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Tag: Kobayashi Issa

Monday, December 9th

sounds to get lost in

Jessica Pavone String Ensemble (JP, viola, composition; Joanna Matrey, viola; Erica Dicker, violin; Angela Morris, violin), “Hurtle and Flow,” published 9/4/19

 

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random sights

yesterday morning, I-80 rest stop, Iowa (near Grinnell)

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‪big rain‬
‪big moon‬
‪cicada in the pine‬

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

Friday, October 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee (2000-), “Haffi Make It,” “Under Pressure,” live, Germany (Cologne), 7/5/19

 

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at evening tide
clinging to the flotsam . . .
a katydid

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

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, September 26th

never enough

This kaleidoscopic collection of miniatures—many lasting less than a minute—I return to again, and again, and again.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995, piano), 1968

 

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just one
but he goes honking . . .
departing goose

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

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

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

Saturday, August 3rd

spellbinding

Daniil Trifonov (1991-, piano), live (Chopin: “Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66”; Schumann: “Chopin. Agitato” (from Carnaval); Grieg: “Hommage à Chopin, Op. 73, No. 5”; Chopin: “Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni) – Coda. Alla Polacca”), Washington, D.C., 2018

 

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the rice planter’s
sunshade . . .
billowing cloud

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

Saturday, July 27th

more

Andrew Cyrille (1939-, drums) with Tomeka Reid (cello), Beatrice Capote (dance), live, New York, 6/11/19

 

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dancing butterflies—
my journey forgotten
for a while

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

Saturday, June 1st

basement jukebox

Gus Jinkins (aka Jenkins), “You Told Me” (G. Jinkins [aka Jenkins]), 1956

 

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new red flowers
have bloomed . . .
pure water over moss

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

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 18th

what’s new

William Basinski (1958-), On Time out of Time, 3/8/19

 

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today too
looking at the same mountain . . .
spring rain

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

Sunday, April 14th

testify!

Lee Williams (1942-2017) and the Spiritual QC’s, “Can’t Run,” live, Memphis

 

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random sights

yesterday, Kankakee, Ill. (by the local jail)

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