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Options June 11, 2019: Imagination

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Gino Vannelli  Imagination   Options   Polydor  1985  45   
Eugeniusz Rudnik  Guillotine DG (excerpt)   Options Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957–2003)  Wire Magazine  2017  CD  Recorded in 1989 
Tim Parkinson  Happy Birthday   Options Pleasure Island  Slip  2019  LP   
Little Companions Art Group of China Welfare Institute Children's Palace  生日快樂 Happy Birthday!   Options Our Mom is the Best in the World  Chinasprout  2001  CD   
Jennifer Walshe  I Still Love You New York   Options All the Many Peopls  Bandcamp  2019  MP3  https://jenniferwalshe.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-many-peopls 
Noah Creshevsky  Sonata   Options Sonata / Bartok Précis / Dominoes / Ring Précis / Dynamite / Dog-Gone Cat Act / A Little Left Of Center / Euphorbia  Opus One  1983  LP   
Fritz Welch  The Donald Judd vs. Elmer Fudd Inner Space Crisis   Options A Desire to Push Forward Without Gaining Access to Anything  Radical Documents  2018  LP   
Object Collection  What About Our Aesthetics   Options You Are Under Our Space Control  Slip  2019  LP   
Musicians from soundSCAPE  Kikai No Mori/Chance Forest Interludes: Genghis   Options after the end  New Focus Recordings  2019  CD  Composed by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez in 2015 
Warsaw Soloists Concerto Avenna  Trzy tance w dawnym stylu   Options Górecki & Friends: Polish Chamber Music  Elysium  1995  CD  Composed by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki in 1963 
Fritz Reiner / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra  Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta   Options Bartók-Concerto for Orchestra; Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches  RCA  1993  CD  Composed by Bela Bartók in 1936, recorded December, 1958. 
Michael Jon Fink  Post-Impression   Options Celesta  Cold Blue Music  2018  CD   
International Contemporary Ensemble  Air Glow   Options Dinosaur Scar  Tundra / New Focus Recordings  2018  CD  Composed by Du Yun 
Bang On A Can All-Stars & Contemporaneous  Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother   Options The Passion  Cantaloupe Music/Innova Recordings  2019  CD  Composed by Jeffrey Brooks 
Crash Ensemble  Disposable Dissonance   Options Surface Tension / Disposable Dissonance  New Amsterdam Records  2019  CD  Composed by Donnacha Dennehy 
Ensemble Recherce  Scenes d'Amour   Options Widmann, Smolka, Czernowin, Andre, Zender & Riehm: Liebeslieder  Wergo  2014  MP3  Composed by François Sarhan 
Ravi Shankar  Veenaa-Murali   Options Chants of India  Angel  1997  CD   
Mata Amritanandamayi  Chitta Vrindavnam   Options No One But You, Vol. 1  Amma Publications    CD   
Prince and the New Power Generation  Thunder   Options Diamonds and Pearls  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1991  CD   
Jacques Brel  Quand on n'a que l'amour   Options The Olympia 1961 & 1964  Barclay  2005  CD   

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

Hello Kurt and charming Minotaurs
Avatar 7:05pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hiya chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm chresti:

Today is my son's birthday
Avatar 7:12pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ah perfect! how old is he? is he there with you?
Avatar 7:14pm James Douglas:

kurt you have out done yourself here. Greetings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm chresti:

He's 31, he's up in SF
Avatar 7:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

well happy birthday to him anyway!

hello james!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Franco Twinkie:

My dream concert: Gino Vannelli, Milli Vanillie and Dino Valenti....in a storm drain.
Avatar 7:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ha, franco!
Avatar 7:29pm James Douglas:

Whatever happened to Jackie Stallone...
Avatar 7:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

no vanilla ice?
Avatar 7:32pm James Douglas:

Avatar 7:32pm James Douglas:

oh that's right streaming...
Avatar 7:34pm Kurt Gottschalk:

haha, it scares me, too.
Avatar 7:42pm James Douglas:

shocking, but the only part I really understood so far.
Avatar 7:44pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i suspect that says something about you, james, but i don't suspect i should be suspecting things.
Avatar 7:48pm James Douglas:

No, it's true I am a simpleton when it comes to this experimental stuff, but I always give it a try.
Avatar 7:49pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, i just meant, like, you giggle at dirty words or something.
Avatar 7:49pm Kurt Gottschalk:

anyway, i'll play some music later in the show.
  7:49pm P-90:

This is the oddest Dr. John tribute yet, but I get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm spodiodi:

lol P-90
Avatar 7:51pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hahaha! i just stepped out to the kitchen and heard a bit of devon's dr john tribute going on at the moment, sounded pretty good.
Avatar 7:51pm James Douglas:

I picture you prepping this show in a lab coat and day glow green converse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm chresti:

GTDR: abstract tributes
Avatar 7:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:


and nothing else.
Avatar 7:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

I'm listening for Elmer Fudd
  7:55pm P-90:

I’m learning to hear my Inner Fudd
Avatar 7:56pm James Douglas:

well, whatever spins you fan, right?
  8:03pm mzzmz:

i was able to catch up your show live today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

i got to the playlist! hi, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm chresti:

hi Granny!
Avatar 8:13pm James Douglas:

Trzy tance w dawnym stylu
Three dances in the old style
Avatar 8:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

heya granny, glad you found us!

