100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 30, 1971 - Image 2

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1971-10-30

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Poge Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, October 30, 1971

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, October 30, 1971

Recreating the Edo festival

-Daily-Rolfe Tessem
THE LEAD SINGER of Parliament Funkedelic belts out a num-
ber amid flashing light effects before an enthusiastic audience
at Hill Auditorium last night. A review will appear in Sunday's
Daily.
Pink Flo'yd:Sown
that ecstatic unity

By ROANNE BARRIS
Listening to Taneo Wakayama
and his company play last night
was an incredible experience.
When the musicians began, the
different parts sounded unre-
lated and confusing to the lis-
tener, but gradually patterns
began to emerge, such as high-
pitched notes on the flute sig-
nalling the ends of movements,
and related patterns between
the drum parts.
Like American jazz,kafter the
musicians have drunk a little
sakeiand shed their shirts, the
music begins to swing much like
a New Orleans rag. The music
built in intensity and complex-
ity, and it was hardto believe
that, unlike jazz, none of it
was improvised.
The music is called matsuri
hayashi-matshuri meaning fes-
tival, and hayashi an ensemble
of drums and flute. On certain
holidays in Japan, a portable
shrine is carried by fifty or sixty
men through town or city
streets. Encouraging the men
and enlivening these occasions
are a group of five musicians
Dance troupe
from Africa
here tonight
. The Sierra Leone National
Dance Company will perform
traditional African d a n c e and
music tonight at 8 p.m. in the
Power Center, under the auspices
of the University Musical So-
ciety.
Comprised of 34 dancers from
all sections of Sierra Leone, the
troupe was established nine
years ago by that nation's Min-
istry of Social Welfare as part
of an effort to develop the coun-
try's cultural potentials. It has
been acclaimed throughout the
world for its excellence of per-
formance.
The various dances of the
troupe portray the environment
in which they were inspired and
created.
The decorative style of their
costumes shows traces of the old
splendors of the tribal king-
doms which were flourishing
among their ancestors, to whom
most of the dances and social
improvements are attributed, be-
fore the white man first reached
Sierra Leone.
G REA SOWING
AN ALL:TIME FIRST
1-
'Blue Movie'df *
Z; Is honest, Aitlating.
arI tgies theaudie4ce
Z what It pold tPsee.R
a ***.*-N.Y. Times
ST HIS QR A TED F LM IS
H IG HLY R ECO M MEN DE D
BY THE MANAGEMENT
* Plus 2nd feature '*
r ~CInflt1Y 82330
-. 3

playing this most surprising
type of Japanese music.
Of the four instruments that
make up the hayashi, only one
is a m e lo d i c instrument, the
take-bue or bamboo flute. There
are two taiko (shime-daiko)
drums, a larger o-daiko, and a
hand gong, the atarigane. The
drum parts consist of a certain
pattern that is played several
times (often picking up speed
with each repitition) before the
piece ends. One of the taiko
players usually sets up a steady
beat while the other adds synco-
pation, farming an interlocking
rhythm. The atarigane frequent-
ly plays twice as fast as the
drums, serving both as an em-
bellishment and as a rhythmic
drive to the piece.
After the matsuri bayashi
there were three numbers of
sato-kagura, a folk r e l i g i o u s
dance music. Pantomime is used
to tell these stories, and the
For the student body:
Genuine
SAuthentic
* Navy,
PEA COATS
$25
Sizes 34 to 50

dancers wear masks, wigs of
long hair, and brightly-colored,
o r n a t e costumes. Underneath
the costumes they are dancing
very restrained movements and
even the leaping of a dragon
and hero in combat is based on
delicate r e f i n ed actions. The'
first dance, Orochi Taiji, began
See EDO, Page 8
'Ii
M 4

It's going to be a great
PARTY
Sat. 9:00 P.M.
Rive Gauche
Music, Beer, Fun
Girls Admitted FREE
Try Daily Classifieds
DIAL 5-6290
4th WEEK
"I wouldn't say McCABE is more
enjoyable than M*A*S*H; it is
simply richer and better, a clas-
sic of its kind .b.be forewarn-
ed: the trick of appreciating
McCABE & MRS. MILLER is to
settle back and let it gurgle
over you."
Neal Gabler-Michigan Daily
r6

11

Women's Crisis Center
Training Session
SATURDAY, OCT. 30, at 10 a.m.
332 Michigan Union
All day workshops. . . Bring a lunch
INFO? Call 662-5400
or Women's Advocate Ofice

4

--Oman

www"

Saturday and Sunday

October 30-31

i

ROD ST EIGE R as
The Pawnbroker
has brilliantly intercut flashes of the
horrors of the concentration camp with
equally shocking visualizations of imprison-

'I

CENTRAL STUDENT JUDICIARY
announces
Petitioning for 5 Full-Term
Appointments
Sign up for Interviews-Oct. 24-Nov. 1
Room 1542 SAB

*-

WARREN
BEATTY
JUUE
CHRISTIE
McCiA
MRSe MILLER
PANAVISION@ TECHNICOLOR 9
Next
"DANCE OF DEATH"

ment in a free society."
-Bosley Crowther, N.Y. Time

es

at HILLEL

1429 Hill

only 50c

CHECKMATE,

SAT. at 8 p.m.-SUNDAY at 9 p.m.

