Darlene Koldenhoven


Darlene Koldenhoven was born in a mixed neighborhood on the South side of Chicago to a family with an extensive musical lineage, but hearing only the singing of her mother and grandfather.

Darlene could hold her own harmony part by age 3, making her Easter Sunday debut in church singing a solo, “Low in the Grave He Lay.” Her initial emphasis of formal training was classical piano, which she began studying in earnest at age 9.

Two years prior, she learned sewing from grandmother and continues to carry on the tradition to this day, sewing and occasionally designing her clothes and concert gowns. Her father, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, died from malaria complications contracted during his “tours of duty.”

The family suffering from the financial hardship, a single mother, and her sister being born deaf, didn’t allow her hard working mother to afford formal singing lessons for Darlene until age 16.

The product of a strict Dutch Christian Reformed/Calvinist family, Darlene was only allowed to listen to or play religious or classical music, not allowed to improvise, and never really listened to pop music until college where she absorbed everything from the Beatles and Middle Eastern music to jazz.

But the fierce work ethic and discipline she learned from home and her schooling made her an outstanding scholarly achiever, thus preparing her for the ubiquitous and enviable career she now relishes in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles. Arriving in Los Angeles in January with only a leap-of-faith, $400, her car, 6 wool turtleneck sweaters (she’s from Chicago) and no contacts – therein lay the story of how hard work and perseverance pays off . . .

Ms. Koldenhoven revealed an early sensitivity to teaching and nurturing when she assisted in the early speech therapy of her only sibling, a sister 9 years younger who was born deaf with bilateral aural atresia. Experimental surgery created some hearing capabilities for her at age 4.

Revelations from that experience impacted Koldenhoven three-fold, sparking her intense interest in how vocal sound is created by the smallest gestures of the structures of the mouth, sound vibration as a source of healing and restoration, and the expressive possibilities of vocal sound without words – a signature element of her singular style.

Darlene Koldenhoven’s first two albums are her debut Keys to the World (an adult contemporary pop work with an emphasis on positive lyrics, both humanitarian and for the environment), Free to Serve (an eclectic gospel soundtrack, commissioned by the Christian Reformed Church of North America and lifted from a World Missions multi-media concert that she co-directed, wrote all the music for and performed in, featuring musicians and singers she brought back from the impoverished Sierra Leone, West Africa).

When asked about the future, in addition to her regular activities, Darlene is looking forward to touring with her concerts and workshops and is in the process of developing a unique music education program for those with special needs.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sources darlenekoldenhoven. com

Lors d’une séance de musicothérapie, les cerveaux d’un patient et d’un thérapeute se synchronisent — Blog Nutrition Santé


Une définition de la musicothérapie unique n’existe pas, car elle ne contente pas l’unanimité des praticiens. Cependant, une chose est sûre, il s’agit d’une pratique transdisciplinaire dont les bienfaits en font un soin de support de plus en plus privilégié. Actuellement, la musicothérapie est une pratique quasiment présente sur tous les continents, que ce soit […]

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Grease… Musical…on Stage…Mogador..Paris


The teams of our two radio stations: “Radio Satellite” and “Radio Satellite2” were able to attend the show, GREASE (Musical comedy taken from the famous movie film of the 70s).

 

We (teams) lived a pure happiness  during these 3 hours of show.

 

Yes…It was a physical show: Dances, somersaults, young people  performing breathtaking acrobatics. Fantastic dances and choreographies.

A  synchronized   show synchronized. Twenty actresses and actors who are also singers (beautiful voices), dancers  …. To summarize, as said “a pure jewel” “pure happiness”

 

The show mixes Grease‘s English-language hits and some titles in French.  Anyway, the show was translated to English on 2 screens in Mogador theater, for non-French speakers, for tourists.

 

This show  can be easily  exported and can be performed on various stages / stage boards around the world. In fact, it’s an international show.

 

The day you read this article, if the show is still played, do not hesitate to go there with your family. The comedy is worth the detour

 

Last point to be specified: It’s a Live Show:  It means…. The singers are “really” singing.

It’s not a playback. There is an orchestra.  This orchestra consists of 8 musicians :  pianist / synth, solo electric guitar, bass guitar, drummer, trumpet player etc …

Here are 2 videos: One taken by one of our team members.

The other whose source is youtube (Théotha Paris)

+ A link to an article presenting Grease’s musical team at the Mogador Theater in Paris.

 

 

Some of the team ( artists )

For further details, you can check this website

https://www.greaselemusical.fr/le-spectacle/la-distribution

 

 

Article in French :  http://www.radiosatellite2.com/archives/2017/11/05/35836619.html 

 

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MUSIC …REMEMBER THE SOUND AND THE MOVIE


The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

 

The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical The Sound of Music, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film’s screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical’s book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children.

After bringing love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with the children they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith.

The original Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical score was enhanced by two new songs by Richard Rodgers.

Arranger and conductor Irwin Kostal prerecorded the songs with a large orchestra and singers on a stage prior to the start of filming, and later adapted instrumental underscore passages based on the songs.

Choreographers Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had worked with Andrews on Mary Poppins, worked out all new choreography sequences that incorporated many of the Salzburg locations and settings. The Sound of Music was filmed from March 26 through September 1, 1964, with external scenes shot on location in Salzburg, Austria, and the surrounding region, and interior scenes filmed at the 20th Century Fox studios in California.

Sound of music team

The team before and nowadays

 

The movie was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO by Ted McCord and produced with DeLuxe Color processing and six-track sound recording.

The film was released on March 2, 1965 in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release. The critical response to the film was widely mixed, with Bosley Crowther of The New York Times calling it “romantic nonsense and sentiment”, and Philip K. Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times describing it as “three hours of visual and vocal brilliance”.

The film was a major commercial success, becoming the number one box office movie after four weeks, and the highest-grossing film of 1965.

By November 1966, The Sound of Music became the highest-grossing film of all-time—surpassing Gone with the Wind—and held that distinction for five years. The film was just as popular throughout the world, breaking previous box-office records in twenty-nine countries.

Following an initial theatrical release that lasted four and a half years, and two successful re-releases, the film sold 283.3 million admissions worldwide and earned a total worldwide gross of $286,214,076. Adjusted for inflation, the film earned $2.366 billion at 2014 prices—the fifth highest grossing film of all time.

The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

 

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Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer (The sound of Music )

The film also received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical.

In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) listed The Sound of Music as the fifty-fifth greatest American movie of all time, and the fourth greatest movie musical.

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

 

 

Sound of music team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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