Thursday, February 28, 2008

Guy Playing "Piccolo Horn"

I found this guy while looking at horns on ebay. He is selling this instrument as a "piccolo horn" and says that in person it sounds similar to his real horn (although his website says he is a trumpet player). He also has some video of him playing natural turmpet as well as Brandenburg 2.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Age Tibetan Horn Music

Fusion of old and new music genres has become very popular in the 21st Century.  Phil Thornton has recorded two Albums based on traditional Buddhist Tantric chants.  Although I expected a little more horn from an album labeled "Tibetan Horn," the combination of traditional motifs and instruments combined with electronic instruments and other New Age medium create a unique experience. It has become a popular CD for meditation studios. (Smoking drugs may enhance the experience although I do not endorse this).  Available at for pucase and download.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The effect of imported culture

Uk Best Asian Brass Band. Part of Asian British Music

This is an example of the effect the 400 years of British rule has had in India. The mixing of traditional Indian music and instruments clashes with the British brass band tradition. This idea is very present in Indian pop music (Baliwood).