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Thursday, September 9th

like nothing else

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Enigma (2019); Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]), 2021

Movt. I

Movt. II

Movt. III

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lagniappe

reading table

When I consider
how in this world
all is falling blossom—
what then must become
of this self?

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Thursday, August 19th

sounds of Paris

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, voice, compositions; Lester St. Louis, cello, voice; Anton Hatwich, bass, voice; Chad Taylor, drums, mbira), live, Paris, 7/12/21

first set

*****

second set

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, August 14th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Structures (1951); Arditti Quartet, 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, August 3rd

sounds of New York

Tomas Fujiwara’s 7 Poets Trio (TF, drums, compositions; Patricia Brennan, vibraphone; Tomeka Reid, cello), live, New York, 2019

#1

*****

#2

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, June 22nd

like nothing else

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, voice, composition; Lester St. Louis, cello, voice; Anton Hatwich, bass, voice; Chad Taylor, drums), “prayer for amerikkka pt. 1 & 2” (live, Zürich, 1/23/20), with animation by Theodore Darst and Gregory Nachmanovitch, published 5/11/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, June 21st

sounds of Chicago

Joe McPhee (tenor saxophone, voice), Tomeka Reid (cello), live, Chicago (Corbett vs. Dempsey [art gallery]), 6/19/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Tuesday, June 15th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, New York, 2018

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Wednesday, June 9th

what’s new

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello, compositions; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), live (“Billy Bang’s Bounce,” “Niki’s Bop,” “Ballad,” “Aug 6,” “Glass Light,” “Woodlawn”), Los Angeles, 5/27/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, June 8th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suites No. 1 in G major and No. 3 in C major for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, London, 2020

Friday, May 28th

what’s new

Laurie Anderson (1947-, vocals, electronics, violin, compositions) with Roma Baran (synthesizer), Rubin Kodheli (cello), live (“Let x=x,” “Violin Cello Improv,” “O Superman”), New York, published 5/20/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

*****

reading table

The distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

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