Author Archives: Jacob Sudol

MP3 Blog #110: “In California”

Joanna Newsom: “In California” “Occident” “Does Not Suffice (In California, refrain)” From Have One On Me, buy it on vinyl at Drag City. *   *   *   *   * I’ve been a big fan of Joanna Newsom since my friend Bryan … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #109: Xenakis’s “Gendy3″

Iannis Xenakis: Gendy3 (1991) For computer generated sound Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * Program Note: In the Achorripsis (1956-57) chapters (I and V) of Formalized Music [revised and expanded English translation edition, Pendragon Press, 1992], Xenakis … Continue reading

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(Repost) MP3 Blog #2: The Magical Resonance of the Piano

(Continuing a series of reposting some of my favorite old blogs posts that might have been shuffled away in the move to wordpress…) Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music (recorded 1974) For piano La Monte Young: The Well-Tuned Piano (1964-73-81-present) (excerpt from … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #108: Two Salvatore Sciarrino Solos for Winds

Salvatore Sciarrino: “All’aure in una lontananza” for alto flute (1977) Performed by Roberto Fabriciani Currently out of print “Let me die before I wake” for Bb clarinet (1982) Performed by Paolo Ravaglia Purchase here

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(Repost) MP3 Blog #6: Gérard Grisey

(Since my blog has recently moved from blogger to wordpress many of the extant links direct one to a non-active blog.  To try and rectify this, as well as bring back some worthwhile material, I’m going to periodically repost some … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #107: Seven for Lennon

The Beatles: “In My Life” (1965) available on Rubber Soul The Beatles: “Julia” (1968) available on the White Album The Beatles: “Across the Universe” (1968) available on Let It Be John Lennon: “Love” (1970) available on Plastic Ono Band John … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #106: Cosmic Swirling Blues 3

The Little Colorado Gorge, approximately 15 miles from the Grand Canyon Charlemagne Palestine: The Lower Depths Charlemagne Palestine, piano Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * It keeps pulling me down.  Lines keep descending, spoken phrases keep falling, … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #105: Swirling Cosmic Blues 2

Evan Parker: Monoceros, Part 1 (1978) Evan Parker: Soprano Saxophone Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * There are some works that, almost like solar entities, seem compelled to emit a seemingly endless stream of energy.  When encountering … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #104: Swirling Cosmic Blues 1

La Monte Young: Bb Dorian Blues (ca. 1964?) Performed by La Monte Young, sopranino saxophone, and unknown others (Marian Zazeela and Agnus MacLise?), drone and percussion Unavailable commercially *   *   *   *   * “A minimalist work is not diminutive, … Continue reading

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MP3 Blog #103: “Amériques”

Edgard Varèse: Amériques (1918-1921) For large orchestra Conducted by Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertebouw Orchestra Available for purchase on the generally quite good complete works of Varese collection. *   *   *   *   * Two impressions on the original version … Continue reading

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