Saturday, December 18, 2010

MOONDOG

Moondog was the pseudonym of Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), a blind American composer, musician, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. Moondog removed himself from society through his decision to make his home on the streets of New York for approximately twenty of the thirty years he spent in the city. He could be found on the streets of New York wearing clothes he had created based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Thor. Because of his unconventional outfits, he was known for much of his life as "The Viking of 6th Avenue.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondog
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In a search for new sounds, Moondog also invented several musical instruments, including a small triangular-shaped harp known as the "Oo", another which he named the "Ooo-ya-tsu", and (perhaps his best known) the "Trimba", a triangular percussion instrument that the composer invented in the late 40s. The original Trimba is still played today by Moondog's friend Stefan Lakatos, a Swedish percussionist, to whom Moondog also explained the methods for building such an instrument.

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ο Hardin στα δέκαεξι του χάνει την όραση του σε ένα ατύχημα και αφού μαθαίνει τις αρχές της μουσικής σε διάφορα σχολεία τυφλών, καλλιεργεί από μόνος του την ικανότητα της ακοής και της σύνθεσης, μετακομίζει στο batesville του arkansas όπου μένει μέχρι το 1942, οπότε παίρνει υποτροφία να σπουδάσει στο memphis. την επόμενη χρονιά μετακομίζει στην νέα υόρκη όπου και γνωρίζει συνθέτες της κλασικής και τζαζ μουσικής που θα τον επηρεάσουν με την σειρά τους.
http://mixedgoods.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/moondog/
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moondog on the streets of new york (1953)

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moondog (1956)

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more moondog (1956)

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Moondog - Moondog (1969)


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moondog ii(1971)

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h’art songs (1978)

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a new sound from an old instrument (1979)

download here
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elpmas(1992)
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sax pax for a sax (1994)


download part 1
part 2
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

ΜΠΡΑΒΟ ΦΙΛΕ,ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ!!!

Anonymous said...

evcharisto :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Marvellous Work!

Psiconauta said...

Please, would you upload again theese albums?
It is impossible to find complete albums of Moondog to download, and I think he is an amazing artist. I need to get his material.
Thank you.

Silencio No Hay Banda said...

Please, would you upload again theese albums?
Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

φίλε υπάρχει περίπτωση να τα ξαναανεβάσεις ή να μου πεις που μπορώ να βρώ τους δίσκους του?? φχαριστώ εκ των προτέρων

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Anonymous said...

Alas, most links are dead. Such a pity, great collection. I've had his '69 US LP for 40+ years. He began in 1953? Wow.