music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Category: viola

Thursday, December 31st

string quartet festival
day three

Mivos Quartet, Bronx Community College Online Concert Series, 11/30/20: Michaela Catranis, Luminous Animal (2020); Linda Caitlin Smith, String Quartet No. 6 (2013); George Lewis, String Quartet 2.5: “Playing with Seeds” (2017)

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Old age is
a flight of small
cheeping birds
skimming
bare trees
above a snow glaze.

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), from “To Waken an Old Lady”

Wednesday, December 30th

string quartet festival
day two

JACK Quartet (with Conrad Tao, piano), Library of Congress Virtual Event, 12/3/2020*

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

*Program:

1. Rodericus (fl. late 14th century)/Christopher Otto, Angelorum psalat (c. 1390s).

2. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), Duo for Violin and Piano (1973-4).

3. Tyshawn Sorey, Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018).

4. Ruth Crawford [Seeger] (1901-1953), String Quartet 1931 (1931).

5. Tyshawn Sorey, For Conrad Tao (2020).

6. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), String Quartet no. 3 (1971).

Tuesday, December 29th

string quartet festival
day one

Thomas Adès (1971-), Arcadiana (1994); Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2015

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 24th

sounds of Chicago

Saturday I posted the first of these two (wonderful) performances; here’s the second.

Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 2) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 5:15), Chicago (Constellation), 12/19/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
entered me.

I heard
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.

—Anna Swir (1909-1984), “Priceless Gifts” (translated from Polish by Czesław Miłosz and Leonard Nathan)

Saturday, December 19th

sounds of Chicago

Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 (Night 1) (Mars Williams, tenor saxophone, toy instruments; Josh Berman, cornet; Jim Baker, piano, viola, ARP synthesizer; Krzysztof Pabian, bass; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Steve Hunt, drums; Peter Maunu, violin), live (performance begins at 3:45), Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

 

*****

reading table

Such a moon—
the thief
pauses to sing.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Thursday, November 12th

This, by someone I’d never heard of (much less heard) until yesterday, I could listen to all day.

Nikolai Korndorf (1947-2001), In Honour of Alfred Schnittke (AGSCH), string trio for violin, viola, cello (1986), excerpt (1st Mvt.); Patricia Kopatchinskaya (violin), Daniel Raiskin (viola), Alexander Ivashkin (cello), 2005

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, November 5th

like nobody else

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), String Quartet No. 3 (1963)

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (riding the L)

Thursday, September 10th

what’s new

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, 8/27/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Monday, August 31st

Why not begin the week with something that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before?

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics, compositions, arrangements) and Spektral Quartet, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), live (with recorded voices), New York (Kaufman Music Center), 2019

 

Composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet perform Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics. A celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage, Fanm d’Ayiti features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti.

Kaufman Music Center

*****

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound, “Anthem” (M. Monk), published 8/22/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, outside Chicago

%d bloggers like this: