Saturday, April 26, 2014


Upcoming This Week

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8pm
Seattle Composers Salon
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

I will be performing selections from my work in progress Études d'exécution imminente.


April 25, 2014
Love Songs & other Fairy Tales
The Turtling Dithers (Maurice Colasurdo, Gordon Frazier, Jay Hamilton)
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Part of what Jay gets so right so often is to eschew any aspect of professionalism that serves alienation. It is abundantly clear that we and they are in the same room together, and that the singing and the playing and the listening are all equally essential activities for the music to be at all. A remarkably healing evening.


April 21, 2014
Sunset Medley - Gus Haenschen [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Tapping or drumming? Either way it drives the sound of the piece. If it is tapping it is tapping intended as a drumming, and if a drumming it is intended to sound like tapping.
Marche Triomphale - Louis Vierne - David Di Fiore
A rather grim triumph. It is uncertain whether we share in it or whether we were triumphed o'er. It could have been in the back of John Williams's mind for the Imperial March.
Piano Sonata - Berthold Goldschmidt - Kolja Lessing
The neo-classical impulse walks a thin edge around a dire swamp - the already known, the academic, the explainable - and can subside toward a music designed with pre-approved, appreciable features. Tip, here's a theme! Tap, there's a counterpoint! Mind your boots going out.
String Quartet - Ruth Crawford Seeger - Composers Quartet
But here that neo-classical clarity is in pursuit of a remarkable and utterly original idea about multiplicities of times, and the payoff still astounds 80 years later.
Carbon Glacier - Mt. Rainier National Park - ca. 1973
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste - Bartok - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Fritz Reiner
Schematic, but in a topsy-turvy world.
April 22, 2014
Stardust - Dave Appollone [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
The ghost of Paganini.
Prayer of St. Gregory - Alan Hovhaness - Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, Charles Butler
I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker [from The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948 - 1954]
New England Triptych - William Schuman - Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
Runaround Sue - Dion [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
Unintended Piano Music - Cornelius Cardew - John Tilbury
A single low tone is approached again and again by short groups of notes arranged in a non-linear, unpredictable sequence. It should be a stable anchor, but instead the twisted chorale that emerges in the upper register is unmoored.
Willis Wall - Mt. Rainier National Park - August 1976
7 Harmonies from "Apartment House 1776" - John Cage - Stefan Hussong
Songs from Walt Whitman - Malcolm Peyton - Bethany Beardsley, Malcolm Peyton, Linda Quan
Animal Boy - Ramones
A part of the Ramones wanted to be a girl group, and another part wanted to subsist on middle-school humor. One part allows growth, the other doesn't.
April 23, 2014
Toast/Spit - Infamous Menagerie
Absolute eloquence in a can. Wow.
music/consciousness/gender - Benjamin Boretz
The video component consists of photographs of individual human faces flashing for a second or less, interspersed with long periods blackness. When I started watching and listening I left the door cracked open, allowing a bit of light into the room. At some point the door was closed so that by the end of the piece each flashing face blinded me anew. We are what we have to work with.
April 25, 2014
Love Song - Stan Brakhage
11 minutes of a-prurient sensuality rendering everything else you have ever seen colorless and plodding.
Nine Strange Attractors - David Dunn
Duetude - Carlton Gamer - Paul Nagem, Sergei Vassiliev
Languisce al fin - Gesualdo - Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley
Konzert in F BWV 1047 - J.S. Bach - Fesitval Strings Lucerne - Rudolf Baumgartner
Sonata in E Wq. 48 - C.P.E. Bach - Bob van Asperen
Quartet in E flat Op. 1 #'0' Hob. II:6 - Haydn - Tatrai Quartet
In Session at the Tintinabulary
April 21, 2014
Transverse Flute 140421 - Keith Eisenbrey
Banned Rehearsal 857 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal  Kosály-Meyer
April 22, 2014
Sonata - Aaron Keyt - Keith Eisenbrey
Greek Nickel #2 - J. K. Randall - Keith Eisenbrey
Attitude - Doug Palmer - Keith Eisenbrey
Trying to get a recording of the pieces I played at my recital with more of the notes right. I think they still need some work.
Finnegans Wake - Chapter One - James Joyce - Neal Kosály-Meyer
Neal has been memorizing Finnegans Wake again. His plan is to get through the whole thing over the next 17 years. My hope, in the coming years, is to document his recital in both sound and video. First chapter in the can.
June 27, 2014 - 8 PM
Banned Rehearsal Celebrates 30 Years of Noise
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

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