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Saturday, October 16th

timeless

When I find myself in the mood for his sound-world, nothing else will do.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), String Quartet (Op. 28, 1937-38); Psappha Ensemble (Benedict Holland and Sophie Rosa, violins; Vicci Wardman, viola; Jennifer Langridge, cello), live, England (Manchester), 2019

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

Whenever I sleep
with my socks on
I have bad dreams

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

Thursday, October 14th

sounds of New York

TISM (Tom Rainey, drums; Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano; Mark Feldman, violin), live, New York, 2019

#1

*****

#2

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 5th

tonight in Chicago

They’re performing at the Harris Theater.

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics), Spektral Quartet, recorded Haitian children’s choir: “Suite pou Dantan: Prelid,” 2019 (Fanm d’Ayiti [Women of Haiti])

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, October 4th

like nobody else

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra (ICP), live (performance begins at 19:30), Amsterdam, yesterday

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 2nd

timeless

One-word review: Wow!

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893), 3rd Mvt.; Quatuor Ebène, live (90th birthday celebration for pianist Menahem Pressler [1923-]), Paris, 2013

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

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A string of wild geese
wind-strewn
through the sky
their cries echoing
confused and scattered

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Thursday, September 9th

like nothing else

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Enigma (2019); Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]), 2021

Movt. I

Movt. II

Movt. III

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reading table

When I consider
how in this world
all is falling blossom—
what then must become
of this self?

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Saturday, August 14th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Structures (1951); Arditti Quartet, 2016

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, July 12th

sounds of New York

Samara Lubelski (violin), live, New York, 7/7/21

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, May 28th

what’s new

Laurie Anderson (1947-, vocals, electronics, violin, compositions) with Roma Baran (synthesizer), Rubin Kodheli (cello), live (“Let x=x,” “Violin Cello Improv,” “O Superman”), New York, published 5/20/21

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

*****

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The distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, May 27th

what’s new

Don Li (1971-), “Different Zones”; Jojo Mayer (drums, voice), JACK Quartet, published 5/13/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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