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Saturday, March 28th

alone

Mat Maneri (1969-, viola), “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” (trad.), live, Paris, 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

A leaf, one of the last, parts from a maple branch:
it is spinning in the transparent air of October, falls
on a heap of others, stops, fades. No one
admired its entrancing struggle with the wind,
followed its flight, no one will distinguish it now
as it lies among the other leaves, no one saw what I did. I am
the only one.

—Bronisław Maj (1953-), “A Leaf,” translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Robert Hass

Friday, March 27th

sounds of Nashville

Marty Stuart (1958-, vocals, mandolin, guitar), Vince Gill (1957-, vocals, guitar), Brad Paisley (1972-, vocals, guitar), live, Nashville (Grand Ole Opry), 3/21/20

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Bellwood)

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That’s being lonely. Lying here. Head and feet not knowing where they’ve come to.

—Eimear McBride (1976-), A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Thursday, March 26th

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina (1961-, compositions, vocals, guitar), live (studio), Seattle, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Wednesday, March 25th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1927-1986, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Markus Creed (cond.), SWR Vokalensemble (Vocal Ensemble), et al., live, Germany (Cathedral of Speyer, Schwetzinger), 2017

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), The Red Studio (1911), detail

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Coolness—
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Tuesday, March 24th

three takes

“Spring Is Here” (R. Rogers, L. Hart), 1938

Audra McDonald (1970-), live

 

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Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), 1958

 

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Bill Evans Trio (BE, 1929-1980, piano; Scott LaFaro, 1936-1961, bass; Paul Motian, 1931-2011, drums), 1959

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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streaming

NPR Music: A List of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown.”

Monday, March 23rd

like nobody else

His sound-world seems just right for these strange times—beautiful and solemn in equal measure.

Arvo Pärt (1935-), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (Tõnu Kaljuste, cond.), live (Fratres, 1:30-; Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, 13:49-; Adam’s Lament, 22:10-; Salve Regina, 45:40-; Te Deum, 59:30-), Germany (Hamburg), 2/18/20*

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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*ECM Records founder/producer Manfred Eicher (1943-), who has long championed Pärt’s music, joins the others onstage at the end.

Friday, March 20th

How about something quiet, and delicate, and beautiful?

Ballaké Sissoko (1968-, kora), live, Paris, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Quick the world rushed out like waters.

—Eimear McBride (1976-), A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Thursday, March 19th

two takes

“Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most” (F. Landesman, T. Wolf)

Betty Carter (1929-1998), 1965

 

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Bob Dorough (1923-2018, piano, vocals), 1997

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

Wednesday, March 18th

sounds of Ukraine

Alyona Alyona, “Дикі танці,” 1/30/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, March 13th

sounds of Havana

Omara Portuondo (1930-), “Sábanas Blancas,” 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Books are manuals for being in the world.

—writer Aleksandar Hemon (1964-)

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