August 19, 2017
breeze soughed leafy trees released pedal resonance counterpoint thrown back upon listening alone with one head nudges only from the front to take seriously roundabout by proxy but seriously invent a model of seriousness model one's own serious intent on the model of seriousness invented lying in bed as a child and playing how far away can I hear music the more distant sound
move to two notes simultaneous presentation of two one-note things sequential/cyclic presentation of two one-note things and/or joint presentation of 2 notes as a group joined
microphone hair competes with neal hair
more distant sound because the source is within another
to approach composition in microlayers by means of composition in regard of itself
with music of many more than two it is more difficult to isolate the interior strands of each single pitch they tend to glom onto each other glomgroups experimental glomming onto the mathematical quantificational underpinnings of the effectively infinite possibilities of music and of how narrow a subset we have explored
neal writes big
Hold Back The Night - The Trammps [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]
That sound they are all after - just so balance, just so orchestration - is a focus of collaboration. The fact they're in it for the money takes away nothing.
Untitled Track 2 - Empire Brass Quintet [from American Brass Band Journal Revisited]
The wacky bad transfer sound (from vinyl to tape how exactly?) nearly overpowers the music they thought they were making.
The Loft 2 - Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer, and kids at The Loft [February 1986]
This was the second of two sessions we did at a group home for middle-school aged boys who'd run afoul of one thing or another. We gave them encouraged permission to shout and shriek for 30 minutes. They manage quite energetically for quite a while before they begin to fade back, vocal production being work.
snakepit - Infamous Menagerie
If a tricked out madmax car with all its enormities were a sound.
August 22, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 427 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, John H, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 1996]
fill the tape or else.
August 23, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 613 - Pete Comley, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Isabel K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [August 2001]
Jug band on the porch banjo guitar frame drum washtub bass blowing things. Twined sounds at rest.
Gradus 93 - Neal Kosály-Meyer [February 2006]
number: countable, graspable
the vastness will never be heard amounting to what may as well be all of what there is given our inability to grasp the ratio
to the point that hearing them playing them any one of them or set of them within a life's span spins those heard into an other sphere alters them irrevocably as observation does of anything could be so fundamentally shifting as to render our hypotheses of the remaining nature dodgy at best
Little Pink - Rachel Harrington [from Celilo Falls]
This song has been knocking around for a good while to be nailed by RH.
Banned Telepath 44 Somerville - Aaron Keyt
Drumming and knocking pitch and resonance narrowly considered, then Wallace the spinet joins the discussion.
August 24, 2017
My Ladye Nevels Grownde - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]
A spiderweb music :: once caught you're dead meat. Lutish sensuous delight.
Die Kunst der Fuge, Contrapunctus XIV - J. S. Bach - Zoltan Kocsis
Featuring my favorite rhythmic transformation of the subject. Why? Because it is so entirely designed not for it's own sake but so that the music springing from it can do that thing he then makes it do before he ties it up in a fancy knot.
Can't Sleep Blues - The Pebbles [from Alan Lowe's Really The Blues]
Completely overwhelms the recording device, there is much more there than could be captured, just a hint of a pounding upon sharp unyielding skin.
Up A Lazy River - Benny Goodman [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
All over the map piano backdrop to be answered :: over before you realize what they just have done to you.
Will You Still Be Mine - Ahmad Jamal [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
high and butcher knife heavy accents bright with bite.
Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nomines - Stravinsky - Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinksy
Every note tells.
In which: loins are girded.
Gaining entry ain't easy and ain't gaining either.
Each approach, though nearer, is less nearer than the last or any.
August 21, 2017Gradus 319 - Neal Kosály-Meyer
B[ ]ginning. Or H, I suppose.