Choosing a good lighting

The choice of good lighting allows you to enjoy a double advantage, including a pleasant and soothing light for the eyes and a significant saving of money on electricity costs.

This news blog regularly posts articles on the latest news about the use of this type of lighting around the world. These headings are classified in two different categories which are the News LED lighting and the Street lighting.

The decoration of public places by LED lamps, the advantages offered by LED ceiling lights or lighting work with large international firms are all topics that are covered.

Art brut, street art and new artistic trends.

Nowadays, art is no longer just the work of painters, photographers, sculptors and visual artists known as such and immersed in the world of museums, galleries, culture and money. Democratization is on the rise, and more and more people are daring to express themselves without artistic background, just because they want to create, share, denounce, and question.

Art invades the walls, real and virtual.

The walls are covered with tags, collages, mosaics and pixels, showing everyone a poetic or demanding message, a deep or light image, an evocation, a feeling.

Contemporary art galleries exhibit bold works and unknown artists, designers, fashion designers and designers dare to industrialize their artistic impulses, and all is well that ends beautiful.

The jaded museums have only to open the eye to go from discovery to discovery. We see more and more different works, multiple and inspired, and this in each window and on every street corner. Keith Haring was the exception that became the rule, and in recent years, art is improvised without fear, the painting spreads without constraints, and the expression appears without baggage and without prior training. Real and virtual walls (long live social networks and sharing tools): everyone has a quarter of an hour of glory, his square meter of free expression, his way of contributing to a more pop, more graphic world, more arty.

The Baton: Necessity or Obstacle?

Let’s take a look at what famous conductors have said about this.

Among those who don’t use a baton are important names like Stokowski, Mitropoulos, Boulez, Masur… (to name just a few). But why don’t they use a baton? Let’s hear some of their comments:

Stokowski: “all unessentials should be eliminated”.
Boulez has a very nice short book called “L’Écriture du Geste” (2002) where he gives his views on how he finds bare hands are more expressive and important for the clarity in complex new music.

For many conductors the baton is something they take for granted and don’t think about. Others have stated quite clearly on which side they are on: “the renounciation of the baton… carries the seeds of decay” (Bruno Walter).

Whatever you choose, one thing is for sure: “Gestures must be first and always meaningful in terms of the music” (Leonard Bernstein)