Morton Feldman (1927-1986), Rothko Chapel (1971), live (excerpts), Houston (Rothko Chapel), 2013; Kim Kashkashian (viola), Steven Schick (percussion), Sarah Rothenberg (celeste), Hallie Reed (soprano), Houston Chamber Choir (Robert Simpson, cond.)
Today Morton Feldman enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Lester Bowie, poets John Berryman and Wislawa Szymborska and William Bronk, photographer Helen Levitt, and gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates.
No matter how often we turn away, the world keeps calling out to us.
summer in the city
Shamir, “Head in the Clouds,” live, Chicago (Pitchfork Music Festival), 7/18/15
back to church
Hymn Choir of Langrum Branch Baptist Church (York, S.C.), “Calvary,” live, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 2010
The Blood is more showy than the Breath
But cannot dance as well—
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1558 (Franklin)
Back to Brooklyn.
Trio Caveat (James Ilgenfritz, bass; Chris Welcome, guitar; Jonathan Moritz, saxophone) with Mat Maneri (viola), live, New York (Barbes), 2012
Too much music suffers from too little mystery.
[T]hose who know her [nature], know her less / The nearer her they get.
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1433 (Franklin)
This guitar player gets around. Last weekend Wilco—he’s been a member since 2004—headlined Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Here he’s playing a small performance space in Brooklyn.
BB&C (Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Jim Black, drums; Nels Cline, guitar), live, New York (Shapeshifter Lab), 2012
Columbus Park, Chicago