Saturday, May 25, 2019



May 18, 2019
Sonata in G minor K. 8 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

as precisely doled out as diplomatic speech
pushing innuendo far out along an horizontal axis

Goodnight - Harvey Schmidt - Mary Martin, Robert Preston [from I Do! I Do!]

as though they hadn't discussed it before
was this supposed to be the norm or the ideal or the polite fiction

Spanish Carol - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [December 1971]

We sing a version of this as a hymn at our church.

Scarlet - U2 [from October]

Just the chorus, ma'am.

You Don't Have to Tell Me - Julian Lennon [from The Secret Value of Daydreaming]

among the values of having music in my collection that I'm not overfond of:
In this case
it was my reluctance to listen to the whole album all at once, several years ago, that began my practice of listening to albums one song at a time
it helps each song to the extent possible
i.e. albumizing songs seldom does songs favors

this one goes on too long
his voice is easily sufficient to be an interesting back up singer or duet partner for someone who might milkshake him on into less dull terrain

An American Theme and Variations - Canadian Brass [from Red, White & Brass]

interesting that
among the variations of Americana sound
one of them is stripper tempo

the old bump&grind
is officially ours

Track 9 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]

piano quartet if I accurately count violins back there
late 18th Century styling
each phrase graced differently

nobody wears the same jewels

Introducing the Band - Bob Dylan [Key Arena October 13, 2006]

". . . playing on another guitaaahhw"

Banned Rehearsal 795 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 2011]

and this begins with me introducing the band
audiologging is a practice that had been in place for some time then

a spate of tapping threatens pandemic of tapping
thrift store toy electric guitar find
a delicate sound for as many folks as were in the room

microphones and patch cords placed so that in listening to them here, facing South, I hear what the west wall of the studio hears facing East
though I face South
45 degrees to my left is north and 45 degrees to my right is south

thrift store toy electric guitar find's tune is picked up by purchased from church Sunday school piano


a drum excites its skin
sometimes excited skin excites snares
our own dance to ecstatic release

Neal makes a swarm of bees over there on the piano

if the tempos line up the bees might escape
keep the polyrhythms lively now folks!

lots of tapping broadly defined
mostly tapping within those chamber doors or that chamber's door

shy sound gathers

Line of My Life - India Glover [from Pup Demo]

multiple affects in a young voice
potentials are there to push further

May 19, 2019

Sonata in D minor K. 9 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

the too long sequences allow subtler ripples within diatonicism to be revealed

Boris The Spider - The Who [from A Quick One]

they caught that one in the web of the mitt

The Night Before Christmas - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [December 1971]

verses like illustrations
turn the pages one by one til the end
old-timey-like story
sister to Little Orphant Annie (also a look back)

Another Tricky Day - The Who [from Face Dreams]

Entwhistle and the drummer for this are a brilliant rhythm section
just not for the Who
and this is a bland sort of song after Boris the Spider Above

Assembly Rechoired 2 - Keith Eisenbrey, Karen Eisenbrey, others [June 1986]

more people here than just us two
and where was it? I don't recognize the piano
perhaps a young adult church group (confirmed)
certainly enthusiastic
swaths of rattle shaker overdrive

Retrospectrum - Berthold Goldschmidt - Gaede Trio


I really dig his gothic clockwork counterpoint

Track 10 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]

modernist take on romantic take on the baroque
professionalism: the measure of how categorical we have become

"...woe my road is spoken..." draft 060709B midi - Keith Eisenbrey

within a mod-17 framework
lacking in internal symmetry
the possibility exists for a modal system based on ordered arrangements of transformations traceable only as pattern identity

pastiche modern quartet as though by a latter-day expressionist neo classical

Mit Jaaye Ghum Dum Maaro Dum - Abhishek Bachchan, Ayush Phukan, Earl Edgar D'Souza, Zubeen Garg, Angaraag Mahanit (Papon), Ash King, Sunidhi Chauhan, Anushka Manchanda, Auriel Cordo, Swastee Shree, Sharma [from Bollygood volume 1]

21st Century Schizoid Man

Zillah 160717 - Keith Eisenbrey

a recording made on the hoof
no reason to hold still while listening
sipping tea at teapot dome teapot gas station
back on our Zillahiad
our new phones are alarming
a crow caws us marching orders
that crow that caws four caws and then three caws
repeat into the distance
don't stop
keep walking
once more we pass by the crow who counts caws
municipal sound system set to Frank

