Saturday, November 4, 2017



"Some are explaining that each one is doing the thing each one is doing because they are needing to
be doing that thing, because they are needing to be wanting to be doing that thing, because doing that thing is a thing that is feeding them, because doing that thing is a thing that they are needing to be doing so that they can be ones doing something that they are ones needing to be wanting to be doing, because doing that thing is a thing that is something any one will be doing who is one needing to be one doing some things that this one is needing to be doing, because doing that thing is a thing in some way satisfying that one as being the one being that one." Gertrude Stein - The Making of Americans



November 3, 2017
Seattle Composers' Salon
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Calvin Senter - Colloquies: Moon, Rain, Sun, Wind - for solo guitar

gently persists in not resolving easy

long long thoughts (yep, Longfellow)

solid quiet presence

admirable patience

Mark Wilson - Kyrie eleison from "God Helmet" - for guitar, soprano, and flute

What glorious close heterophony between soprano and flute! It fairly made the melodic elements leap and kiss above our heads.

Clement Reid - Realizations for Horn and Piano

A richly produced illustrated narrative, of the sort whose pages linger in memory.

Nicole Truesdell - Ghost Story - for piano four hands

How does one signal story telling, musically? Or, how does music signal that it is telling story? This then that sequencing to be sure, but with four hands to play with Nicole also gets plenty of this and also that in play, lapping o'er.


October 29, 2017
Banned Rehearsal 431 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [July 1996]

one channel aimed in of doors
one channel aimed out of doors
middle passage
industrious at noise making
wrecked and wicked piano sound
in late night dreamy bill evans mode
duet cornet
conjoined banjo
roar from we know not where
subordinate clauses

Banned Rehearsal 619 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Isabel K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [October 2001]

homing in on room for quiet in the large
for explicit thoughts in transparent company
what can be done if considerations of performance just don't come up
such considerations not eschewed
more as if never known
music innocent of outside apprehension as such
rattling in so many ways
so many ways of rattling

In Session at the Tintinabulary

October 30, 2017
Gradus 324 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

not wandering | not circulating | not but contracting | into falling | into inward collapsing


suspended spool | waking extend | thought into forward | space alert spreading | out exhibiting delve | back into

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