Saturday, September 26, 2015



September 20, 2015
Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul]
Maggie May - Rod Stewart [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul]

Both of the above songs enter full blown after a completely distinct introduction. TFT use the instrumentation of the introduction as an underpinning that appears in bits and pieces later, but never dissolves into its parts. RS simply juxtaposes his straight-ahead folk-minstrelsy after several mock 17th-century lutish phrases, perhaps suggesting that the song's situation is really just another antique, but decked out now in t-shirt and jeans.

Head On - The Stooges [from Metallic 'KO - Open Up and Bleed]
Sex Bomb - Flipper [from Nancy's Mix]

These songs also paired up nicely. For all their street raw (TS) or sophomoric (F) bluster, the pacing of exactly how events are placed for maximum effect is compositionally right on.

September 22, 2015
Quartet #4 - Elliott Carter - Pacifica Quartet

In order for a rhythm to count as, say, 5 against 7, the receiving ear must count 5 and count 7 and register the frame within which they coincide, else they are simply disjunct pulsings. Our desire to rationalize is exactly that, a desire, that is, something irrational. Success: the grid of meter is vanished. Now must contend with an index-less world.

One7 {The Ten Thunderclaps} - John Cage - Neal Kosály-Meyer

[recorded at the Chapel Performance Space on January 26, 2013 - see my blogpost of January 27, 2013 for my thoughts then]

intermittently voiced
a world divided into timespans, utterly arbitrary, voided of intentional specific meaning, though the clock-time-driven arbitraritude itself is loaded with something intentional. The speaker projects as far as the interior of his skull. What leaks out is what is left for us. Spoken words residue of utterance. A frontier has been crossed between music and theater, i.e. this is much more like a theater that has a musical intelligence than it is like a music with a theatrical.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

September 21, 2015
Gradus 275 - Neal Kosály-Meyer


What might be the sound of a mono-parametric sound? - or what is the conceptual basis of 'event'?

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