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Monday, May 18th

Why not begin the week with something quiet?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Extended Circular Music No. 4 (2014); Absolut Trio, live, Switzerland (Basel), 1/22/20

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, April 4th

Some sounds offer solace.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Extended Circular Music No. 7 (2011/2014); Singularity, live, New York, 2018

 

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reading table

Empty mountains:
            no one to be seen.
Yet—hear—
            human sounds and echoes.
Returning sunlight
            enters the dark woods;
Again shining

            on the green moss, above.

—Wang Wei (699-759), “Deer Park” (translated from Chinese by Gary Snyder)

Tuesday, October 29th

what’s new

His sound-world is like no other.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Elemental Realities, for orchestra (2019); SWR Symphonieorchester (Tito Ceccherini, cond.), live (world premiere), Germany (Donaueschinger), 10/20/19

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, October 23rd

Ever feel a hunger for less?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Ephemeral Constructions (2015-2016); Erik Carlson (violin), Jürg Frey (clarinet), Greg Stuart (percussion), University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop (Greg Stuart, director), 2017

 

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reading table

a solitary
crow on a bare branch—
autumn evening

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Tuesday, September 10th

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), Extended Circular Music No. 4 (2011-2014); Flex Ensemble (Kana Sugimura, violin; Anna Szulc-Kapala, viola; Martha Bijlsma, cello; Endri Nini, piano) with Yoann Trellu (video art), live, Germany (Hannover aka Hanover), 2017

 

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reading table

Moon, plum blossoms,
this, that,
and the day goes.

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Monday, September 9th

Why not begin the week with something slow, and quiet, and beautiful?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Petit fragment de paysage (Ko Ishikawa, shō; Mari Adachi, viola), Wen 16 (Seiko Takemoto, cello), Petit fragment de paysage (Mari Adachi, viola; Seiko Takemoto, cello); Wen 29 (Mari Adachi, viola); Petit fragment de paysage (Ko Ishikawa, u; Seiko Takemoto, cello), live, Tokyo, 2016

 

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reading table

even poorly planted
rice plants
slowly, slowly . . . green!

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

Monday, March 25th

sounds of Chicago

Jürg Frey (1953-), more or less normal, a.pe.ri.od.ic, live, Chicago, 2011

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 21st

sounds of New York

Right now, in the midst of a noisy criminal trial, nothing seems more appealing than something peaceful, something quiet.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Extended Circular Music No. 7; Singularity, live, New York, 2018

 

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reading table

I don’t know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.

Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971)

Tuesday, October 2nd

more

Jürg Frey (1953-), Klavierstück Arrangement Nr. 1-3 (1991); Keiko Shichijo (piano), live, c. 2011

 

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reading table

On a journey, ill:
my dream goes wandering
over withered fields.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Yoel Hoffmann; Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann, ed.)

Monday, October 1st

Need a break from the incessant noise?

Jürg Frey (1953-), Canones Incerti (2010), Jürg Frey (clarinet), et al., live

 

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baseball

Baseball is such a perfect game in some ways that it takes 162 to decide nothing.

—Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the Cubs/Brewers tie

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