June 5, 2016
Wicked Wind - Pomegranate [from Rescued Records]
The guiding metaphor is the literal domestication of woman: she is described as a house.
June 7, 2016
Banned Rehearsal 601 [March 2001, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Isabel K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer]
a. The longer one engages in a repetitive activity the more invested one is in it, to the point where ceasing that activity could be heard only as a repudiation of it, as an oops, rather than as a compositional choice, and so one loses freedom of choice for fear of shame.
b. Semi-arid sounds on a narrow small sky evening.
c. Or repetition suggests long distance journeying, calls of small brass at a distance. Not a narrative but a place heard through the passage of time, a place allowed in time's passage.
|near Ritzville, Washington - June 2016|
d. Delicate. In order to really hear this one must become quite small, focused micro-aurally.
Night Trip - Bug Nasties [from The Funhouse Comp Thing]
A TV theme song, like Secret Agent Man.
for toy piano - Stephen Dembski - Ju-Ping Song [from Milton Babbitt: A Composer's Memorial]
At once: deflationary and packed. The careful composition of rhythms and tempos is partly shadowed, not so much obscured as thrown into relief, by the presence of the clunky mechanism sound. A hefty 2 and a half minutes.
June 8, 2016
Keith Eisenbrey at Seattle Composers' Salon, January 1, 2016 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [John Teske's recording]
Prefaced and Postscripted by the talking establishes, for the recording, a measure of the distance at which we are hearing a music. At the end I was fascinated by the palpable relaxation as it became clear we were through playing, as though we were being gently released from an embrace of collective attention.
June 9, 2016
Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen BWV 49 - J. S. Bach - Gächinger Kantorei, Helmut Rilling
It was not apparently intended as such exactly, but this would work splendidly as a wedding cantata - if one wanted to model one's married life after 18th Century German society's ornately realized web of received functions.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
June 5, 2016
Banned Telepath 49 Mississipi River Brewery 160605
June 6, 2016
Banned Telepath 49 Seattle 160606
Banned Rehearsal 911 160606 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer in Seattle; Aaron Keyt at a brewery on the banks of Mississippi River