Soundlab audio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:24:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dssoundlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Soundlab audio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ 32 32 Expanded 40th Anniversary Reissue of Michael Jackson’s Landmark Album ‘Thriller’ Due in November https://dssoundlabs.com/expanded-40th-anniversary-reissue-of-michael-jacksons-landmark-album-thriller-due-in-november/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:49:17 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/expanded-40th-anniversary-reissue-of-michael-jacksons-landmark-album-thriller-due-in-november/ Sony Music Entertainment michael jacksonit is Polarthe best-selling album of all time in the world, celebrates its 40th anniversary this November 30 and, to celebrate this event, an extended version of the classic disc will be released on November 18. Michael Jackson Thriller 40 will be available as a two-CD set and via digital formats, […]]]>
Sony Music Entertainment

michael jacksonit is Polarthe best-selling album of all time in the world, celebrates its 40th anniversary this November 30 and, to celebrate this event, an extended version of the classic disc will be released on November 18.

Michael Jackson Thriller 40 will be available as a two-CD set and via digital formats, and will contain the original Thriller album as well as a bonus disc of previously unreleased tracks Jackson worked on during the 1982 album sessions.

Additionally, Walmart and Target will release exclusive vinyl reissues of the original. Polar album with an alternate 40th anniversary cover. The Target re-release will also come with a Policeman 40 vinyl felt.

Meanwhile, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab will release high-quality audiophile versions of Polar on November 18 as a mono-LP vinyl record and in hybrid SACD format.

Polar has sold over 70 million copies worldwide and has been certified 34 times Platinum by the RIAA, making it the second best-selling album in the United States, after the Eagles‘ 38 times Platinum Their greatest hits 1971-1975 compilation.

Polar spent an incredible 37 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with seven top-10 hits, including singles “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”, and number 2 Paul McCartney duet “The girl is mine”.

The album is also credited with breaking the color barrier at MTV. In 1982, the channel rarely aired music videos from black artists – until the arrival of “Billie Jean”. And the extended music video for “Thriller”, directed by John Landis and filled with state-of-the-art special effects and over-the-top choreography, became the standard by which all music videos were judged.

You can Pre-order the Polar reissues now. Here is the full list of tracks from the original album:

“I’m going to start something'”
“Baby Be Mine”
“The Girl Is Mine” (with Paul McCartney)
“Polar”
“Beat It”
“Billie Jean”
“Human nature”
“PYT (Pretty Young Thing)”
“The Lady of My Life”

Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

]]>
MoFi Electronics ditches the big: They have speakers coming from Andrew Jones https://dssoundlabs.com/mofi-electronics-ditches-the-big-they-have-speakers-coming-from-andrew-jones/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 08:34:11 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/mofi-electronics-ditches-the-big-they-have-speakers-coming-from-andrew-jones/ There’s no doubt that the high-end audio industry is full of talented designers and engineers, but very few have the recognition of the Andrew Jones brand; it also helps that he has always been very approachable over the years and is exceptionally kind when looking for answers. When Andrew Jones abruptly left ELAC on July […]]]>

There’s no doubt that the high-end audio industry is full of talented designers and engineers, but very few have the recognition of the Andrew Jones brand; it also helps that he has always been very approachable over the years and is exceptionally kind when looking for answers.

When Andrew Jones abruptly left ELAC on July 18, 2021, there was much speculation about where the famed loudspeaker designer was headed. Well, we now know that he secretly works for MoFi Electronics and already has a new speaker in the works in a few months.

MoFi Electronics, sister company to audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi), has officially announced that it has hired renowned loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones. Mr. Jones is one of the most recognized and respected names in the audio industry. He is credited with designing many commercially and critically successful loudspeaker designs – including decades of experience with KEF, Infinity, Pioneer, TAD and most recently ELAC.

As Chief Loudspeaker Designer of MoFi, Jones leads the mission to create new speakers that honor the company’s studio heritage and mission to deliver the Original Master Recording™ experience.

“I’m really excited to join MoFi Electronics,” says Jones. “MoFi culture is uncompromising. Not only does the company have a clear vision of where it is headed, but it also has a rich history to draw from. The team wants to deliver products that make people say, “Wow, I’ve never heard that before. This mindset gives me the time and resources to create the kind of products that will resonate with the brand’s loyal fans. We’re working on new loudspeaker concepts that are very different from other designs I’ve done, while maintaining the core principles I’m known for.

