Every now and then I hear something and wonder: Where has this been all my life?
Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979), 24 Preludes in quarter-tone system (excerpts), 1934/1970
Some sounds you listen to; others you inhabit.
Morton Feldman (1926-1981, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Between Categories (1969); Yarn Wire, live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2017
art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago
James Webb (1975-), Prayer (through December 31st)
Right now his music, which, I realize, may be an acquired taste, is giving me as much pleasure as anything.
Enno Poppe (1969-), Stoff (2015); Ensemble Dal Niente (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Chicago, 2016
The fascinating chill that Music leaves . . .
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1511 (Franklin)
Enno Poppe (1969-), Filz (2014); Ensemble Resonanz (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 2015
Last night, at the University of Chicago (Mandel Hall), they opened with this piece, which was followed by Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 4 in D Major), Brahms (String Quartet in A Minor) and, in an encore, Webern (Langsamer Satz). One-word review: spellbinding.
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4 (excerpt); Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2018
this morning, Oak Park, Ill.