music clip of the day


Category: miscellaneous percussion

Wednesday, October 23rd

Ever feel a hunger for less?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Ephemeral Constructions (2015-2016); Erik Carlson (violin), Jürg Frey (clarinet), Greg Stuart (percussion), University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop (Greg Stuart, director), 2017




reading table

a solitary
crow on a bare branch—
autumn evening

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

Tuesday, October 15th

This I could listen to for a long time—it breathes.

Tyshawn Sorey Quartet (TS, percussion, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet; Aaron Stewart, tenor saxophone; John Escreet, piano), “Acts,” live, Amsterdam, published 2010




random sights

yesterday, Chicago


Thursday, October 10th


John Cage (1912-1992), Amores (1943, for prepared piano and percussion trio)

Some sounds, heard in the middle of the night, can make you feel grateful to have ears.




random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 24th


This I bumped into last night, happily.

Clara Iannotta (1983-), 3 sur 5 (2012-2013); Continuum Contemporary Music, live, Toronto, 2018




random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, September 17th

sounds of New York
day two

Sam Pluta (1979-), Broken Symmetries (2011-12); Wet Ink Ensemble (Sam Pluta, electronics; Joshua Modney, violin; Erin Lesser, piccolo; Alex Mincek, tenor saxophone; Eric Wubbels, piano; Ian Antonio, percussion), live, New York, 2016




random sights

other day, Bellwood, Ill.

Monday, August 19th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Philip Guston (1984); S.E.M. Ensemble, 2000

Thursday, August 1st

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Henry Threadgill Sextett (HT [MCOTD Hall of Fame], 1944-, alto saxophone, flute, compositions); Frank Lacy, trombone; Rasul Sadik, trumpet; Deidre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Newman Baker, drums; Yoron Israel, percussion), live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1988


Thursday, July 18th

what’s new

Andrew Cyrille (1939-, drums) with Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), live, New York, 6/11/19


(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Thursday, June 13th


Tyshawn Sorey (1980-), Nebulae (2018); PRISM Quartet and Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), live, New York, 2018


Monday, May 6th

soundtrack to a dream

Why not begin the week with something new?

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Writing Against Time (2014); Yarn/Wire, live, New York, 2014


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