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Friday, December 31st

what’s new

Arooj Aftab (vocals) with Darian Donovan Thomas (violin), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, synthesizer), Gyan Riley (guitar), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), live (“Suroor,” “Mohabbat,” “Saans Lo”), New York (Brooklyn), published 12/8/21

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Chicago

Monday, December 6th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet (AB [1945-], reeds, compositions; Taylor Ho Bynum, brass; Ingrid Laubrock, reeds; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; et al.), live, Moers (Germany), 2017

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, December 1st

alone

Jacqueline Kerrod (harp, electronics), 5/1/20

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 24th

breathtaking

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (1915); Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Yulia Deyneka (viola), Aline Khouri (harp), live, Berlin, 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, August 17th

mesmerizing

Philip Glass (1937-), “Metamorphosis Two”; Lavinia Meijer, harp, 2013

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, April 22nd

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet (AB, 1945-, reeds, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone; Ingrid Laubrock, reeds; Tomeka Reid, cello; Shelley Burgon, harp; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; Dan Peck, tuba), live, Germany (Moers), 2017

 

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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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

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

Friday, April 7th

This, I just found, has more than 21 million views. (Where have I been?)

Florence and the Machine, “Cosmic Love”
Live (studio performance), Seattle, 2010


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reading table

I had been happy, happy enough, but now I often found myself uttering a spontaneous prayer that went, simply: She is here, still here.

—George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Tuesday, December 22nd

The only thing hard about listening to this is letting go of everything else.

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


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reading table

Barn’s burnt down—
now
I can see the moon.

—Mizuta Masahide, 1657-1723 (translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto)

Friday, December 11th

what’s new

Joanna Newsom, “Leaving the City,” live (TV show), 12/8/15

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