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MUSIC: QUESTION MARK

October 14 saw the inaugural concert of the music series MUSIC: QUESTION MARK. And here are some audio clips from that evening. Jason Elliott (synths), Jesse McCaughey (drums), and Charles Ramsey (guitar) — completely improvised, first time together, what is … Continue reading

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october 8

The October gathering of the music meditation project produced some very inspired music, and the following is the most inspired of the lot: Hope that everyone was entranced as I was. And don’t forget about next Saturday’s music series MUSIC: … Continue reading

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new music series!!!

Happy to announce that there is a new monthly music series entitled MUSIC: QUESTION MARK devoted to promoting experimental music, ambient music, avant-garde jazz, noise rock, soundscapes, completely free improvised music, and other sonic phenomena on what is usually considered the … Continue reading

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june 4

The music meditation project had its inaugural meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday last, and it was a fantastic gathering, filled with an immense amount of positive energy and a willingness to explore both sound (and the mental … Continue reading

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experiencing new music: ryuchi sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto — of The Yellow Magic Orchestra and The Last Emperor fame (to mention just a few things) — released a new solo album after 8 years on April 28th of this year. It’s a beautiful record and I … Continue reading

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experiencing “new” music: quarter tones

When we make use of (musical) sound creatively it’s not a bad idea to expose ourselves to as much music as possible. And as much sound as possible, for that matter. In being exposed to new styles and systems of … Continue reading

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april 24

It’s been a little while since the project has gathered (and even longer since I managed to get a recording of such) but last night we were back at it with a lot of energy. We were not a huge … Continue reading

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march 6

Well it’s been a while since last I posted. Mainly I’m going to blame the fact that I’ve had some technical difficulties that are slowing down the process (totally true), but I should also mention that a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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talking about dot, dot, dot…with steve cleaver

This is the second installment in the series “Talking About Dot, Dot, Dot…” where I have the privilege to sit and talk with people about matters of creativity, spirituality, and just living life in general. Today I had the great … Continue reading

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january 30

Our gathering this evening was intimate yet powerful. I’ve managed to upload two clips of our improvisations: the first is a rather rock-blues sounding thing, the second very ambient. Both end abruptly because of my (lack of) editing. Gamelan and Music … Continue reading

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