August 16, 2015
Out of Time - REM
All its roots hang out: old-timey string band (bowed strings), jazz (horns), R&B (keyboards). They engage as though in conversation with their audience, as though in conversation with their clan. The image projected is one of
mutual understanding, i.e., we treat you as one of us therefore you understand what I'm saying from the inside. This allows the audience to project themselves willynilly into the role of understanding conversant, even though they might not have a clue what the band is saying.
Banned Rehearsal 411 - January 1996 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
Full of sturdy, thickly clustered sounds. It is difficult to squeeze between them to get inside. We find the workspace where the soon-to-be-thickly-clustered sturdy objects are fabricated. In the back we find an acoustic guitar tuned like a swarm of bees, amplified (I think) with headphone-pickup. We step into the yard as the first bulkiest portion of the session comes to an end. We pick up pieces of what might be lying around. This session sits firmly in the era of Let's Improvise a Chamber Symphony.
August 19, 2015
Banned Rehearsal 599 - February 2001 - Pete Comley, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Ann K, Aaron Keyt, IKM, Neal Kosály-Meyer
Five years later we're painting virtual 3-D scenes - spacescapes (note the near-palindrome). Here we have a moorage at near dawn with a gentlest of breezes and a whale and kelp beds and bellowing sea-lions in each others' faces (manager v. ump). Crabs and darting birds. Now we travel to outer space, tuned in from the control room. Now we find mudpots. Now we drum up weather.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
August 16, 2015
Trio 150816 - Keith Eisenbrey
This week's dubbed trio started with suspended pot-lid gamelan, followed by ukelele (a Silvertone), finishing with hollow-body electric guitar (also a Silvertone).
August 17, 2015
Banned Rehearsal 892 - Jenny Chung, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
On the porch once again as the summer continues to be distressingly pleasant. Aaron, one final time this year in his local configuration, brought Tony the Treble Trombone over, and Jenny brought cookies (mmmm). Tony bites staccato into the evening echo-sphere.