• Hours of Miles

    This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Bitches Brew

    Because why skimp? This is a highly selec­tive playlist of Miles’ music up through Bitches Brew, and even cut­ting out the bulk of his great music mak­ing, it still amounts to twelve and a half hours of lis­ten­ing. That is a pow­er­ful indi­ca­tion of how cen­tral Miles was to mod­ern jazz. There at the beginning(…)

  • Palimpsests

    This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Con­sumer Reports

    Hit­ting my inbox this morn­ing was an excit­ing sur­prise: the tracks for the newest Steve Reich record­ing, release date Sep­tem­ber 30. New music and older music newly done. The meat is the recorded pre­miere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, and strong syn­the­sis of the work he’s been doing with har­mony since City Life, his sub rosa interest(…)

  • Some surprising transcriptions in here

    Some sur­pris­ing tran­scrip­tions in here http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • My new sounds:

    My new sounds: http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edition

    The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edi­tion: con­sim­world: New from Multi-Man Pub­lish­ing. The Mighty… http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • theparisreview: “His recollection of an abandoned prospector’s…

    thep­aris­re­view: “His rec­ol­lec­tion of an aban­doned prospector’s shack, which he dis­cov­ered as child, aptly describes his own stu­dio: ‘a lit­tle palace assem­bled from … almost any type of found object you can imag­ine.’” Remem­ber­ing artist and col­lag­ist Jess, who was born today in 1923. One of the great, under-appreciated artists of the 20th cen­tury. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • theparisreview: What common sounds from a hundred years ago are…

    thep­aris­re­view: What com­mon sounds from a hun­dred years ago are very rare or just plain don’t exist any­more? Sadie Stein on the Museum of Endan­gered Sounds. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Hours of Miles

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Bitches Brew

Because why skimp? This is a highly selec­tive playlist of Miles’ music up through Bitches Brew, and even cut­ting out the bulk of his great music mak­ing, it still amounts to twelve and a half hours of lis­ten­ing. That is a pow­er­ful indi­ca­tion of how cen­tral Miles was to mod­ern jazz. There at the beginning(…)

Palimpsests

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Con­sumer Reports

Hit­ting my inbox this morn­ing was an excit­ing sur­prise: the tracks for the newest Steve Reich record­ing, release date Sep­tem­ber 30. New music and older music newly done. The meat is the recorded pre­miere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, and strong syn­the­sis of the work he’s been doing with har­mony since City Life, his sub rosa interest(…)

Some surprising transcriptions in here

Some sur­pris­ing tran­scrip­tions in here http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

My new sounds:

My new sounds: http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edition

The Mighty Endeavor: Expanded Edi­tion: con­sim­world: New from Multi-Man Pub­lish­ing. The Mighty… http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

theparisreview: “His recollection of an abandoned prospector’s…

thep­aris­re­view: “His rec­ol­lec­tion of an aban­doned prospector’s shack, which he dis­cov­ered as child, aptly describes his own stu­dio: ‘a lit­tle palace assem­bled from … almost any type of found object you can imag­ine.’” Remem­ber­ing artist and col­lag­ist Jess, who was born today in 1923. One of the great, under-appreciated artists of the 20th cen­tury. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

theparisreview: What common sounds from a hundred years ago are…

thep­aris­re­view: What com­mon sounds from a hun­dred years ago are very rare or just plain don’t exist any­more? Sadie Stein on the Museum of Endan­gered Sounds. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

One hour of ambient sound from inside Rick Deckard’s LA

One hour of ambi­ent sound from inside Rick Deckard’s LA apart­ment, 2019 http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Both my students and Byrne share a similar misconception about ‘classical’ music; really, about…”

Both my stu­dents and Byrne share a sim­i­lar mis­con­cep­tion about ‘clas­si­cal’ music; really,… http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Henry Threadgill Zooid at the Village Vanguard

In my lat­est arti­cle for the Brook­lyn Rail, I lamented how the cost of liv­ing in New York City had dri­ven out a lot of exper­i­men­tal musi­cians and put a lot of small venues out of business—the result being that sum­mer­time, which thirty years ago was burst­ing with sur­prises and dis­cov­er­ies every night, is now(…)