Local Composer DM Stith

DM Stith

Recently WXXI radio personality Brenda Tremblay interviewed Rochester composer, musician, and graphic designer DM Stith.  Stith’s music has been used in the trailer for the motion picture “The Impossible.”  In the interview, Stith describes how  “little ditties” that he recorded as he was playing around on the piano ended up in a Hollywood movie.

Follow this link to hear the interview and to see the movie trailer

http://interactive.wxxi.org/blogpost/impossible-film-trailer-features-music-rochester-composer-dm-stith

The 30 seconds of music in the trailer are just the latest of his accomplishments. Stith released his critically acclaimed first album, “Heavy Ghosts,” in 2009.  According to the review of “Heavy Ghosts” in New Musical Express, “There’s a time between sleeping and waking that’s occupied by DM Stith – weaving our sleep with hypnotic spells, wild chorals, plucked strings and primitive keys.”  In 2010, DM Stith toured with Sufjan Stevens.

His latest project is “The Revival Hour” along with JM Lapham http://www.facebook.com/therevivalhour

To find out more about DM Stith, visit his website www.dmstith.com.

Stith is a graphic designer as well as a musician.  Here is one of his photographs of a local landmark cast in an eerie light.

Kodak tower of terror

Donna Summer Homage

Ordinary Girl is legendary singer-songwriter Donna Summer’s delightfully candid memoir about her journey from singing in a Boston church to her unexpected reign as the Queen of Disco.

Playlist

Bad girls

The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer

Remix & Early Greats

VH1 Presents Donna Summer Live & More Encore!

I’m a Rainbow

Christmas Spirit

Endless summer

The Donna Summer Anthology

Art, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Arts, Music and Recreation Division Magazines

Afterimage
Amazing Spider Man
American Art Review
American Artist
American Cinematographer
American Craft
American PhilatelistAmerican Photo
American Record Guide
Antique Trader Weekly
Antiques Antiques and Collecting Magazine
Antiques Roadshow Insider
Aperture
Apollo
Architect
Architectural Digest
Architectural Record
Architectural Review
Art & Antiques
Art Doll QuarterlyArt EducationArt in America
Artforum InternationalArt Libraries Journal
Artists Magazine
ArtnewsArts Education Policy Review
Back Stage
Backpacker
Baseball Digest
Batman Comics
BeadworkBelle Armoire Jewelry (coming soon)
Better Homes and Gardens
Bicycling
Billboard
Billboard International Buyers Guide
Billboard International Talent & Touring Guide
Black Belt
Blind Spot
Blues Revue
Bowlers Journal International
Brides
Bridge World
Call Sheet by Back Stage
Camera Obscura
Camping Life
Canoe & Kayak MagazineCast On
Ceramics Monthly
Chess Life
Clavier Companion
Climbing Coach and Athletic Director
Coin World
Communications Arts
Country Living
Crafts Report
Crafts n Things
Crochet World
Dance Magazine
Diapson
Digital PhotoDigital Video
Down Beat
Dwell Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Espn Magazine
Fanfare
Field & Stream
Film Comment
Film Journal Intl
Film Quarterly
Foxfire Magazine
Goldmine
Golf Digest
GQ
GramophoneGuitar Player Hockey News
House Beautiful
Instrumentalist
Interior Design
International MusicianInt’l Review of African American Art
Interview
Journal of the Soc. of Architectural Historians Keyboard
Lakeland Boating
Landscape Architecture
Linns Stamp News Special
Live Design
Living BluesM Music and Musicians
Mekeels and Stamps Magazine
Museum of American Folk ArtMusic Educators Journal
New Musical Express
Numismatist
Official Museum Directory
Old-House Journal
Opera News
Outdoor Life
Outside
Paper Crafts
Petersen’s Hunting
Piecework
Popular Photography
Print – Americas Graphics
Professional ArtistQuilting ArtsRaw Vision
Ring
Rolling Stone
Runners World
SailSchool Arts
Sculpture Review
Sheet Music MagazineShuttle, Spindle and Dye Pot
Sight and Sound
Sing Out
Skating
Ski
Soccer America
SonglinesSouthwest Art
Sporting News
Sports Afield
Sports Illustrated
Stained Glass Studio
Sunshine Artist
Superman
Swimming World Magazine
Tennis
Town & Country
Track & Field News Treasures
TV Guide
Variety
Victorian Homes VM+SD (Visual Merchandising + Store Design)
Vogue
Yachting

New Year – New Music!

