Sunday, June 23, 2013



June 15, 2013
Forest Show
Ravenna Park, Seattle
works by Neil Welch, John Teske, Nat Evans
with Natalie Mai Hall, Evan Smith, Christian Pincock

Soundboards in their former habitat

Not an audience, a congregation. Not a draw, an apse. Not a ravine, a cathedral. Not a music, a sermon. Gospel according to Braxton. Long deep draughts of communal prayer. Candles. Reascension into the still light crepuscle to home.


June 18, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 39 "Hunting and Gathering" - (June 1985, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer)

Last week's post regarding Banned Rehearsal 38 explained the process behind Neal's score Hunting and Gathering. For this session we let her rip for 47 minutes. The result displays our early sound in all its cruddy glory. I'll leave the link up for a few weeks.

June 20, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 692 - (November 2005, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer)

A journey into the far.

Snoho Piece 3 - Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Scribner

In Session at the Tintinabulary

June 17, 2013
Gradus 228 - Neal Meyer

Neal playing an A-natural
A milestone in the project known as Gradus for Fux, Tesla, and Milo the Wrestler: all the combinations of the eight A-naturals on the piano keyboard have now been worked. And so a little history. Neal made the first 10 Gradus recordings (45' cassette sides) in January of 1987. He was living in San Diego at the time and the opportunity to continue the project dried up. Fast forward to January of 2002. I offered the use of my piano (a 1976 Six-foot Yamaha) and DAT. He started over, and I re-started the numbered sessions. These new sessions began as 30 minute sessions, each devoted to a single combination. The last several years, in order to make some headway to other pitch-classes, he has been doing 40 minute sessions, each devoted to two combinations. Along the way the recording equipment has changed (direct to computer) and I got a new piano (an 1890 eight-foot Chickering). There have been several public performances over the years, including several short samplings at the Seattle Composers' Salon. The first full length performance was at Brechemin Auditorium in December of 2004. This outing set the standard: Three "Rungs" over 2 hours without break.

Next session: E-natural!

UpcomingSaturday, July 6, 2013 - 8:30 PM
Peterman, Your Mother Should Know, Pouch
Victory Lounge, 433 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle

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