music clip of the day

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Wednesday, February 26th

alone

Maja S. K. Ratkje (voice, electronics, miscellany), live, Chicago, 2014

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, February 25th

alone

Oren Ambarchi (guitar, electronics), live, San Francisco, 2016

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, February 24th

more

This I could listen to all day.

Steve Reich (1936-), Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ (1973); Alarm Will Sound, live, New York, 2004

 

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random sights

yesterday morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Sunday, February 23rd

basement jukebox

The Mellotones, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” (J.B. Scaife), 1963

 

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random sights

yesterday morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Two dangers never cease threatening the world: order and disorder.

—Paul Valéry (1871-1945), Analects (quoted in Lyn Hejinian, “The Rejection of Closure”)

Saturday, February 22nd

tonight in Chicago

She’s performing at Graham Foundation, Madlener House.

Matchess (aka Whitney Johnson, 1981-), “Of the Living” (video footage shot on Washington Island, Lake Michigan), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (snow lightly falling)

Friday, February 21st

what’s new

Agnes Obel, “Camera’s Rolling” (A. Obel), 2/20/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, February 20th

what’s new

One-word review: Wow!

Omar Sosa (piano), Yilian Cañizares (vocals, violin), “Dos Bendiciones” (Two Blessings), live (studio), New York, 2/18/20

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of New York

Herbie Nichols Trio (HN, 1919-1963, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums), “The Third World” (H. Nichols), 1955

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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musical thoughts

Thank you all for listening. Your open ears, open minds, and open hearts are essential to resisting the gathering darkness of our times.

—composer John Luther Adams, 2/18/20 email

Tuesday, February 18th

sounds of New York

Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain VI (NW [trumpet, composition], Susan Alcorn [pedal steel guitar], C. Spencer Yeh [violin], a choir, et al.), live, New York (St. Peter’s Church), 2019

 

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random sights

other morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 17th

sounds of New York

Why not begin the week with sounds that are enlivening?

Steve Reich (1936-), Double Sextet (2007), Music for 18 Musicians (1974-76); Ensemble Signal (Brad Lubman, cond.), live, New York, 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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