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Category: miscellaneous electronics

Thursday, March 26th

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina (1961-, compositions, vocals, guitar), live (studio), Seattle, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Wednesday, February 26th

alone

Maja S. K. Ratkje (voice, electronics, miscellany), live, Chicago, 2014

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, February 25th

alone

Oren Ambarchi (guitar, electronics), live, San Francisco, 2016

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, February 22nd

tonight in Chicago

She’s performing at Graham Foundation, Madlener House.

Matchess (aka Whitney Johnson, 1981-), “Of the Living” (video footage shot on Washington Island, Lake Michigan), 2018

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill. (snow lightly falling)

Tuesday, January 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at Elastic Arts.

Dave Rempis (alto saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), Ryan Packard (drums, electronics), live, New York, 2019

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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How many traits
must a thing have
in order to be singular?

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Two, Three”

Tuesday, January 21st

more

Agnes Obel, playing and talking (begins at 2:05; “Won’t You Call Me,” 3:00; “Island of Doom,” 13:55; “Broken Sleep,” 25:35),  New York, 1/14/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 7th

what’s new

Balún, “Vaivén”, “La Nueva Ciudad”, “El Espanto,” “Punto De Encuentro,” live, Washington, D.C., 12/20/19

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, December 28th

sounds of outside and inside

This I could listen to all day.

Cool Maritime (AKA Sean Hellfritsch), from Sharing Waves, 2018

 

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The bush warbler
in a grove of bamboo sprouts
sings of growing old

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 12th

sounds of Haiti and Chicago

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, electronics) with Spektral Quartet, “Papa Loco” (trad.), live (studio), New York, published 10/29/19

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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She cries. Oh no. Oh no no no.

—Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Thursday, November 7th

From Buenos Aires to Helsinki.

Caterina Barbieri (modular synthesizer), live, Helsinki, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Reading is rapture (or if it isn’t, I put the book down meaning to go on with it later, and escape out the side door). A felicitously turned sentence can induce it. Or a description. Or unexpected behavior. Or ordinary behavior raised to the nth degree. Or intolerable suspense, as with the second half of Conrad’s Victory. Or the forward movement of prose that is bent only on saying what the writer has to say. Or dialogue that carries with it the unconscious flowering of character. Or, sometimes, a fact.

—William Maxwell (1908-2000), The Outermost Dream

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