May 21, 2019
Sonata in D minor K. 10 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

fearlessly stopping and starting the sense of awareness just above the moment
misdirection is key

I Love My Wife - Harvey Schmidt - Mary Martin, Robert Preston [from I Do! I Do!]

guilty but not sorry

Velvet Shoes - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [December 1971]

unison vocals and scale degree charged piano accompaniment
a quiet number
to show off the accompanist: JoAnne Deacon

Different Finger - Elvis Costello [from Trust]

a seductionary attempt: legitimize transgression through glorification

Dream Operator - Talking Heads [from True Stories]

self help mythology
DIY purchased here

Strong, Warm and In Command - Steve Fisk [from Kill Rock Stars]

assemblage of texts arty and erotique

Pie Jesu - Gabriel Fauré -  Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]
Must Be Some Way Outta Here - Bob Dylan [Key Arena October 13, 2006]

song of the trapped
[NB - once again, not sure of the actual song title, but someone will let me know I'm sure.]

May 22, 2019

Whiskey In The Jar (Mix A) - Train Case [July 2011]

in later mixes I left the guitar out for verse 1, one of my better ideas

Sweet's Too Slow - Ancient Warlocks [from Ancient Warlocks 'Live!']

vocal depowered
all guitar and drums
hint only
of where the words go

Sonata in D minor K. 11 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

schematics for how balance works with and against time and memory, dramatic completion, the old reproducible orgasm is just not a thing here

A Melancholy Sound - Arthur Vanderveer [from The Art of Field Recording Volume 1]

song intonation liberated from accompaniment
"and then the morning sun
will be darkened at noon"

Track 10 - Empire Brass Quartet [from American Brass Band Journal Revisited]

a nice little waltz for dancing in the evening's sentimental gloaming
the trio is light banter
then light banter is hidden amorosity
a near understanding
then the flirty brushoff

Banned Bestiary - Karen (Meyer) Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [assembled June 1986]

selections, but I don't remember who put this together
1 The first is from #1, how we began. Neal had a bass and an amp.
2 Early on we applied to be in the Seattle Fringe Festival, now long since defunct. We were, apparently, not worthy: either not fringe enough or far too fringe or are these guys even serious or simply not from the right neighborhood of fringe. We're still here. Persistence has its bragging rights.
3 At that time, even 100 session in, we didn't have a sufficient body of work to have been accurately characterized. We still don't.
4 It isn't that short outtakes don't do us justice. It's that they don't do our listeners justice. We think they'll need to cheat to get there. (from #9)
5 someone of us must have felt retrospectivy. Such a tiny slice of the whole of it as lived.
6 The Pelleas Monster. Which? The.
Narrows View.
your blood cholesterol level

May 23, 2019

Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde

heartfelt, but with a typical cheap shot at Jesus for allowing suffering

"...woe my road is spoken..." draft 060709C midi - Keith Eisenbrey

one more tweak after this

some of the complete syntactic segments come across as transitions passing into moments rather than as moments. Love that.
playing with midi dynamics. Nearly there.

Odds and Ends - Robert Morris [from Milton Babbitt: A Composers' Memorial]

we enclose gestures as shapes within spans, as spans within shapes,
as gesture spans of shapes

Banned Rehearsal 914 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [July 2016]

kitchen table
elbowless room in a closet of spaces
pseudo rhythms jammed in there in a pocket of pseudo text
shifting sands of intent accretion or avulsion in the small or accelerated time-lapsely time
the woman of his dreams
the definitional extension into his well of metaphor
body is anchor
important to understand and accept as such
to understand that anchors are metaphors on the floors of our seas

In Session at the Tintinabulary

May 20, 2019
Assembly Rechoired 58 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy

Aaron was not feeling well, and Neal pleaded exhaustion
but we the three persisted


of my weight so i left mt. nebo a
good two days before our plane's departure
in case the big load or the long haul should

but the weight of it had not
lighted windows
hung there from another mind

Saturday, May 18, 2019


hoop trees at the Good Shepherd Center

May 16, 2019
Chants by Hildegard von Bingen
Players: Janna Webbon and Sarah Pyle
Singers: Danielle Sampson and Beth Ann Bonnecroy
The Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

part sacramentation
or re-sacramentation
but certainly a reclamation of space for use

by worshiping in it

(quatradual →□←  ritual)

for each other

I am sorry to have arrived late.
I snuck in behind the celebrants' grand entrance in their Atwood-red robes so I sat off to the side, hoping I wasn't choosing exactly the spot they would need for something. If I did (though I don't think I did) then I'm sorry for that too.

