Saturday, February 20, 2016



February 18, 2016
Wally Shoup, Greg Campbell, Greg Kelley
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Triangular and biangular alliances, overt and surreptitious. Once the flywheel wheels the flywheel controls. the spinning doohickey looks like something to grace the head of a blue meanie as it begins to blossom. Each of them is a fully formed chamber ensemble in his own sound, together they are a dense trio of ensembles. I was exhausted and almost didn't get there, but I'm awful glad we pulled it together.

Wally and I go back a long way, having first met in the early '80s at Bard College. He was a visiting performer, and I was a grad student. Here is an old old tape, with Karen, Wally, and me, joined by Karen's dad Bill Meyer, who dropped by and picked up a bugle.


February 15, 2016
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Collins and Harlan [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Raggin' The Scale - Fred Van Eps [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Trois Petite Pieces Montees - Satie - Ensemble "Die Reihe", Friedrich Cerha

Nothing exists but what is allowed, the transcendent other has evaporated into the never was.

Lamb's Blood Has Washed Me Clean - Rev. F. W. McGee Jubilee Singers [from Alan Lowe's Really The Blues]
Carinosa - Django Reinhardt [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

In Session at Tintinabulary

February 14, 2016
Autoheterophony 160214 This Little Light Of Mine - Keith Eisenbrey

My second foray into a hymnody project. No mystery how it is done: I record myself singing the song 8 times, allowing wild variations and harmony. Mix and play with the reverb to suit. Post.

February 15, 2016
Gradus 284 160215 - Neal Kos├íly-Meyer

What can be revealed by narrow predictability? What is obscured by a more brightly lit variety?

How is the obligation to be present to an utterance more pressing than the obligation to be present to one's self?

Our naked feeble grip grasps sentinal notes.

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