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Category: miscellaneous electronics

Thursday, September 14th

more

Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Petals (1988; cello and electronics); Imke Frank (cello) and Gary Berger (live electronics), live, Switzerland (Winterthur), 2011

 

Wednesday, February 8th

not the same old stuff

Maja S. K. Ratkje, live (performance begins at 1:30), Norway (Kristiansand), 2013


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lagniappe

reading table

Happy (106th) Birthday, Elizabeth

From the few states I have seen I should now immediately select Florida as my favorite. I don’t know whether you have been here or not—it is so wild, and what there is of cultivation seems rather dilapidated and about to become wild again. On the way down we took a very slow train from Jacksonville here. All day long it went through swamps and turpentine camps and palm forests and in a beautiful pink evening it began stopping at several little stations. The stations were all off at a tangent from the main track and it necessitated first going by, then stopping, backing up, stopping, starting again—with many puffs of white smoke, blowing of the whistle, advice from the loiterers around the station—all to throw off one limp bag of mail.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter to Marianne Moore, January 5, 1937

Tuesday, February 7th

not the same old stuff

Éliane Radigue (1932-), L’Île re-sonante (2000)


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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

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Monday, February 6th

not the same old stuff

Dana Jessen (bassoon), Points Against Fields (Sam Pluta), live, Chicago, 2016


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

So many sounds, made by so many people, we’ll never hear, no matter how much we listen.

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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Saturday, January 28th

tonight in Chicago

She’ll be at Stony Island Arts Bank.

Sarah Davachi (1987-), “As the Morning,” 2014


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, The Guggenheim (New York)

Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Untitled #5, 1998

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Monday, January 23rd

three takes

Mica Levi, “Love” (soundtrack, Under the Skin)

Oliver Coates (cello and electronics), live, London, 2014


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Stargaze, live, Netherlands (The Hague), 2016


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Recording, 2014

 

Tuesday, November 1st

sui generis

Sculpture, “Untitled,” 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Trumpenstein)

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baseball: Chicago Cubs

. . . Cleveland leads this World Series 3-2, but it feels very close—like, as close to tied as it can be without being, you know, actually tied.

—Thomas Boswell, Washington Post, 10/31/16

Monday, October 31st

Repetitive?

Yes.

Boring?

Not to these ears.

William Basinski, Watermusic II, 2003


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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baseball: Chicago Cubs

Now, it’s onto Cleveland, with a confident team, a DH in [Kyle] Schwarber, [Aroldis] Chapman knowing he’s capable of going longer than two innings, and a “Rocky’’ tape stuffed in their equipment bag.

“The boys are feeling real good right now,’’ said [Anthony] Rizzo, who was impersonating Rocky Balboa with shadow-boxing before the game, even playing the “Rocky’’ theme as his walk-up music before his first at-bat. “We had a good time in here before the game. We’re going the bout. We’re going the distance.

“We’re bought in.

“And we believe in it.’’

—Bob Nightengale, USA Today, 10/31/16

Saturday, October 8th

what’s new

Banabila & Machinefabriek, “Kaleidoscope,” 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Whenever I sleep
with my socks on
I have bad dreams

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento

Tuesday, October 4th

career plans for the next life

If none of those other things work out (tap dancer, rubboard player in a zydeco band, bass player in a reggae bandguitar player in a Malian bandcellist in a string quartetbird), maybe I’ll be an accordionist.

Dre Hocevar Collective Effervescence,* live, New York, 2016


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*DH, drums; Elias Stemeseder, accordion; Chris Pitsiokos, alto saxophone; Lester St. Louis, cello; Philip White, electronics.

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