music clip of the day


Category: glockenspiel

Saturday, October 8th


Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Crippled Symmetry (1983); Ives Ensemble (Rik Andriessen, flute, bass flute; Arnold Marinissen, vibraphone, glockenspiel; John Snijders, piano, celesta), live, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2008



random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, September 18th

like nobody else

This I return to again, and again, and again.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Philip Guston (1984); S.E.M. Ensemble, 2000



random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Thursday, January 30th

Morton Feldman (1926-1987), Why Patterns?; California EAR Unit (Dorothy Stone, flute; Arthur Jarvinen, glockenspiel; Gaylord Mowrey, piano), 1991

His music makes so much use of space it seems to keep going even after the sounds have stopped.

Saturday, 6/9/12

Spirits need a lift?

Consider this: how much wonderful music—more than a lifetime’s worth—waits to be heard for the first time.

Morton Feldman, For Philip Guston (1984)*

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

More Feldman?



And here.


And here. And here. And here.


And here.



musical thoughts

Q. This is a tough question, but what would be your five Desert Island disks?

John Luther Adams: I’d want music I could live inside for a long time; music that’s complex and enigmatic enough that there’s always something new to discover. Off the top of my head, my choices might be . . .

One of Morton Feldman’s major works, probably the Second String Quartet. Or maybe For Philip Guston.


*For piano, celesta, piccolo, flute, alto flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, chimes.

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