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Monday, August 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound, “Anthem” (M. Monk), published 8/22/20

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Saturday, August 15th

sounds in the dark

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Clarinet and String Quartet (1983); KOAN Quartet and Katie Porter (clarinet), live, Los Angeles, 2/15/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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In the beggar’s tin
a few thin copper coins
and this evening rain

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

Monday, July 27th

what’s new

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” (B. Bacharach, H. David)

Bill Frisell Trio (BF, guitar; Thomas Morgan, bass; Rudy Royston, drums), live, New York, 7/19/20

 

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, June 30th

alone

Ben Goldberg (1959-, clarinet), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/31/20

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, May 30th

never enough

Don’t “listen” to this.

Close your eyes: let the sounds inhabit you.

Then you will inhabit the sounds.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet, K. 581; Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Come out to view
the truth of flowers blooming
in poverty

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Monday, April 20th

what’s new

Ken Vandermark (reeds), live, Chicago (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/6/20

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 23rd

Ever feel a hunger for less?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Ephemeral Constructions (2015-2016); Erik Carlson (violin), Jürg Frey (clarinet), Greg Stuart (percussion), University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop (Greg Stuart, director), 2017

 

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a solitary
crow on a bare branch—
autumn evening

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, June 15th

soundtrack to a dream

Clara Iannotta (1983-), The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013-14); Uusinta Ensemble and Clara Iannotta (music boxes), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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The Spirit is the Conscious Ear –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 718 (Franklin)

Wednesday, October 24th

like nobody else

This world is not my home . . .

—Sun Ra (1914-1993)

Sun Ra Arkestra (SR [keyboards, vocals], John Gilmore [tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocals], et al.), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 1985

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Appalled: by all the dead: Henry brooded.

—John Berryman (1914-1972 [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), from Dream Song 21

Tuesday, October 23rd

like nobody else

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, etc. [1935-1977]) and the Vibration Society (Dick Griffin, trombone; Ron Burton, piano; Vernon Martin, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums; Joe Texidor, percussion), live, Paris, 1970

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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All the people at the controls are opportunists or gangsters. The sweetness of reason died out of our public life with FDR. There doesn’t even seem to be a normal intelligence at work in the affairs of the nation.

—Tennessee Williams, letter to publisher James Laughlin, April 9, 1947

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