Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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sung lisu solo with reverberation added. this is an instrument of the Lisu, something like a shamisen with three strings and a long fretless neck; the strings are unwound wire, and in this case are tuned roughly as c-g-c. i'm within the music's interiority, the home it has made for itself,offering me a position by the fire or near the door, gazing outward on a moonless night.

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sung lisu solo with reverberation added. this is an instrument of the Lisu, something like a shamisen with three strings and a long fretless neck; the strings are unwound wire, and in this case are tuned roughly as c-g-c. i'm within the music's interiority, the home it has made for itself,offering me a position by the fire or near the door, gazing outward on a moonless night.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thinking with a little help from Azure and my friend Bishop Zareh, I want to start a blog called Clarinets for Eagles. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is my love of both improvisatory music and ornithology. It's to be noted that -

1. Eagles not only have no clarinets - they have no woodwinds in general.
2. There are rumors that in fact at one point they did have clarinets - the evidence being the clarinets available everywhere at yard sales with claw marks around the sound-holes.
3. There is a theory that clarinets in particular were unpopular among eagles because of the difficulties of beaks handling single-reed embrochures.
4. There's another theory that eagles in fact have never been able to afford clarinets, which might account for the relative paucity of the instruments in eagle nests, as well as the uncanny silence of clarinets in most of the forests and high places frequented by eagles.
5. Clarinets for Eagles hopes to reverse these literally unsettling trends by, in fact, finding and repairing clarinets for eagles. *

* This calls for a major effort as well as affinity marketing; it also implies convergence of course among silos containing saxophones, bassoons, etc., with the technological enterprise fully entangled and operational within the marketing sphere in general.

More later as this develops.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

from the captain &c

I particularly liked/contemplated/related to #1 on this list list of musical instrux:
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/03/captain-beefhearts-10-commandments-of-guitar-playing.html

fwiw, I haven't been playing as much the past few days, mainly because I've had to concentrate on listening to & producing (etc.) an abundance of audio files for a major project-- which is going to continue for at least a few weeks. Not entirely away from playing, of course, but somewhat diverted by _dealing_ w/recorded (improv + other) sounds instead of making new ones. one upshot is that i'm hearing a lot of interesting stuff & definitely learn from reflecting on it all. today i found an improv jam Andrew Klobucar & I did that I'll post on my soundcloud for the heck of it...

-cf

Wednesday, May 8, 2013



lethe


https://soundcloud.com/asondheim/lethe
 - baritone horn analog loop river and black coin -

hear dear, death-breath, lethe-seeing,
hear dear, death-breath, lethe-seeing,
                     cletheng fer eer weddeng dey
                    cletheng fer eer weddeng dey!
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hear dear, death-breath, lethe-seeing,
eyes to it'srdly possito hardlyle to close them close possiblethem
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Thursday, May 2, 2013



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