June 24, 2018
Symphony in B-flat, op. 60 - Beethoven - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Tonality as practiced here is not a set of keys and their relationships. It is, rather, constructed from the dynamic ambiguity of scale-degree functions within contrapuntal web-works: how each pitch within the object of discourse relates to all the others as a polyvalent set of latent scale-degree functions :: as an expressive tool or a box thereof :: here's the power-up: an interval pattern is a thing but it can be set willy nilly within any particular portion of the key.
I appreciate how well this recording is engineered to sound like it is being played in an exquisite place. I'm sure it was, but it even sounds like it was. Great timp sound in the 4th movement.
Skid-Dat-De-Dat - Louis Armstrong's Hot Five [from Hot Fives and Sevens]
Was his slow vibrato an imitation of old recording instability / spindle speed variability?
Stranded In The Jungle - The Cadets [from Original Oldies From The 50's Volume Thirteen]
fully realized? check.
variety show comic skit song
vaudeville :: minstrel show
place and history
Jungle :: Town
Primitive :: Sophisticated
Guitar Pete's Blues - Guitar Pete Franklin [from The Art of Field Recording Vol. 1]
His guitar playing is mostly a right-handed strummy picky sort of affair. A robust relation between his right hand and his singing.
voice: diaphragm | vocal cavity
guitar: lh pitch mix | rh articulation
the mistake was in presuming our own innocence
personal note: I was 7 when this came out. It came into my consciousness not long after, probably through the older kids at choir camp. Howsoever faux profound it is, I succumbed to it hook line and sinker.
Track 4 - Tillicum Junior High School Orchestra [from my mom's tape of a concert given March 3, 1971]
Sounds Haydnish, perhaps Weberish.
Discipline - King Crimson [from Discipline]
guitar strings are drums
long thin drums
long thin drumheads
pitch is a change in the shape of the drumbody
Learn to Play Guitar with Fripp!
Banned Rehearsal 76 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [May 1986]
tiny sounds only and yet tape machine conglomerate of sounds
piano as recorded intermezzo in the wild
my how they talk
a very Keytian play
must have been just before the Ben and Jim concert that Neal and I did
circular texts we laugh less controllably
bells and strums Leiermann BOW reference from the old days mash up Leiermann and Hidden Damage overdriven guitar lobs laser blasts at Elvis back carnival game stack-o-decks at its craziest made possible and limited by the Realistic mixer (it was cheap) the spot I'll seek if the hour you'll find there's that Stranded In the Jungle guy to where we began again at the end
Blue All The Way to Canada - Moe Tucker [from I Feel So Far Away - Moe Tucker Anthology 1974 - 1998]
caboodle convoy chrysler after chrysler to Canada
Yaburebukero (reduction mix) - inBoil [from Sonicabal 2001]
some uncertainty as to origins
all electro I suppose
makes a wicked rattle of it
to vibrate your whole skeletal
really shake it
June 25, 2018
"...woe my road is spoken..." (midi draft 1 060522) - Keith Eisenbrey
my string quartet in an early finished version
unlike some I have the ability to forget details of my own composition
so that though I know this changed considerably I can't recall precisely at which point it veers
sudden nonsequiturs of harmony-timbre, clearly made segments
all there rudely
You Don't Know - Rachel Harrington [from Celilo Falls]
about as perfect a thing as can be
just guitarplucking, singing, and a wee bit'o'harp blowin' here and there.
Banned Telepath 47 Seattle - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy [April 2016]
for 908 so long ago
a common aspect of BR has become the easy way we can move around the room, with happy dis-regard, or with focused regard, of where we are in relation to the microphones. I have skewed this somewhat in my current setup: 2 stereo channels, one aimed LR, the other UD (Up Down). It rounds it, but the sounds still move scitter scatter playing squeaky mouse nose right up the camera there restless jitters quick and that is all
June 26, 2018
Overture to The Barber of Seville - Rossini - Failoni Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), Will Humburg [from The Barber of Seville (Highlights)]
something is about to happen kids
Sunset Cafe Stomp - Louis Armstrong's Hot Five (with May Alix) [from Hot Fives and Sevens]
Is the sense of what was meant by "Stomp" in this context derived at all from the Southeastern Native American "Stomp Dancing?" If so, how?
That's All Right Mama - Elvis Presley [from First Live Recordings]
false starts for laughs
takin' care of business
Scarlet Purple Robe - Georgia Jean Eversole [from The Art of Field Recording Vol. 1]
you've been preached to up close
somebody is playing with dials at the board
makes it sounds like rubber bands
June 27, 2018
Track 5 - Tillicum Junior High School Orchestra [from my mom's tape of a concert given March 3, 1971]
neoclassical, and pretty classy too.
Son of Manhasset - University of Washington Contemporary Group Improvisation Ensemble [from a private tape of a concert given at the Seattle Concert Theater in July 1981]
Does anybody remember where exactly the Seattle Concert Theater was?
me on piano I think
it is a mistake to demonstrate, by what we play, that we have heard what another has played.
hear and do, it is enough
Ferryboat Bill - The Velvet Underground [from Another View]
pencil sketch collective
Banned Rehearsal 266 - John E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt [August 1991]
some appliance hums and tocks in the back behind guitar mbira ocarina cymbal toy piano (fan in
drum shaker vocal like an official whisking compounds to make drum corps
funmaker duly introduced
Aaronsbundler tattered away into old radio land
advanced dance calls for rhomboid dancing
empty brain rattle can
where does the sound come from
did he we mean it to sound like that
behind that drum beat beat beat bidi beat beat beat a moil resolving to their drums at tether length
there's that clavichord consorting with toy piano
tuning the last piece he wrote
we filled those cassettes
Pay Me My Money Down - Bruce Springsteen [from The Seeger Sessions]
hitchin' a ride on another starshine
so that no voice other 'cep'n' his can be heard as an individual
Desert Bloom - S. Eric Scribner - Ivan Arteaga [from Storm Sound Cycle, The Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, on May 21, 2006]
music like weather
and the ground
ample time for an interval to be a slough
Falling On Your Face - Ravenna Woods [from Alleyways and Animals]
accelerating subtly then de-accelerating ratchet-like through broad but delineated space
four ways to fill the same space altered