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Options November 6, 2019: The Radical Accordion

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Beautiful and transformational works for the keyboard that breathes,
with new releases and unheard live sets by Pauline Oliveros, Guy Klucevsek,
Andrea Parkins, Eva Zöllner, Ted Reichman, and friends.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Edo Krilić  Mosk-Pari   Options Krilić YouTube Channel  YouTube  2013  Krilić, the eminent musician from Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as Edo Krila, was born in Sarajevo and faithfully follows their folk tradition.   
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David W 
Breathing   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2019  Tickling  0:26:27 (Pop‑up)
Phillip Johnston & Guy Klucevsek  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  20 April 02  Johnston, reeds and Klucevsek, accordion in a variety of tunes and play, alternating their own compositions (Johnston, Sephardic funhouse; Klucevsek, deep minimal, but they mix it up, too).  0:05:50 (Pop‑up)
Ted Reichman  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  6 Dec 97  Drones, clusters, noises, melodies, and rhythms performed on accordion, organ, synthesizer, trombone, electric guitar, vibraphone, toys, sampler, and drums, with Laura Cromwell, Curtis Hasselbring, and Matt Moran. Excerpt.  0:33:40 (Pop‑up)
Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski  Closure   Options Elective Affinities  Infrequent Seams  2019  Album release due November 22. Parkins is a composer, sound/installation artist, and improvisor known for her inventive work with the electric accordion. Ostrowski, a Max/MSP master, has been working in electroacoustic composition and audio installations since the 1980s.  0:52:54 (Pop‑up)
Eva Zöllner  waters making moan (concert recording)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  5 Oct 17  Accordionist Zöllner is based in Hamburg and lives as a nomadic musician, traveling around the world to explore her instrument in different cultures and contexts. Composed by London-born composer Rebecca Saunders, who lives in Berlin.  1:01:24 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Oliveros  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  30 March 13  Oliveros’ solo for her Expanded Instrument System (EIS) driven by a customized accordion, followed by a quartet of 3 humans and a machine. With pianist David Arner and Doug Van Nort’s Granular-feedback Expanded Instrument System (GREIS) all processed by FILTER, the Freely Improvising, Learning and Transforming Evolutionary Recombination system.  1:19:47 (Pop‑up)
Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski  Eclipse   Options Elective Affinities  Infrequent Seams  2019  From the longtime collaborators' first album release.  1:59:14 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Webhamster Henry:

My fingers hurt listening to this!
Avatar 3:02pm david w:

Ha! Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Ridgewoodians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Webhamster Henry:

6th of November, actually...
Avatar 3:04pm coelacanth∅))):

6th of october is so last month
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm doctorjazz:

Big Guy fan (Mary played a group new was in).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm steveo:

greetings! looking forward to hearing you push (and pull) this instrument to the limits
Avatar 3:07pm david w:

Did I say October? Oy, I am scrambled today.
Avatar 3:08pm david w:

So (blushing radio) greetings to james and coel and djazz and steveo.
Avatar 3:09pm coelacanth∅))):

greetings David, Ruth and scrambled Ridgies
Avatar 3:11pm david w:

Hey coel, aside from my own wobbly head, I hit some damn button that put everything in shuffle mode, including my lunch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm doctorjazz:

Man. Micros Meet Guy (did I say I'm a big Microscopic Septet fan?). I'm in heaven (wish this was commercially available).
Not used to hearing Johnston go out so much...that's usually Dave Sewelson's role).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm chresti:

Hello Ridgewood company!
Avatar 3:15pm Sem:

Provided there will be no Shmenge Brothers tribute, everything will go accordian to Hoyle. I'll sit in the back now. Hello, David, Ruth, the OAR syndicate, and Ridgewoodians.
Avatar 3:15pm david w:

chresti saving me from myself.
Avatar 3:16pm david w:

Sem clearly got the memo. Hey there!
Avatar 3:34pm coelacanth∅))):

(@3.11 shuffles have ridges)
  3:38pm Listener Gail:

Always glad to hear some accordion.
Avatar 3:38pm david w:

My topography is shifting, coel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm steveo:

Always glad to hear some dissonance.
Avatar 3:40pm david w:

Dear Gail and super steveo, we are just getting started on both accounts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm steveo:

which is another kind push and pull because the roots of the word accordion mean "to agree, be in harmony"
Avatar 3:47pm david w:

