from Tuesday, August31st of the year2010.
I’m totally doing that thing where instead of doing my work, I’m sitting with the Carnegie Hall website open in one window and my calendar in another to see what-all I can go see this next season. It was with great pleasure that I saw the New York Phil’s program for November 12. It reads, simply:
Beethoven Violin Concerto
John Adams Harmonielehre
Yes please! That’s precisely what you do. You take a big ol’ good thing, make Midori play it, then, a big new American thing after the jump. Phew. I will be there, cheering and singing along to the third movement at full volume.
Also, it’s an All-Rouse program in the spring that I’m really excited about. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody actually get paid to play Ku-Ka Ilimoku, even though it’s probably the most performed piece of music since Happy Birthday.
Christopher Rouse Ku-Ka Ilimoku
I steal the thing that happens 2:16 into this about six times a day. Not so much with like, Mr. Miyagi right afterwards but you get the idea.
I’ve gotten really into Loney Dear, particularly some of his mouth-gamey songs. Check this out:
Loney Dear Ignorant Boy, Beautiful Girl
Really satisfying, right? The song emerges from the texture, and the text, when it comes in, is on a drone, and the chords and the ostinato muttering do the heavy lifting.
Okay, some news: I’m putting out two albums on Decca, one of which is in collaboration with Bedroom Community. We are all thrilled about the whole thing; check out the info here. The BedCom co-release is ready for download now, via Bandcamp, and if you click up in there, you get two bonus tracks: A Long Line, and Twitchy Organs, an ambient/drone piece which some of you have been asking for forever! Enjoy! And here’s tha album art:
For those of you in London, we’re going to be performing the score along with the divine Stephen Petronio Dance Company at the Barbican in October, so everybody put on your raincoats and come holla.