Monthly Archives: August 2006

Mp3 Blog #23: A l’Ile de Gorée

Iannis Xenakis: A l’Île de Gorée (1986) For amplified harpsichord and ensemble Performed by Elizabeth Chojnacka and Ensemble InterContemporain * * * * * Early in the summer I had a brief conversation with Jean Lesage about composing for the … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Ritual

Los Munequitos de Matanzas:Tocorro (traditional) * * * * * I finally got around to watching Maya Deren’s documentary Devine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti last night – a great anthropological study with insightful commentary and stunning footage and … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #22: “…on the back of the fish truck that loads…”

Bob Dylan:Queen Jane ApproximatelyAvailable on Highway 61 Revisited Visions of Johanna Available on Blonde on Blonde Hills of Mexico (unfinished)From the unreleased Basement Tapes Going to AlcapocoAvailable on The Basement Tapes Nothing was DeliveredAvailable on The Basement Tapes I Dreamed … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #21: “…free from the chains of the skyway?”

Bob Dylan:If Tomorrow Wasn’t Such a Long TimeFrom the Witmark Tapes No More Auction BlockAvailable on the Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 FarewellFrom the Witmark Tapes I Was Young When I Left HomeAvailable on the soundtrack to No Direction Home All … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #20: Falling Fragilely… (the music of Bent Sørensen)

Bent Sørensen:”The Deserted Churchyards” (1990)For six instruments Performed by the Esbjerg Ensemble Another performance by Speculum Musicae available for purchase on this c.d. ”The Echoing Garden;” IV. Andantino Sospeso, Con Fluttuazione (1990/92)For orchestra and choir Performed the Danmarks Radiosymfoniorkester and … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #19: Falling Fragilely and the Enigmatic Unfolding Rising

Gérard Grisey:“Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil”: Prélude, “Le Mort de l’Ange” (1998)Performed by Klangforum Wien and sung by Catherine Dubosc Available on a c.d. with the complete “Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil” John Rea:”Treppenmusik” (1982)Performed by the ensemble … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #18: “Comme un Silène Entr-ouvert”

Denys Bouliane:”Comme un Silène Entr’ouvert” (1983-85)For piccolo, oboe, bass clarinet, trombone, piano, harp, contrabass, and tape Performed by the Ensemble Köln Available for purchase on this C.D. which features two other works by Denys Bouliane * * * * * … Continue reading

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More Scraps

I’m aware that I followed a post expressing a concern that I’m not subjective enough in my artistic pursuits with two posts on Andrei Tarkovsky where I didn’t write anything original. I suppose I enjoy the irony that, at times, … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #17: Threnody

Krzysztof Penderecki:”Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima” (1960)For string orchestra Performed by Katowice Polish Radio Orchestra Available for purchase on this C. D. * * * * * Sixty-one years ago today, the U. S. A. dropped the first atomic … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #16: Andrei Tarkovsky II

Toru Takemitsu:”Nostalghia, In memory of Andrei Tarkovsky” (1987)For solo violin and string orchestra[mp3 link has been fixed] Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Michael Dauth Purchase other performances by Alexander Sitkovetsky and the New European String Orchestra and the … Continue reading

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