thanks, james. that seems much easier to pronounce.
Avatar 8:18pm James Douglas:

i ran it through the google translator thing.
Avatar 8:19pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm spodiodi:

this is great. UM!
Avatar 8:25pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey uncle mike
hi spodiodi and mzzmz and p-90!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm chresti:

Thanks, James, I was reading it as "Crazy trance"
Avatar 8:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

chresti, ha! i like that better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm spodiodi:

hi Kurt! enjoying the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm northguineahills:

Nice Bartok!
  8:34pm mzzmz:

I've listened many conductors' of this piece. Reiner was the best having the great drive. incredible that he commissioned it then got it completely.
Avatar 8:36pm Kurt Gottschalk:

mzz, i didn't realize it was his commission! interesting.
  8:36pm mzzmz:

some modern recordings have painfully obvious pasting at some sections. this 1958 recording was live as it should. pretty amazing.
Avatar 8:39pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, i've long loved it, although to be honest it's been ages since i've listened to it. something just struck me this week to play it.
  8:41pm mzzmz:

whhops Reiner wasn't the once commsisioned it. my bad.
Avatar 8:42pm Kurt Gottschalk:

haha, no worries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm northguineahills:

Du Yun, new to me!
Avatar 8:55pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, she's pretty great.
  9:02pm Dean:

This is a sorely needed breath of fresh air. I wish I'd tuned in earlier. The BoaC folks are channeling latter day King Crimson.
Avatar 9:03pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean, jah, i was thinking this had a crimson hue too.
Avatar 9:05pm TDK60:

How do, was just over in the blues show...
  9:05pm Dean:

And I don't even like latter day KC, but this is a refreshing piece. Kinda fun that it's a "capriccio" of mourning.
Avatar 9:07pm Kurt Gottschalk:

welcome over to the other side, tdk.

dean, written after the death of a friend and inspired by bach's "capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother" according to the notes - a piece i'm not familiar with by that name.
  9:09pm Dean:

Nor I. Have to look that one up. Among my most favorite pieces is Buxtehude's Klaglied for his departed father. It is *not* a capriccio.
  9:12pm Dean:

Here's the marvelous Tureck performing that Bach "Capriccio": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIxxnEkOjf0

How have I not heard this before?
Avatar 9:13pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i listened to my whole box set of every single goddamned extant bach composition so presumably i've heard it, but i can't remember them all...
  9:14pm Dean:

There are Bach compositions, "Bach" compositions, and Bach "compositions." That's a hard corpus to nail down.
Avatar 9:14pm TDK60:

there's a box set of /all/ of Bach? How many boxes?
  9:15pm Dean:

Didn't Telefunken try something like that one hell of a long time ago?
Avatar 9:16pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean, indeed.

tdk, it's 155 discs in a box that can't support the weight.
Avatar 9:17pm TDK60:

..even Bach is finite (but doesn't seem so!)..
Avatar 9:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

the same label -- brilliant classics -- has a mozart set that's even bigger. but then you're stuck with mozart.
  9:21pm Dean:

Ah, Brilliant. I just acquired a 26CD box of recorder music. "Hey, everybody! I'm having a party! Wait 'til you hear what I'm playing."

"...stuck with Mozart." One day, Kurt, you'll come to appreciate him. Really, Mozart gets a very bad rap these (and in earlier) days. Listen to him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm northguineahills:

Still doesn't hold a torch of John Zorn and co's 500 disc set from mostly live sets in China in 90s (mostly w/ Yamataka Eye). I only saw it advertised in the Wire once 20 years ago....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm northguineahills:

cthulhulu knows what they included for that much material....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm chresti:

I don't think I'd mind a party with recorder music
  9:25pm Dean:

Come on over, chresti! It's marvelous. Starts with solo stuff by, naturally, Van Eyck, moves into some German and Italian stuff, Vivaldi (admittedly, a hard sell, due to market saturation), but nothing "modern," sadly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm northguineahills:

I have a bunch of recorders, but over the years, they seem to break (I sometimes get percussive w/ my instruments live).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm chresti:

The only recorder music I remember hearing was of a elementary school recorder band, I think, could of been a high school band
  9:34pm Dean:

I have a few recorders and a good deal of recorder music. I once traveled to Europe to traipse around with Rene Clemencic's Consort. His "Et Ses Flutes" LP is an essential record for recorder admirers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm chresti:

wow, sounds like fun!
Avatar 9:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean, i've listened, i have.

i love telemann's recorder music, tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm chresti:

This is lovely, thanks Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm SeanG:

tune in, turn on, drop out, locked in
  9:42pm Dean:

I adore Telemann, my favorite "boring" composer. A DJ in LA, Jim Svejda used to devote shows to Telemann's music precisely because he can't stand it. I loved those shows, because I in fact love Telemann, played well or badly, and because Svejda was unrelentingly critical, which was fun.

But Mozart deserves ongoing attention. Dark, dark stuff, beautiful, touching, scary, mind-bending...I don't often listen to his work, but just enough to recall how moving and gorgeous it remains.
Avatar 9:45pm Kurt Gottschalk:

maybe one day one of us will change our minds about mozart, dean. or maybe not.
  9:46pm Dean:

Heh, I've changed my mind about Mozart many times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm spodiodi:

ah yes
Avatar 9:52pm TDK60:

..even the Purple one is finite. good night to DJ KG and all the miniatures..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm SeanG:

crash ensemble sounded real good, thanks kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm spodiodi:

Thanks, Kurt!
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