Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Playlist, Week of 2014-12-28

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Krimble! Hope everyone has had/is having a nice holiday break. Had a great two-day session with Rodger; recorded over 3 hours of music!

Playlist 2014-12-29:

*Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
*Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
*Arctic Monkeys: AM
*Beatles: Help! (2009 mono remaster)
*Beatles: The Beatles  (2009 mono remaster) (disc 1)
*Bing Crosby: The Christmas Songs
*Johnny Cash: The Sun Years
*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Lester Lanin: Christmas Dance Party
*Prince: Art Official Age (selections)
*Rolling Stones: Hits and Stuff (CDR compilation) (disc 1)
*Various artists: The Spirit of Christmas Past
*Various artists: A Swinging Big Band Christmas
*Various artists: Xmas 2014 (CDR compilation)

Reading List, Week of 2014-12-28



Reading List 2014-12-29:

*Tilbury, John. “ AMM 1965-71,” from Cornelius Cardew: A Life Unfinished (started)
*Tilbury, John. “ Treatise 1963-67,” from Cornelius Cardew: A Life Unfinished (finished)
*Erikson, Steven. House of Chains (reread/in progress)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Playlist, Week of 2014-12-21



Playlist 2014-12-22:

*Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Favorite Excerpts (London Symphony Orchestra)
*Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960-70 (Tilbury/Duch/Davies)
*Shostakovich: The String Quartets (Emerson String Quartet) (disc 3)
*AMM: The Crypt: 12th June 1968, The Complete Session (disc 2)
*Anthony Braxton: Composition 96
*Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Victoriaville) 1992 “Composition 161”
*Anthony Braxton: Piano Music (1968-2000)/Performed by Genevieve Foccroulle (disc 2)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-11-25 Nashville (wav)
*Colla Parte: 2011-11-11 Silver Spring, MD (wav)
*Duke Ellington: The Private Collection, Vol. 10: Dance Dates California 1958
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings
*Joe Henderson: The Blue Note Years (disc 4)
*New Loft: 2008-02-13 “Living Space” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-12-08 “Feed the Feed” (wav)
*Tony Oxley: February Papers
*Paradoxical Frog: Paradoxical Frog
*Sam Rivers Trio: Live
*Alan Silva and His Celestrial Communication Orchestra: Luna Surface
*Alan Silva and the Celestrial Communication Orchestra: Seasons (disc 2)
*Esbjörn Svensson Trio: 301
*Cecil Taylor Quartet: 1998-12-05 Yoshi's, Oakland (CDR) (disc 2)
*Beatles: Men & Horses, Hoops & Garters (boot CDR)
*Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*DJ Spooky: Riddim Warfare (selections)
*DJ Spooky: Sound Unbound: Excerpts and Allegories from the Sub Rosa Archives
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2014-12-12 (wav)
*Justice: Audio, Video, Disco
*Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (selections)
*Opeth: Pale Communion
*Various artists: Christmas Legends
*Various artists: Perfect Christmas
*Various artists: Xmas 2014 (CDR compilation) (disc 1) (selections)

Reading List, Week of 2014-12-21



Reading List 2014-12-22:

*Erikson, Steven. House of Chains (reread/started)
*Tilbury, John. “ Treatise 1963-67,” from Cornelius Cardew: A Life Unfinished (started)
*Economist: “The Future of the Book: From Papyrus to Pixels” (2014-10-11) (started/finished)
*Barnes, Julian. Nothing To Be Frightened Of (finished)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Playlist, Week of 2014-12-14



A little catch-up on recent music activities:

Dark Carpet (above) played again in Brooklyn Friday night, and by the evidence of some audience video, they rocked...really, really hard! And got into some noise/thrash territory with the final number, when they stretched out "Color Set" to take out the set. Wish I could have been there!

Over Thanksgiving break I got together and recorded more with Rodger. He's already written about it here; the only things I'll add are: a. On guitar, Rodger sounds as great, if not better, than he ever did back in our UYA days. And his new piano sounds incredible. As usual, he kicked my butt and drew things out of me I didn't even know were there. Whatever we come up with will be guaranteed to have some way-out sounds, totally different from Cosmologies. Oh, and b. I take a lousy photo. All the photogenic genes went to my sibs.

I also have some thoughts about the last couple of years' new directions with New Ting Ting Loft, but I am going to save them for a separate post.

