Friday, February 17, 2006

Brew at The Stone

It's been a busy year so far, too busy in many ways, but I've been able to see a lot of good music and art. Unfortunately, I haven't used this space in the way I'd hoped, talking about it all, processing it, and telling other about the artists I admire. The list of events I've wanted to blog about include: the Net Aesthetics 2.0 panel, Nam June Paik’s funeral, Artificial Afrika’s opening, and Pauline Oliveiros at Eyebeam. Hopefully I'll get to it soon. In the meantime, here's a start in that direction:

BREW: We went to see Reggie Workman, Miya Masaoka, and Gerry Hemingway play together at The Stone in January. Each played at least two intruments. They played together beautifully, listening to one another's textures and rhythms. When Reggie Workman lay down his bass, picked up a digerderoo, and used the bass as a resonator, I thought I would lose it. I can't remember when I've been able to lose myself in the sound in that way, while still attending to the individual voices and communication styles of the artists. I'd also never been to The Stone, John Zorn's performance space in the East Village, though I'd been meaning to go for a long time. I loved that there are no drinks and no food, just music. I was unprepared for the way that having the space set up that way cleared my palate (visual and aural). What a way to honor the art.


Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Just passing through, cool blog.

8:55 PM, February 23, 2006  

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