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Music and Bonsai

Post  Bob Brunt on Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:39 pm

I'm never more relaxed that when I'm sat in my shed, at my bench working on a tree. I would normally listen to Pink Floyd ( Yes I'm a Floydie just like Lee Kennedy ..Though I don't think he will like this choice ). It made me wonder what sort of music other Bonsai enthusiasts like to listen to. I have recently come a cross a piece of music so relaxing it was just made for Bonsai. Classical buffs will know this one.It's called

Canteloube - chants' d'Auvergne : Bailero. sung by Maria Bayo. Here's a link with beautiful landscape images..Hope you enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxspdNcRuWk

Anybody care to share there Best Bonsai music ?.... Lets see what you like to listen to. Sleep

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Post  chappy56 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:06 pm

Now this is a good post. Give some of this a listen, (better heard on itunes tho)
http://www.hiroshimamusic.com/pages/framealbum.html

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Re: Music and Bonsai

Post  John Quinn on Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:18 pm

Anything from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e348n660zrA&feature=related


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Post  chris on Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:30 pm

Its got to be Van 'the man' Morrison, say no more
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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:38 pm

Personally, I prefer silence when I'm with my trees. I work in a very noisy envoironment and value my rare moments of peace.

Besides, how can you listen to your trees with music blaring out?

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Post  fiona on Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:47 pm

I listen to whatever captures the mood when I'm working with my trees. All of the suggestions already mentioned above have featured on more than one occasion, including Steve's silence.

Yesterday I went native and had Karen Matheson and Ishbel Macaskill gently singing in the background, with occasional forays into Phil and Aly. Today as I worked, I listened to Joe Hisaishi's soundtrack for the movie Kikujira. Tomorrow it could just as easily be the Rolling Stones or David Bowie.


Anyway Bob. Your starter for ten: what iconic UK ad in the 70s featured your music choice?

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Post  Jeremy on Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:59 pm

Hi,
Watching Boon's demo as he worked on the twin trunk larch at Noelanders, it was clear to me the tree was talking to him, if not singing.
The large larch was on the floor and Boon gracefully moved around underneath it, moving to the trees rhythms. It was a pleasure to see.



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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:55 pm

Great idea Bob. My absolute favourite is also Pink Floyd, and favourite track Echoes, but you can only listen so many times and I love variety.

So, my all time favourites include:-
Roger Waters
David Gilmore
Led Zeppelin
Cream
Derek & The Dominoes
Eric Clapton
Mountain
Genesis
Peter Gabriel
The Who
Hawkwind
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Starship
Santana
Fleetwood Mac
Yes
Roy Harper
Frank Zappa
Steve Hillage
Gentle Giant
Gong
Jethro Tull
Camel
Can
Yello
Caravan
King Crimson
Wishbone Ash
Bob Marley
and probably a few more that I've missed.

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Post  fiona on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:25 pm

Ah Kev! The memories are flooding back! Your choices are the soundtrack of my university years!

So I wasn't the only person (apart from my mate Neil) who listened to Camembert Electrique!

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:06 pm

We even had the guitarist of Gong visit the Uni, with his new band, while I was there.

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Post  bobby little on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:12 pm

more often than not it's radio five live's football coverage. otherwise plenty of the mighty Zep, Floyd, and lately enjoying loreena mckennitt.

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Post  andy mcconnell on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:20 pm

kev you have great taste
but i would have to include some new age female artists
kate bush
enya
loreena mckinnitt
the soundtrack to gladiator
and the lord of the rings
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Post  andy mcconnell on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:22 pm

bobby
you beat me to it by seconds sunny
the mighty zepp would be first on my list
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Post  bobby little on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:11 pm

Cool Very Happy

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Post  andy mcconnell on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:27 am

if theres a bustle in your hedgerow dont be alarmed now........... its just a little tree collector....
hey it works Very Happy Very Happy
no offence intended to this great song ..or its fans Very Happy
i am one

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:06 am

Depending on mood, my list of bonsai favorites is....
Floyd, Zep, Hendrix, Doors,Tull, Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, Radiohead, Queens of the stone age, Beta band, Orbital, Chemical brothers,System of a down, Beastie boys, Public enemy, Bonzo dog doodah band, Pogues......I could go on all night Very Happy

