Saturday, August 24, 2013



August 20, 2013
How to have a street named after your band
Sleater-Kinney - Sleater-Kinney

The back taunt of aggressively sexualized youth. As rude as what's coming at them.

August 21, 2013
All Hands On The Bad One - Sleater-Kinney

Five years later with a richer vocal palette. The short-burst poetics are now part of the instrumental arrangements as well (I loved #1 Must Have). In the early eighties I was amused once when an artist, with a straight face, said that a painting was an example of 'second-generation post-painterly abstractionism', as though that could possibly be a meaningful epithet. 'Painterly', I was told, refers to painters who let the drips show. The edges of these arrangements let the drips show.

August 22, 2013
Poppies - Russell Craig Richardson, Dorota Czerner, Benjamin Boretz, Michael Fowler (from Open Space DVD 1)

A multi-media collage work. The sound is framed by Benjamin Boretz's (" chart shines high where the blue milks upset...") in Michael Fowler's recording, into which is set an exploration of Dorota Czerner's poem Poppies, read by the poet and assembled (I think) by Ben. The visuals are emphatically limited in their elements - extreme close-ups of candle-lit lips, nose, eyes, and candles; - and in their color scheme - dim orange, dim green, and black, punctuated two or three times by the glow of candle flame directly. The conjunctions of image and sound proceed with method and grace. The video image is remarkably palpable, swarming and throbbing, pulsed with blood.

Snoho Piece 4 - Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Scribner

Steve's well-balanced mashup of two sound files. My half is one of the working tracks of Zither Film, short bursts of sound arranged in a temporally refracted decay that stretches over the entire 7 minutes. Steve's half is an improvisation with gongs and tam tams, repetitions of decays. They talk together.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

August 19, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 842 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Meyer

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