Saturday, April 14, 2018



April 7, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 439 - Isaac E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [December 1996]

a whisper of white noise cushions immediate immersion
nothing is far away
there is no such far away

soft roof

not playful but earnestly filling
that is
there is no mistaking the intent to be making music
though without sense of curatorial anything
sounds meant to mean, not to exhibit
(it presumes presentability)

(in the last days of our analog recording)

pressure applied firmly with vigor and force

ice hanging high in the cavern ceiling

a resonant wooden chamber, or any other, can be struck to sound in a wide range of manners
and through a full spectrum of vibrational nodes within the resonant chamber's prior soundings
each of which is like a mouth's vowel shape
specific to the household (domiolect)
which is how me make them, the chambers, speak for us
as us

language exploded view
press out upon the shell of our medium
ear scrubbing high power mass build up
Petrushka carnival soup

bang the chimney bang (really go bang at it) slappy whap WHAAM whop
the chimney's fundamental, though low in the mix, is a lovely rich warm hum

Minmax Dub 13 - Carl Juarez [from Sonicabal 2001]

wacked out polymeters in large scale poly beats
then it drives off the beach side

Dad's Cars - Carl R. "Dick" Eisenbrey, interviewed by Keith Eisenbrey on April 16, 2006

my fave: the putt putt car (a Nash Metropolitan convertible). Cows would look over the top at us.

April 8, 2018
Waiting - Shaprece [from Scatterbrain]

parts of the same voice strand of monologue thought layers as they construct themselves into selfconsciousness and lust driven volition

Banned Telepath 46 Somerville - Aaron Keyt [March 2016]

a gentle harmonica spinet duet, and all I need from one and more, with space heater grounding sound grounding the sound. This became part of Banned Rehearsal 907.

Have With Yow to Walsingame - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

How large is this tune as it hangs in the room? Upon the answer hangs the ability of the ornamentation to extend into accumulating dimensions
gone like smoke in lights and stances

same melody in a different chair

White House Blues - Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers [from Anthology of American Folk Music]

a going down the road feeling bad type tune

Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess [from Sun Records The Definitive Hits]

too much fun to fit in that tiny studio of legend

Waltz for Debby (take 1) - Bill Evans Trio [from Waltz for Debby]

rhythm schemes falling in from elsewheres (spilled out of Byrd, perhaps?)

Patterns - Simon & Garfunkle [from Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme]

a screenplay in stanzas
rather grim if you could believe him

Unnamed Track 8 - Tillicum Junior High School Band [concert of March 3, 1971, from my mom's

leering stripper swing

Dove - Walt Wagner [from Caprice]

scenery and stage arrangement filler soundtrack style
expansive enough for a dance number to close out the reel
never not nice

Seventeen Prepuntal Contraludes - Keith Eisenbrey [at the Seattle Concert Theater, July 1981]

I may be the only one hearing this inside of these pieces, but I always did have a knack for hymnodic melody.

Standing On the Edge - Screaming Trees [from Clairvoyance]

the panels are large
it's time for a light show

April 10, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 262 - John E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Holden K, Neal Kosály-Meyer, Marilyn Meyer, William Meyer [July 1991]

a gathering as the Kosály-Meyers visit from Outpost San Diego so that the cousins can be introduced.
yellow tape folk song soundtrack oh dear what can the matter be as the age of chaos sets in the full scale invasion in the deep background Pastorale our improv becomes a confusion wafting through
a tunin'!

my chart drifts past Marilyn Poppins

now it is just the three of us
and the two dinosaurs
ought eight four (it weren't neither that which hadn't been yet anyway)

a roaring distant din at the back
you say 'Banned' (two syllables, see British Highway Code below)

X-2 - The Boss Martians [from 13 Evil Tales]

fan fiction, as though constructing loopables

Morningspeak - Ffej [from Sonicabal 2001]

neon sign for a parts factory add this for Ffej! parts for the man

My Oklahoma Home - Bruce Springsteen [from The Seeger Sessions]

old timey disaster blowed away
a great song, I wish he hadn't treated it so like an artifact
tried so hard to mimic a character he forgot to sing the song

Banned Rehearsal 791 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt [April 2011]

Yamaha chameleon (not new to the family, but new to the Tintinabulary)
dayglo camoflage
spoons: an eloquent dispensation
player enter tainer
do not mistake this for lame
the discard pile as poetry
table tennis orbs tossed about

The Breakup Song - Pritam [from Bollygood Volume 2]

an "ah" vowel pushes its rhyme forward through a thicket with dropped in English words like "breakup" and "relationship".

