Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1060) . . . in process . . .
24 September 2017
In January and February, at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,
field recording in the Blue Mountains
. . . coyotes overnight through the window . . .
John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948
The piano preparations (nuts and bolts between the strings) create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, extended piano sonorities.
209 East Jay St.
. . . and out of the piano come . . . delicate bells . . . expansive gongs . . . hi-hat cymbals . . . drums
How might music composition facilitate an exploration of our perception of animal voices and our connections to them?
Discussion of Wolff’s Dark as a Dungeon and Edges
Merle Haggard: Dark as a Dungeon
Christian Wolff Study Day
28 September 2015
Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium
Made from animal sound recordings…
a utility aMong
thEy produce it mid-air
to avoid coLliding.
—John Cage, 32 Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp
* the issue’s editor is composer Daniel J. Wolf of Material Press, who is also an entertaining and enlightening Facebook friend…
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Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong come to visit Ithaca in February. Ellen’s article is in Leonardo’s Acoustics issue also. I made some sonic images from her Long String Instrument…
Also, Angelin Chang performed Messiaen’s piano piece l’Alouette Lulu from Catalogue d’Oiseaux with some Raven spectrograms I made to visually illustrate connections between the structures of this bird’s vocalizations and structures of the piano composition.