April 4, 2013
The Water Line is Rising
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, Lori Goldston, Kevin Patton, Dana Reason
Three long movements played with nuanced near-pauses between. Romantic in a Barzun sense: literary but not literal, evocative but not pictorial, lyrical but not sentimental.
In Movement One it is night and we witness a quiet tide cycle in an image of real time. In Movement Two we are under the ripples and witness the same quiet cycle from within the water's acoustic. In Movement Three the waters that rise are other waters. We are under underness, beneath our selves, beneath the face of the void.
Intimately attended - they gave out beautiful hand-printed posters.
April 2, 2013
Ebony Concerto - Stravinsky - Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, Woody Herman
As in Mozart, the movement from one thing to another is made in a sense of delight, but not as of a movement from balance to balance, or of conversational repartee, but of a reconfigured repeating, repeating reconfigurations within refigured frames repeated from skewed angles.
Banned Sectional 2 AKNWM - (June 1985, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer
The same session recorded on two machines, and then remixed out of phase by a few seconds (to start with - the equipment all runs at different speeds, so there is a pleasant fluidity to the phase relationship). But the sense of an echo doesn't last long. Soon the sound separates itself into regions of registral textures. The sessions of this period are often concerned with questions of multiplicity - of sources, agendas, personalities, what have you - and cramming those back together to make a concord that does not flow necessarily from a hearing of anything, or from an intention of anything. In this case the session was pried apart from within itself, along a non-obvious seam, and then remelded. The scar should show, but the process illuminates other and more strongly evocative jointings.
In Session at The Tintinabulary
April 1, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 834 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, 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
|Olympic National Park 1973|