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futagoza
05-17-2011, 03:43 PM
Hi all,

http://mikufes.com/

Regards
Stefan

Jokerfrown
05-17-2011, 06:58 PM
I'd be too embarrassed to go
but I would love to see one XD

Mahlon
05-18-2011, 04:28 PM
I would sooo be there if I lived in L.A.

M.

Lunatique
05-19-2011, 01:02 AM
Instead, everyone should go to see this (also in LA, June 28th):
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance-detail.cfm?id=4529

Big in Japan: Yellow Magic Orchestra & Cibo Matto

Artists: Yellow Magic Orchestra (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/artist_detail.cfm?id=4369) Cibo Matto (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/artist_detail.cfm?id=4370) Buffalo Daughter (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/artist_detail.cfm?id=4534) Towa Tei (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/artist_detail.cfm?id=4535) Taiko Center of Los Angeles directed by Rev. Tom Kurai (http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/artist_detail.cfm?id=4546) Eric J. Lawrence, host Additional Info: The biggest names in Japanese pop music gather for this once-in-a-lifetime concert spanning genres and generations. Iconic Japanese electro-pop pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra (with original members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi) return for their first show in L.A. since 1979. Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori reunite Cibo Matto for this special night, which will also feature rare U.S. appearances by Buffalo Daughter and DJ Towa Tei, plus traditional kabuki-style dance, taiko drumming and experimental contemporary visuals for an unforgettable evening celebrating Japan.

If anyone chooses to go see some chipmunk-sounding CG anime hologram singing the most irrelevant and shallow fluff aimed at children, instead of real music with substance that has influenced countless musical artists around the world, then that's got to be a clear sign that musical taste as a whole is going down the toilet.

I sort of see it like this:

Academy Award winning composer Sakamoto Ryuichi vs. Some CG anime hologram that sounds like a chipmunk (all pre-recorded BTW).

Jokerfrown
05-19-2011, 05:47 AM
Academy Award winning composer Sakamoto Ryuichi vs. Some CG anime hologram that sounds like a chipmunk (all pre-recorded BTW).

WOW Pre-recorded?! no ****ing way omg no one in the world would've guessed that
holy sht are you Charles fking Xavier?

I thought the anime girl was real she just came from fairy land.

Lunatique
05-19-2011, 06:01 AM
WOW Pre-recorded?! no ****ing way omg no one in the world would've guessed that
holy sht are you Charles fking Xavier?

I thought the anime girl was real she just came from fairy land.

Well, there is a way to make it seem a lot more spontaneous than using pre-recorded music/singing/animation. For example, have the actual singer backstage wearing a motion-capture suit, while singing live, and then the hologram is projected from real-time animation fed off of the motion-capture. This way, the "singer" can be spontaneous and talk to the audience and all that.

But nope, that's not what they do. AFAIK, it's essentially a pre-recorded hologram show.

Jokerfrown
05-19-2011, 06:38 AM
Well, there is a way to make it seem a lot more spontaneous than using pre-recorded music/singing/animation. For example, have the actual singer backstage wearing a motion-capture suit, while singing live, and then the hologram is projected from real-time animation fed off of the motion-capture. This way, the "singer" can be spontaneous and talk to the audience and all that.

But nope, that's not what they do. AFAIK, it's essentially a pre-recorded hologram show.

you're honestly missing half the point of this tech
other than hologram but you enjoy what you want to enjoy
and be shortsided on what you want to be ignorant of

try not to ridicule people for things they like
I'm willing to bet you don't know what half of what you're listening to is or means

Lunatique
05-19-2011, 07:13 AM
you're honestly missing half the point of this tech
other than hologram but you enjoy what you want to enjoy
and be shortsided on what you want to be ignorant of

try not to ridicule people for things they like
I'm willing to bet you don't know what half of what you're listening to is or means

I'm only looking at it from the point of view of music. After all, these are musical concerts, where music is the main focus. I posted an alternative choice that's also music from Japan, but from critically acclaimed, influential, as well as hip/trendy artists that are actually considered respected musical artists. Whether someone chooses to go see Miku instead is none of my business. I just wanted to get the word out that such an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime show is also available in LA..

Maybe I shouldn't have made fun of the whole Hatsune Miku franchise. Music is a very subjective thing after all. But part of me always feels a little bit angry that too often disposable fluff is extremely successful, while musicians with substance often can't even make a decent living.

As for whether I understand what I'm listening to, all I can say is that I spend a lot of time working on my skills as a composer. I'm not anywhere near the level I hope to one day be at, but I'm working damn hard on all aspects of my writing--from counterpoint, harmonic modulation, orchestration, to other stuff I find difficult, and production knowledge/skills like advanced synthesis, mixing/mastering, and so on. I study the hell out of the music I listen to, deconstructing them into bits that I can assimilate into my own creative arsenal.

I should probably just shut up already. Music is my number passion, so I tend to get a little bit wacky when it comes to this topic. I apologize if I stepped on anyone's toes.

But seriously, check out that concert I posted. It really is once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some damn fine musical artists that probably will never play together again, or play in the States.

Jokerfrown
05-19-2011, 09:38 AM
live instrumentals
http://youtu.be/DTXO7KGHtjI

Mahlon
05-19-2011, 06:25 PM
I should probably just shut up already. Music is my number passion, so I tend to get a little bit wacky when it comes to this topic. I apologize if I stepped on anyone's toes.

But seriously, check out that concert I posted. It really is once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some damn fine musical artists that probably will never play together again, or play in the States.

No problemo; to each his own. :) I studied orchestration and composition for three years at University, and composed professionally for a few years, so I can get a little raucous about music trends, too -- believe me.

I would love to check out the concert you mentioned. Arggg. If I only lived on the west coast.

Mahlon :thumbsup:

dwigfor
05-24-2011, 10:58 PM
No problemo; to each his own. :) I studied orchestration and composition for three years at University, and composed professionally for a few years, so I can get a little raucous about music trends, too -- believe me.

I would love to check out the concert you mentioned. Arggg. If I only lived on the west coast.

Mahlon :thumbsup:

I just picked up tickets for Star Wars: In Concert and Phillip Glass: Powaqqatsi. Hollywood Bowl is definately one of the best things in Los Angeles! I saw Koyaanisqatsi there last year and it was fantastic!

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