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Wednesday, November 11th

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“Crepuscule with Nellie” (T. Monk)

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), live, Baltimore, 11/6/20

 

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Thelonious Monk (piano), live, Paris, 1969

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

Thursday, August 20th

two takes

Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992), O sacrum convivium (1937)

Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), live, 2011

 

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Ensemble Aedes, live, France (Compiègne), 2013

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

So you must not be frightened . . . if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any agitation, any pain, any melancholy, since you really do not know what these states are working upon you?

—Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), Letters to a Young Poet (1929, translated from German by M.D. Herter Norton)

Monday, May 11th

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Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), Nels Cline (1956-, guitar, electronics), Chris Corsano (1975-, drums, electronics), live, New York, 2016

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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As the Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said, life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail out to sea and sink.

—Pema Chödrön (1936-), When Things Fall Apart (1997)

Thursday, May 7th

what’s new

Susan Alcorn (1953-, pedal steel guitar), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/29/20

 

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random sights

a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

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reading table

LET THERE BE PHYSICAL SUDDENNESS!

—Michael McClure, poet, playwright, songwriter, etc., October 20, 1932–May 4, 2020, from “PLUME ODE”

Wednesday, August 1st

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Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, New York, 2016

 

Tonight she’ll be playing at a Chicago art gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, beginning at 6 p.m., with reed players Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee.

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random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Monday, July 30th

Last night I heard her at Chicago’s Hungry Brain. Otherworldly. Tonight she’ll be playing, and talking (with reed player Ken Vandermark), at the Experimental Sound Studio—all of which will be streamed, beginning at 7:30 (CST).

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), live, Rochester, N.Y., 6/18/18

 

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other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

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