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Thursday, May 28th

Soundtrack to a dream I’d love to have.

Steve Reich (1936-), Nagoya Marimbas (1994); ensemble 0, live, France (Pau), 2010

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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. . . life and the memory of it so compressed
they’ve turned into each other. Which is which?

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “Poem”

Monday, May 4th

Feeling lost?

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001); Robin Lorentz (violin), Amy Knoles (vibraphone, marimba), Bryan Pezzone (piano), Barry Newton (bass), 2002

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, July 9th

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001), Andrew Ferdig (marimba), Kevin Keith (vibraphone), Danica Smith (violin), Andy Sproule (bass), James Wehe (piano), live, Denver, 2017

 

Saturday, March 18th

Steve Reich (1936-), Mallet Quartet (2009), So Percussion


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At worst, one is in motion; and at best,
Reaching no absolute, in which to rest,
One is always nearer by not keeping still.

—Thom Gunn (1929-2004), “On the Move” (fragment)

 

Saturday, November 5th

This I could listen to all day.

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), Rain Tree (1981); Bard Percussion (Amy Garapic, vibraphone; Petra Elek, marimba; Zihan Yi, marimba), live, Annandale-on-Hudson (Bard College), New York, 2012


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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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We see with memory. My memory is different from yours, so if we’re both standing in the same place we’re not quite seeing the same thing. Different individuals have different memories, therefore other elements are playing a part. Whether you have been in a place before will affect you, and how well you know it. There’s no objective vision ever—ever.

—David Hockney (1937-), A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney (Martin Grayford)

Wednesday, July 27th

percussion festival
day three

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), “Claviers” (from Pléïades [1978]); Yale Percussion Group, live, 2009

Monday, February 15th

Need a lift?

Steve Reich (1936-), Sextet (1984-85); Third Coast Percussion with pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel, live, Vail, Colo., 2014


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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Saturday, February 6th

This I could listen to all day.

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948)
Michael Compitello (marimba), live, c. 2013


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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Thursday, December 24th

Feel like floating?

Steve Reich (1936-), Six Marimbas (1986); Undergraduate Recital (Colin Van de Reep, Noam Bierstone, Sandro Valiante, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Ben Duinker), McGill University, Montreal, 2011


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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

—Simone Weil (1909-1943; quoted at Orange Crate Art)

Tuesday, February 24th

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

—Muhammad Ali

Cecil Taylor Quintet (CT, piano; Harri Sjostrom, soprano saxophone; Tristan Honsinger, cello; Thurman Barker, marimba, percussion; Paul Lovens, drums), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1995

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art beat

William Klein (1928-), Blacks + Pepsi (AKA Moves + Pepsi)
Harlem, New York, 1955

Blacks + Pepsi, Harlem, 1955

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