Music which has held my interest over the past few seasons:
Morton Feldman - I decided he was the first great composer after Stravinsky while listening to “The Viola in My Life”
George Crumb - just keep listening to Ancient Voices of Children
Benjamin Britten - Nocturnal after John Dowland - as played by Paul Galbraith.
J.S. Bach - Cello Suites 1 and 4. Here, I recorded the 4th Cello suite (playing guitar).
the moment when Kenny G walked on as Foster the People played Saturday Night Live. I hate that music, that egotistical music, that music that exists solely because someone makes a grand idiotic claim. However, this was a triumph of egoism.
alison krauss’s record - it just wishes I would put it on the shelf in the ruin, but yet I still think of it…
Grateful Dead - europe 72 volume 2 - make a classical guitar quartet version of the Playin’ in the Band from this album.
john fahey - dietrich keeps laying this deep fahey stuff on me and I don’t know what it is.
a certain transition which I believe is in Handel’s Hercules - it’s a woman singing, a very chromatic, slow rise, which then breaks, and suddenly a real light Handel popular melody type of thing happens. It crystallized a lot of ideas about large form structure.
Leo Brouwer - Preludios Epigramaticos. Also here.
brahms - String Quintet. It made me feel crazy.
skip spence - best wildman blues of all time.
the microphones - make music right.
bill callahan - still bill.
micachu - chopped and screwed - still micachu, still scropped, still chewed.
joan of arc - it’s always on in our house.
marnie stern - it’s the big time.