The Mozart Opera Ari Music Works That Combine Different Visual And Sound Aspects

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The Mozart opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti” and the Hanatarash “Live 1988” are two interesting music works that combine different visual and sound aspects in a curious way. Jessye Norman performs the Mozart opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti” from "Le nozze di Figaro” (marriage of Figaro) opera by W.A. Mozart. Norman is an American award-winning opera singer and soprano. Hanatarash “Live 1988” is a noise music performance performed by a Japanese noise band, Hanatarsh. The two music performances differ in visual and sound aspects that make each piece intriguing in its own way.
The two performances significantly differ in the expression and pitch. The Mozart opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti” is a pitch-music that incorporates tonal variation. The performer, Jessye Norman, performs in a costume, acts and moves on stage. Norman performs the opera in a soprano which is a classical female singing voice with a very high vocal range. The singer does not use a loudspeaker for sound reinforcement or amplification. Hanatarash “Live 1988” is a noise music performance that expresses noise in a context. Hanatarash band incorporate unusual noise-making objects including machine sound and destroying objects on stage to make sound. Amplification of sounds and voices occur with the use of loudspeakers. This makes Hanatarash “Live 1988” louder and noisier than Mozart opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti”.
The tempo or speed in the two musical performances differ and have different…

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