May 23, 2014
Mikey and Matty
Tractor Tavern, Seattle
There is a rhythm of musics as they speak through and across generations of musicians, through and across the years. There is a rhythm to a music as it ages within a musician, and as it is expressed from that musician, and as it feeds back into the webs of mutually influencing fellow musicians. Guessed roughly, the guys in Stag are in their 40s, Mikey and Matty and their excellent crew are in their 30s, and Minus 5, are, in their own words, "now in our 50s / soon to be 60s". There are stylistic differences in what they do, but those differences aren't polemically charged. What carries a charge is the depth of the layered past as evoked. A long long chain of ringing ears.
May 22, 2014
Remeriro de Sao Francisco - New World Chamber Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Robert Bonfiglio
I Shall Wear A Crown - Dranes [from Allen Lowe's Really The Blues]
A strident affirmation of faith. But, from the point of view of a downtrodden soul, it is a declaration of victory. She'll get hers, but we'll get ours.
Improvisation on "Victimae paschali" - Charles Tournemire - Douglas Cleveland [from The Grand Organ of Princeton University Chapel]
There is a rhythm of the beginnings and ends of pitch events. But this is heard behind a rhythm of the relative speakings of each pitch event - they may start at the same time, but pipes don't all speak with equal rapidity. And in turn, this is heard behind a rhythm of the speaking of the space itself - each pitch event finds itself in a unique location within the chamber, and each location within the chamber speaks at a different rate. Or: the pipe is opened and then the pipe speaks and then the sound of the pipe speaking finds its location of speaking.
Density 21.5 - Varese - Rene Le Roy
An indictment. Stops you in your tracks.
Menelik - Rex Stewart [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Starts and ends in an utterly remarkable low splattery squalor of lippy trumpet. In the middle it makes like it's straight up, but it ain't. Fabulous!
In Session at the Tintinabulary
May 18, 2014
Fox Spit 140518 - Keith Eisenbrey
May 19, 2014
Banned Rehearsal 859 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer
May 22, 2014
Zoom Test 140522 - Keith Eisenbrey
May 31, 2014 - 8:30 PM
Your Mother Should Know - Highdive, Seattle
with Ancient Warlocks, Tom Price Desert Classic, On the Ground, and Ian Grunfeld
June 27, 2014 - 8 PM
Banned Rehearsal Celebrates 30 Years of Noise
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle