Saturday Morning Playlist

Bob Burnett: Today the DC area is under a "Nor'Easter" storm warning. Which inspired me to get up early and play some stuff:

Anton Webern: "Passacaglia"
Morton Feldman:"Piano and Orchestra"
Architecture in Helsinki: "Fingers Crossed"
Bettie Serveert: "Bare Stripped Naked"
Colleen:"Les Ondes Silencieuses"
Built To Spill............

I've also begun returning frequently to composer/pianist Stefano Battaglia's Re:Pasolini ECM release too. The music is an homage to artistic visionary/filmmaker, poet, political activist--and eventual murder victim Pier Paolo Pasolini. The set comes as a 2-cd collection--disc one (a sextet--w/ trumpet) reflecting what Battaglia calls the "sweet", filmic side of Pasolini while disc two (string-centric quintet) is "dissonant and tense" supposedly falling towards the influence of the poetry and political activism of Pasolini. I don't feel a need to bracket the work with rigid explanation--both discs contain absorbing, haunting music. This was a blind purchase for me---it was on ECM, it had an interesting cover photograph, it had been hanging around the used cd shop for awhile and I had a little "expendable" credit. I find it rich and genuine; a real stroke of genius that gets more and more rewarding upon each listen.

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