Tuesday, August 25, 2009

supersilent & terje rypdal - moers jazz festival 12 mai 2008


(via unavisenpassant)

Monday, August 24, 2009

madness stalked him for twenty years

komitas - the voice of komitas vardapet - traditional crossroads - 1995
recorded in paris, 1912

Monday, August 10, 2009

(m)iddle end and wh(o) pe(r)sian ci(t)y cl(o)ud uncertai(n)

morton feldman - for john cage (1982) - alm records/kojima recordings inc. - 1993
yasushi toyoshima - violin, aki takahashi - piano

so powerful are these late works that a few notes suffice to identify their singular sound-world: they are at once intimate and monumental. in the late works of beethoven, there is often a passage near the end where all harmonic motion slows to a standstill, usually suspended on a trill, while reminiscences of earlier moments are heard. this is the place where feldman's late works all begin.
from notes for release by raphael mostel

gerhard richter from elbe, 31 monotypes, 1957

title from john cage's scenario for m.f.

Monday, August 3, 2009

des étoiles, de la planète à l'anneau, des anges, des saints, du chant des oiseaux

olivier messiaen - visions de l'amen pour deux pianos
disques adès - 1962/1988
yvonne loriod et olivier messiaen, written in 1943