Saturday, February 10, 2018



February 4, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 437 - Isaac E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [November 1996]

waiting for the right door to come around
Neal, ca 1996
so that we can step in and do that dance

Neal Sax Keith Guitar Aaron Violin or Anna Violin
big squeeeeeek toy wailing and shredding (shredding in our own way)
big sax sound we hack at and scrape at

rather a battlefield of standing waves
(more a working-at-things session than a presentation-ready session)

First: ascertain the exact contours of our present argument
Next: compose together a chord - for want of a better word - a harmony perhaps - precisely in the
temperament of the contours of our present argument

gets quiet down to the hiss
and moving about put the baby on the back
barely whistling

Banned Rehearsal 625 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Isabel K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [December 2001]

the differences in distance between the senses of presence is a thicket
frog marimba wash tub bass piano tiny plunk
discuss in prose paragraphs amidst all these drums

but because it was a thicket of distances these new ones enfold the old ones
layered pasts layered in layered presence

zither drone drumming AM radio am speaking to you from a great distance
FM radio am here with you in your room

drum beating makes a name for itself in this rather hot playback

Isabel protospeaks

Hypernova - Brad Anderson [from Dark Energy - Interstellar Pianos]

an opera or the entracte for the Hyperprog Band of LEGEND!
wanders close to Nancarrow through the basement watercloset back of a famous minimalist's seedy beginnings

Gradus 191 - Neal Kosály-Meyer - Neal Kosály-Meyer [April 2011]

dynamic range and its echoes
watch your fingers
might get chopped

Arsenic & Lace - Strange Like Us [from Strange Peeps]

Mixed thick with snarl and c'mere baby
freak flag freakflagfly freak flag freakflagfly (repeat)

February 6, 2018
A Voluntarie, "For My Ladye Nevell" - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]


each and every element of texture both homogeneous - to easily fit together - and granular, specific, high-definition - to curve just so
on multiple scales

Partita in B-flat Major - J. S. Bach - Gunther Hasselmann

proceeds in a series of direct lines
only wending with friction or drag of mode and dissonance
living to break free

offset lines drag each other
but still direct
looking ahead

the Sarabande's stumbling ornaments balance perfectly

O Death Where Is Thy Sting - Rev. J. M. Gates [from Anthology of American Folk Music]

near to singing in tongues
cooperating independencies

Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie [from Columbia River Collection]

us migrants. US migrants.
must always be free (not the migrants, the pastures)
more land reform propoganda

Mine - The Voices of Walter Schumann [a Rescued Record]

for choreographed singing
as for Broadway, or as a demo for a Variety TV Spectacular

Ain't She Sweet - The Beatles [from Beatles Anthology Volume 1]

eyes on the prize burning bright

Ninety-Nine And A Half Won't Do - Wilson Pickett [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock & Soul]

the pitch qualia of the bass line is obscured, or given a specific index, by the kick drum (which is huge)

Unnamed Track 3 - Tillicum Junior High School Band, Bob Runyan, director [on March 3, 1971, from my mom's tape]

pretty sweet horn solo. cornet, trumpet, flugel?

February 8, 2018

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (#3) - Gorecki - Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit

count to 3
nest it
slow and fugueish

A.H. in the dark
or a clownless Shostakovitch
Pachelbel's Canon with depression

narrow, bound
the voice enters singing what might be, might as well be, partitions of the identical close stepwise counterpointing texture stuff

all frame
no mona lisa

why do I so mistrust the politics of this?
Is it possible to hire people to put themselves through this?

interminabularity to the max, man
grinding to an eternal halt

oh boy a coda

In Session at the Tintinabulary

February 5, 2018
Gradus 257 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

distances unbridged
left distant
drift off

singular light source
like morning

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