Playlist 2014-12-15:

*Stan Link: 2013-11-14 “Concert” (Rodger Coleman, piano) Nashville (streaming)
*AMM: The Crypt: 12th June 1968, The Complete Session (disc 1)
*Daniel Barbiero: “Sound Row No. 5 for Prepared Double Bass with Object Contintuo (excerpt)” (mp3)
*Anthony Braxton Ensemble: 1995-02-09 Tri-Centric Festival, NYC (CDR) “Composition 96”
*Anthony Braxton: Piano Music (1968-2000)/Performed by Genevieve Foccroulle (disc 1)
*Taylor Ho Bynum: 2014-09-17 Acoustic Bicycle Tour, Oakland, CA (streaming)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Cosmologies (LP) (side A)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-11-25 Nashville (wav)
*Marilyn Crispell/Reggie Workman/Doug James: Gaia
*Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College, 1995
*Crispell/Brotzmann/Drake: Hyperion
*Marilyn Crispell: Santuerio
*Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Zurich
*Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (disc 2)
*Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
*Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Ithaca
*Joe Henderson: The Blue Note Years (discs 2, 3)
*Charles Mingus: Cumbia & Jazz Fusion
*Roscoe Mitchell/Anthony Braxton Creative Orchestra: 1984-06-30 Austria (CDR)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-09-08 "You May Now Proceed To Take the Post Test for the Self Instruction Unit" (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-11-17 “Task Management” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-12-08 “Feed the Feed” (wav)
*Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Drawn Inward
*Alan Silva and the Celestrial Communication Orchestra: Seasons (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: Continuation (Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey 2CD) (disc 2)
*Sun Ra: Journey to Saturn (CDR compilation)
*Cecil Taylor Feel Trio: Two Ts for a Lovely T (disc 8)
*John Zorn: Enigmata
*B-52’s: Good Stuff
*Beach Boys: Ultimate Christmas
*Dark Carpet: 2014-12-12 Brooklyn (video)
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2014 selections (CDR compilation)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2014-11-07 (wav)
*Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes
*Grateful Dead: Wake Up to Find Out (disc 2)
*High Llamas: A Sampler (CDR compilation)
*OOIOO: Gamel
*Shaolin Afronauts: Flight of the Ancients
*Sportsman’s Paradise: Welcome to Paradise
*Stock, Hausen, & Walkman: Organ Transplants Vol. 2
*Various artists: The Spirit of Christmas Past
*Various artists: It’s Saturday Night! Starday-Dixie Rockabilly 1955-1961 (disc 2)
*Robert Wyatt: ‘68

Reading List, Week of 2014-12-14



The reread continues!

Reading List 2014-12-15:

*Erikson, Steven. Memories of Ice (reread/finished)
*Barnes, Julian. Nothing To Be Frightened Of (in progress)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Within and Without


When I was a boy, adulthood seemed an inaccessible condition--a mixture of unattainable competences and unenviable anxieties (pensions, dentures, chiropodists); and yet it arrived, though it did not feel from within how it looked from without. (Julian Barnes, Nothing To Be Frightened Of, p. 186)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tommy Birchett, and the 8-Track Magic Orchestra

Continuous-loop 8-track tape cassettes
http://fieldwoodhs.ednet.ns.ca/cfhswilftape148.html

New Ting Ting Loft member Tommy Birchett is performing twice this weekend in Brooklyn, once as a member of the 8-Track Magic Orchestra, and once in a solo gig. Both shows should be awesome noise feasts, whether he's playing 8-track cassettes, audio cassettes, scratching sounds, slides, or bowed styrofoam. Last night Tommy unleashed some of his 8-track magic on New Ting, and it was momentous and stimulating. I'll be putting that piece up soon on the Internet Archive. So if you're up there and willing, check it out!

Here are details:

Thursday, Dec 11th

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday December 11th with New York-based artist and composer Gen Ken Montgomery. The evening will feature a rare performance of his 1994 concept piece The 8-Track Magic Orchestra with performers Sean JulianKevin BeaslyBarry WeisblatLary SevenTommy BirchettNancy Hwang and Fabio Roberti. Conducted by Montgomery, the performers use vintage 8-track players to perform with decaying commercially released 8-track tapes originally designed for playback in Lear jets. In the resulting performance, Montgomery engages in a form of “Oxide decontructivism of popular culture stuck in time” and attempts "…to extract sonic magic using these gloriously fun, sexy, unstable tapes created for the Space Age.” The evening will also include an 8-track solo performance by the composer. 

