The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

I do not get to see Ghost Ensemble, or its members, enough. One of the quirks of the COVID-19 Culture Closure (CV19CC?) is that there are now more chances to experience a lot of music that normally would come only intermittently. Shit ain’t normal.

Here’s two videos from the ensemble, a March 6 performance in LA where they play James Ilgenfritz’s (Hi James!) Apophenia V, and from the same concert a performance of Ben Richter’s Wind People.

I’m a fan of Richter’s album Panthalassa: Dream Music of the Once and Future Ocean, and I told him a few years ago that I hoped to have the chance to advocate for it. So here we are—buy this record of deep, drone-based compositions.

And find more of the ensemble’s music here.

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