I can not think of a nicer way to have been introduced to Hildegard von Bingen - her chants not messed with as themselves, but set among our presence and our problematicals, still very much alive.

vibrant and relevant


May 13, 2019

Sonata in F Major, K. 6 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

made from the useful parts, not so much of the oink
uses its keys directly, not ever modulating, as such, anywhere

Zillah, Washington - Mt. Adams in the distance
Let Every Heart Be Merry - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey, director [April 1966]

enjoy the party!

Trinkle Tinkle (take 3) - Thelonious Monk [from The London Collection]

a song is:
potential to veer
reckless hot dog water skiing

20 Jazz Funk Greats - Throbbing Gristle [from Greatest Hits]

narrow, peevish strands of extrusia slice and slither
for their own pleasure, not yours

Under African Skies - Paul Simon [from Graceland]

two half songs perfectly matched
verse song :: chorus song
text :: comment

wanders off a bit weird in the fade out

Rebel Rap Family - Geto Boys [from We Can't Be Stopped]

a trailer
for the film
of the legend

Introduction to The Twelve Wild Ducks from The Evil Queen - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]

And quite an interesting introduction at that

Once Upon A Time - Bob Dylan [from Key Arena October 13, 2006]
Philipsburg, MT

I'm not enough of a Dylan scholar to know, for the most part, the names of his famous songs. This is the one that starts "once upon a time" and includes "like a rolling stone" and "no direction home."

near to desperate trying to find a new way to sing it just of the map of what he expects we might expect

the instrumental stuff gets eaten alive in that horrible key arena acoustic

The Sow Took The Measles (mass mix) - Train Case [June 2011]

I'm not sure what I was going for, soundwise, on this. It has too much guitar, that's for sure.

I Can't Be Young - Arbor Towers [from In Transit EP]

an interesting meter feel
the drummer and the bass set up some sophisticated metrical thinking
like as if it were a multimovement song
faster bigger song
followed by slower song that seems like it could be a coda, but goes on to return to a faster bigger song

May 14, 2019

Sonata in A minor, K. 7 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

What happens if you hold still?
What happens if you actively hold still?

Run, Run, Run - The Who [from A Quick One]

The sequence of pitches is less about identity class than about inflection class

I want to make squiggly alphabetical shapes

Pine Cones & Holly Berries - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey, director [December 1971]

a quod libet || above with: beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Philipsburg, MT
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty [from Bella Donna]

public breakup or near
or personal baggage as
half song (resolutionless)
mix tape filler or mix tape sleeper cell?

Assembly Rechoired 1 - Karen (Meyer) Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Paul Eisenbrey [June 1986]

I play didj
Karen plays toy piano
Paul plays electric guitar, no doubt the one he passed on to me for safekeeping a few years back.
then I pick up an acoustic (mom's old one from out of the paisley case)
sound and signal and where the processing and how the processing transpires to make exactly this.
we move to postulate a polymusic

You're right. It is a Bovine Horn.
a genuine shaker from genuine San Francisco

We are the catfish of music, the bullhead scavengers hovering above the mud

someone is whistling the whistling solo bit from I Wish I Was A Kellogg's Corn Flake (best wishes Martin)

and an early appearance of the Entertainer music box (the first of two)

[NB - When Neal moved to San Diego, and while Aaron was still at Berkeley, Karen and I continued the Banned Rehearsal project in Seattle. Somehow it didn't seem to be quite exactly Banned Rehearsal if neither Neal nor Aaron weren't also contributing, so we invented a new name - Assembly Rechoired - for improvisation sessions in which it was just Karen and me, but including anybody else that wasn't Neal or Aaron. This was the first. As of this blogging there are 57 of them.]

May 17, 2019
Philipsburg, MT

Igneous - AMM [from The Nameless Uncarved Block]

holding each other within a serious and circumscribed image of doing aesthetical doings
all within a careful evolvement of a tradition
i.e. if you're standing on the shoulders of giants, don't jump off
long way down it is

Track 8 (The Twelve Wild Ducks from The Evil Queen?) - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]

A study in chromatic scales and muscular modes.
Looking back on it as I blog I realize this is probably the introduced music of the introduction I listened to on the 13th.

"...woe my road is spoken..." draft 060709A midi - Keith Eisenbrey

This is the first of five midi drafts I made on July 9, 2006. After the fifth I was done with the last adjustments of tempi and dynamics

deep prying eyes || dyads' eyes
held long || for better prying

while you were listening to that ostensibly charming music
you were charmed right out of your resistance
close magic

we discovered a few things || by prying with our dyads' eyes
into and about || you

Yep, Philipsburg, MT
Isq Risk - Mere Brother Ki Dulhan [from Bollygood Volume 2]

the vocalists all focus their sound within a narrow range within the sinus area
not full on nasal
but bending toward that

even their instruments do that

given: Indian Sub-Continental Music's repute for hyper-extensive elaboration, these songs must seem improbably brief

Gradus 293 - Neal Kosály-Meyer [July 2016]

lots of notes
but in no hurry
to use them up

experience is: our best guess to feed into memory

It is interesting how it is easier
for me to experience extraneous noise
as part of the music noise when that extraneous noise is coming from the same single medium as the music noise - such as a recorded sound file played back on the stereo system - than out in the wild, possibly because mediated music has always had extraneous noise sound as a proper part of it.

Noise is Media
Media is Noise

in a quasi-Cagean sense

Improvisation is the practice of being deliberate right where the rubber meets the road, at the most granularistical decision point

staying put
and going back

moving on is a struggle

In Session at the Tintinabulary

May 13, 2019
Gradus 348 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

does the earmind
within which these cohere
know it is a singularity that coheres?

it does cohering

to say that it is off the beat
is to suggest there is a criterion outside of itself
that matters to the image of its being


in the which i do by nature which is
looking out 11 tells you that that
hill and some next sights are if a lady

clouds arrive
as threatened
the wizard

Sunday, May 12, 2019



"It seems clear that music never asks us either to make or experience it: in fact, it is helpless (indeed nonexistent) without us. We make music, because we need yet other ways to talk (to manifest more than our mere existence, as Herbert Brün would have said) and to enhance our physical and mental environments. Anything from the idea of music as political tract or personal rant to that of music as architecture or ecosystem - (cathedral, sermon tantrum, wolf-pack or rainforest) - may serve to both initiate and elucidate its complexities. . . .but"
Robert Paredes "Might Never Have Been: To and For Benjamin Boretz" Open Space Magazine issue 19/20 fall 2015/spring 2016



May 10, 2019
Three Fingers
Camarones Orquesta Guitarristica
Dead Bars
at The Kraken, Seattle

This was so much fun!

Neal - Many thanks for the ride to and from!

COG is from Brazil - BRAZIL!!! - a guitar orchestra led by the electric bass and the bass player and her swinging hair
Karen thinks they may have heard The Ventures, or if they haven't they ought to

The others are local or started local back to visit to join the party to celebrate Dead Bars album release. They all put on a truly enjoyable party in the oven that is the Kraken on an unseasonably toasty May evening baking us in a multitude of carefully calibrated variations of the old Ramonesy we're a happy family punk beat.

which: is there to create a springboard floor upon which to pogo slam and slosh about in the moshing up front so then
Karen and I moved up to the front row (but at one end because we're not stupid about being old) for Dead Bars' set to let what freak flags we have fly and to enjoy being part of the mosh slosh. One might not think it from the outside, but everyone up there is looking out for everybody else, gently guarding the possibility of vulnerability.
physical but quite aware of contact's context


May 4, 2019
Sonata in G minor, K. 4 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

local tonality clarified by its mode of suspension within the figuration patterns
and vice versa

All The Dearly Beloved Together Forever I Do! I Do! - Harvey Schmidt - Mary Martin, Robert Preston [from I Do! I Do!]

the passage of Virginia Woolf's Orlando wherein marriage is the mania that sweeps all things Victorian portends
a response to a cultural cataclysm

there will always be a reaction
given a cataclysm

from piano plunking to full tutti scoring Broadway glitz and glam

Trinkle, Tinkle (take 2) - Thelonious Monk [from The London Collection]

this time
every keystroke

White Girl - X [from Wild Gift]

plot the ratio of female vocal
to male vocal
in terms of duration allowed

the social picture of who absconds with the story
like measuring screen time in frames
counting lines and words

