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Friday, May 14th

more sounds of Niger

Mdou Moctar, “Chet Boghassa,” live, Niger (Niamey), 2020

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 12th

like nobody else

Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden, 1977-, musician/producer/dj), streaming since 10/28/20

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago 

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), The Bay of Marseilles, Seen From L’Estaque, c. 1885, detail

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)

Saturday, May 8th

sounds of Chicago

Kimmel/Ali/Harris (Jeff Kimmel, clarinet, electronics; Ishmael Ali, cello, guitar, electronics; Bill Harris, drums, synthesizer), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Summer night
transforms to daybreak.
I count fleas.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Thursday, May 6th

sounds of Togo and France

Vaudou Game, “Pas Contente,” 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, May 1st

sounds of Ukraine

Alyona Alyona, “Читаю реп,” published 4/8/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 30th

sounds of Colombia and Canada

Lido Pimienta, “Coming Thru” (L. Pimienta), published 3/9/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, April 29th

sounds of Norway

Sinikka Langeland (kantele, voice), “Eye of the Blue Whale” (S. Langeland), published 4/28/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

It is hard to believe of the world that there should be
music in it . . .

—William Bronk (1918-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “The Nature of Musical Form”

Tuesday, April 27th

sounds of New York

Nate Wooley (trumpet, compositions), et al., Mutual Aid Music, live, New York, 12/11/20 ((performance begins at 6:40)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Skylark
sings all day,
and day not long enough.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Monday, April 26th

sounds of Paris and Moscow

Ensemble Intercontemporain (Dylan Corlay, direction), live, Moscow (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall), 11/19/20: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Dérive 1; Bruno Mantovani (1974-), Chamber Concerto No. 2

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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reading table

Light was on its way
from nothing
to nowhere.

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How could speed take shape?

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God is encrypting his account.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Accounts”

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