought  against this successfully). For more, 4′33″ is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments) and the score instructs the performer not to play the instrument during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements (the first being thirty seconds, the second being two minutes and twenty-three seconds, and the third being one minute and forty seconds).

That’s really strange, that John Cage wasn’t a crazy American who wanted to joke. He was an American composer, philosopher, poet, music theorist, artist, printmaker, and amateur mycologist and mushroom collector (hobbies also requiring some knowledge). His issue was to have a musical compromise: people could imagine that music which they would like to hear.

Yes, music can be created with very original instruments, amplified to big effecting performances and shows. Maybe the biggest impression does human’s imagine, all human’s creation. One of the most beautiful things is a cappella- music is solo or group vocal or singing without instrumental sound, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.
The Voca People, how they say, are friendly aliens from the planet Voca, somewhere behind the sun…where all communication is made by music and vocal expressions. All live and all performed by 8 people on the stage.

And to finish one of my favorite bands is The Swingle Singers. They are mostly a cappella vocal group formed in 1962 in Paris, France. The current group is based in London, England. There are a total of eight members in the group: two sopranos, two altos, two tenors and two basses. They produce covers ranging from modern classics to classical music, to Contemporary Music. Their arrangements are often informed by jazz harmonies and stylings.

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