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Saturday, May 27th

I could listen to these two—he’s long been one of my favorite pianists—all day.

Sara Serpa (1979-, vocal), Ran Blake (1935-, piano), “Night and Day” (C. Porter),
live, New York (Kitano), 2016


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lagniappe

reading table

He thought his head would explode, if the forenoon kept burning into the jungle all around him and the gulls kept screaming and the monkey kept regarding its surroundings carefully, moving its head and black eyes from side to side like someone following the progress of some kind of conversation, some kind of debate, some kind of struggle that the jungle—the morning—the moment—was having with itself.

—Denis Johnson (July 1, 1979-May 24, 2017), Tree of Smoke (National Book Award for Fiction, 2007)

Wednesday, May 24th

How can something so solid make sounds so liquid?

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Bunita Marcus (1985), excerpts; Marc-André Hamelin (piano), 2017


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Japanese white-eyes on a maple branch, 1854

Monday, May 22nd

what’s new

Novo Amor, “Carry You,” 2017


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lagniappe

art beat

Stanley Greene (February 14, 1949-May, 19, 2017), Chechnya (Grozny), April, 2001 (Zelina, after the death of her child)

Saturday, May 20th

In Oslo in December each sound is clear and distinct, or that, at least, is what I imagine.

Transitory Meeting of Minds,* live, Oslo, 12/5/16

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#2


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*Dré Hočevar, drums, interaction; Christian Balvig, piano, electronics; Michal Wróblewski, alto saxophone; Jean Dousteyssier, clarinets.

Friday, May 19th

what’s new

Everything Is Recorded, “Close But Not Quite,” featuring Sampha and sampling Curtis Mayfield (“The Makings of You”), 2017

Tuesday, May 16th

more

John Luther Adams (1953-), In a Treeless Place, Only Snow (1999); Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, North Adams, Mass., 2016

Monday, May 15th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Luther Adams (1953-), Dream in White on White (1992); Virtuoso String Orchestra (Joaquin Valdepeñas, cond.) with Sanya Eng (harp), live, Toronto, 2014

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Bush warbler on plum branch, 1840s

Saturday, May 13th

otherworldly birds

Steve Lehman, 15 Places at the Same Time (excerpts); PRISM Quartet with Steve Lehman (alto saxophone), live, Philadelphia, 2014

 

Friday, May 12th

sounds of São Paulo

Bixiga 70, live, São Paulo, 2017


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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Jack, Chicago, 1965

Wednesday, May 10th

what’s new

Happy Place,* live, New York (Threes Brewing, Brooklyn), 5/3/17


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Sudden Shower over Shin Ohashi Bridge and Atake (from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1857 


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*Will Mason, drums, compositions; Kate Gentile, drums; Will Chapin, guitar; Andrew Smiley, guitar.

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