Saturday, June 25, 2016



June 24, 2016
Whiting Tennis
The Tom Price Desert Classic
The Shanty Tavern, Seattle

Firmly planted roots rock, no nonsense. The Shanty Tavern is about the size of a large elementary school classroom, low ceiling, wooden floor and wooden walls, a magnificent chamber for sound. Bang on.


June 21, 2016
Symphony in B-flat Major Op. 60 (#4) - Beethoven - Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

How: one sonority is occupied by another.
How: the tone colors are pressed into other tone colors.

Performance Proposition: If a tiny fiddly bit was worth writing out it is worth making clearly audible.

Tarantelle in A-flat Major Op. 43 - Chopin - Alfred Cortot [5.VII.1933]

"Knock knock."
"Who's th . . ."
"Impatient New Phrase."

Klaviertrio in G minor Op. 110 - Schumann - Quatuor Via Nova, Jean Hubeau

Each thing that is a thing here is a densely packed mass, under high pressure, beneath layers of earth. To pry any thing that is a thing here apart requires immense effort. Or to simply let go.

Maureen Forrester
June 23, 2016
4 Ernste Gesänge Op. 121 - Brahms - Maureen Forrester, John Newmark

A narrowest passage, a tiniest fissure. How we twist to pass through.

Le Martyre de Saint-Sebestien - Debussy - Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, James Conlon

It emanates, rises into being, a portent that pulls us further in. The earth engulfs us to beyond the conception of surface. At the end, unimagined, a sublime day.

In Session at the Tintinabulary
June 20, 2016
Gradus 292 160620 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

In which the second G-natural down from the top, performed pianissimo, sets off a car alarm in the distance.

June 22, 2016
4 St. Rage Songs, bass and 12-string tracks. - Neal Kosály-Meyer

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