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Category: France

Saturday, June 19th

alone

Helene Vogelsinger (electronics), “Reappearance,” live, France (Hendaye), published 6/9/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 14th

like nobody else

Cecil Taylor Unit (CT, 1929-2018, piano; Sam Rivers, soprano saxophone; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Andrew Cyrille, drums), live, Paris, 1969

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 10th

sounds of France

Yann Tiersen (synthesizer [Buchla Music Easel]), “Palestine” (Y. Tiersen), live, France (Ushant), published 5/18/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 2nd

sounds of Paris

Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 6/9/20: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time, excerpt); Charles Ives (1874-1954), The Unanswered Question

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, May 10th

sounds of Paris

Why not begin the week with something unlike anything else?

Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris and Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, direction; Paul Fitzsimon, direction; Bruno Mantovani, direction), live, Paris, 2016: Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), Gruppen for three orchestras (1955-1957)

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, Luncheon under the Tent, Giverny, c. 1883-86, detail (Monet in Chicago, through 6/14/21)

Thursday, May 6th

sounds of Togo and France

Vaudou Game, “Pas Contente,” 2014

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, March 13th

sounds of Paris

Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, direction), live, Paris, 11/14/20: Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), Octandre (1924); Marko Nikodijevic (1980-), music box/selbstportrait mit ligeti und strawinsky (und messiaen ist auch dabei) (2003/rev. 2006)

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random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Monday, February 22nd

never enough

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano, compositions; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), live, France (Amiens), 1966*

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*0:00: Blue Monk
02:10​: Crepuscule With Nellie
14:44: Rhythm-A-Ning
25:31: Hackensack
36:08: Epistrophy
38:20: Evidence
51:51​: I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (G. Bassman, N. Washington)
1:08:18: Round Midnight
1:13:45Epistrophy

Thursday, February 11th

sounds of Paris

Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), Ionisation (1931); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Susanna Mälkki, direction), live, Paris, 2012

 

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other day, Chicago

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reading table

In the mountain’s shadow
my grass hut’s
so cold
I’ll be up burning firewood
all night long

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Burton Watson

Thursday, December 17th

two takes

“Coming on the Hudson” (T. Monk)

Thelonious Monk (piano), live (studio), Paris, 1969

 

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Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums), live, New York, 1958

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

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