Saturday, July 11, 2015



July 9, 2015
Earshot Jazz presents - Jazz: The Second Century
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Triptet - Tom Baker, Greg Campbell, Michael Monhart

enteringing to fill the front space with ringy hang (within which) to (or upon which) to elaborate (or from within which) to descend (like mist) or breeze or (with which) to (begin to) incise. {sound and its digital double} || colonization complete. look up the double. gallumpher gallumphing. squeek playset swings sloshing after loud big (settling) but sloshing calms leaving as entered - ringing but having brought forth and taken from: a melodious prize, a true tune.

Bloom - Brennan Carter, Levi Gillis, Mark Hunter, Jarred Katz

First: from melody (overlapping descending harmonies)
Second: from rhythm (all the places)
Third: from root moment (diaphragm accent)
Fourth: from air (breath of cymbal)
Fifth: from walking (-----)

July 10, 2015
Seattle Composers' Salon
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Keith Eisenbrey
Another - for solo piano

signs for Another - by Isaac Eisenbrey

(Sphinxes can appear most anywhere)
(Scarabs love to scuttle among the sphinxes)
(Pools stay put)
(Potions can be mixed together, bit to bit or batch to batch)
(All options remain open)
(Smoke is where it ends)
(As an alternative, try not filling the clavichord with ping-pong balls.)

Nadya Kadrevis

Nadya continues in her heroic quest to get it all down, all of it, beginning to end, top to bottom, as a lyric chamber work - modelling a mythology in melody.

S. Eric Scribner

Steve and I made a bunch of noise to some of his pre-recorded sounds. Having been on stage (having a grand time) I don't have much to say about how it came across out in the hall.

Kam Morrill

A work for piano trio full of faith in clear linear progression. Marvelous perturbations as the lines gently veer far and close.


July 5, 2015
Ionisation - Edgard Varése - Juilliard Percussion Orchestra

a poem that is an army passing

July 7, 2015
Symphony in A minor op. 44 (#3) - Serge Rachmaninoff - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

The soundtrack to some music. It has the uncomfortable feel of a staged scene of happy peasants engaged in pleasant peasanty behavior.

July 8, 2015
Alleluia & Fugue - Alan Hovhaness - Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

As a pairing it's a bit of a bust. The Alleluia is a canon, so there are two contrapuntally derived forms in a row. This might work if the fugue were as colorful as the canon, but it isn't. The last bit of the Alleluia is especially nice, when the mix of vertically presented intervals shifts just a bit. It's a subtle technical change that has a profound impact on the sound.

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Benjamin Britten - Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Trapped by it's own orchestrational conceit, many an opportunity is missed.

Queen Bee - John Lee Hooker [from The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948 - 1954]

planet fat || daddy-long-legs delicate

Quartet in G (#6) - Dmitri Shostakovich - Fitzwilliam String Quartet

watched at all times (a pleasant face must be shown)

Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles - [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

Song writing/arranging reduced to focus alone.

Little Latin Lupe Lu - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

That sloppy party feel, band in control.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

July 6, 2015
Banned Rehearsal 889 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer

In which we meshmeld with the trafficsound.

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