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Tag: Okkyung Lee

Thursday, June 11th

like nothing else

Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Nonet  (Evan Parker, saxophone; Barry Guy, bass; Paul Lytton, drums; Peter Evans, trumpet; Okkyung Lee, cello; Sten Sandell, piano; Richard Barrett, electronics; Paul Obermayer, electronics; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, France (Mulhouse), 2015







random sights

other day, Chicago


A melancholic introspection retrospective
Was taking place in a white-walled room called Summer Was.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “Don’t” (Elegy, 2007)

Saturday, December 3rd

tonight in Chicago

She’ll be playing at Constellation (where I’ll be listening).

Okkyung Lee (cello), live, Netherlands (Nijmegen), 2015



reading table

On the Anniversary of the Death of Matsuo Basho

Winter rain on moss
soundlessly recalls those
happy bygone days

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill (The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets)

Saturday, May 7th

In Chicago last night, at Constellation, I heard her play. One-word review: riveting. How many musicians create their own vocabulary, their own syntax, their own inflections?

Okkyung Lee, cello

Live, London, 2009


Live, Latvia (Riga), 2014

Saturday, December 5th

Thurston Moore (guitar), Okkyung Lee (cello), Ikue Mori (laptop)
Live, New York, 2009



musical thoughts

Music, too, is a continually expanding universe.

Monday, March 10th


This I bumped into yesterday, while taking a break from work (murder case, tax stuff, etc.). I found it enthralling—maybe you will too.

Okkyung Lee (cello), live, Ireland (Cork), 2012




Today, on the heels of yesterday’s celebration of Ornette Coleman, WKCR (Columbia University) is hosting yet another birthday marathon—this one for jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, born on this date in 1903.

Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra (with Bix Beiderbecke [1903-1931], cornet), “I’m Coming Virginia” (1927)

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