March 29, 2015
|buttons, dollar each|
Canals of Venice
Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle
Bicycle Face is a personable trio performing a mostly acoustic set. They seemed almost alarmed to have microphones available. Their set started with a didactic-dramatic micro-musical - Pants - about the history of women wearing pants. I wish every museum display case could be that funny. A few props, minimal costumes (a hula hoop stands in for a hoop skirt), let's put on a show! The rest of the set consisted of songs like Hope the Gender Variant Chicken and a song about an Otter eating pancakes off its belly. Other than the up-to-date politics they would fit right in with Woody's Grow-Big Songs. Their EP is called Broken Umbrella - Karen and I were wondering if it was an alternate band name or (and) a reference to Gertrude Stein's "I have throwed my umbrella in the mud".
|fun forest, Seattle Center, ca. 1972|
April 2, 2015
O dolorosa gioia - Gesualdo - Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley
Dark heavy draperies of counterpoint.
Konzert in B-flat Major BWV 1051 - Bach, Festival Strings Lucerne, Felix Baumgartner
Behind the affects are textures. Behind the textures are lines. Behind the lines are notes. From within each texture's line's notes patterns of meta-notes forming meta-lines forming meta-textures forming meta-affects.
Keyboard Sonata in E-flat Major Wq. 65 #7 - C.P.E. Bach - Miklos Spanyi
At least here, the underlying model is fancy coloratura singing. To that extent C.P.E. Bach is an interesting early model for Chopin's pianism.
Keyboard Sonata in G Major Hob.XVI:G1 - Haydn - Christine Schornsheim
Phrases sit just so within the key scheme, happy to be there, happy to be framing patterns out of their registral postures.
Concerto in C K. 246 - Mozart - English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Bilson
Mozart's phrases breathe like singers, and the whole creates a breathing space around itself.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
March 29, 2015
Sacajawea Playfield 150329 - Keith Eisenbrey
I recorded early morning bird song and modest traffic noise at this local city park.
Duet 150329 - Keith Eisenbrey
This day's pairing was tenor banjo and a concoction of zither, small cymbal, and a length of metal drain pipe.
March 30, 2015
Banned Telepath 31 150330 Seattle
Banned Telepath 31 150330 Somerville
Banned Rehearsal 852 150330 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy (in Seattle); and Aaron Keyt (in Somerville)