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Post  anttal63 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:34 am

For me its not a particular style, mood or tempo. It's more about if i find the music creative and inspiring. i am attracted when musicians have masterd their instuments and get it on hum dingin! Having said that, I do sometimes match music to a particular tree. I listen to stuff like Steve Kindler to Pat Metheny. or John Meyer to The Fray. also John Coltrane to John Schofield. cheers

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Post  Bob Brunt on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:26 pm

WOW ! Kev...What a fantastic list..There are names on there I forgot I knew..Saw lots of them at the Free Trade Hall..Went straight into the loft to checkout all my old Vinyl collection. Wishbone Ash...Steve Hillage..Roger Chapman and Family...all great stuff .........I also agree with H/R that sometimes silence is enough !! Laughing

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Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:52 pm

Ah, the Free Trade Hall, I saw Floyds Dark Side of the Moon tour there. geek

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Post  Tony on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:28 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:Ah, the Free Trade Hall, I saw Floyds Dark Side of the Moon tour there. geek

I queued all night for tickets at it was at the Palace Theatre in Manchester in 1974...

dates here 1974

I guess you were at this GIG FTH

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Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:00 pm

No Tony that was the practice event for the tour. They went ahead with two complete gigs in March 72. Probably the second most memorable gig I ever attended.

The other was memorable for less musical reasons. After the Black Sabbath gig at the Stadium in Liverpool on January 31st 1972 (aged 17) I got work as a roadie and missed the last bus home. I walked 25 miles in jeans, a T shirt and denim jacket in freezing fog. Got picked up by plod for wandering through the centre of Chester at 3 in the morning and told that I'd made it this far, so I could make it all the way home. I got in just before my parents awoke and realised I'd been out all night.

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Post  littleart-fx on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:11 pm

music and bonsai hey,................kev Wink zappa? like to see a zappa styled tree, never got into that ,this zappa thing..... bounce

When i am among friends it usually is radio.

Otherwise

eddie vedder (into the wild)
coco rosie
Them Crooked Vultures (MUST HEAR/SEE BAND) if u is a rocker
Antony and the Johnsons
elliot smith
elbow
u2
bjork
pinky du fluid! ( its pink)
rare moby stuff
some snow patroll
black sabbath
led zeppelin,
sky church jimmy hendriks
Pearl jam
Black keys
the white stripes
miss o conner
Devotchka
mika 1st album
the who (tommy oooh yes)
editors
clapton ( yardbirds time)
sade (nice 80's sound good mixes!)
Grace jones (seen her live at lowlands what a voodoo witch!)
Anne clark
fugees
Chemical brothers and some prodigy
kula shaker
halloween
david mr mr mr bowie
elo ( on reckord!)
emmerson lake and palmer
And how couldt i forget figur ros ( iceland) > for pink floyd lovers
cant help it nirvana last real impact band!!!

simon posford (real old goa psy trance) Basketball
Kraftwerk and lots & (down)loads more.!
And have started on classical music, still a maze to me Confused

Hmm other personal hobby good speakers and vintage gear.
Owning now a set of magnificent (home-brew) speakers low is low sparkling is tremendously sparkling and they refuse to yell at you , combined with an old mcintosh pre & end amp from 78 , what goes in comes out !

Ahh music what should i do without!
Also can appreciate silence very much dough! rare in Holland even at night!


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Post  John Quinn on Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:18 am

Next, we'll need a thread on audio components! Cool

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Post  jjbacoomba on Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:55 am

Alice In Chains,Disturbed, to David Sanborn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole. I just go with the flow. Smile

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:29 pm

Usually, if I'm listening to music while tendng my trees, it would be from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Most of the time I listen to the wind blow (some here might think I listen to the wind blow between my ears Laughing .)

However, if I have the the IPOD on, it would most likely be the angelic voices of Celtic Woman.

I have been know to rock out with some jumping bagpipe music, but then I tend to overprune.

If I really want to listen to the music by the boys that the girls parents said to stay away from, because they were a bad influence...

(NO not Elvis!)

I listen to Johann Sebastian Bach or Richard Wagner (I prefer the Ring of the Nibelung)!

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