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Saturday, January 12th

This I could listen to all day.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Philip Guston (1984); Claire Chase (flute, alto flute, piccolo), Steven Schick (percussion), Sarah Rothenberg (piano, celesta), live, Houston (Rothko Chapel), 2013

 

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random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, August 13th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Morton Feldman (1926-1987), For Philip Guston (1984), excerpt; Claire Chase (flute, alto flute, piccolo), Steven Schick (percussion), Sarah Rothenberg (piano, celesta), live, Houston (Rothko Chapel), 2014

Saturday, December 27th

Five hours?

As far as I’m concerned, this could go on forever.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987), For Philip Guston (1984); Claire Chase (flute, alto flute, piccolo), Steven Schick (percussion), Sarah Rothenberg (piano, celesta), live (3:50-), Houston (Rothko Chapel), 11/2/14

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random thoughts: New Year’s resolution #1

Quit thinking other people should be more like me—if anything, be thankful they aren’t.

Thursday, September 4th

composer, n. somebody who wants to hear sounds nobody’s ever heard before.

Mario Diaz de León (1979-), Prism Path; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE),* live, New York, 2011

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*Claire Chase, flutes; Eric Lamb, flutes; Joshua Rubin, clarinets; Cory Smythe, piano; Nathan Davis, percussion; Mario Diaz de León, electronics.

Saturday, 10/6/12

my favorite 103-year-old composer

Elliott Carter (December 11, 1908-), Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (1985); Claire Chase (flute),* Joshua Rubin (clarinet), International Contemporary Ensemble; live, Brazil (Sao Paulo), 2012

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musical thoughts

The “opportunity cost” of listening to something you already know, to borrow from the dreary world of economics, is that you’re forgoing an opportunity to discover something new.

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 found words

Last night, after a concert at the University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall (Takacs Quartet), I stopped at Harold’s Chicken Shack on 53rd Street, as much for old times’ sake as anything else (Harold got me through law school), and found this at the bottom of the receipt:

REFUNDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

MUST BRING FOOD BACK

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*Winner of a 2012 MacArthur “genius grant.”

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