MoFi Electronics President John Schaffer said the addition of Jones meets one of the company’s long-standing goals: to provide a complete MoFi system. “Andrew Jones’ background and deep-rooted knowledge make him a natural fit for our team as we take the next step in the reading chain. The opportunity to bring in a designer of Andrew’s caliber is incredible and reflects our desire to do things at a very high level, which always starts with hiring the right people for the job.

MoFi Electronics will release more information about its new speakers at a dedicated launch event later this year.

For more information: www.mofielectronics.com

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

]]>
Pop is going to eat himself? Ed Sheeran already devoured it https://dssoundlabs.com/pop-is-going-to-eat-himself-ed-sheeran-already-devoured-it/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 05:00:06 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/pop-is-going-to-eat-himself-ed-sheeran-already-devoured-it/ Concert of the Week: Ed Sheeran April 23 and 24, Croke Park, 70 €-99€, ticketmaster.co.ukPop is going to eat itself, predicted an indie band from the 1980s, but they weren’t counting on a red-haired dude from West Yorkshire walking around and taking the whole thing. Ed Sheeran seems to be getting bigger and bigger with […]]]>

Concert of the Week: Ed Sheeran

April 23 and 24, Croke Park, 70 €-99€, ticketmaster.co.uk
Pop is going to eat itself, predicted an indie band from the 1980s, but they weren’t counting on a red-haired dude from West Yorkshire walking around and taking the whole thing. Ed Sheeran seems to be getting bigger and bigger with each new release and his most recent album yielded the ubiquitous hit Bad Habits. In December, his song Shape of You became the most-streamed song in Spotify history, with over 3 billion streams. His maths tour will take place in Croke Park over two nights this weekend, followed by shows in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Co Cork on April 28 and 29; and Thomond Park, Co Limerick on May 5. Sheeran will do something drastic for the fans – bringing a full band to support him on hits such as Castle on the Hill, Thinking Out Loud, Shivers and Galway Girl. He’s gearing up for the shows with small gigs at Whelan’s (April 20) and Vicar St (April 21) and if you’re lucky enough to get tickets to those shows, they’ll make a tasty starter for the big musical meal.

Beatbox Academy does not need musical accompaniment because they make all the sounds themselves

Frankenstein: how to create a monster

20-30 April (preview 19 April), Gate Theatre, Dublin, 7.30pm (Friday 7pm-9.30pm; Saturday morning 2.30pm), from 15 €
How do you create something big, bold and brilliant with just the human voice? Meet Beatbox Academy, a company that doesn’t need musical accompaniment because it makes all the sound itself, taking the story of Mary Shelley and expanding it to include all manner of modern monstrosities. Six performers take the mic for this kinetic, fast-paced show that draws inspiration from both Pachelbel and The Prodigy and explores how the digital age has spawned new monsters that threaten to engulf our lives and souls. This critically acclaimed production from Battersea Arts Center will demonstrate the power of the human voice to put fifty thousand volts through this timeless tale.

Current music

April 19-23, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, musiccurrent.ie
Are you ready for new sound adventures? Music Current is a five-day festival featuring innovative and ambitious music creators. This year he returns to live action with a program that promises to be challenging but also great fun. A fearless approach is in order for the participants, which this year include the Splinter Reeds Ensemble of San Francisco performing a work entitled Hypothetical Islands; and the New York chamber group Loadbang, which will give a concert called Irrational. Performing from the United States and Ensemble Garage from Germany. Dublin Sound Lab will showcase four new works created in collaboration with some of our most interesting composers and performers, and there will be a number of workshops and panel discussions so you can dig deeper into how these creative powers work.

Dua Lipa arrives at 3Arena on Wednesday night.  Photography: Dave Meehan

Dua Lipa arrives at 3Arena on Wednesday night. Photography: Dave Meehan

Doua Lipa

April 20, 3Arena, Dublin, ticketmaster.co.uk
Releasing an album aimed straight at the crowded dance floor at a time when clubs around the world were shuttered might seem like a risky move, but Dua Lipa’s disco-tinged Future Nostalgia proved a tonic in a pandemic and took it from there. sent into the stratosphere. Now, crowds will descend on the 3Arena to dance in the flesh to hits such as Don’t Start Now and Levitating, and the glamor and glitz will be on full display both in the stands and on stage. The London singer, whose parents are from Kosovo, burst into our consciousness in 2017 with New Rules, a guide to weaning yourself off your toxic ex, and recently sang with Elton John on the Cold Heart chart. Wear your dancing shoes.