Sunday, Dec 14 
GENERATIONS UNLIMITED
12.06.2014–12.21.2014
Saturday & Sundays 12-6pm
Gen Ken Montgomery will present...
Re-Launch of GENERATIONS UNLIMITED dramatic electronic music label PrintShop Hosted by ALLGOLD in the Printshop at PS1/MOMA. Opening reception & Lamination Ritual Saturday Dec. 6, 12-6pm. Concerts, installations and screenings curated by Ken Montgomery featuring: Arcane Device, Benton Bainbridge, Charles Cohen, CHOP SHOP, Conrad Schnitzler, Daren Ho, Enchantress of Bioluminosity, G. Lucas Crane, Gen Ken, If, Bwana, Lary 7, Kevin Beasley, Naval Cassidy, Ryder Cooley, Screwfeet, Unquent, The Sons of God and Tommy Birchett. 
Facebook invite for entire AllGold series
MOMA PS1 info
All Gold info

Playlist, Week of 2014-12-07



Playlist 2014-12-08:

*Marshall Allen/Elliott Levin/Tim Harding/Sam Byrd: 2007-12-13 Richmond VA (CDR)
*Daniel Barbiero: “Sound Row No. 5 for Prepared Double Bass with Object Contintuo (excerpt)” (mp3)
*Paul Bley: Introducing Paul Bley
*Boris Bobby Jr.: 2012-06-12 Ghost Print Gallery, Richmond VA (wav)
*Boris Bobby: 2012-09-29 Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC (Sonic Circuits Festival) (DVD)
*Anthony Braxton: Composition 96
*Anthony Braxton Quartet: 1985-06-28 Nickelsdorf (CDR)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-11-25 Nashville (wav)
*Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (disc 1)
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings
*Joe Henderson: The Blue Note Years (disc 1)
*Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Toward the Margins
*Sun Ra: Nubians of Plutonia
*Sun Ra: Dance of Innocent Passion “Dance of Innocent Passion”
*Cecil Taylor Feel Trio: Two Ts for a Lovely T (disc 6)
*Cecil Taylor: Burning Poles (DVD-R)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet: 1998-12-05 Yoshi's, Oakland (CDR) (disc 1)
*Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans: Electric Fruit
*Larry Young: Of Love and Peace
*Bubble Puppy: A Gathering of Promises
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Imperial Bedroom
*Dawn of Midi: 2014-11-17 Cincinnati (CDR)
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!
*Mastodon: Crack the Skye
*Opeth: Pale Communion
*Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
*Sportsman’s Paradise: Welcome to Paradise
*Stock, Hausen, & Walkman: Organ Transplants Vol. 1
*Wig Drop: Wig Drop

Reading List, Week of 2014-12-07



Memories of Ice is kicking it!

Reading List 2014-12-08:

*Lock, Graham. “‘What I Call a Sound’: Anthony Braxton’s Synaesthetic Ideal and Notations for Improvisers” (finished)
*Barnes, Julian. Nothing To Be Frightened Of (in progress)
*Erikson, Steven. Memories of Ice (reread/in progress)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Playlist, Week of 2014-11-30



Sometimes I don't get to choose what I listen to. Hence, Britney!

On the other hand, the new Deerhoof is a gas...

Playlist 2014-12-01:

*Anthony Braxton: Composition 96
*Anthony Braxton Quartet: 1993-11-12 Knitting Factory (CDR) (selections)
*Freddie Hubbard: Blue Spirits
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-09-26 “Gather Grab” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2014-11-10 “Never Enough Petting” (wav)
*Louis Prima: Louis Prima
*Sun Ra Arkestra: Live at the Red Garter (disc 1)
*Cecil Taylor Feel Trio: Two Ts for a Lovely T (disc 5)
*Beastie Boys: Ill Communication
*Animal Collective: Centipede Hz
*Beatles: Help! (2009 mono remaster)
*Beatles: Rubber Soul (2009 mono remaster)
*Chuck Berry: After School Session
*Elvis Costello: Trust
*Deerhoof: Offend Maggie
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita
*High Llamas: Snowbug (selections)
*Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
*Opeth: Pale Communion
*Ronettes: Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes
*Britney Spears: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (disc 1)

Reading List, Week of 2014-11-30



One of the best books about music (of any kind) ever written!

Reading List 2014-12-01:

*Lock, Graham. “‘What I Call a Sound’: Anthony Braxton’s Synaesthetic Ideal and Notations for Improvisers” (started)
*Lock, Graham. Forces in Motion (reread/finished)
*Barnes, Julian. Nothing To Be Frightened Of (in progress)
*Erikson, Steven. Memories of Ice (reread/in progress)