Saturday, November 24, 2018



November 18, 2018
Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 130 - Beethoven - Alban Berg Quartett

the more these unison notes get to know their fellows not the less fellowship ensues but the more specific their intra-life

the key upon which we stand is often a bit soft
just before a cadence our feet punch through requiring detour

this warmheartening mass of stringbox resonance, if we could imagine it as arising from other means than stringboxes,
what might that means be imagined as sounding like


the key must be somewhere around here
look everywhere

The Prodigal Son - Rev. S. J. "Steamboat Bill" Worrell [from Goodbye, Babylon]

rhythm saying translation
gospel according to Rev. Steamboat

Blue 7 - Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach [from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz]

each chord to chord sequentialization they play is cross-indexed to other songs in which such exact sequentialization pre-occurred in their individual and immediate imagination

tell me true
do I or you believe Max Roach was really keeping track of where one was through all of that?
yes, do.

Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint [a Rescued Record]

Zoolander! or slang code?

Wheatland - Oscar Peterson, N. H. Orsted-Pedersen, Louis Hayes [from The Great Connection]

settles into frenchfilm montage mode

the happiness of it treated as one might have treated a key in other spheres

the hypothetical

Pop Pop Da Da's Empty Word Club Band - Aaron Keyt - Neal Kosály-Meyer, vocals

a precision key-bard contains its own recomposed notes (program)
what can a Da Da do? La de Da?

Da Da as (sophomoric) (insufferable) cleanser
works a charm

Hyena - REM [from Life's Rich Pageant]

the big guitar guitar guitar sound is a room they love returning to

Banned Rehearsal 274 - John E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt [November 1991]

johnny jump up?
in the pre-garage Maple Leaf Tintinabulary
before it was infested and became


jumpup jumpup

cymbal of drumset and shrillpenny whistle join to battle high fidelity
jolly jumpup baby we have here

a drumbeat and its worthy opponents the different drummers
vowels intonate
differently hung in acoustic space
low or high on the bendy branch
rattles and cymbals totally into messing with cassette tape limits

the drums may be big in Jerseyville
but they're bigger here

6 and 3
got it to go (an ad)
Piccolos is closed! replaced by Pete's Pizza

the beads travel over the face of the ground
like a horde of antelope

there is no still point at the center of it all
Aaron sibilates a list with s sounds
everything goes (on) in the mouth
it's a stage
all the world's a

when Banned Rehearsal talks gibberish to toddlers
we overdo it
in a way that only Da Da did could

tempo on a slider

the stance from which Aaronsbundler is played
in motion
on the march

Lauda Anima - Keith Eisenbrey - Keith Eisenbrey [composed February 2001; recorded November 2018]

in my mind composing this I was focused on subverting the 4 4 4 4 -ness of it but ended up problematizing octave equivalence or non
seemed almost too simple when I wrote it, too obvious
I was wrong about that

November 20, 2018
Froggie Went a Courtin' - Bruce Springsteen [from The Seeger Sessions]

replication of field recording at the start
we are Miss Mousy
every song is a reason for a big fat singalong

Soundform I Voice - S. Eric Scribner [from Storm Sound Cycle May 2011]

or creek crease along the trail
creek cross creek crease

November 20, 22, and 23, 2018
Finnegans Wake Part 2 Chapter 3 - James Joyce - Jenken's Henchmaen [from Waywords and Meansigns]

as si fi ro bo vox overread from signalsphere
detailed language largely bulldozed by and under space
space synthesized joyce voice
as though humano-utteral rhythm abstracted from spellingplay picked up from broadcast
oaky doaky in episodes cued by interludes and breaks
gender in voice filter
knock knock
wanders off from digital filter to a more transparent sing song spoken area
it is with great relief that we
tuff as reset word
making silly voices

what might we make of the expanse of this? draw maps? train our microscopes? pursue dubious rumors of sense?

does the global, granular, and quotidian together gathered form a whole or only so if we close our eyes I believe in Fairies I do I do (Kathleen E saw them wearing boots)

suspicion :: the helps we get from our fellows indicate paths of pains of inquiry which, truth be told, have so often been found empty and wormy


one's own associations distract into the personal

we each make of it what we will
if we will
less and less do I so will

missive from distant galaxy


to decipher by xray of ruined scroll unflattenable

ends with chantish (on the) plain cloistered (in the)

November 23, 2018
Ah, miserata vita - Johann Grabbe - The King's Noyse, David Douglass [from Mascharada - Music at the Bückeburg Court of Ernst III]

oh, how compositionally arch!
balanced with clowns
so as
to cut more deeply

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

barely dramatizing outside of a desire to compose a complexity of vocal presentation, spectacular!

by stringing it together
with a plot and characters

actual stage acting not required

In Session at The Tintinabulary

November 19, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 970 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt

Aaron brought over a new wind instrument, a tiny little saxophone about the size of a soprano

1 comment:

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