April 12, 2018
All In a Garden Grine - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

drapery tumbles in enrapturing simultaneities sliced thin to view at subsequential angles

Dead Man Blues - Jelly Roll Morton [from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz]

Vienna and New Orleans - cities famous for sloppiness as a front for something else

Right Behind You Baby - Ray Smith [from Sun Records The Definitive Hits]

another stalker anthem

Detour Ahead (take 2) - Bill Evans Trio [from Waltz for Debby]

miles to go before we land on both feet together

British Highway Code - The Master Singers

proscripted pedestrianation with maximal syllabification

funny the first time for about 30 seconds

Untitled Cut 9 - Tillicum Junior High School Band [concert of March 3, 1971, from my mom's tape]

all roar no Charleston
New Orleans party town

Wedding - Walt Wagner [from Caprice]

prog-lounge (ticking clocks)

Rejoice - U2 [from October]

playing to the arena from the get go, at least that's how it seems from this distance

Karen's First Solo Tape - Karen Eisenbrey [April 1986]

While I was in Australia to glimpse Halley's Comet, Karen made this tape.
awesome dulcimer tuning! hand made mountain lap roots
ukelele - first person field recording of Dominos, and Mr. Abstractor (twice)
Hum, hum de hum, hum de hum

the clock is broken - Infamous Menagerie

inverted balance leaving space for vocals to space out on the verge of, but never beyond

Solos - Banned Rehearsal - Karen Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [December 1996]

Ten years after KFST, in preparation for our last Brechemin show ever, which would be in January of 1997, a session of four back-to-back solos to be used as part of the background mash of noise coming from multiple cassette tape play backs to play at our backs as we played. Neal finds a stupendous distortion on cornet.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

April 9, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 956 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt

Saturday, April 7, 2018



March 24, 2018
Études d'exécution imminent (as it stands)

Recent Solo Piano Compositions by Keith Eisenbrey
March 24, 2018, 8pm
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

10. Corollaries (Up's Up)


11. Ghosting Doubles (first sighting) (after Amy Denio)

10. Corollaries (Down's Down)

9. Second Thoughts
             Ba Bb
          Ca Cb Cc
       Da Db Dc Dd
    Ea Eb Ec Ed Ee
 Fa Fb Fc Fd Fe Ff

11. Ghosting Doubles (second sighting) (after Amy Denio)

10. Corollaries (Down's Up)

9. Second Thoughts
 Gb Gc Gd Ge Gf
 Hc Hd He Hf
 Id Ie If
 Je Jf

11. Ghosting Doubles (third sighting) (after Amy Denio)

10. Corollaries (Up's Down)

"Ghosting" is composed by Amy Denio, © Spoot Music, ASCAP, and is used by the kind permission of the composer.


March 25, 2018
Outlaw Drag - The Boss Martians [from 13 Evil Tales]

scholars of the sound the Puget Sound sound
reverb just so - check!
Hammond B3 - check!
all done up in 90's sound drag
an original instrument craze outside of ancient music fandom

Malevolent - Chris DeLaurenti [from Sonicabal 2001]

invisible thread narrative

Oboe di Morte - Brad Anderson [from Dark Energy - Interstellar Pianos]

the uninflected plainness of the oboe tune not unsubtly played by subtly laid out flat
behind it a roar not unlike wind noise
whatever it is it is coming nearer
how many oboes are there!! AAIEEEEEEEE!!!!

Assembly Rechoired 53 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey [April 2011]

Rejiggerment after removal of the Mighty Wurgelitzer (sic)
drums first start with the throne
vacuum made of motor
quietly in the background a lovely capture of airplane
air in tube
engines winding their sounds around each other
or the differential arrival and warp through air mass the echo field
arrayed a raid
setting up the electric keyboard stand
plug it in
makes noise!
an assembly required assembly rechoired

High Goodbye - Strange Like Us [from Strange Peeps]

art school rock, but in the best possible way
in that the vocals are never straight sung but used to cause a mic effect
to cause a certain sound

The Second Grownde - William Byrd - Elizabeth Farr [from My Ladye Nevells Booke]

O the joy of figuration!
a pleasurable hand twiddly activity
a pleasurable texture in the earbrain
as though fingers touched with tunes dance playfully
love the little cadenza tag

Brotherly Love - Elgar's Creole Orchestra [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

slapstick soundtrack showtune

Please Please Please - James Brown [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

invested in every repetition
low in his blues town register

Waltz for Debby (take 2) - Bill Evans Trio [from Waltz for Debby]

laid back for where it gets to

(I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

Othello post Iago
studio fade quick out

April 3, 2018
Unlabeled Track 7 - Tillicum Junior High School Band - Bob Runyan [from my mom's tape archive]

more jazz band - what is it about the transfer trajectory that so booms the bass?

Jamboree - Walt Wagner [from Caprice]

fast playing to no end at all

Adult Books - X [from Wild Gift]

X as Talking Heads if Talking Heads were X

April 5, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 73 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer, Wally Shoup [April 1986]

It has been a full couple of weeks in our family, which is why I missed blogging last Saturday. I got through 20 minutes of the wrong cut before I realized my error.

start over this time with Wally
history lesson
announcer voice
as though the face of what is announced is in a universe with the what of what is announced

lumpy and clogged
exploring what does not flow
musicology of stagnation

mirror battle
insectoid exoskeletal
hive-y drone
seething mass
no let up
forever scribbling sound
until it does

a brief cliché

discourse on polypulse

this was elsewhere
the ice storm the night Wally Shoup was in Barrytown
forgotten factoid recalled!

caw caw caw caw caw
where it goes after energy dissipates
loose mooring loose moorals

use fresh water
bring to a furious boil

Whirlpool - The Young Fresh Fellows [from Electric Bird Digest]

of whom?
friend done gone lost?
outside inside

(a solid grown-up song, if you're interested in my opinion)

In Session at the Tintinabulary

March 26, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 955 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer