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Saturday, April 14th

serendipity

Yesterday, while working on an appeal for a client convicted of attempted murder, I bumped into this on the radio (WFMU, Bryce’s show). One-word review: Wow!

Peter Ruzicka (1948-), Metastrofe (1971), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Michael Gielen, cond.)

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Monday, April 2nd

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at Corbett v. Dempsey.

Peter Evans (trumpet), Levy Lorenzo (electronics, percussion), live, New York, 2016

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Xu Longsen (1956-), from Light of Heaven (through June 24th)

Saturday, February 10th

more

Does any pianist play Mozart with more verve?

Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000) playing Mozart (Sonata in D major [K 311], Sonata in F major [K 332]), Germany (Munich), 1991

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Fruits of the Midi, 1881

Thursday, February 1st

more

Four Tet, “Morning Side,” live, Australia (Sydney), 2016

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Georges Braque (1882-1963), Landscape at L’Estaque, 1906

 

Wednesday, January 31st

what’s new

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, “Black Hole” (feat. Anderson .Paak), 1/18/18

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Albert Bloch (1882-1961), Harlequin and Three Pierrots, 1914

Saturday, January 27th

Last night, like many other nights, this kept me company, on repeat, as I slept.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Kronos Quartet with Aki Takahashi (piano)

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Head of Sorrow, 1882 (Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller, through March 4th)

Sunday, January 21st

Some singers—not many—need no accompaniment.

Mary Ann & China Pettaway (mother, daughter), live, Boykin, Ala., 2016

 

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art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Ana “Mama Cookie” Cook, 1958

Thursday, January 18th

timeless

Gregory Porter, “You Send Me” (S. Cooke), live, London, 2014

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Moonlit Scene with Hut and Flowers, 1909/10 (from the series Worlds of Things)

Friday, December 22nd

what’s new

Sufjan Stevens, “Tonya Harding” (S. Stevens), 12/6/17

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Tarsila do Amaral, Logoa Santa, 1925 (Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil, through January 7th)

Thursday, December 21st

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Constellation.

Trio WAZ (Edward Wilkerson Jr., tenor saxophone; Tatsu Aoki, bass; Michael Zerang, drums), live, Lakeside, Mich., 2010

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Kagurazaka Street After a Night Rain, 1929

 

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