Janie Don't You Lose Heart - Bruce Springsteen [from 6 B-sides]

pop music as a service industry
providing comfort in convenient packages
strong unfussy songwriting though

one should studio fade a comfort song because that gives time for the comfort consumer to wish it would go on for ever

Sedimentary - AMM [from The Nameless Uncarved Block]

suspended but brought down through the echoed deep
a process of tiny things invisible adds up in the dimmest murk light
approaching the darkness of beneathness earth descends to carry earth upon its back
earth upon earth upon earth

heaven's burden is light

crabs on caffeine and all that pounds down upon us
and the relentless solar wind

Whispering Ancestors - Dean Evenson [from Native Healing]

ancestor worship
a projection of filiality into the void
they of the past in our future abode

culture question: Is there a general connection between this continent's indigenous culture's music and the function of healing, or is it a more narrowly held shamanist practice?

Liebeslied Amended - Keith Eisenbrey - Keith Eisenbrey [recording of June 15, 2010]

From my very first sight read through of Ben's original piece I wanted it to lilt a little
I suspect now that I was wrong
or: in which I demonstrate the sense in which I immediately and continuously heard this as a Tristan piece

this time the repeat is a simple surprise
and it is a luscious score for damper pedal enthusiasts

The Sow Took The Measles C Reverb - Train Case

Karen and Neal are sounding pretty good there

The Great Silkie - SeaStar [from Never Go Back]

sounds like the Velvet Underground doing Fairport Convention
Canals of Venice would dig this

May 5, 2019
Sonata in D minor, K. 5 - Domenico Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

so graceful in its pivots
liberated from obsessive
no fuss just do it
obligatory elaboration

Eyes Of My Beloved - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [April 1966]

motet arrangement
for groups
because that's what folks did when they got together
so arrangers were required to produce entertaining activities such as the singing of motets

Pat A Pan - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey [December 1971]

with recorder! an instrument that my Mom was to have a long and happy relation with for decades after

Halloween - Dead Kennedys [from Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust]

straight line
then divergent
independent strands provide a place to dance
different bounce in the floor boards

The Kosály-Meyers 1 - Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 1986]

we begin the long era of separation as Neal and Anna are now in San Diego
Aaron was still in Berkeley
just Karen and I left here in Seattle
(good thing we got married or folks would have wondered)

tape epistles link the coast
one could hardly get further apart along it than S and SD
His didgerido does a buzz bee swarm effect as he circle breathes and moebially waves the du end within magnetic range of the channel poles
or indeed the recording device is doing it or this is just its failure

then the ritual I am where I am dance

Neal wanders restless the knock on soul's door

we are having an explore
it is one thing until it is another
a song by Neal
Can't Hear The Words

Shaker Suite - Canadian Brass [from Red, White & Brass]

a gift
to be

Track 6 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 1991]

domestic scenes
the children used
to make up theaters

"...woe my road is spoken..." Keith Eisenbrey [midi draft 5.2 of July, 2006]

getting very close to the final version
definitely a Liebeslied influenced piece but through my chart a journey to where the blue milk's lullaby

number and pattern in action to freeze a span

Is It Serious? - Joel Gressel [from Milton Babbitt: A Composers' Memorial]

more malleable

glow-eyed aliens in clean room console arrays
goofing off

the simultaneous display of all the far distant instances of a communication seen from within their glowing eyes

May 7 and 9, 2019

Swarm + Stew - Neal Kosály-Meyer - Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, Ione, Neal Kosály-Meyer, Pauline Oliveros, Margaret Sunghe Paek, Greg Powers [recorded live at the Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, July 2016]

30 minutes before the show the sound check was insurrected by the performers
a plea for that silence which is the absence of inappropriateness
compositional prolongation of the decrescendo of hush that precedes the ceremony of musical expression
extended maximally

lonesome train country blues
in the back of what arises
a congregational breathing coalesces
or joins
bone to bone sinew at this sunset

a starter drug
a permittor

(language mistrusts music, fears it, co-opts attention)

dangerous dancers
Stu Dempster reunited with the infernal racket bulldozer, his old friend

