mmm010 Sunday, May 6, 2012
10th music meeting (May 6, 2012)
James & Matthu arrive
tENT demonstrates Sonluminous - wch they hadn't seen
Matthu plays piano "in a way normal people wdn't like" (as he put it)
tENT plays Bernd Alois Zimmermann's "Monologe" for 2 pianists (1960/64) as example of a complex piece along those lines
Matthu plays an MP3 of "Pyramids of Mars" using Yamaha YPG 130 thru Digitech "one of my more dreamy soundscape pieces" (Matthu)
Matthu plays an MP3 of "AF in Damascus" ("Alice" is "AF" - a journalist friend he was worried about because she was going into war zones - has guitar, etc
Matthu plays an MP3 of "Caldera V" for synth - another "dreamy, trippy" piece (Matthu)
Matthu plays an MP3 of "Tropical Eclipse" a piece by his fake band "Doom Crater"
James plays something he did using Ableton Live program - a full feature music editor for live & studio - the basic material for the piece is 1:15 of audio using a pole in his studio - the working title is "Bokbok" wch is a tip of the hat to producer named Bok Bok
James & Matthu's "Bluntcraft" (wch includes the use of Boomwhackers)
James plays Bok Bok's "NNTF09" from London, 2008
James plays Untold's "Stop what you're doing" - A James Blake remix - 2008
Anthony plays Justice Yeldham & the Dynamic Ribbon Device's "2005" LP (split w/ Dave Phillips) LIVE - this is the guy who plays amplified glass by pushing it against his face & breaking it by biting it, etc.. Great stuff!
tENT plays "The Glass Orchestra" LP
tENT plays LP of Bruno Hoffmann playing glass harmonica - specifically Beethoven's "Romance in G Major"
Anthony talks about Ben Hall & band "Graveyards" & setting turntables w/ bowls on them that contact each other sporadically when the turntables spin (if I understood correctly)
Anthony plays "Solo Percussion" record by Cleve (aka Robert) Pozar (previously heard at an mm as part of the Bob James Trio) - piece titled: "Echo Afrika"
Anthony talks about Pozar's use of "Bata" technique
tENT plays Jay Hoggard's "May those who love apartheid burn in hell" from 1979 - tENT explains Hoggard's hand-spinning of axles that control butterfly valves that open & close the resonating tubes that create the distinctive vibraphone sound - liner notes by Amiri Baraka
Rob talks about Baraka & "Longshot" magazine
Anthony looks him up on phone & learns that Hoggard played w/ Cecil Taylor
Anthony talks about duet percussion winter solstice concerts in Chicago w/ Michael Zerang & Hamid Drake
Kenny plays "Music for Zen Meditation" LP 1st cut, 1st side w/ koto & shakuhachi playing w/ Tony Scott on clarinet - improvised Feb 1964, Japan - my favorite Scott thing so far that Kenny's played
Rob plays Tenacious D intro & song re fucking called "Fuck her gently" or some such
tENT plays Frank Zappa's "Get Whitey" from "Yellow Shark" b/c Ben Opie saId he was considering it as his favorite complicated 2 piano piece - Alas, as it turned out, the 'Yellow Shark" version is orchestrated so we didn't hear the 2 piano version
tENT tries to play a disc sent to him from Scotland of music by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina but it didn't work
James plays Amon Tobin's "Goto 10" & explains that Tobin's an early pioneer of Drum'n'Bass from Brazil The piece played is from the experimental end of Dub-Step
James plays a 2nd Amon Tobin piece
James plays Boubacar Diagne's "Dembell" wch is what Pozar reminded him of Diagne's a Senegalese Sufi
James plays "Sword of Fire" by Matthu & Matthu talks about meditating to it
James plays "Footworking Music" born out of "Juke" music of Detroit-based 'ghetto' music - he shows YouTube dance video
James plays RP Boo track
tENT plays Choda's "1984-85" K7 They're an improvising group from Moscow, ID, that tENT's been meaning to play as an example of mid-western home-taper improv since Matt (not Matthu) played some mid-western jazzier improv a few mms back
James shows drawings of drums he's designing
Everyone more-or-less leaves at the same time..
to the mm index
forward to mm 11
backward to mm 09
to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page
to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important
for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH
to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)