Dion Boucicault, the Irish-born British actor and playwright who wrote The Octoroon.  Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

Dion Boucicault, the Irish-born British actor and playwright who wrote The Octoroon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

an octoroon

21 April-14 May, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2pm), 15 €-45 €
How do you approach a classic piece that has become problematic in our supposedly more enlightened age. American playwright Branden Jacob-Jenkins rewrote Dion Boucicault’s 1859 play The Octoroon, replacing the definite article with the indefinite article and turning it into a big, bold statement about race and power in America modern. And yes, actors use the N-word on stage. The reboot and reimagining of Boucicault’s original has already won over ecstatic audiences in New York and London, but the playwright is understandably keen to see how it’s received in Boucicault’s hometown.

Steve Coogan as his character Alan Partridge.  Photography: Andy Seymour

Steve Coogan as his character Alan Partridge. Photography: Andy Seymour

Alan Partridge: stratagem

April 23 and 24, 3Arena, Dublin, ticketmaster.co.uk
North Norwich’s favorite morning radio presenter returns to live action with his latest show, bearing the very Partridgesque title of Stratagem. But what is it? Well, as Alan explains in the show’s promotional video, he’s saddened by the way Brexit and Covid have shattered his beloved Britain. He wants to build a bridge between Brexiteers and Remainers, and between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. In this show, he describes his scheme to reunite the United Kingdom. “What really binds us as a nation is when all of us, together, can’t stand something – like speed bumps or anything changing.” If you’re worried that the series is too Anglo-centric, fear not. We’re sure Steve Coogan has a ploy to bring his Irish fans on the comedic journey.

paper boat

Paper Boat is a new community opera for Galway, which celebrates the history and legacy of St Nicholas Collegiate Church

paper boat

April 23, St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Co Galway, 5:00 p.m., musicforgalway.ie
How do you pack over 100 singers and performers into a paper boat? No problem for the producers of this new community opera for Galway, which celebrates the history and legacy of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Ireland’s largest medieval parish church and a center of spirituality and culture for hundreds of years. Librettist Jessica Traynor and composer Elaine Agnew weave historical events, ancient myths and current events to tell a timeless story of endurance and perseverance, with the help of Irish National Opera and an orchestra from 36 musicians under the direction of Galway conductor Sinead Hayes. It begins with the arrival of three strangers seeking refuge in the church, and goes from there, continuing to a dramatic and inspiring finale of A Galway Blessing to the tune of The West’s Awake. Production itself has had its share of ups and downs since commissioning for Galway 2020, but finally the Paper Boat is ready to set sail and celebrate the church’s 700th anniversary in style.

Drawda is a family art trail around the town of Drogheda

Drawda is a family art trail around the town of Drogheda

Drawda – Drogheda Urban Art Trail

April 23, Abbey Lane, Drogheda, County Louth, droichead.com
Strap on your walking shoes and prepare to step into Irish mythology via this family-friendly art trail around the town of Drogheda, curated by artists Dee Walsh and Brian Hegarty. The route will take you past six new outdoor murals depicting magical events from Irish myth and legend, including the Salmon of Knowledge and the Story of Fionn Mac Cumhail by Irish artist Ciaran Dunlevy, the Story of Tin by Dutch artist Nina Valkhoff and Boann, goddess of the Boyne, by Spanish artist Lula Goce. You can get an audio tour on your smartphone, and there will be plenty to do and see with the family in the city during the day.

]]>
Building an Audience for Contemporary Classical Music https://dssoundlabs.com/building-an-audience-for-contemporary-classical-music/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 23:00:24 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/building-an-audience-for-contemporary-classical-music/ Music Current festival director Fergal Dowling helps me understand contemporary classical music as pop music blares from the loudspeakers of a north Dublin cafe. I am not completely ignorant of the subject. I studied and I really like 20th century avant-garde music. I even kind of wrote a master’s thesis on the unorthodox composer Cornelius […]]]>

Music Current festival director Fergal Dowling helps me understand contemporary classical music as pop music blares from the loudspeakers of a north Dublin cafe. I am not completely ignorant of the subject. I studied and I really like 20th century avant-garde music. I even kind of wrote a master’s thesis on the unorthodox composer Cornelius Cardew. But a lot is beyond me, so I ask Dowling to explain the call and describe what happens over the six days of workshops, talks and concerts – some free – at this year’s festival, at from April 19.

As Ariana Grande tweets in the background, Dowling discusses her transition from a teenager playing classical guitar to an Edgard Varèse-obsessed composition student at Trinity College. “[Varèse’s music] seemed to reach into spaces and speak in a very broad language that seemed able to go anywhere. It seemed like anything could be said. Music is often digitized and flattened into a one-dimensional row of ones and zeros reproduced elsewhere. But there are smaller composers who produce their own work, [music] that was meant to be experienced in a different way, that refuses to be flattened, that refuses to be canned and canned.

So in 2008 Dowling and organist Michael Quinn founded the Dublin Sound Lab ensemble to perform the best international avant-garde scores for Irish audiences. The Music Current festival came out of it in 2016 with a Covid-related gap in 2020. “We tried to kick-start this program with ongoing collaborations throughout 2021. We slipped in a quick mini festival [out] at this moment.”

We leave the café and go to a studio at the end of Dowling’s Garden, where there are speakers, computer screens and an electric piano. “To me, the process is different from what you might think of as a 19th century paradigm, where a composer sits at a piano and he has all the harmonies in his head and [is] just work on them and draw them as you go,” he says. “In using computers to compose, I often think on a much more abstract level right from the start. I often try to use technology to solve a formal problem.

He shows me notes he took with diagrams and calculations then he plays a composition he wrote for the American ensemble Loadbang (bass clarinet, trumpet, baritone voice and trombone) for the concert on Thursday evening . It’s called Everything Is An Illusion and it involves a computer responding to live performers in real time. “They play instruments, but the computer listens to them and responds to them and adds this kind of fake accompaniment. The computer does a bit of improvisation.

Then he plays a video of musicians from the Dublin Sound Lab playing composer Elis Czerniak’s Acceptance of Death. It will be played as part of the concert on Tuesday evening. The piece involves audio of each musician talking about their collaboration which is played over parts in which they each perform solo. “The only thing that gets fixed are the taped-on pieces,” Dowling explains. “[Czerniak is] using collage, spoken word, live processing and that kind of bebop thing where they all take a solo. Spoken audio recordings have a long lineage in contemporary music. “Here it is perhaps about borrowing a very philosophical approach from the visual arts, where the work has become its own documentation.”

Music Current also offers workshops and talks that delve into popular characteristics of the genre. On Friday, for example, the Swiss violinist Maya Homburger and the English double bassist and composer Barry Guy present a lecture followed by a recital. On Wednesday, Australian cellist Ilse de Ziah gives a workshop on writing and performing “graphic scores”, a mid-20th century innovation where composers such as Cathy Berberian and Pauline Oliveros deviated from traditional notation to create something visually arresting that performers could interpret in their own ways.

Increasingly, contemporary scores must be innovative in their layouts and thus partly resemble these graphic scores. He shows me Panyayiotis Kokoras’ score for Stone Age which is also to be played on Tuesday evening. It points to an unknown symbol on the staff. “Here, the key refers to the cello held upside down. A lot of these things become very unique and very particular for the composer and often for the performer. The way a lot of composers work now is they hang out with an instrumentalist and think, ‘Well, what can you do?’ »

The unconventional things they ‘do’ are often, in the contemporary music world, called ‘extended techniques’. With this in mind, Kokoras designed a cello bow which was then created with a 3D printer, and which Ilse de Ziah had to learn to play. The sound is grating and punchy. “He even gave the techs examples of the kind of reverb we should be aiming for,” says Dowling.

Technologists are a very important part of this community. On Thursday there is a workshop called Practical Introduction to Virtual Acoustics which is led by Dr. Eoin Callery, who has co-created a multi-speaker sound system that can change the nature of a sound space. Friday night, Homburger and Guy will perform with this system. “You can map any space to the space you’re in. We don’t hear the room, we hear a church, or we hear a cave.”

On Saturday, a round table simply entitled “The music of the future? delves into the realities of musical creativity in the wake of Covid lockdowns. “Music is not a trivial, distant, abstract thing,” says Dowling. “This awful attitude has emerged over the last few years where some people involved in society have been told they are essential key workers and by implication musicians have been told they are the most essential workers, the least necessary and the most useless.”

Dowling doesn’t like the idea that the value of music can be judged by its economic utility. He notes that in the UK many mainstream music departments have been closed or encouraged to design more industry-focused programs. “They stopped doing counterpoint and harmony and started training people to work in that kind of commercial production environment where you learned that kind of commercial, utilitarian approach to music.”

Is this kind of contemporary music consciously political? Less in the English-speaking world, he says. “On the Continent, the first question everyone will ask is, ‘What is the political motivation behind this play?’ When they ask you what the purpose is, they mean, “Why now? Why here? Why us?’ And you have to be able to explain why.

It is often claimed that modern classical music has trodden down a path too dark for the average music fan. In the 20th century composers like Arnold Schoenberg began to break away from conventional harmony and later in the century people like Karlheinz Stockhausen began to use new technologies to explore sounds, rhythms and timbres that were impossible to create. with conventional instruments. Therefore, it’s usually not the kind of music you can hum or snap your fingers at. “When composers use Functional Harmony less, audiences need to learn the other form of procedures they use,” Dowling explains. “And if they don’t, they won’t like it…it’s true.” There is no formalized structure for learning some of these things. But people may be much more educated in digital technology today than they were a few years ago and may be enjoying creating digital music in ways they didn’t before. .

Dowling rejects the idea that experimental music is too difficult for the audience and thinks it’s about having appropriate expectations. “We use different music for different things,” he says. “It’s just a type where we sit and think about what’s going on. What are these people doing? It is an intellectual process. None of these pieces will make it to Last Night of the Proms [in London’s Albert Hall] but it’s not supposed to work that way.

He remembers going to a concert as a teenager and being overwhelmed by the music of Olivier Messiaen. “Programming music or writing music, I always imagine that person in the concert hall and reaching out to that person and changing their way of thinking about music or their way of thinking about the world. We’re all evangelists.

He laughs and quotes School of Rock’s Jack Black: “I’m out there everyday on the front lines, freeing spirits.”

musical current, From April 19 to 23, at the Project Arts Center in Dublin. To see musiccurrent.ie.

]]>
MIT.nano Immersion Lab gaming program awards seed grants to three XR research and development projects https://dssoundlabs.com/mit-nano-immersion-lab-gaming-program-awards-seed-grants-to-three-xr-research-and-development-projects/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:09:20 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/mit-nano-immersion-lab-gaming-program-awards-seed-grants-to-three-xr-research-and-development-projects/ In Augmented reality and Virtual Reality News April 13, 2022 – MIT.nanoMIT’s Advanced Facility for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, announced its next round of seed grants to support hardware and software research related to sensors, 3D/4D interaction and analysis, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and games. Grants are awarded through the MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program, […]]]>

In Augmented reality and Virtual Reality News

April 13, 2022 – MIT.nanoMIT’s Advanced Facility for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, announced its next round of seed grants to support hardware and software research related to sensors, 3D/4D interaction and analysis, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and games.

Grants are awarded through the MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program, a four-year collaboration between MIT.nano and NCSOFT, a digital entertainment company and founding member of the MIT.nano consortium.

The MIT.nano Immersion laboratory is an immersive two-story space dedicated to viewing, understanding, and interacting with big data and synthetic environments. Equipped with equipment and software tools for motion capture, photogrammetry, and 4D experiments, and supported by expert technical staff, this open-access facility is available for use by any MIT student, professor, or researcher, as well as by external users.

“We are pleased to be able to continue supporting research at the intersection of the physical and the digital through this collaboration with NCSOFT,” said Brian W. Anthony, Associate Director of MIT.nano. “These projects are just a few examples of how MIT researchers are exploring how new technologies could change the way humans interact with the world and each other.”

The three three projects selected to receive seed grants this year include:

Jeehwan Kim: next-generation human/computer interface for advanced AR/VR games

The most widely used user interaction methods for AR/VR games are gaze and motion tracking. However, according to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jeehwan Kim, current state-of-the-art devices fail to deliver truly immersive AR/VR experiences due to limitations in size, power consumption, noticeability and reliability.

Kim offers a microLED/pupillary dilation-based gaze tracker and an electronic, skin-based, controller-less motion tracker for next-generation AR/VR human-computer interface. According to MIT.nano, Kim’s gaze tracker is more compact and consumes less power than conventional trackers. It can also be integrated into transparent screens and could be used to develop compact AR glasses. The e-skin motion tracker can adhere to human skin and accurately detect human movement, which Kim says will facilitate more natural human interaction with AR/VR.

