July 14, 2014
Seasons of the Mind (1 and 4) - Paul Des Marais - UCLA Madrigal Singers [from Open Space 28]
Mountains of acquired skills and rehearsal time behind them and what they give us is this? I listened twice just to be sure, but I came away both times feeling cleverly abused.
July 15, 2014
Folk Songs - Eric Mandat - Eric Mandat
A basic impulse of Eric's use of extended techniques in these pieces is to provide an accompaniment to the main thread. The sounds and rhythmic-dynamic textures created tend to form two distinct hierarchic roles. It is this as much as anything that gives them such a solid folky core. I love the way all the parts of the flamenco dance coalesce at the end into a very angry hornet.
July 17, 2014
Tin Machine II - Tin Machine
As Tin Machine Bowie attempts, essentially, to reinvent himself as himself. Hints of '70s Lennon and '60s Barrett linger on the tongue.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
July 14, 2014
Banned Rehearsal 865 140714 - Pete Comley, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
Another lovely evening on the porch. Rattles, ocarinas, and electro-pingers accompany Neal plucking a guitar.
|Recording site the evening before|
July 20, 2014
Yakima River 140720 - Keith Eisenbrey (recorded outside of Zillah, WA)
And here is the reason this blog is two days late: we were out of town. Sunday morning I got up just after 6 and walked from our hotel to the edge of a slough on the side of the Yakima River and recorded 40 minutes of birds. I saw a hummingbird, a heron, and innumerable swallows. A little sandpiper thought I was there just to record her. She kept coming back to teeeeeept for her fans. A hawk flew over high up with a snake dangling from its talons. A jay of some ilk or other complained about something in the last few minutes.
Your Mother Should Know
Canals of Venice