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Thursday, December 13th

what’s new

Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin, 11/29/18

 

Monday, December 10th

more

Brian Eno (1948-), “An Ending (Ascent)”, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (with Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno), 1983 (remastered 2005)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, December 8th

tomorrow in Chicago

They’re performing at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.

The Tallis Scholars, live, France (Mont Saint-Michel), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 6th

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

 

Wednesday, December 5th

more

Brian Eno, Ambient Music 1: Music for Airports, 1978

 

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lagniappe

reading table

All night long
the windswept clouds
plovers calling under the moon

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Monday, December 3rd

Need a break from this too-much world?

Brian Eno, “New Space Music” (released 2014)

 

Saturday, December 1st

what’s new

David Leon (alto saxophone, compositions) & Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 11/29/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The Constructed Space
by W. S. Graham (1918-1986)

Meanwhile surely there must be something to say,
Maybe not suitable but at least happy
In a sense here between us two whoever
We are. Anyhow here we are and never
Before have we two faced each other who face
Each other now across this abstract scene
Stretching between us. This is a public place
Achieved against subjective odds and then
Mainly an obstacle to what I mean.

It is like that, remember. It is like that
Very often at the beginning till we are met
By some intention risen up out of nothing.
And even then we know what we are saying
Only when it is said and fixed and dead.
Or maybe, surely, of course we never know
What we have said, what lonely meanings are read
Into the space we make. And yet I say
This silence here for in it I might hear you.

I say this silence or, better, construct this space
So that somehow something may move across
The caught habits of language to you and me.
From where we are it is not us we see
And times are hastening yet, disguise is mortal.
The times continually disclose our home.
Here in the present tense disguise is mortal.
The trying times are hastening. Yet here I am
More truly now this abstract act become.

Friday, November 30th

off the hook

Erykah Badu, live (TV show), 2015

 

Thursday, November 29th

more

Charmaine Lee (composition, voice) with Wet Ink Ensemble and guests (Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Darius Jones, alto saxophone; Peter Evans, trumpet; Weston Olencki, trombone; Erin Lesser, flute; Alex Mincek, tenor saxophone; Ian Antonio, percussion; Eric Wubbels, piano; Josh Modney, violin; Kate Soper, voice; Sam Pluta, electronics), Smoke, Airs, live, New York, 2018

Wednesday, November 28th

what’s new

How many singers invent their own language?

Charmaine Lee, live, New York, 11/20/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The difference between Despair
And Fear, is like the One
Between the instant of a Wreck
And when the Wreck has been —
The Mind is smooth —
No Motion — Contented as the Eye
Upon the Forehead of a Bust —
That knows it cannot see —

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 576 (Franklin)

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