Benjamin Boretz - (un- or not yet published text 2019)
July 23, 2019
Fuck A War - Geto Boys [from We Can't Be Stopped]
Those who have failed to be convinced tell us so.
Sanctus - Maurice Duruflé - Atlanta Symphony and Chorus, Robert Shaw [from Robert Shaw Master of the First Art]
Prefigurations of the later wordy-bit-pulse pulsate within the pulse of the unfolding of the pulse of the word "sanctus."
It is seamless to a fault, though I'm not sure a smaller, more intimate ensemble would not have been more luminescent.
The simple details of articulation are made plain. The not equal, but inter-commensurate time-span-durations of pitch-articulation-episodes and listening-to-the-space-articulation-episodes operate within a bifurcating field, potentiating a careful articulation of two modes of listening.
aggressively world engulfing
one highish A in particular sets the zither strings to responding - the unstruck strings remembering the struck string
July 24, 2019
Things Are - Eleanor Cory - Jane Rosenfeld, Stephen Gosling [from Milton Babbitt: A Composers' Memorial]
experimental modes of conversation:
Let's play dress up
(but more like armor).
I could make up stories in my head about reminiscing that would fit, but none of these words are remotely right, and that feels wrong also.
Banned Rehearsal 916 - Jenny Chung, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer [August 2016]
(on the porch in a Summer evening)
texture: brocade of interruptions and overlays,
crud lovingly woven in excessively lively lay lay layers,
the upfront amplified scritchy scratch invites peering through,
scrub and sheer,
clucking p'cawing just at the radar's edge
the activity count is high this evening,
and subtly spiced.
July 25, 2019
Converge - Benjamin Boretz, Michael O'Brien, Lenore Epstein [1981?]
(Ben sent me a sound file from days of yore, and the text that prefaces this post.)
with a leftward drift
having broken through,
(for keeps now let's get real)
(dense static vibrato textureharmony begets efficient transformation)
the least change to effect the biggest change
for engineered pressure
Dial up the inexorable.
Simultaneously resist and acquiesce.
We are solid vertebrates.
In order to in-shed our carapaces
(The exoskeletal's other is the that
that we are hid from outside our shell.
The inoskeletal's other is the that
that hides its shell inside.)
We have pulled our carapaces into us,
to reach the other's.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
July 22, 2019
Banned Rehearsal 986 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
accordingly he found his return
berghof building extracts carried most methods
down over the bill with that was my own
would draw thunder