Saturday, May 2, 2015



April 28, 2015
You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam and Dave - [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul]

The sound most upfront in the mix is tambourine. Vocals aren't buried, but they're within the sound, and seem to drift a little further back by the end.

Recital - Luciano Berio - Cathy Berberian

hiding behind not hiding behind, or how we forget the puppeteer.

Concerto for String Quartet, Brass, Winds & Percussion - Walter Piston - Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz [recorded from a radio broadcast]

A nice enough piece, by the book.

She's Got A Way - Billy Joel [from The Essential Billy Joel]
Under African Skies - Paul Simon [from The Essential Paul Simon]

I guess I'm a sucker for essentials.

Michael Leese
WYSIWYG - Michael Leese - Trinity Chamber Players

Ages ago, it seems, I was active on the classical music forum on CompuServe and got acquainted with Micheal. He and I shared some sounds and then lost track of each other as the internet morphed under us. I was saddened to learn, as I looked him up this afternoon, that he passed away a few years ago, far too soon, at the age of 49.

The whole stays put.
Through it details flow, either pitchvertical or pointblankhorizontal.

Distance, Dance, Discern - Ryan Hare [from Intrada]

The relation between what is electronic-produced and what is acoustic-recorded is here uneasy. the EP is in a big space or makes a miniature me. AR is practice-room flat. Each pushes the other to be the real, neither vanquishes.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

April 26, 2015
Duet 150426 - Keith Eisenbrey

This Sunday's improvised solo duet was on a child-sized solid body electric guitar and a softball sized ocarina.

April 27, 2015
Banned Telepath 33 150427 Seattle
Banned Telepath 33 150427 Somerville
Banned Rehearsal 884 150427 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer (in Seattle); Aaron Keyt (in Somerville)

Aaron's portion was delivered with a warning that MIT Press publishes some interesting lists.

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