Did you know that the Rochester Public Library is a great resource for new recorded music releases from today’s most popular artists? The Arts Division has  a ton of new CDs. All you need is a library card! Here’s what’s new:

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
MR GALL HFB G 02

 

Raymond v Raymond
by Usher
MR USHE RVR U 52

 

Cole World: The Sideline Story
by J. Cole
MR COLE-J CW C 82

 

Pink Friday
by Nicki Minaj
MR MINA PF M 02

 

Now that’s what I call music 40
Various Artists
MR COLL NTW C 22

 

Conquer
Carl Thomas
MR THOM-C CON T 02

 

Audio, Video, Disco
Justice
MR JUST AVD J 22

 

People and Things
Jack’s Mannequin
MR JACK-M PT J 54

 

Chapter V: Underrated
Syleena Johnson
MR JOHN-SY CF J 94

 

Love?
Jennifer Lopez
MR LOPE LOV L 02

 

Til the morning
Keith Sweat
MR SWEA TM S 64

 

Million Dollar Quartet
Original Broadway Cast Recording
K MILL MDQ E 00

 

The Best of Rascal Flatts: Live
Rascal Flatts
MC RASC BRF R 92

 

Wildflower
Lauren Alaina
MC ALAI WIL A 02

 

Cuban Rhapsody
Jane Bunnett & Hilario Duran
MJ BUNN CR B 12

 

Synastry
Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser
MJ SHYN SYN S 39

Rocktober!

Hoping to find some new tunes at the library?  We’ve got lots of hot new music CDs at the Central Library!

New Pop and Rock Title

Wake Up! by John Legend & the Roots
Lungs by Florence & the Machine
Weekend at Burnie’s by Curren$y
Universal Pulse by 311
Director’s Cut by Kate Bush
Damnesia by Alkaline Trio
Twisted Wires by Tesla
Join Us by They might Be Giants
Screaming Bloody Murder by Sum 41
Codes & Keys by Death Cab for Cutie
Whatever’s on your mind by Gomez
The light of the sun by Jill Scott
I am the dance commander + I command you to dance the remix album by Ke$ha
Gold cobra by Limp Bizkit

New Movie and TV Soundtracks

Treme Music from the HBO Original Series Season 1
Cars 2 Original Soundtrack
Faster Music from the Motion Picture
Rise of the Planet of the Apes  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jig Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Transformers Dark of the Moon The Album
Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

OZOMATLI @ the Library!

Okay, so maybe you haven’t heard of Ozomatli before. Well, if you are looking forward to this summer’s music scene in Rochester you may have heard that Ozomatli is playing at Party in the Park this Thursday, June 23 at the Riverside Festival site.  They will also be visiting Central Library’s Kate Gleason Auditorium on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, to talk with kids about their music and their careers, before they head across the bridge to play at the City’s Party in the Park that evening. The band, which formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, plays primarily Latin, hip hop and rock music. NPR featured Ozomatli as their guest DJ on the Alt.Latino blog this week. Listen to La Meta – Ozomatli or check out Fire Away, their latest CD. We hope to see you here @ the library for this exciting event!

Wedding music of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

If you are interested in listening to the music from the royal wedding you can find many of the pieces at the Central Library in the Arts Division.

A selection of organ pieces was played before the service. Two outstanding pieces were, Fantasia in G (Pièce d’orgue à 5) by Johann Sebastian Bach and Veni Creator Spiritus by the Master of The Queen’s Music, composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Following the services were some orchestral pieces. Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20 (Allegro piacevole, Larghetto and Allegretto) by Edward Elgar was the first piece followed by Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Also heard was Farewell to Stromness by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius, Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from Henry V Suite by William Walton, Romance for String Orchestra Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi. and Rhosymedre. The Couple specifically chose Farewell to Stromness, Touch Her Soft Lips and Part and Romance for String Orchestra Op. 11 as they were played at the Service of Prayer and Dedication for The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005.   Last piece played before the Service began was Canzona from Organ Sonata in C minor by Percy Whitlock. 

Prince William and Miss Middleton chose three of their favorite hymns for the Service,  Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer’, words by William Williams, music by John Hughes; Love Divine All Love Excelling, words by Charles Wesley and music by William Penfro Rowlands;  ‘Jerusalem’, hymn by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry with words by William Blake.

One of the last pieces played was Blest pair of Sirens with words by John Milton from At a Solemn Musick, and music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry.

An additional piece was composed for the recessional and is not available yet. This piece was Fanfare by the Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The Fanfare, called Valiant and Brave, is by Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, Principal Director of Music in the Royal Air Force.

Royal Wedding: The Official Album