In Session at the Tintinabulary

May 6, 2019
Banned Rehearsal 981 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Neal Kosály-Meyer

we convened on the porch


according to harm tear in wants order
against these because others give it up
prayer works so that they abandon prayer

through matrix
trace result

Saturday, May 4, 2019



April 28, 2019
Banned Rehearsal 100 Side B - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [June 1986]

how long can it begin to be
can it hold
edging backward
into the earliest beginning
to possibly begin

in order

a low spinet tone joins up
keyboard talk
how very Inter/Play of them (us)
east coast Crumar and Baldwin grand
west coast Wurlitzer (?) and Baldwin Acrosonic
plays a chord
then another and again

but have we begun
or begin we still

cymbal announcement from just at the limn of beginning
drum roll please It Has Begun! (soon)
we Aaronsbundler step steady march step
Fantastic Variations on it

3 characters each interpreting the goings on to their own purpose
toys with ending
so coy

My Country arises in glory
'tis of thee a patriotic moment
Flag Day after all
after our fashion
we playfully play

now waddle it be?
wad dull it be?
Electric Garbage not yet
we should all leave singing for the time being
and now a Hymn

Bickleton Burger sung in Bickleton
we carry on despite frequent incursions from Knitters
everything what ever was has been a riff upon the old march we do
and several
we tune as though about to
drift off

Red Dress - Jad Fair [from Kill Rock Stars]

'tudinal meta-sophomoric
color me the ages of seduction

Spirit Wind - Dean Evensen [from Native Healing]

rhythm guitar with help
very like a psychic reading
spread your guesses wildly
reel them in one hit at a time

Liebeslied Amended - Keith Eisenbrey, after Benjamin Boretz [recorded March 30, 2007]

my touchstone
an am
on om
I play to see where I
am that I am

which fingerprint of mine is most firmly etched here?
my additions or my ear editions

:: a note about the big repeat of the whole at the end: it prompts the repeat iteration to sound as though it says let me try that again ::

-Ben: I've been thinking about this piece, and our relationship, recently, as expressed in this piece, in the gift of the pencil score to me from you, your gift of offer to allow recomposition
as in
start here
it is yours

Thank you

Interlude - Claire Sykes [from Hendrix Uncovered]

delicate // unreconstructable

Banned Rehearsal 913 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt [July 2016]

on the porch fire cracker works
slow march let the tree sough free of tree
a march grimly determinated

we discover and work through new slants using all available old slants
Mahlerian the bird I need a word or two with you
come down here says the bird one need do so little
the night is magic about now

April 30, 2019
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, K. 3 - Domenica Scarlatti - Pieter-Jan Belder

excessively intricate balloon animals twisted out of duration and incipience

O Thank Thee Not - Lake Washington Singers, Betty Eisenbrey, director [April 1966]

choral strophes stress feet and lines

Trinkle Tinkle (Take 1) - Thelonious Monk [from The London Collection]

within the imprecision of this approximation
an impression of focused intent
bluesing a note by flutzing the lead ins

Track 9 - Empire Brass Quartet [from American Brass Band Journal Revisited]

lives in a vague mudness of repetition and unassuming newness
within strict bounds

The Flowers of Guatemala - REM [from Life's Rich Pageant]

two-part instrumental bridge to chorus repeat to fade
final verse the backing vocal moves closer up

Grand Circus Fantasia - Canadian Brass [from Red, White & Brass]

clowns of brass
they play glorified kazoos after all
the theater show of skill and juggle

May 2, 2019

Track 5 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival [July 2001]

Brahms, I believe

Track 4 - Bob Dylan [from Key Arena October 13, 2006]

unafraid to allow his expressive imagining to overstep his available technical range
he knows he won't hit it and won't be heard but goes for it anyway
taking care of business
always musical
the spirit speaks through the body

The Sow Took The Measles C - Train Case

I think I was working on the balance between the vocal parts

Let Today - No Rey [from Contradictions]

We heard this band at The Josephine back in the 2013
big baritone voice
acoustic guitar rhythm
narrow pitch affect
8 syllable lines
phrases move one to another
from well enough but seem constrained
within their meter, their phrase, their
careful tune

In Session at the Tintinabulary

April 29, 2019
Gradus 347 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

what is in your flask of notes? subflasks?
inflicted with endness

indeterminate as to || fallen apart soon to be assembled || or include pull in in clude ink l'ud enclued
clued in (k)