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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

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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

Saturday, April 8th

Sounds so soft they might, it seems, be emanating from your mind.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Floating Categories (2015), live, England (Bristol), 2016

 

Tuesday, January 25th

This I could listen to all day.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Sam Lazaro Bros (1984); Dante Boon, piano


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musical thoughts

As with breaths, so too with sounds: one after another—each new.

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art beat: other day, The Guggenheim (New York)

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Tableau No. 2/Composition No. VII, 1913

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Wednesday, December 7th

Sometimes I want to hear something that will quicken my pulse; sometimes I want something that will slow it—like this, for instance, which I heard the other night in Chicago, played by the group for whom it was written (a.pe.ri.od.ic). One sound . . . another . . . another . . .

Jürg Frey (1953-), Fragile Balance (2014), excerpt; Ensemble Grizzana (Jürg Frey, clarinet; Mira Benjamin, violin; Richard Craig, flute; Emma Richards, viola; Philip Thomas, piano; Seth Woods, cello); 2015


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reading table

Winter seclusion—
sitting propped against
the same worn post

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill (The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets)

Saturday, October 15th

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Jürg Frey (1953-), 60 Pieces of Sound (2009); a.pe.ri.od.ic, live, Chicago, 2013

 

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a solitary
crow on a bare branch—
autumn evening

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

Wednesday, October 12th

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Jürg Frey (1953-), Memory of Perfection (2010); Mira Benjamin (violin), live, London, 2013

 

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autumn wind
through an open door—
a piercing cry

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Landis Barnhill

Monday, October 10th

Sometimes no word seems more beautiful—quiet.

Jürg Frey (1953-), Paysage pour Gustave Roud; Jürg Frey (clarinet), Dante Boon (piano), Stefan Thut (cello), live, 2011


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reading table

In the middle of the road there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
there was a stone
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

Never should I forget this event
in the life of my fatigued retinas.
Never should I forget that in the middle of the road
there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

—Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987), “In the Middle of the Road,” translated from Portuguese by Elizabeth Bishop

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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