Saturday, January 5, 2013



December 30, 2012
Steppin' Out - Paul Revere and the Raiders [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Me in 1980, drinking ire
Habitabit - Keith Eisenbrey - Sue Walsh, soprano; Keith Eisenbrey, piano

My 1980 Latin setting of the Peacable Kingdom passage from Isaiah. I was a student at the UW at the time and composed by hurling conceptual ideas at score paper to see what they would do. In this case I used quotations (a Schubert Waltz, I think), abrupt jump cuts between disparate textures, and directed improvisation, among other things. The whole thing ends up pretty much a mess, but my intrepid and phenomenally pitch-perfect soprano soldiered on admirably.

Seven Piece Match Set - Aaron Keyt - Keith Eisenbrey, piano
Aaron ca. 1982

Aaron and Neal may have been acquainted before this, but to best of my recollection this performance was the first time I worked directly with any of the members of what would, four years later, become Banned Rehearsal. I remember they were difficult to play and they sure sound like it even at this distance.

January 1, 2013
Capitol Air - Allen Ginsberg - Allen Ginsberg, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
Partita - Lutoslawski - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawki, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Phillip Moll

Straight lines and tight corkscrews.

January 2, 2013
Livegig - Freefall (David Hicks, Midori Nakemura, Ephi Paul, Thomas Richards, Daniel Warner)

glass-synth harmonica eeriness pouring from its container into the shape of its container.

Banned Rehearsal 588 (November 2000 - Isaac Eisenbrey, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, Isabel Kosály-Meyer, Neal Meyer)

Listless, passive, achromatic. It is difficult to tell whether it is mostly our fault or mostly the fault of the recording system. Now and then a session simply falls flat on its face and that's that. That's this.


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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