February 12, 2012
Jerome Kern Tribute - UPS Women's Chorus (1985), Sylvia Munsen
Banned Rehearsal 233 (September 1990 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt)
February 16, 2012
Hanonew - Amy Denio & Petunia
For those who did not come up through the vernacular, or who listen as though they had not come up through the vernacular, the gestures that are merely neutral to those who did, pop out. This music is both completely stable and ready to slide off into a heap on the floor, like a pile of books on a graduate student's coffee table.
Gradus 79 - Neal Meyer
Banned Rehearsal 775 - (June 2010 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer)
A lovely session - the link is to the sound on soundcloud. Navigating the balance of sounding like music but not going like music.
In Session at The Tintinabulary
February 13, 2012
Banned Rehearsal 807 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer
In light of the recently completed Seattle Improvised Music Festival, which I heard and enjoyed a little of, and also of the many thought-provoking essays in Wally Shoup's Adventures in Music, I have been thinking of the claims made for improvisation as an activity, and of the social aesthetics that often adhere to its practice. No conclusions of course - How could there be? - but a question I find in a talk given by Warren Burt at Bard back in 1984, as reported in News of Music, [February 1984] "Can one ask one's own language to remove itself in its own terms?"
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