I

of/ all that ,.
By FARGO
Pink Floyd invaded Hill Audi-
torium T h u r s d a y night with
extra-terrestial music. Their in-
fluence on other groups is im-
possible to discern b e c a u s e
nobody can approach their grasp
of psychedelic m u s i c. Pink
Floyd's first albums appeared in
the States sometime in 1967, on
the heels of the other vital but
undiscovered British group, the
Yardbirds. But whereas the
Yardbirds' innovations in elec-
tric - instrument sound clearly
showed up as influences on later
groups, no group has been able
to follow up on the wizardry of
Floyd.
The standard rock-group set,.
up: lead guitar, bass, organ, and
drums. Plus a few magic and
moogic boxes which this group
can wield to get sound effects
you cannot believe could be
heard off record. Sure, they in
effect- bring a whole studio into
the auditorium with them, but
even though some sounds are on
tape, watching the guitarist slide
up the neck and knowing the
final tones started there, five
filters previously, is still damned
exciting because these guys have
mastered what they are doing.
People unfamiliar with the
group may have heard the FM
favorite "See Emily Play," or
remember the soundtrack from
"Zabriskie Point." They played
the latter; i.e. "Careful With
That Axe, Eugene," earlier stuff
from "Saucerful of Secrets" al-
bum, and a version of "Atom
Heart Mother," which you can't

State Street at Liberty

IL

I

Subscribe to The Michigan Daily

Smusic
believe four !people with I-don't-
care-how-many boxes could pull
off.
Dealing with cosmic and mag-
ical themes as does Pink Floyd,
it is difficult at times not to
slide toward the punkishness of
Black Sabbath, or the soppiness
of T-Rex. Floyd rarely slips from
a genius level, having made an
art of molding and virtually
curving sound, based on nega-
tive space, a frequent use of re-
verb, and projecting speakers.
Their music is closest to hymn,
an elegiac quality flows through
the perfectly paced crescendos
and interludes; even screams fit
into the continuum.
The first half of their set had
music flowing out of the roots
of the earth. It was light years
from jazz in struc ture, but
reached with tendrils that would
have made Dean Moriarity of
On The Road jump up and
down screaming Y E S! Y E S!
More of the same music the sec-
ond half; while you were won-
dering how four dudes in levis
could pull themselves into a
group and radiate the same con-
cept out to an audience as com-
ing from a single entity, at the
same time they were convincing
you that all music was the same
in the ecstatic sense of same-
ness. But the pre-encore cut
from their new album was a bit
tedious and by the end the peo-
ple who were too foolish to go
out in the hall while Guardian
Angel wasted time and ears with
blaring rock probably could not
pay the attention Pink Floyd
requires.

Or --qlkb -IRV

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Halloween Double Feature
2 FILMS FOR 75c
AT 7 & 10
The Phantom of the Opera
The original 1925 silent film starring Lon Chaney
and Mary Philbin. Accompanied at the piano by
Donald Sosin and an original score.
AND AT 8:45
THEM!
Giant ants mutated by atomic explosions terrorize
Los Angeles. With James Whitmore, Edmund Gywnn
and James Arness.
in AUD. A, ANGELL HALL

IS'

I

4

Bandoram a

'71

LAST T
2 BIG HITS!
PETER BOOK S MOTION PICTURE
Th' pascuTI N
A4Nb A7ffN4T9N
Sf P aEuI
COLr ' DFux MED A$rgf
4110 tfik1b
TH E IN u
ey PETER WEISS
COLOR syDeLuxe UNITED ARTISTS

IMES TODAY!
"YES, 'BELLE DE JOUR' IS
SENSATIONAL, it does
-let's be honest about
this-turn you on!"
Life Magazine
.uis'BunueA Masterpiece
of'Erotica!
AROBERTa oA MOM 11MMX
L BE
,~, dE
S JOUR
WINNER BEST PICTURE
U:0:.: VENICE FILM FETTIVAL

Featuring
The University of Michigan Bands
Saturday, Nov. 13, 8:00 p.m.
HILL AUDITORIUM
Tickets $2.00, $2.50, $3.00

EXTRA ADDED

ATTRACTION

4

SNEAK PREVIEW Tonite 9 P.M.
With Music by ELTON JOHN

o FiTH Forum
FIFTH AVENUE AT UT"
DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR
INFORMATION 76,1.9700

"MARAT"-3 & 7
"BELLE"-5 & 11
SNEAK-9 P.M.

Mail Orders:

Bandorama '71
University of Michigan Bands

STARTS SUNDAY-3 DAYS ONLY!
HENRY MILLER'S A o Heironymus MEMKN
L ever toEAUJHumpps
S ~ ® and/fnd true happiness"
A Regional FilmRelease -Technicolor'

School of Music
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigon 48105

M

I

I

II

I

iIn I loruu luu uuilr_ 11 r 207r 1

I

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan