American Master: A Portrait of John Adams

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 17, 2016
BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2922 Kbps | 59mn 46s | 1.30 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)  Video

Posted by Polik88 at Oct. 10, 2013
BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)
HDTV | English | MKV (H264) 25.000 fps 3053 Kbps | 1280x720 | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0 khz | 59mn 46s | 1.27 GB
Genre: Documentary

John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.

BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at June 7, 2014
BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)

BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)
PDTV | 832x468 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 51mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 541 MB
Genre: Documentary

An intimate family portrait of the film director John Boorman by one who should know him best - his daughter Katrine. Now over 80 years old, the director of Hell in the Pacific, Excalibur, Deliverance and The Emerald Forest is one of the last great mavericks. His daughter, who previously had never held a camera, spent four years filming her father who, during the process, found it impossible to resist taking control and offering her a crash course in filmmaking.

John Adams - Road Movies (2004)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 24, 2008
John Adams - Road Movies (2004)

John Adams: Road Movies (2004)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 209 MB

Nominated for the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Chamber Music Performance", Road Movies offers a portrait of John Adams at different stages of his career. His best-known compositions are musical statements made on a grand scale. The pieces selected for this disc, however, were written for one or two instruments, but by no means are they "small" works―there's plenty of the Adams style and substance. "China Gates" and "Phrygian Gates", both for solo piano, date back to the very beginning of his professional life in 1977. They bear the mark of youthful exuberance and are excellent examples of his compositional language in the early stages of development. The later works have the type of harmonic and melodic movement that Adams is known for, which Adams describes as traveling music, and indeed they are the sonic equivalent of watching landscapes through a car's windshield. Leila Josefowicz handles the violin part of the title track with characteristic aplomb, providing particularly expressive playing in the "Meditative" section. "American Berserk", another latter-day composition on the album, is a frenetic romp that edges perilously close to spinning out of control at several points but pulls itself together in the nick of time.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
BRRip | 1h 30mn | 720x390 | AVI XviD@1523Kbps 24.00fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.09 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 30mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@8865Kbps 24.00fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 6.55 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance | Subtitles: None

In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, 30 years Bacon's junior, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer's amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals.
Bud Powell - A Portrait Of Thelonious (1965) [Reissue 1997] (Repost)

Bud Powell - A Portrait Of Thelonious (1965) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 65187)

This CD reissue is one of the most rewarding Bud Powell recordings to come from his period in France. Powell (along with bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Kenny Clarke) explores four of Thelonious Monk's tunes, Earl Bostic's "No Name Blues" and the standard "There Will Never Be Another You" but it is the final two numbers ("I Ain't Foolin'" and "Squatty") which really find the bop master at his most spirited and swinging. This very rewarding CD releases for the first time the alternate take (a faster rendition without a clear melody) of "Squatty," a song that (based on its original version) deserves to be revived. One oddity: the applause heard throughout this release was added on later because this was actually a studio album.

Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 19, 2018
Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet

Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet by Terese Svoboda
English | February 15th, 2016 | ASIN: B01CN2HRN0, ISBN: 1936182963, 1943156573 | 569 Pages | EPUB | 1.26 MB

The first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time

TVO - Disfarmer: A Portrait of America (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 15, 2018
TVO - Disfarmer: A Portrait of America (2011)

TVO - Disfarmer: A Portrait of America (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2577 Kbps | 51 min 58 s | 1.29 GiB
Audio: English AAC 247 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, the Arkansas portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Great Depression. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable black and white portraits as "a work of artistic genius" and "a classical episode in the history of American photography." This feature documentary discovers an American master, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs.
Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series)

Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series) by Henri Gaillard
English | May 21st, 2002 | ISBN: 1563681226 | 180 Pages | EPUB | 1.90 MB

In 1917, Henri Gaillard journeyed to the United States for the centennial celebration of the American School for the Deaf (ASD). The oldest school for deaf students in America, ASD had been confounded by renowned deaf French teacher Laurent Clerc, thus inspiring Gaillard's invitation.

John Adams, Slavery, and Race  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Feb. 28, 2018
John Adams, Slavery, and Race

John Adams, Slavery, and Race: Ideas, Politics, and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis
Praeger | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1440859507 | 278 pages | PDF | 17.46 mb

by Arthur Scherr (Author)