Saturday, June 21, 2014


Upcoming This Week
Banned Rehearsal
Friday, June 27, 2014 8pm
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
On June 24, 1984, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, and Neal Meyer gathered together to make a tape, improvising on instruments we didn't know how to play. Thinking we might do this 3 or 4 times and because it seemed right to think of our project as a band - and because none of us could resist the pun - we called ourselves and the project Banned Rehearsal. Our personnel has changed somewhat over time, surviving several lengthy geographic separations, but the project has continued and as of this writing we have recorded 861 numbered sessions. For our eighth public event, we invite you to celebrate with us 30 years of noise, 30 years of exploration, 30 years of trying to figure out what we're doing, 30 years of argument in creative musical expression.
Banned Rehearsal is: Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, and Neal Kosály-Meyer.

June 15, 2014
3 Nocturnes op. 9 - Chopin - Claudio Arrau
Beginning again higher to descend yet further
Affectual modulation, by affectual common tone
holding moment until moment is all that is
passion in all its awkward splendor
Scherzo and Presto Passionata op. posth. - Schumann - Peter Frankl
Music emerging from figuration or figuration sparking from music?
Overture from Der Fliegender Hollander - Wagner - Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz
coin flip: Passion!
coin flip: Purity!
coin flip: Sea!
coin flip: Land!
coin flip: Solitude!
coin flip: Society!
coin flip: Alienation!
coin flip: Acceptance!
Sonetto del Petrarco No. 104 - Liszt - Charles Rosen
see Chopin above: H M U M I A T I
Le Corsair Overture - Berlioz - L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
Claus Bantzer
June 18, 2014
Drei Gesänge op. 42 - Brahms - Harvestehude Chamber Choir - Claus Bantzer
communal intimacy, to which an accompaniment would be a chill, like a chaperone. I love how the staggered cadence at the end of #3 echoes the staggered entrance of #1.
Slavonic March - Tchaikovsky - Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink
such nice uniforms! a cartoon triumphalism.
Messe in D minor  - Bruckner - Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Eugen Jochum, Marga Schiml, Wieslaw Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch, Josef Schmidhuber, Elmar Schloter
Brucknerian structural articulation: ecstatic non sequiturs, or perfectly logical sequences that read like non sequiturs. As in: "Wait, what?"

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