Ian Condry: Innovations in Spatial Audio and Immersive Sound

Professor of Japanese Culture and Media Studies, Ian Condry explores spatial sound research and technology for video games. Specifically, Condry and co-researcher Philip Tan, research scientist and creative director at MIT Game Lab, hope to develop software to add “the roar of the crowd” to online gaming and esports so that gamers and spectators can hear and participate. in the sound.

According to MIT.nano, Condry and Tan will use object-based mixing technology from the MIT Spatial Sound Lab, combined with tracking and playback capabilities from the Immersion Lab, to collect data and compare various approaches to immersive audio. Both see the project leading to fully immersive “real-life” gaming experiences with 360-degree video, or blended games where online and in-person players can be present at the same event and interact with players. performers.

Robert Hupp: Immersive athlete training technology and data-driven training support in fencing

MIT assistant coach Robert Hupp aims to advance fencing education using extended reality (XR) technology and biomechanical data to improve training, practice and experiences in fencing. training athletes to maximize learning while minimizing the risk of injury.

With the seed grant, Hupp plans to develop an immersive training system for athlete self-directed learning, creating a biofeedback system to support coaches, conducting scientific studies to track an athlete’s progress, and advancing current understanding of opponent interaction. The hope is that the work will impact athletics, biomechanics and physiotherapy, and that the use of XR technology for training could expand to other sports.

This is the third year of the MIT.nano Immersion Lab gaming program start-up scholarships. In the program’s first two calls for proposals in 2019 and 2020, 12 projects from five departments received US$1.5 million in combined research funding. MIT.nano said the collaborative proposal selection process by MIT.nano and NCSOFT ensures that awarded projects develop advances with industrial impact and that MIT researchers are exposed to NCSOFT’s technical partners over the duration of the grants. starting.

For more information on MIT.nano and its Immersion Lab program, click here.

Image/video credit: MIT.nano / YouTube


About the Author


Sam Sprigg

Sam is the founder and editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on the AR and VR industries. He is also interested in human augmentation technology as a whole and does not limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

]]>
O’Fallon IL events are held in St. Clair County near St. Louis https://dssoundlabs.com/ofallon-il-events-are-held-in-st-clair-county-near-st-louis/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/ofallon-il-events-are-held-in-st-clair-county-near-st-louis/ Thursday, April 21 at noon is the deadline to appear on next week’s “Around Town” list. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the number of submissions, events can only be run once in print, will be edited and appear within a week of the event […]]]>

Thursday, April 21 at noon is the deadline to appear on next week’s “Around Town” list. We must receive your event in writing with a contact phone number for questions. Due to the number of submissions, events can only be run once in print, will be edited and appear within a week of the event date.

Email: lifestyle@bnd.com. Mail to: O’Fallon Progress Around Town, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL 62222-0427. For questions, call Jennifer Green at 618-239-2643.

Thursday April 21

▪ National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwestern Illinois (NAMI SWI) – 7-8:30 p.m. Online via Zoom. Virtual support meetings for family members and other caregivers of people with mental illness. Meetings are peer-led and draw on the knowledge and experiences of the group to help each other. Registration is required to receive the link to these meetings. For more information or to register, contact Pat Rudloff at silverlining6@charter.net.

From Thursday 21 April to Saturday 23 April

▪ SWIC Plant Sale — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. College of Southwestern Illinois, Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville. The sale will take place in the greenhouse, located on the southeast corner of campus behind the baseball diamonds. SWIC’s horticulture program sells aquatic and vegetable plants, tropical plants, perennials, annuals, and herbs grown by SWIC students at reasonable prices during the winter. Cash or check only. Face masks and social distancing recommended. 618-235-2700 ext. 5135 or kurt.range@swic.edu.

friday april 22

▪ Shiloh Eagles Fish Fry – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shiloh Eagles 545, 100 Eagle Drive, Shiloh. Cod, Walleye, Catfish, Shrimp and Accompaniments. Whole menu. Possibility to dine in or take away. For take out, call 618-624-5412. facebook.com/shiloheagles545

▪ O’Fallon Fish Fry — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 EUS 50, O’Fallon. Traditional menu of cod, hamburgers, hot dogs, pork steaks and several sides. Dine in and take away. Credit cards accepted. Orders can be called at 618-632-6229 or facebook.com/KnightsOfColumbus4239

Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23

▪ Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra: Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony — 10:30 a.m. on Friday April 22 and 8 p.m. on Saturday April 23. Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. Conductor Kirill Karabits brings a touch of light and exuberance to his SLSO debut. Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto features SLSO’s Allegra Lilly as a mystic, virtuoso and dancer. “Nagillar” by Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh sparkles with the energy of a well-told tale. Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was written in times of war, but leaves us optimistic about the future of humanity. 314-534-1700 or slso.org.

sunday april 24

▪ Family Concert: SoundLab Live — 3 p.m. Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. Doors open at 2 p.m. Take part in a musical scavenger hunt featuring musicians from the St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra and have your photo taken on the green screen directing the SLSO. Step into the SoundLab with your SLSO to hear and see music through sound waves, discover how sound travels great distances, and explore how our favorite tunes keep us connected with the music of Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. 314-534-1700 or slso.org.

Monday April 25

▪ “Marriage and Annulment in the Catholic Church: Facts and Myths”—6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25. St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 1411 Cross Street, O’Fallon. Matthew Flynn, Director of Adult Faith Education and Mission, will discuss the Catholic Church’s definition of marriage and the difference between a divorce and an annulment. Good for all ages, those hoping to get married one day. Understands what is involved in the process of annulment in the Catholic Church and how it can bring great healing. All are invited. 618-632-3562.

▪ Brian Owens: Complete Gamer – Tribute to Bob Gibson — 7 p.m. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, 400 N. Alton St., Lebanon. Complete Gamer is a celebration of Cardinals legend and Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Gibson. This multimedia experience features original music performed by Brian Owens and musicians from Life Creative Group, a creative arts company dedicated to sharing the talent and stories of the St. Louis area globally. 618-537-6863 or mckendree.edu/the_hett.

Wednesday April 27

▪ O’Fallon Sunrise Rotary Meeting — 6:45 a.m. O’Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St., O’Fallon. 618-210-8156 or ofallonsunriserotary.org.

▪ The Sheldon presents Mark Sparks, flute, with Peter Henderson, piano — 8 p.m. (Postponed from February 2). The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis. Mark Sparks, recently retired principal flute of the Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra, performs the first Sonata for flute and piano by Bohuslav Martinu, and the Sonata in A minor by Robert Schumann, originally for violin and piano, arranged by Sparks for flute and piano. Other works include “Romanze” by Richard Strauss, “Rondo” by Franz Doppler for two flutes and piano, and a new work by Mizzou composer Robyne Sieh for flute and piano, performed by Peter Henderson and student Isabella Saldaña. of Sparks of O’ Fallon, Illinois and a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. For tickets and information: thesheldon.org.

From Thursday 28 April to Monday 2 May

▪ Friends of O’Fallon Public Library Book Sale — Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 1 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 2. O’Fallon Public Library, 120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon. Books, books and more books in all genres. Plus audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, sundries and friendly people. FREE ENTRANCE. Sponsored by Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library. ofpl.info/booksale

Other events in the region

▪ 25th Annual Stooges Tour – Saturday May 7th. McKendree University, Melvin Price Convocation Center, 701 College Road, Lebanon. Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. for long-distance runners. All runners must finish before 4 p.m. Register before May 1 for a chance to win a case of Schlafly beer. For details and registration: www.tourdestooges.org.

▪ O’Fallon Township Seniors Committee Dinner and Entertainment — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Tickets available at the Township office for $3 each. Residents of O’Fallon Township only.

▪ Injury Free Running Clinic — 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month through December. HSHS St. Elizabeth Ambulatory Therapy Clinic, 209 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon. The clinic helps current runners and those who want to start running safely and improve their performance. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is mandatory. hshs.org/StElizabeths/Events/Community/Injury-Free-Running-Clinic-2022

This story was originally published April 11, 2022 00:00.

]]>
Electric Light Orchestra Fans Should Hear Eldorado Reissue https://dssoundlabs.com/electric-light-orchestra-fans-should-hear-eldorado-reissue/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 17:32:29 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/electric-light-orchestra-fans-should-hear-eldorado-reissue/ “Eldorado” is the album that took the Electric Light Orchestra to a whole new level. Part of this can be measured in terms of sales and popularity, as the 1974 release brought ELO to the top 20 of the US charts for the first time. The album would eventually go gold – which was new […]]]>

“Eldorado” is the album that took the Electric Light Orchestra to a whole new level.

