“The Past” (composition for film, accordion, soprano saxophone/electronics), Molly Jones (composition, soprano saxophone, electronics), Borey Shinn (accordion), Irvine, Calif., 2016
In the future multimedia performances will be so common that the term “multimedia” will fall out of use.
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.
sounds of Ethiopia
Hailu Mergia, live, New York, 2016
today, all day
the playful clouds
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue with assistance from Sakuo Nakamura)
sounds of Russia
One-word review: mesmerizing.
Sofia Gubaidulina (1931-), Fachwerk for bayan, percussion, and string orchestra (2009); Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, live, 2013
career plans for the next life
If none of those other things work out (tap dancer, rubboard player in a zydeco band, bass player in a reggae band, guitar player in a Malian band, cellist in a string quartet, bird), maybe I’ll be an accordionist.
Dre Hocevar Collective Effervescence,* live, New York, 2016
*DH, drums; Elias Stemeseder, accordion; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Lester St. Louis, cello; Philip White, electronics.
Michel Portal (clarinets, accordion), Hamid Drake (drums), live, France (Le Mans), 2012
sings all day,
and day not long enough.
—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto