February 18, 2012

Playlist Week of 2-18-12

Andrew Raffo Dewar - Piece for Four Instruments (page F)

* J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas (Manze/Egarr/ter Linden) (Harmonia Mundi 2CD)
* Debussy: Images, Etudes, etc. (Thibaudet) (Decca 2CD)
* Sun Ra: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA 11-76 (AUD CDR)
* Miles Davis: Decoy (Columbia LP)
* Miles Davis: You’re Under Arrest (Columbia LP)
* Miles Davis: Tutu (Warner Bros. LP)
* J. Abercrombie/ C. Walcott/J. DeJohnette/N. Vasconcelos: Woodstock, NY 9-19-81 (FM CDR)
* Gateway (Abercrombie/Holland/DeJohnette): Schaulburg, Bremen, W. Germany 6-21-83 (FM CDR)
* John Abercrombie: Timeless (ECM LP)
* Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnette (ECM LP)
* Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here (Geffen CD)
* Muhal Richard Abrams: Vision Towards Essence (Pi CD)
* Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: The Middle Picture (Firehouse 12 CD)
* Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: Apparent Distance (Firehouse 12 CD)
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol.29 (5/19,21/77) (selections) (GDP 6CD)
* Crosby Stills & Nash: Crosby Stills & Nash (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity CD)
* Pink Floyd: Meddle (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Pink Floyd: Obscured By Clouds (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Even More Dazed & Confused (Soundtrack)(The Medicine Label/Warner Bros. CD)†/‡
* Amon Düül II: Carnival In Babylon (United Artists/Repertoire CD)†/‡
* Bill Laswell: Hear No Evil (d.1) (Virgin/Meta 2CD)†
* The Cure: Faith (Fiction/Rhino CD)†/‡
* Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts (Matador CD)†
* Shellac: At Action Park (Touch And Go LP)
* Slint: Tweez (Touch And Go LP)
* Slint: Spiderland (Touch And Go LP)
* Circus Devils: Capsized! (Happy Jack Rock Records LP)
* Radiohead: Kid A (Capitol CD)
* Radiohead: Amnesiac (Capitol CD)
* Radiohead: “Knives Out” (Parlophone CDEP)
* Radiohead: “Pyramid Song” (Toshiba-EMI CDEP)
* Porcupine Tree: Deadwing (Lava/Atlantic CD)
* Tool: Undertow (Volcano CD)†
* Opeth: Still Life (Peaceville/Icarus CD)†
* Opeth: Blackwater Park (Music For Nations/KOCH CD)(†)
* Opeth: Deliverance (Music For Nations/KOCH CD)†
* Opeth: Damnation (Music For Nations/KOCH CD)†
* Opeth: Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner CD)†
* Opeth: Watershed (Roadrunner CD)†
* Opeth: Heritage (Roadrunner CD/DVD)†
* Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville CD)†
* Katatonia: Night Is The New Day (Peaceville CD)†
* Agalloch: The Mantle (The End Records CD)
* Agalloch: Ashes Against The Grain (The End Records CD)
* Agalloch: Marrow Of The Spirit (Profound Lore CD)†
* Mastodon: Crack The Skye (Reprise 2-45RPM LP)
* Ghost: Opus Eponymous (Rise Above/Metal Blade CD)†
* Ray LaMontagne: Trouble (RCA-Victor LP)
* Ray LaMontagne: Till The Sun Turns Black (RCA-Victor
* Ray LaMontagne: Gossip In The Grain (RCA-Victor 2LP)
* Broken Bells: Broken Bells (Columbia LP)
* Broken Bells: Meyrin Fields (Columbia EP)



Just posted this week on Theatre Intangible is the podcast of the October Indeterminacies program featuring two works by composer/instrumentalist Andrew Raffo Dewar performed by The Pulse New Music Ensemble and guitarist Brady Sharp. Yours truly moderated the discussion. Since the event was held outdoors in an urban courtyard, the audio recording was mostly unusable—in fact, Mr. Dewar kindly donated his hand-held audio recording of “Piece For Four Instruments” to Theatre Intangible for the podcast. That also means none of the discussion segments are included. Nevertheless, host, Tony Youngblood does an excellent job reading transcriptions of some of the exchanges. The music is very interesting and the podcast nicely captures the event—check it out here.

The Spring 2012 Indeterminacies progam kicks off March 1 with the Nashville Symphony’s Alan Valentine, followed by theorist/laptop composer/improviser, Michael Gardiner on April 12 and—hold on to your hats—the world-renowned Terry Riley on May1. Wow! These will all be must-see events!

The Fall 2012 series has recently been announced, with a theme exploring the relationship between improvisation and composition and I am supremely honored to have been asked to open the series on September 6 where I will perform with drummer, Sam Byrd, and with the discussion led by composer, Stan Link. I am both excited and terrified—I have not played music in public in many years—but I think it will be a scintillating evening! The series concludes with instrumentalists LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams on October 11 and compositions by Stan Link on November 1. Mark your calendars!

Indeterminacies is curated by Lesley Beeman and Lain York at Zeitgeist Gallery, 1819 21st Avenue South in Hillsboro Village, Nashville. See you there!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Well, needless to say, I am super-excited about the Indeterminacies lineup! heh heh

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2012-02-20:

*Miles Davis: Get Up With It (disc 2)
*Charles Mingus: Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (side 1)
*Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff
*New Loft: 2012-02-06 "Blueberry Bill" (wav)
*Sun Ra: 1976-09 rehearsal, USA (CDR)
*Sun Ra: 1976-11-27 Jazz Showcase, Chicago (CDR)
*Sun Ra: Dance of Innocent Passion "Dance of Innocent Passion"
*Henry Threadgill & Zooid: 2010-06-23 Jazz Gallery, NYC (CDR)
*Various artists: Now That's Chicago!
*Beach Boys: The SMiLE Sessions (disc 1, LP side 1)
*Beatles: A Hard Day's Night Studio Sessions: Back to Basics Vol. 1 disc 1 (boot CDR)
*Beatles: Unsurpassed Broadcasts, 2nd ed. (CDR) Vol. 11
*Asha Bhosle: The Best of Asha Bhosle, the Golden Voice of Bollywood
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Get Happy (2003 reissue, disc 1)
*Boris with Michio Kurihara: Rainbow
*Mike Elder/Greg Jordan/Harry Forrest/Sam Byrd: 2012-01-27 (mp3)
*Fireman: Rushes
*Grateful Dead: 1974-02-23 Winterland (CDR)
*High Llamas: Talahomi Way
*Prince: Prince (Homemade Deluxe Edition)
*St. Vincent: Strange Mercy
*Tad Thaddock: 1986-05-10 Main Street Grill, Richmond VA
*Various artists: Golden Voices from the Silver Screen, Vol. 2

Reading List 2012-02-20:

*Brandt, Dorothea. Becoming a Writer (started)
*King, Frank O. Walt and Skeezix: 1925 & 1926 (started)
*Coe, Jonathan. The Closed Circle (finished)
*Manguel, Alberto. A Reader on Reading (finished)
*Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights (transl. Malcolm C. Lyons) Vol. 3 (in progress)
*Ebert, Roger. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (in progress)