Sunday, November 18, 2018



November 15, 2018
Heather Bentley and Friends
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Heather/Dio Duo - Heather Bentley, viola; Dio Jean Baptiste, drums; (with Darren Palmer, video)

flutterby shutterby
seaby skyby
shorn of weight

cyclic himalayas crash the skyshore

cooperative restraint
allowance in laser focus

CHA - Heather Bentley, Amelia Love Clearheart, Carol J. Levin

giddy rhyming path
leading where it always started and began

a polydimensional shimmer song
turned a corner turned beyond the corner turned

nothing crucial not
nothing not crucial

capsules eschewed for bare feet


November 10, 2018
Stockholm Stomp - California Ramblers [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

for dancing Charlestons for slidy strings

Boppin' The Blues - Carl Perkins [from Sun Records Definitive Hits]

the kid's done some yodeling
catching up an octave or so in unguarded dipthongs such as "y" in "baby" or "rhythm"

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin [collected from Dave Marsh's The Heart of Rock & Soul]

one wonders just how much it cost to produce this recording

all those engineers to pay
all those musicians to pay

On The Trail - Oscar Peterson Trio [from The Great Connection]

stringing a whole puppet theater of dancers
any of whom are lighter on their feet than any Astair or Kelly e'er was
one or more impersonating all or all

then things get serious

AB 7A - Throbbing Gristle [from Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits]

sparkly! will there be rainbows and sly unicorns?

awakes beneath it subtended slowed speech
grumbling troll

tin foil
drum snare

Banned Rehearsal 84 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, George Kosály, Marta Kosály, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 1986]

enthusiastic singing! a treasury to hear them unleashed
a different take on field recording
to think of it as field recording

and in comes MLKingJr
full feed back

captured or embraced by the mouths of apes

and back to the fingerspun glass rims
funmaker joins the fray

in layers like how we dress here
sound outfits on parade

grimly go we grimly go
gimly grow we gimly grow

dinly go we dinly go
and grow and grimly

oboi roi in gloire

some of these layers are rough and tough
energy relaxes so simply

Beethoven build repeats ad nauseum

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Voluntary on Old 100th - Canadian Brass [from Red, White, & Brass]

brass ensembles to organ music: what bell choir music is to piano, or halfway along
another nexus: church and art music - a stubborn one if ever was

Top of the World - Wes Weddell [from My Northwest Home]

on a Toppenish farm!

November 11, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 703 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 2006]
jittering nervously theatrical fidgets
that is
fidgets portrayed the ground as level and clear
the mountains miles away

it may be night
nay it might be

it might be May
at night, nay

a feedback hovers far off, poised
ceremonial tingling tinkling bingling and bongling
care must be exercised lest it veer too near us

bells from the rafter pendant
we zero in on it

stops and then

Bury Me Close - Rachel Harrington [from Celilo Falls]

oops! already blogged this one recently oh well
knockout melody of those words

Where Are You - Rachel Harringon [from Celilo Falls]

this is the one I should have so I did
a howl to wolfmoon human moon howl
string band sneaks up on you and is perfect before you are aware it is

Gradus 289 - Neal Kosály-Meyer [April 2016]

and the first g preceded by quite the list of notes
an abundance in which sing precise intervals
re-deconstructing in exponentially accelerating epic grandeur
a sense of a chord sound

a combination (in a rung) is a collection, a set, a bagfull, a bag
each bag being infinite in extent and content

some long no note bits are between rungs but others aren't

King Arthur Act I - Henry Purcell - Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

the five act format works in a smaller room where the guests can accept the shorter parts as worth the size of space
a costumed oratorio

November 13, 2018
Premier livre de pièces de Clavecin - Jean-Phillipe Rameau - Pieter-Jan Belder

the end in mind at every beginning renewed
loves that low grumble
Chopinesque suggestion of contrapuntal elaboration
never acquiescing to the fact of it
a confluence - the Gavotte of this also came up in my sight-reading cycle that same morning
order among the suite parts is satisfactory but not crucial, ad hoc is ok
except the Prelude, which must be first

In Session at the Tintinabulary

November 12, 2018
Gradus 342 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

a sequence of Venn diagrams formed as a chain jumble linked by how a token is a part of a pair
Romantic Ordealism - that an artist's effort is part of the image of what the piece is as itself
plausible melody and polyphony

November 13, 2018
Lauda Anima - Keith Eisenbrey

I wrote this chorale prelude in 2001 for organ, and only had to make a few adjustments to make it work for piano, which version I present here.

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