Saturday, February 4, 2012



January 28, 2012
Attila - Verdi
Seattle Opera

There are few musics where the disconnect between ostensible subject matter and apparent affect is so strangely askew. This may be, at last, a toe-hold into Verdi for me. I'll keep you posted.

February 2, 2012
One Minute Solo Improvisations -
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

I didn't try to keep track of who all played, but there were a bunch. Here is a link to a gallery of each individual doodle I made (they look best big, so watch the slide show), and below is the whole page. If you played you are free to guess which one was done while you were playing. I can't remember, and they weren't made in left-to-right top-to-bottom order.


January 29, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 232 - (September 1990 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt)

The feeling of being resonating is a pleasure. The feeling of being one resonating is a pleasure. The feeling in one's being of being resonating is a pleasure. The feeling of being one resonating is a pleasure in one's whole being.

Wild Thing 2 - Banned Rehearsal (July 2000 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer)

See post last week for Wild Thing 1, but with echo.

January 31, 2012
Gathered Songs Recording Session 1 (May 2005) - Keith Eisenbrey - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey

A song is (can be) a clear statement of text as set apart from conversational modes.

Keyboard Shortcuts - Richard Johnson - Keith Eisenbrey, piano

This was the recording from my recital of June 2010. As a performer one accretes a sense of what a piece is from a standpoint that is both privileged and distracted. On the one hand all its details, all its structure, are baldly present. On the other hand the performer is so busy attending to the physical details and to the projection that it is a delight to step back, after time has passed, and listen for how a piece hangs in the audiosphere. All to say that, listening now, each of these six pieces is precisely distinct and unlike anything else, even its fellows - except that they are also exactly like each other in a way that seems unlike any other way that sets of pieces are ever like each other. Imagine six of the oddest people you had ever met - and then to discover years later that they were brothers.

In Session at The Tintinabulary

January 30, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 806 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer

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