Interesting how musical instrument names reflect more poetic than technical imagery. Pianoforte. Glockenspiel. Wonder what trombone means?
Avatar 3:47pm coelacanth∅))):

my accordion is in accordance with my dissonance
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm steveo:

lol it's italian for "large trumpet"
Avatar 3:50pm coelacanth∅))):

right -was going to say it's derived from trumpet; but what are the roots of the word trumpet?
Avatar 3:50pm david w:

That explains brass section politics (and humor).
Avatar 3:51pm coelacanth∅))):

so, maybe the term "slide trombone" is not redundant after all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm steveo:

seems like trumpet just means trumpet; there are definitely valved trombones;

this parkins & ostrowski is wonderful to mine ear
Avatar 3:56pm coelacanth∅))):

...and valveless trumpets. i guess trumpet is a very general term.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm steveo:

i think so; one that's evolved to mean something more specific. say, are those sound waves emanating from your ∅?
Avatar 4:03pm coelacanth∅))):

why, yes they are...though some might call them sunn waves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm chresti:

I think trumpet refers to the shape, like trumpet flower?
Avatar 4:09pm coelacanth∅))):

...whereas, because of its shape, the bugle was named after the salty corn snack made by general mills
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm steveo:

ah, yes, sunn; i see, i see
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm chresti:

haha coel, yer on a roll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Webhamster Henry:

Ahh, I was wondering if you'd get to Dr. PO. Her Roland MIDI accordion is sitting in her house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm chresti:

Or bugle might be from bugle players' eyes bugging out whenever they play
Avatar 4:29pm david w:

Oliveros tech was always prime (an early and eternally honored master) and I wish we could have seen this project go further.
Avatar 4:37pm coelacanth∅))):

haha chresti you might be onto something
no valves on that one; seems like it'd be challenging
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Webhamster Henry:

Just to keep talking about me and Dr PO, the new version of AUMI for iOS went live Nov.1st. see: aumiapp.com
Avatar 4:42pm david w:

Henry, you and everybody always welcome to tell us about cool stuff. Nice! Congrats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

hey, all
Avatar 4:46pm david w:

Pittsburgh! Heartbeat of Drummer world! Hey!
Avatar 4:47pm coelacanth∅))):

Henry that looks very cool...although a bit beyond my comprehension, as i've never used a computer for creating, editing or recording sounds.
i think i might try to learn this though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm steveo:

hey, i got lost and forgot about accordions for a minute there
Avatar 4:50pm david w:

Yes, steveo! I love a plan that comes together!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Neat! So you could just point AUMI at any kind of random movement and generate music from it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Webhamster Henry:

AUMI is really about connecting people who have never physically been able to communicate and participate in groups where they can listen and be heard. The music is a happy side effect. Pauline explains it pretty well here: aumiapp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm steveo:

sounds amazing WH (no pun intended)
Avatar 4:52pm coelacanth∅))):

you can take yourself from the accordions, but you can't take the accordions from yourself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm steveo:

my heart is an accordion and oxygenated blood is the music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

so i installed AUMI and I can play notes and move a cursor thing with just the camera image, very cool!
Avatar 4:54pm david w:

Amen to all the above.
Avatar 4:56pm coelacanth∅))):

in elementary school, when i sat there with the english book open before me -pretending to be following along with the lesson, i usually was singing the poems to myself, creating the music in my head, and pounding/grinding out the rhythm parts with my teeth.
i always imagined inventing some device that would transpose my fancy teethwork to drum and percussion sounds.
Avatar 4:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks, David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm steveo:

wow, that was great! thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Webhamster Henry:

Check out the way-out scales and sounds I put in that app! Including the Soldier String Quartet featuring Shelley Hirsch, Dr. Nerve, and of course, me.
I'm working up some tutorial videos now that the UI is pretty stable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, y'all!
Avatar 4:59pm coelacanth∅))):

...(or is that a not-relative analogy? now i'm getting a different idea of what the aumi does...)
Avatar 4:59pm david w:

Cool stuff bubbling up here as I bid you all goodbye, and many thanks always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Avatar 5:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Up now: "Ken's Tap Din" (The soundtrack for the entire reorganization)
Over: wfmu.org...
Avatar 5:00pm coelacanth∅))):

Thanks david! Brilliant program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm chresti:

coel, I used to entertain myself that way, making clicking sounds, etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar 5:01pm coelacanth∅))):

well you're just a weirdo then, chresti!
...members of the same club!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for the Sqeezeboxing!
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