April 4, 2014
Music Night Out At Nova
Nova High School, Seattle
Your Mother Should Know
DJ Ol' Youngin
Tellez the Formula
Sick Of It
A talent show in a school cafeteria, but blessed with a pretty good sound system and (miracle of miracles) a singularly attentive and non-talkative audience. The offerings consisted of a mix of he and she minstrels, several hip-hop and rock and roll acts, and a recorder trio. Student, parents, and teachers all participated, with quality varying from not bad at all to quite fine.
March 30, 2014
Tear the Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk) - Parliament [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Each recorded part is discrete and untouched by the others. This allows maximum resolution but at the expense of serendipitous mashing of timbre, that little extra that being in the room with others can add. In what is a commendably communal arrangement style, this loss is particularly unfortunate.
The Garden of Earthly Delights - Stan Brakhage
A short film, less than a minute and a half long - each frame an individually assembled collage of plant parts - leaves erupting into flight.
Three Sudden Songs - Neal Kosály-Meyer
Song reduced back to the size of an unmediated human person.
Lazy - Moe Tucker, Daniel Hutchens, Victor DeLorenzo
The Sentient Insect Variations - Harmonia Forest At Dawn - Pete Comley
An oppressive dampness hangs within the fat synth sound. Not a narrative or a lyric reverie or a clockwork, more like a collage of geographies.
April 1, 2014
Thrasher's Corner - Fidelity Grange
The structure of verse chorus bridge et cetera is a grid. Harmonic rhythm is a grid. Meter (as understood with the feet) is a grid. String band arrangement is a grid. String necks are grids. Plucking hands are grids. Each grid crosses the other grids, independently, in grids, resulting it a fine-mesh wire-frame fleshed out by resonance.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
March 30, 2014
Coronet 140330 A - Keith Eisenbrey
Several years ago Steve Kennedy loaned me one of his lesser-quality bass-guitars. Soon afterwards, in a feat of clumsiness, I broke the face plate. At some point Neal took it to one of his guitar tech buddies who replaced the face plate with part of any old phonograph record from the Coronet label. I have no idea what actual brand the bass is, so it will be the Coronet. These two improvisations are the same session, but the 'A' version has a quick delay on it.
March 31, 2014
Gradus 242 - Neal Kosály-Meyer
An E poked into the wide empty world. Diminuendo to below the threshold of thought.
June 27, 2014 - 8 PM
Banned Rehearsal Celebrates 30 Years of Noise
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle