Sunday, December 7, 2014



December 5, 2014
Triptet - minus one plus two
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
Tom Baker, Greg Campbell, Stu Dempster, William O. Smith

Objects do not enter space. We near their orbits. Ellipses in ellipses. Terrain adheres to the radius. Nearing, particulars accelerate. Orbits enclose, embrace.


December 1, 2014
Fungus on Trail of Shadows - Mt. Rainier National Park
Nocturne Op. 15 #2 - Chopin - Alfred Cortot

Filigree with aspirations to be the whole show, a separate music sufficient unto itself, foreshadows and aftshadows, drama and regret, unleashing itself recklessly in the middle parts as though it were a drug of beguilement and forgetfulness.

Symphony in B-flat "Spring" Op. 38 - Schumann - New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

Although the recording suffers somewhat from too much compression, sacrificing dynamic drama for the benefit of hearing the colors of the inner parts, it is still a lively and bright performance. I might argue for more subtly paced accents - goosing us every time gets old fast.

December 2, 2014
Die Walküre Act II - Wagner - Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala Opera, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Myth in the act of re-mythologizing itself, telling its own tale inside of itself. Seigmund's not buying it.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

November 30, 2014
Transverse Flute 141130 - Keith Eisenbrey

I improvised on a bamboo flute that I picked up at a street fair several years ago. Instead of 'folding' the resulting file in the way I have been (layering the second half of the session on top of the first) I stacked the whole file on top of itself 20 times, offset by 3 seconds each.

December 4, 2014
J - Keith Eisenbrey

I've been working on getting a good home recording of J for several weeks. I think I may have finally got it pretty close to what I want. When I performed it at Salon last month I mentioned also wanting to record it with the dampers lifted throughout, so I did.

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