Saturday, November 17, 2012



November 11, 2012
Leola - Joplin - William Albright
Prelude in G Major op. 32#5 - Rachmaninoff - Horowitz
Prelude in g-sharp minor op. 32#12 - Rachmaninoff - Horowitz
Stoptime Rag - Joplin - William Albright

Symphony #9 - Mahler - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan - [live at Berlin Festival 1982]

1. In its building up or in its stripping down, as it begins to put itself back together out of collapse, as it turns aside from its final ends, leading always to histrionic shattering failure.
2. A curious clock unfolding into grotesquery remembers a densely febrile desparation.
3. Furious activity, salvation by fugato, attention arrested again and again by what can not be forgotten, but from which it slips away distracted.
4. Fully invested in wish-fulfillment. Would that death be so reassuringly, lavishly personal!

Comrades of the Legion - Sousa - Philip Jones Ensemble, Elgar Howarth
Panathenäenzug - Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe, Peter Rosel
Parergon zur Symphonia Domestica - Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe, Peter Rosel

Richard writes his own meta-music.

Ben Tobier
November 12, 2012
Hot and Heavy - Ben Tobier [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Violin Concerto - Berg - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Itzhak Perlman

The voices do not move in sync. They lag, as though dragged around by a magnetic field, or like a swarm of lugubrious bees around their roving queen.
William Walton

November 13, 2012
Symphony #2 - William Walton - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

Tenuous, urban, nervous. Uncertain as to how one might go about being lyrical.

November 15, 2012
Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
I Love Music - The O'Jays [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

An upside down mix: drums up front, everything else homogenized into the midground.

Linda Let Me Be The One - Bruce Springsteen [from Tracks]
Tell It Like It Is - Heart [from Greatest Hits]

I imagine in front of this song a film montage as the idiotagonist sees the error of his ways. Then she goes all Aretha.

Wire - Benjamin, Boretz, Jeff Presslaff, J. K. Randall [from Inter/Play]

First things first: invent a language. Monochord, Crumar, piano.

Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies - Smokey Joe Miller, Norman Young [from Art Rosenbaum's The Art of Field Recording volume 1]

In Session at The Tintinabulary

November 12, 2012
Gradus 217 - Neal Meyer


Saturday May 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Keith Eisenbrey and Neal Meyer at The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Music for solo piano
Eisenbrey: Welcome to my planet. I come in peace.
Meyer: Cage - Solo for Piano

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