Part of this can be measured in terms of sales and popularity, as the 1974 release brought ELO to the top 20 of the US charts for the first time. The album would eventually go gold – which was new territory for the band – propelled in large measure by ELO’s first ever top 10 single, “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”. .

More importantly, however, is the artistic growth shown on “Eldorado.” After three solid albums – all of which had flashes of brilliance – “Eldorado” is the first time it all came together for ELO and the potential of the band’s classic-meets-rock idea is fully realized over the course of an entire album.

The music is absolutely beautiful – lush and symphonic, yet as melodic and seductive as any pop offering on the radio. ELO frontman Jeff Lynne’s lyrics are captivating, drawing listeners into the concept album, and his vocal work has simply never been better.

All in all, this is when Lynne and company really begin to solidify their case that ELO would become one of the greatest bands of all time.

]]>
Electric Light Orchestra Fans Should Hear The Eldorado Reissue https://dssoundlabs.com/electric-light-orchestra-fans-should-hear-the-eldorado-reissue/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/electric-light-orchestra-fans-should-hear-the-eldorado-reissue/ “Eldorado” is the album that took the Electric Light Orchestra to a whole new level. Part of this can be measured in terms of sales and popularity, as the 1974 release brought ELO into the top 20 of the US charts for the first time. The album would eventually go gold – which was new […]]]>

“Eldorado” is the album that took the Electric Light Orchestra to a whole new level.

Part of this can be measured in terms of sales and popularity, as the 1974 release brought ELO into the top 20 of the US charts for the first time. The album would eventually go gold – which was new territory for the band – propelled in large measure by ELO’s first ever top 10 single, “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”. .

More importantly, however, is the artistic growth shown on “Eldorado.” After three solid albums – all of which had flashes of brilliance – “Eldorado” is the first time it all has come together for ELO and the potential of the band’s classic-rock encounter idea is fully realized over the course of an entire album.

The music is absolutely beautiful – lush and symphonic, yet as melodic and seductive as any pop offering on the radio. ELO frontman Jeff Lynne’s lyrics are captivating, drawing listeners into the concept album, and his vocal work has simply never been better.

All in all, this is when Lynne and company really start to solidify their case that ELO would become one of the greatest bands of all time.

]]>
Sleep Awareness Week 2022 has begun – tech and tips for better sleep https://dssoundlabs.com/sleep-awareness-week-2022-has-begun-tech-and-tips-for-better-sleep/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 16:10:09 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/sleep-awareness-week-2022-has-begun-tech-and-tips-for-better-sleep/ Today marks the start of Sleep Awareness Week 2022, an annual event hosted by the National Sleep Foundation highlight the link between good sleep and better health. To mark the occasion, this week TechRadar will take an in-depth look at all things eye closure, with expert advice from neuroscientists, nutritionists and sleep experts to help […]]]>

Today marks the start of Sleep Awareness Week 2022, an annual event hosted by the National Sleep Foundation highlight the link between good sleep and better health. To mark the occasion, this week TechRadar will take an in-depth look at all things eye closure, with expert advice from neuroscientists, nutritionists and sleep experts to help you sleep better.

Sleep is essential for your physical and mental well-being, but it’s not always easy to settle in and get good quality rest. So we’ll share expert tips on how to fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. We’ll take an in-depth look at foods that can help you sleep, as well as the relationship between sleep and caffeine so you can avoid sabotaging your own sleep with the wrong foods and drinks.

]]>
I transformed my sleep with a speaker that costs less than a deli sandwich https://dssoundlabs.com/i-transformed-my-sleep-with-a-speaker-that-costs-less-than-a-deli-sandwich/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 11:51:55 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/i-transformed-my-sleep-with-a-speaker-that-costs-less-than-a-deli-sandwich/ You know the feeling – you really need a good night’s sleep after a busy day, but your mind keeps racing and for some reason you just can’t calm down and tune out. This is something that has happened to me often over the past few months, and I’m not the only one; sleep issues […]]]>

You know the feeling – you really need a good night’s sleep after a busy day, but your mind keeps racing and for some reason you just can’t calm down and tune out. This is something that has happened to me often over the past few months, and I’m not the only one; sleep issues have been common during the pandemiceven in people who don’t have the virus.

One thing that often helps me drift is ambient ocean noise from the Rainy Mood app on my phone (with seagull effects turned off), but playing it on my phone’s speaker might be disturbing my husband, and sleeping with headphones is just uncomfortable. .

]]>