Gary's Eclectic Taste in Music

Steve Williams

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indeed your tastes are so eclectic. You always find ways to stimulate my auditory senses
Even if no one else watches this, I'm glad that you both like this. Great music and performance. Barbara Hannigan is something else! Her voice control is extraordinary.
Hahaha. Neither Amir nor Steve said that they enjoyed the music. It's certainly strange, and for me it opens up other avenues.

Even if you couldn't tolerate it, I'm glad you did try to watch it.
Well it is indeed different but just not my cup of tea.
Apr 3, 2010
Seattle, WA
Watched it again :). The brain was much more accepting of it. Definitely enjoyed it for freshness, modernity, fact that I could understand some of the words :D, and overall fun take.


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Watched it again :). The brain was much more accepting of it. Definitely enjoyed it for freshness, modernity, fact that I could understand some of the words :D, and overall fun take.
Sometimes, that's what it takes. The first time I heard Anne Bisson's Blue Note, I did not like it, but the more I listened, the better I did.

I've heard some records Gary puts on and go "What the...?" But upon 2nd and 3rd listen, the brain accepts it better and then I start finding the magic in it.


WBF Founding Member
Apr 20, 2010
Metro DC
Really never thought of it before.


Well-Known Member
Apr 20, 2010
Far Hills, NJ
Since I met Bob Attiyeh of Yarlung Artists, I've been exploring a new genre of modern classics. It really got under my skin when I attended a LIVE recording session of James Matheson's String Quartet. Meeting the composer was a milestone experience in my appreciation of music.

This performance is amazing, and deserves sharing - Gyorgy Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre sung by Barbara Hannigan; London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Well, I for one enjoyed this although I can't say I enjoyed the music as much as I enjoyed the theatrics. Opera's answer to rap, perhaps? In any event, I love to be introduced to weird music stuff, or just about anything Gary thinks is interesting.


WBF Technical Expert (Speakers & Audio Equipment)
Sep 6, 2010
Seattle, WA
Found a great CD from a new Jazz Vocalist Sarah Partridge the other day. My sister, Carolyn Koh had kickstarted her CD which reimagines another one of my favourite singers - Janis Ian. The sound, music and musicianship are all excellent. We received the CD a week ago, and I predict that it's going to be in my regular play list and demo list for a long time.

Her Kickstarter page is very interesting as she listed a breakdown of what it costs to fund the CD. The CD launch party and concert is on May 11th. Unfortunately, it's clear across the country in New York. That's a great deal if you are there as $25 gets you the concert AND the CD.

You can soon buy her CDs and FLAC downloads on Bandcamp:

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