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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)

 

Monday, January 2nd

 joy of serendipity

Empirical, live, London, 2016


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More.

“Card Clash,” live, Southhampton, England, 2015


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hole in the wall
pretty
my year’s first sky

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

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)

Tuesday, September 13th

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, if sleep leaves and doesn’t return, I’ll put one of these on repeat, softly.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Aki Takahashi and Kronos Quartet, 1993


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John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001), 2002


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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Wednesday, August 17th

passings

Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphonist, January 27, 1941-August 15, 2016

“Herzog” (R. Hutcherson), live, France (Antibes), 1969*


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musical thoughts

Speaking in recent years, Mr. Hutcherson was fond of citing a bit of insight from an old friend. “Eric Dolphy said music is like the wind,” he told The San Francisco Chronicle in 2012. “You don’t know where it came from, and you don’t know where it went. You can’t control it. All you can do is get inside the sphere of it and be swept away.”

—New York Times obituary, 8/17/16

radio

WKCR-FM (Columbia University) is featuring his music until 3 p.m. (EST).

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*With Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Stanley Cowell (piano), Reggie Johnson (bass), Joe Chambers (drums).

Wednesday, July 27th

percussion festival
day three

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

Friday, June 17th

Feel like floating?

Chick Corea (piano) & Gary Burton (vibraphone)
Live, Washington, D.C., 6/13/16


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other morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Saturday, May 21st

tonight in Chicago

They’ll be playing at the Art Institute, where I’ll be listening.

Peter Brotzmann (tenor saxophone), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Steve Noble (drums), live, London, 2014


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other day, Chicago (outside the Art Institute)

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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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this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Monday, November 2nd

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Ches Smith (percussion, electronics), live, Italy (Catania), 2015


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yesterday, outside Lincoln, Nebr.

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