Monthly Archives: June 2007

Mp3 Blog #89: “TemA”

Helmut Lachenmann:“TemA” (1968) Removed by ensemble’s requestFor flute, voice, and celloPerformed by Martin Fahlenbock, Linda Hirst, and Lucas Fels Not commercially available

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Mp3 Blog #88: Happy Bloomsday!

Luciano Berio: ”Thema (Ommagio a Joyce)” (1958) Acousmatic Music Not commercially available * * * * * The perfect piece of music for whatever your Bloomsday festivities may be Berio’s “Thema” is one of the first masterpieces and one of … Continue reading

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Guest Mp3 Blog #1: “From the land of pity / To that without pity!”

A very dramatic person told me that folk music is dead. I don’t really know if these songs have anything to do with that or with each other, but I thought I would put them all together anyway and see … Continue reading

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Guest Posts

Following what seems to becoming increasingly common in the blogging and mp3 blogging genre I’ve begun to recruit some of my friends, mentors, and colleagues to write guest mp3 blog posts for this site. The first guest entry I’m posting … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #87: “Ur”

Magnus Lindberg:“Ur” (1986)For five instruments and computer controller Yamaha TX-816 SamplerPerformed by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Peter Eötvös conductor No longer available commercially

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Visitors

A little over a year ago I put a little link on my blog that counts visitors and keeps track of some information about where the 100 most recent visitors are from, how they found my blog, how many entries … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #86: Southwest Songs

Warren Zevon: ”Carmelita” Available on Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings ”Charlie’s Medicine” Available on The Envoy ”Accidentally Like a Martyr” Available on Excitable Boy Calexico: ”Black Heart” ”Across the Wire” Available on the excellent album “Feast of Wire” at emusic … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #85: “flying white”

Roland Dahinden:String Quartet #4 “flying white” (2003)For string quartet and electronicsPerformed by the Klangforum Wien String Quartet Available on this album at emusic

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Concentration and Composition

I used to think that I could easily do multiple things at once and never lose my concentration. In the last year or so I’ve begun to realize that this was really an incorrect perception – when I am really … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #84: “Sgt. Pepper’s” turns 40

The Beatles:”For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!””A Day in A Life” If you don’t already have “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” buy it now. * * * * * Forty years ago the Beatles’ seminal album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely … Continue reading

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