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Tuesday, November 12th

sounds of Haiti and Chicago

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, electronics) with Spektral Quartet, “Papa Loco” (trad.), live (studio), New York, published 10/29/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

She cries. Oh no. Oh no no no.

—Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

Monday, October 21st

Why not begin the week with something new?

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics) with the Spektral Quartet and a Haitian children’s choir (recorded), “Suite pou Dantan: Prelid” (Fanm d’Ayiti [Women of Haiti]), 10/8/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 26th

sounds of Chicago

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, January 15th

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) featuring Spektral Quartet, live (“Rosario,” “Milagrosa,” “Villabeño”), Washington, D.C., 1/4/19

 

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lagniappe

reading table

thin wall—
from the mouse’s hole
the cold

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

Saturday, September 22nd

more

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) and Spektral Quartet, “Viejo” (Yo Soy La Tradición)2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, September 16th

this week in Chicago

They’re playing Thursday at Constellation and Friday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (benefit for Puerto Rico).

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) and Spektral Quartet (Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018)

“Milagrosa”

 

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“Promesa”

 

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Playing and talking

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Saturday, September 1st

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, composition) & Spektral Quartet, from Yo Soy La Tradición, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 13th

Saturday night, in Chicago, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, I heard the Spektral Quartet. They performed a single piece, this one, which lasted not one, or two, or three, or four, but five hours. Awash in sounds and silences, I got up out of my metal chair, I looked at my watch, I checked my text messages, my email, not once.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame*), String Quartet No. 2 (excerpt), Flux Quartet, live, 2013


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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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*With saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; drummer Hamid Drake; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt.

Wednesday, November 4th

two takes

“I Never Learnt to Share” (J. Blake)

Spektral Quartet (arr. Chris Fisher-Lochhead), live, Chicago, 2015


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James Blake, live, Berlin, 2011


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lagniappe

musical thoughts

When we’re full of music, we’re free of everything else.

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Saturday, October 10th

tonight in Chicago

These folks will be playing at Curtiss Hall.

Christopher Fisher-Lochhead (1984-), Dig Absolutely (2010); Spektral Quartet, live, Evanston, Ill., 2011

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