‘simple’ (balaphon and cowbell)
zelwel bandcamp –
‘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).
piece-o-day ‘piano wash’
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.
booking at zelwel at hotmail dot com. thanks for listening.
a ‘further out there’ version of terkisher bulgar tanz (from the naftule brandwein songbook). acoustic piano.
an improv done on my new electro-acoustic guitar – bought it for a song last sunday at the ess garage sale.
new ep-length solo e-cd. this is a few shorter pieces done over a week and a half recently.
‘improv (after the fest)’ guitar and looper – on the blessing and the curse of being a ‘creative’.
‘unskilled labor’ (djembe and voice)
a musical idea i had before going out last night – the only way i can really talk.
piece-o-day ‘improv’ (keys). this piece originally had a name but it was changed to protect the guilty. anyways i seem to be doing a piece-o-day sub-series which explores experimental keyboard playing and this goes there. it’s just that i’ve been seeing all these GREAT pianists lately and they fill me with ideas …….
also – memory lane –
shiviti drum circle live at chicago jewish festival 2014 (highlights). posting this because it’s happening again this sunday at 2:30 pm (in the pavillion tent at the fest). we will try to be there because who knows if and when we will pass that way again?
piece-o-day ‘early twilight’ (solo keys improv)