listening to

20170908_131802 cropJohn Tilbury, Sebastian Lexer – Terry Jennings/John Cage: lost daylight
Cornelius Cardew – Piano Music
Ralph van Raat – Louis Andriessen: Base
Johnny Reinhard & AFMM – Charles Ives: Universe Symphony
Warren Burt – The Animation Of Lists And The Archytan Transpositions
Alan Pasqua, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker – Milagro
Alan Pasqua, Gary Bartz , Mike ‘n’ Randy Brecker, Dave Holland, Paul Motian – Dedications
Art Lande, Paul McCandless, David Samuels – Skylight
Dave Holland – Jumpin’ In
Dave Holland – Seeds Of Time
Matt Mitchell – Phalanx Ambassadors
Nikhil Banerjee – Morning Ragas – Bombay 1965
Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks (Extended Edition)
Blair String Quartet – Charles Ives: String Quartets
Richard Beirach – Hubris
Katrina Krimsky & Trevor Watts – Stella Malu
Tim Berne & Michael Formanek – Ornery People
Evan Parker, Paul Rutherford, Dave Holland, Paul Lovens – The Ericle of Dolphi
Paul Bley – When Will the Blues Leave (with Gary Peacock, Paul Motian)

…a bunch of John Taylor piano trio albums.


20190605_113446 cropRobert Taub – Milton Babbitt: Works for Piano
Phillip Arnautoff – Soliloquy: A Ritual of Communion with Vibrating Strings
Alwin Nikolais – Electronic Dance Music
Austral Voices (New Albion)
Frank Zappa – Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison
Tim Hodgkinson – Sketch Of Now
Ragnar Grippe – Sand
Ensemble Intercontemporain – Boulez Conducts Boulez – Explosante-Fixe
James Tocco ‎– Bernstein – Complete Works For Solo Piano: Copland/Bernstein: El Salon Mexico
The New York School I-III (hat ART)
Laurence Cummings – Louis Couperin: Harpsichord Suites
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story – Inlandish
Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Christoph H. Müller – Imagori
Christian Wolf – Exercises – First Recording
James Tenney – Changes – 64 Studies for 6 Harps
David Simons – Fung Sha Noon


…and a lot of John Cage, Morton Feldman and David Tudor.

20180508_091602_20180513221959053California Ear Unit – the California Ear Unit
Catherine Lamb – shade​/​gradient
Mary Jane Leach – Celestial Fires
Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields
David Lang – Writing On Water
R. Andrew Lee and Bryan Christian – Each flows into the other
Satoko Inoue – Japan Piano 1996
Gamelan Son Of Lion – Metal Notes
Gamelan Son Of Lion – The Complete Gamelan In The New World
Third Coast Percussion – Paddle to the Sea
Third Coast Percussion – Perpetulum
Frank Zappa – Everything Is Healing Nicely
Ensemble Modern – Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa20180508_091602_20180513221959053


20160902_195908 cropJohn Luther Adams – Become Desert
Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream
Steve Reich – The ECM Recordings
Steve Reich – Three Tales
Tim Berne – Science Friction
Various artists – A Day In The Life-Impressions of Pepper
Alan Pasqua – Twin Bill- Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
John Moulder – Bifröst
John Patitucci – Remembrance
Rova – From The Bureau of Both
Brandee Younger – Soul Awakening
Julius Eastman – Unjust Malaise
Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz – Manhattan Dialogues
Dave Liebman & Michael Stephans – Lineage
Delta Saxophone Quartet & Gwilym Simcock – Crimson!
Terry Riley, Amelia Cuni – Lion’s Throne
Riccardo Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Hindemith: Kammermusik
Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
James Tenney – The Solo Works for Percussion
Pascal Gallet – André Jolivet: Inegrale pour piano, Vol. 1-3
Pierre-Andre Valade – André Jolivet: L’oeuvre pour flute
André Jolivet – Les Enregistrements Erato
Catherine Lamb And Johnny Chang – Viola Torros

….by the way, I’m a composer too.

Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club, Salisbury Crags. c.1908Kronos Qt – Lutoslawski: String Quartet
Mathew Rosenblum – Lament/Witches’ Sabbath
Icebreaker – Rogue’s Gallery
Conlon Nancarrow – Studies for Player Piano
Duo Noire – Night Triptych
Frank Zappa – Finer Moments
Elliott Carter – Late Works
Idil Biret – Pierre Boulez – Piano Sonatas 1 – 3
Henry Cow – the Road, Vol. 7 Later and Post-Virgin
Pierre Boulez – The Complete Works, Deutsche Grammophon
Daniel Varsano, Philippe Entremont – Erik Satie: Piano Works
Michael Pisaro and Reinier van Houdt – Shades of Eternal Night
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno – Finding Shore
Chris Hughes – Shift (From the Music of Steve Reich)
Steffen Schleiermacher – Morton Feldman: Early Piano Works
Kristine Scholz, Mats Persson – Morton Feldman: Complete works for two pianists
American Festival of Microtonal Music – Chamber
American Festival of Microtonal Music – Between the Keys – Microtonal Masterpieces of the 20th Century
Daniel Lentz – On the Leopard Altar
Michael Byron – Music of Nights Without Moon or Pearl
Joseph Kubera – Book of Horizons
Easley Blackwood – Microtonal – Fanfare, Etudes, Suite

….and a lot of Steve Reich

photo: Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies’ Scottish Climbing Club, Salisbury Crags. c.1908

….by the way, I’m a composer too.


the Golden Temple of Jehol

Maki Namekawa – Philip Glass: Mishima
Anton Batagov – Philip Glass: The Hours, Distant Figure
Works Of Igor Stravinsky – Sacred Works, Vol.1&2
Danielsson/Liebman/Christensen/Stenson – Far North
Gloria Cheng-Cochran – Piano music of John Adams and Terry Riley
Roomful of Teeth
Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet – Orange
Louis Andriessen – Garden of Eros
Paul A. Epstein – Piano Music
American Contemporary Music Ensemble – Thrive On Routine
London Sinfonietta ‎– Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters
Ralph van Raat, Maarten van Veen – John Adams: Complete Piano Music
Oliver Coates – John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Sky / Three High Places
Balanescu Quartet – Possessed
Balanescu Quartet – Play Byrne, Moran, Lurie, Torke
Björk: Vespertine A Pop Album as an Opera
Olga Neuwirth – Lost Highway
Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo – Conlon Nancarrow: Studies and Solos
Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra ‎– Adams, Glass, Reich, Heath ‎– Minimalistes



John Coltrane on alto saxophone.

John Zorn – The Hermetic Organ I & II
Walt Dickerson Quartet – Impressions of a Patch of Blue
Lars Danielsson – sun blowing
Kronos Quartet – Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam
Oregon and Elvin Jones – Together
Oregon – Roots in the Sky
Rolf Lislevand – La Mascarade
Terry Riley – Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley – Way Out Yonder
Tom Van Der Geld – Children at Play
Tom Van Der Geld – Out Patients
Glen Moore & Larry Karush – May 24, 1976
Manfred Schoof – Scales
Manfred Schoof – Light Lines
Manfred Schoof – Horizons
Harris Eisenstadt – Fight Or Flight
Thomas Stanko – Selected Recordings (rarum XVII)
Derek Bailey, Han Bennink – Company 3
Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy – Company 4
Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne – Inference
Masabumi Kikuchi\Tethered Moon – Plays Jimi Hendrix
Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens Quintet – In Common
Bob Moses – When Elephants Dream of Music
Martin Speake with Bobo Stenson – Change of Heart
Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan – Epistrophy

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