Saturday, May 7, 2011



April 30, 2011
Rhapsody for Orchestra - Roger Sessions - Columbus SO/Christian Badea
Interruption No. 2 - Keith Eisenbrey
Up The Hill Backwards/Crystal Japan - David Bowie
Pastorale for Helena - Aaron Keyt

May 1, 2011
Banned Rehearsal 215 - Banned Rehearsal

Develops an interesting sense of what a groove can be - instead of a base upon which to build, a transparent medium through which to sound the room. Participants were Karen, Aaron, and myself.

Banned Rehearsal 560 - Banned Rehearsal

orchestral, tantric, immovable. Participants were Pete Comley, Karen, Aaron, Anna, Neal, and myself.

Hockets (midi version A) - Keith Eisenbrey
Zoo Penguins - Keith Eisenbrey

May 5, 2011
Scratch - Blue Ribbon Syncopaters

Early punk jazz.

Night Life - Mary Lou Williams
Smiles - Charlie LaVere
Concerto for Cootie - Duke Ellington
Waiting for the Train to Come Home - Peggy Lee

This is about as perfect as a song can be. Peggy Lee genius!

Body and Soul - Lester Young
Partita for Piano (midi) - Benjamin Boretz
Symphony No. 2 - William Walton - Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell

Transformation anchored by head rhyme, with more than a hint of Debussy and Bartok.


May 6, 2011 
Seattle Composers Salon - Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Double Play - Doug Palmer

Tony Rondolone played sax and David Mesler played piano. cheery and fun.

Selections for the Storm Sound Cycle - Steve Scribner

I'm looking forward to hearing as much as I can of this 9 hour epic on the 21st of this month. I'll be playing a couple of times, as will many others. Don't miss it!

Langsam - Yvonne Hoar

Jennifer Yu played piano. I was having trouble getting into this piece until about 2/3 of the way in. The register shifted up and the musical material started to consider itself more carefully. In my humble opinion the first part seemed to operate as a kind of creative scaffolding - necessary to have written in order to get where it got, but not necessary to keep once there. Removing it would leave a stronger piece.

Excerpts with discussion - Ben Hogue

Thinking about the behaviors of music in non-linear environments, and the possibility of music evoking images of non-linearity.

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