Let’s talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet – that’s all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich’s canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin’s only recording with the Emerson String Quartet, as well as the completely non-chamber, Rabelaisian Bruckner.
Chamber music is considered the most difficult genre, and for all. The composer has to invent something to make a dense text for a small number of instruments. Continue reading
The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated the possibilities of his invention.
The day after the lecture a reporter called him from the Houston Post. He asked whether it would be possible to try the Neurophone on his relative, who is deaf as a result of spinal cord meningitis. The experiment was very successful. Continue reading