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Monday, April 25th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful, delicate, quiet?

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Anahit Dilbaryan (1990-piano), live, Armenia (Yerevan), published 3/11/22

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 15th

what’s new

Ensemble Musikfabrik (Marco Blaauw, trumpet, curator; Benjamin Kobler, piano), live, Cologne (Germany), yesterday: John Cage, The Perilous Night (1944) for prepared piano; Rebecca Saunders, Blaauw (2004) for double bell trumpet; Rebecca Saunders, Unsaid (2019) for piano; Rebecca Saunders, White (2015, rev. 2016) for double bell trumpet; Morton Feldman, Last Pieces (1959) for piano; Alvin Singleton, Vous Compra (2001) for trumpet and piano

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 8th

like nobody else

In a world of too much—news, suffering, noise—he offers a small, quiet space to inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For John Cage (1982); Jesse Mills (violin), Rieko Aizawa (piano), live, New York (Bargemusic, Brooklyn), 7/30/21

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, February 21st

timeless

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Nikola Kachanov Singers and Russian Chamber Singers of New York (Nikolai Kachanov, direction) with Jessica Meyer (viola), Zen Wu (soprano), Issei Herr (cello), Jeffrey Irving (percussion), Roberta Michel (flute), Mikhail Zeiger (celesta), live, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, 6/2/19

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), detail from Untitled (Purple, White, and Red), 1953

Tuesday, September 28th

like nobody else

This I could listen to all day.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Igor Levit (1987-, piano), 2020

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, September 18th

like nobody else

This I return to again, and again, and again.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Philip Guston (1984); S.E.M. Ensemble, 2000

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random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Saturday, August 14th

like nobody else

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Structures (1951); Arditti Quartet, 2016

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, July 24th

alone

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Palais de Mari (1986); Sabine Liebner (piano), 2007

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 15th

Suppose that, for the rest of your life, you could listen to only one piece of music. What would you choose? For me it might be this.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Kronos Quartet with Aki Takahashi (piano), 1993

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 17A, 1948 (detail)

Monday, February 15th

Why not begin the week with one of the most beautiful—and moving—pieces I know?

Morton Feldman (1927-1986, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Rothko Chapel (1971); Markus Creed (cond.), SWR Vokalensemble (Vocal Ensemble), et al., live, Germany (Cathedral of Speyer, Schwetzinger), 2017

 

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), No. 2 (Blue, Red and Green) (Yellow, Red, Blue on Blue), 1953 (detail)

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