…landed on the rug at Human Resources tonight – punctuating the first day of Sundown Schoolhouse: At Home in LA activities – with listeners gathered in big cozy circle on the floor surrounding seven crystal bowls, various technical equipment, laptops, some cables, and the performers making some entrancing so..
…music art collective friends Sara and Luke just happened to show up in town the day of my post-Detroit Art Institute lecture reception at MoCAD last night…so they graciously set up shop and got down to business creating comforting sound landscapes while some crocheted the rug and others enjoyed the local food Jon Brumit was ..
…is the 1993 John Cage biography by David Revill I picked up at the Strand last week which is now getting a prominent bedside perch as ..
…(unrecognizably clean-shaven) making cameo appearances, came to Human Resource..
…was the happy surprise of the day – as I caught my folk-singing friend‘s last performance (involving layers of gorgeous vocals live and delayed echoing through the cold cavernous corridor of the 2005 Herzog & de Meuron designed addition, accompanied by a painted steamer trunk full of costumes such as pioneer bonnets and equipment like ..
…which I arrived to from an earlier opening at Unosunove this magical warm summer evening by bicycle – locked up below at Piazza di Spagna to hoof it up the 132 Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti steps for shows presented by the French Academy fellows incluing films, a wandering bassoonist, an installation in the magnificent ..
…the 1996 book by Joan Retallack (subtitled ‘Cage Muses on Words * Art * Music‘) features fantastic reflections on, interviews with, and poetry by this humane, earthy, soulful, rigorous, funny, free-spirited, creative colossus of the 20th century who has always seemed like one of the critical figures for me to get my head around, but ..
…today and almost every day at 5pm in my studio has been a revelation (having previously always needed a daily lead yoga class, too bored or distracted to be able to do it on my own, and enjoying the non-verbal community and energy of a group) – as we gather in a circle, starting out ..
…by my friends at OK GO premiered today (on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and they will perform the song on the Jay Leno Show tonight) reaffirming the custom that the release of each new OK GO video is a much anticipated media event – oh ragazzi – che bravi! (visit the OK GO website to ..
…the 17th century composer – his awesome Baroque music is what I’m listening to all the time lately. (“Music for a While” performed by Philippe Jaroussky and Yo..
…begins its first night of four performances tomorrow at the Players Theater in New York City – which grew out of the performance that Matt did with children at the Whitney Museum during Animal Estates for the 2008 Biennial (I met Matt at MacDowell Colony that summer – check out his webpage on the show) ..
…performed in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum the other night, as a mega-fan I am extremely disappointed to have missed it – shucks. (website) Here is their text about the project: One of the things that you notice almost immediately in the jungle are the birds; so many different sounds coming from so many ..
…is out, her first new album in eight years, she’s looking and sounding good – always had a soft spot for her – seen here lassoing white horses on a smokey battlefield a..
…is an old friend who has penetrated the core of mainstream pop culture tonight with the piano he made for Lady Gaga to play with Elton John at th..
…has a new album out that can be purchased online, which is exciting since I’ve been waiting to see what he would be up to since he was briefly my student at CalArts a few years ago, and then today I get an email from him about the new music – super. (Ken’..
…is still performing in her magical, fantastical project “Temples of the Mind” every Thursday-Sunday until January 31 in the Japanese Pavilion that she has taken over at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which involves “…playing out of information and music cycles across a whole series of delay pedals and small amplifiers, creating a ..
…is still on my mind, and I’m now finding older material, like this video for “If” with Etienne Daho, from which I have been memorizing the French lyrics, another symptom of my recent Franco-file tendencies, accompanied by fantasies of creating some sort of contemporary/non-new-agey incarnation of an intentional community in a farmhouse in a small ..
…has a song on the IRM (MRI en Francais), her just released collaboration with Beck, called Voyage that I have been listening to all afternoon, and this morning it was The Operation and it’s video (below) by Jean-Batiste Mondino which features the mysterious arrival of a male model, but I really like Charlotte (daughter of ..
…performed (in Anna and Giles’ living room during their New Years Day potluck brunch) a collection of songs from baroque meditations on arts patronage to theatrical re-enactments of interviews with the staff of a troubled museum; and after watching them (Alex, Malik, and Jade) this afternoon, I was reminded that they are Los Angeles people ..