|Posted by Thomas J. West on February 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM|
With the advent of social media and the democratization of communications, not only are regimes crumbling in the Middle East, but new forms of art and music are finding their way into the mainstream. What's the next big thing in popular music? Dubstep.It's big enough now that it is finding its way into the Grammys.
Born in the dance halls of Britain, Dubstep has been quietly growing in popularity for about 15 years. I have previously featured solo a cappella Dubstep artist DubFX on my Great Performances series, and here today is another Dubstep artist who is blending the classical with the contemporary. Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, composer, and visionary who writes her own original music, makes the sheet music available online, and is filming awesome videos like this one. She's also majoring in Therapeutic Recreation at BYU and plans to work with at-risk teenage girls in the future.
Lindsey's sheet music for this piece is available for sale here.
Her inspiration for "Crystallize" was observing Dr. Masaru Emoto's images of ice crystals after being exposed to different types of emotions - a bit of controversial research I have been interested in and aware of for over five years. Read her description here.
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