til luciano berio did beatles arrangements, i guess a bunch of composers did in the 60s and 70s (toru takemitsu for guitar, cathy berberian commissioned louis andriessen for a few). berio's "michelle ii" sounds the most like usual berio (kinda reminds me of his "folk songs") but i think "ticket to ride" stands out the most, orchestrationally kinda reminds me of bach brandenburg cto 2 bc of the trumpet (although the instruments def don't operate the same way here)

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speaking of which, "michelle ii" reminds me of berio's take on "loosin yelav" in particular, mostly in the woodwind work (probably because i've listened to "folk songs" so many times). i first heard "folk songs" with dawn upshaw singing them? but anyways yeah "folk songs" and in particular "loosin yelav" are gorgeous


i don't know these (berio + beatles) so well
they're not quite to my liking (the propulsive dance rhythms are gone), but engaging to me nonetheless



the beatles made a profound impact on many musicians (e.g. brian wilson) and their songs are/were covered extensively

here is a more recent adaptation (removing vocal track, vintage instruments) showing a different type of variation (tech)


"but she don't care"


@js0000 ah! interesting how they replicated the timing effects, like the tambourine feels slightly on the "back side" of the beat


trying to play like ringo ...


reminds me of a story laurie anderson often tells of learning japanese lyrics from a tape made by a stuttering speaker ... she learned the stutter (since the sounds of the language were all she was concentrating on (not meaning or possible variations in speaking it)) which didn't always help japanese speaking listeners


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