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Saturday, November 14th

sounds of Chicago

Brokeback trio (Douglas McCombs [Fender Bass VI], James Elkington [pedal steel guitar, keyboard], Areif Sless-Kitain [drums, percussion]), with video by Kim Alpert, live (performance begins at 13:00), Chicago (Constellation), yesterday

 

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other day, Chicago

Friday, November 13th

sounds of Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Alyona Alyona (Ukraine), “Rayon” (feat. Fatbelly [Kazakhstan]), 10/23/20

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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

 

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, November 11th

two takes

“Crepuscule with Nellie” (T. Monk)

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), live, Baltimore, 11/6/20

 

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Thelonious Monk (piano), live, Paris, 1969

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Tuesday, November 10th

more

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), Anahit (1965); Ensemble Intercontemporain (feat. Diego Tosi [violin]; Matthias Pintscher, cond.) , live, Paris, 2014

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Monday, November 9th

Feel like losing yourself?

John Luther Adams (1953-), Become Ocean (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 2014); Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Leonard Slatkin, cond.), live (performance begins at 6:45), Detroit, 2019

 

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Sunday, November 8th

sounds of Detroit

Detroit Mass Choir, “The Storm Is Passing Over” (C. Tindley, D. Vails), live, Detroit, 2001

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yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

No matter how hard
I try, I can’t stop thinking
of my old village

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

Saturday, November 7th

sounds of Mexico

Belafonte Sensacional, live (“Marris,” “Noche Total,” “Laser Funk,” “Epic Aris,” “Sácate a la Carretera”), live, Mexico City, published 9/19/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Friday, November 6th

sounds of Mexico

Son Rompe Pera, live (“Proteus,” “FOS,”” Reina de Cumbias,” “Ay David!,” “El Palo Poste”), Mexico City, published 10/17/20

 

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other day, Chicago

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reading table

All I want
is not to be

first on one side,
then the other,

but to conjure
a stream

of sounds and images
for which I am not

responsible.
and maneuver within it—

mouth and tail
one thought.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Conjure” (Conjure, 2020)

Thursday, November 5th

like nobody else

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

 

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yesterday, Chicago (riding the L)

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