creating this e-cd was my music therapy for the day. these improvised keyboard tracks (alternating electric keys and piano) were recorded throughout the day, morning through evening, between job hunting, grocery shopping, and watching the endless political nuttiness on the internet.
‘sd3’ acoustic piano. this piece is part of a new series of pieces i’m working on which is meant to be independent of instrument used – that is the actual composition is a framework – and the expression is independent of what instrument it’s played on. the sd stands for ‘suspension drone’. the template is roscoe mitchell’s composition ‘tnoona’ (in some sense).
‘keyboard action’ this is improv done on the electric (yamaha cp-33) which i realized has a different action (harder to play) than the acoustic that’s in the living room.
‘dead or alive?’ acoustic electric guitar w/ efx. soundscape.
3 new tracks from mi yodea recorded here last week. acoustic piano and the natural reverb of our living room. 82, atzeret, and slide. music i wrote with arrangements (and vocals on 82) by the band (ann, sue & me).
also presenting solo electric guitar e-cd #3 – ‘i will never play the ax like max’. leadoff track is intentionally dissonant and microtonal. 2’nd track is ‘smoother’. 3’rd track is a re-take of the first track from the ‘just my lonely guitar’ e-cd from 2013. this was recorded between jun 30 and jul 7, 2016.
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