Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), “Sonnet” (P. Brennan), 2018
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)
This world of dew
is only a world of dew—
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill
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
Julius Eastman (1940-1990), Stay on It (1973), live, Switchboard Music Festival, San Francisco, 2016*
The paper clip in my desk drawer will outlive me.
*Annie Phillips, bass clarinet; Jeff Anderle, clarinet; Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Alisa Rose, violin; Hannah Addario-Berry, cello; Helen Newby, cello; Dominique Leone, piano; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Jordan Glenn, drums.
like nobody else
Anthony Braxton Accelerator Ghost Trance Septet (AB, reeds, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jessica Pavone, viola; Chris Dahlberg, bass, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jay Rozen, tuba; Aaron Siegel, drums, percussion, vibraphone), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 2008
this morning, outside Chicago (Forest Park)
Aging criminal-defense lawyer’s retirement plan: drop dead at my desk.
Steve Reich (1936-), Mallet Quartet (2009), So Percussion
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)