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by nhennies
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Recent purchases redux
Replies: 1531
Views: 164725

Re: Recent purchases redux

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Stuart Saunders Smith - The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays
by nhennies
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Vic Chesnutt R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Vic Chesnutt R.I.P.

Vic Chesnutt - Over (this is a link to a song, it's hard to tell on here)

Horrible loss.
by nhennies
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Metal Machine Music
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Metal Machine Music

Speaking of Zeitkratzer, check out the tracklisting for this one!!!! ("Legion" is one of my favorite metal records) Has anyone heard it? Yeah, it's awesome. Kunsu Shim and "Hamburger Lady" on the same CD? Yes, please! Their more recent stuff like the "Volksmusik" album and the collaborations with K...
by nhennies
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Metal Machine Music
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Metal Machine Music

i quite like the orchestral version by the Zeitkratzer ensemble. http://www.asphodel.com/releases/view.php?Id=100&SessionID=23fc06c4b30828ba7f98 Like many of Zeitkratzer's arrangements of electronic music, I think their version of MMM is far better than the original (not that I don't like the origi...
by nhennies
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

RFKorp wrote:
jkudler wrote:but of course, maybe we are just saying "improvisation is good for some things, and composition is good for others."
improvisation (with its often-inherent elements of composition) and composition (with its often-inherent elements of improvisation) ;)
Agreement! :)
by nhennies
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

So, I don't believe in engaging in this particular battle when making music either. Why can't one's work embrace the elements of composing, listening, playing (is there something else? maybe our polygon has even more than three points) that serve one's fundamental understanding of a situation witho...
by nhennies
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

I don't really want to open the "what is improvisation?" can of worms even further than it has been already, but I see improvisation and composition as separate, distinct types of activity. i didn't meant to imply otherwise. but the cage quote, at least de-contextualized like that, does seem to hav...
by nhennies
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

there's a famous cage quote that goes something like this: "composing music, playing music, and listening to music are three totally separate things; what could they possibly have to do with each other?", and one thing that i like about improvisation is that it's all three, happening together. I do...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

heh, I thought you were disagreeing, that's how confused this thread has made me. Anyway, he was one of the most brilliant thinkers and writers on music and composition in the 20th century so whether he's an "expert" on improvisation or not doesn't concern me. is that statement based on this book? ...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

I was just agreeing with you Jon, I don't see how the quality of Herbert's compositions are relevant if you're so interested in slavishly adhering to the topic. Anyway, he was one of the most brilliant thinkers and writers on music and composition in the 20th century so whether he's an "expert" on i...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: pure improvisation

RFKorp wrote:Jon's point, which I agree with, is that if those impulses involve a well-practiced technique on a familiar instrument, they can never be truly of the moment. Especially so when playing solo.
"Improvisation is the spontaneous use of an already learned language." - Herbert Brün
by nhennies
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: best records of 2009
Replies: 140
Views: 18093

Re: best records of 2009

My favorite things this year: Israel Quellet - Soni Sclavus Seth Nehil - Flock & Tumble Michael Pisaro - Hearing Metal 1 irr. app. (ext.) - Kreiselwelle Jason Kahn - Vanishing Point Olivier Capparos & Lionel Marchetti - EQUUS Pierre Berthet - Extended Loudspeakers Jason Crumer - Walk With Me nmperig...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: I Hate Promotions
Topic: Paris Transatlantic Yule 2009 Issue Now Up
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Paris Transatlantic Yule 2009 Issue Now Up

I always assumed that "DW" meant Dean Wiggingston. :)
by nhennies
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 5011
Views: 422854

Re: Now Playing

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Also:
Chris Weisman - Hi
by nhennies
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: I Hate Promotions
Topic: Nick Hennies - Turned 3" CD now available
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Nick Hennies - Turned 3" CD now available

Composed in 2008, "Turned" is a single 20-minute piece for maracas and continues Hennies' research into the potential of under-used percussion instruments. Released by Portland label Architect Records, comes in a 3" jewel case with professionally printed artwork. http://architectrecords.blogspot.com...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 5011
Views: 422854

Re: Now Playing

http://www.discogs.com/image/R-364640-1105805892.jpg http://www.doppelganger-records.com/data/doppelganger/_/70726f647563742f636434323236646432622e6a70670032353000.png Just discovered the music of Pierre Berthet via the Sub Rosa website. Instrument builder/inventor, percussionist, former Arnold Dre...
by nhennies
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: pure improvisation
Replies: 270
Views: 17309

Re: innovation in improvised music.

I doubt for a second he ever intended it to become a 'genre' This seems to be a common thread among people that coin these terms who aren't journalists or critics. I remember seeing a panel discussion about "lowercase" around 2001 in L.A. with poor, flustered Steve Roden who kept insisting he never...
by nhennies
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 5011
Views: 422854

Re: Now Playing

lukaz wrote:as i recall from The Wire's interview w Basinski he was an early supporter of Antony- he performed quite often in his club/space that Basinski had run ...
Basinski plays clarinet on the self-titled A&tJ album, too.
by nhennies
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: AnTi-MuSiC
Replies: 55
Views: 2854

Re: AnTi-MuSiC

What IS anti-music? From what I know, "4"33'" was actually furthering the spectrum of music rather than going "against" it. A bit late to the game on this thread but, I was going to say something similar. In Michael Pisaro's recent excellent Wandelweiser retrospected on erstwords he says something ...
by nhennies
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Now Playing
Replies: 5011
Views: 422854

Re: Now Playing

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Cory Allen - Hearing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Hears