Augusta Read Thomas (1964-), Resounding Earth (2012)
Third Coast Percussion, live
In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;/ But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four/ hills and a cloud.
—Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), from “Of the Surface of Things”
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), “Claviers” (from Pléïades ); Yale Percussion Group, live, 2009
John Cage (1912-1992), Third Construction (1941); So Percussion, live
Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), Ionisation (1929-31); Ensemble InterContemporain (Pierre Boulez [1925-2016], cond.), live
sounds of Chicago
Otis Clay (1942-2016) and Willie Rogers, “When the Gates Swing Open,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” live, Indianola, Miss. (B.B. King’s funeral service), 2015
whatever the day brings
the nightingale’s alone
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)
sounds of India and New York
Here’s one of the performers at this year’s Ragas Live Festival, which begins at noon, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and goes until noon tomorrow. It’s being streamed—all 24 hours—on WKCR (Columbia University).
Pandit Krishna Bhatt (sitar) with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Margherita Marincola (tanpura); Raga Kafi, live, New York, 2014