SA7: The Deep Listening Issue
What is the meter/tempo of your normal walk?
How often do you blink?
What is the current tempo of your breathing?
What is the current tempo of your heart rate?
What other rhythms do you hear if you listen?
What is the relationship to all of the rhythms that you can perceive at once?*
Tim Daisy: Reflections on Rhythms
REFLECTIONS ON RHYTHMS (For Marimba + Percussion) By Timothy Daisy - 2013
“An Interpretation of ‘Rhythms’ (1996) by Pauline Oliveros”
Reflections on Rhythms is a composition written for solo marimba + percussion. The piece is inspired by and is also an interpretation of the work “Rhythms” by the American accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros.
This work utilizes elements of fixed thematic material and extended periods of improvisation. The written material reflecting concepts from Pauline Oliveros’ score which considers the rhythms of walking, breathing, heart rate and blinking. This conceptual material is referenced to the most literal sense throughout the work on the marimba.
The open ended improvisatory section of the piece , performed on gongs,cymbals,floor tom, snare drum, and alarm bells, aims to reflect the natural rhythms you will likely encounter in nature.
Recorded on November 15th, 2013 at Experimental Sound Studios Chicago Recorded and mixed by Alex Inglizian.
ENVIRONMENTAL DIALOGUE (1996 REVISION)
PAULINE OLIVEROS (1975/1996)
Each person finds a place to be, either near to or distant from the others, either indoors or out-of-doors. The meditation begins by each person observing his or her own breathing. As each person becomes aware of the field of sounds from the environment, each person individually and gradually begins to reinforce the pitch of any one of hte sound sources that has attracted their attention. The sound source is reinforced vocally, mentally or with an instrument. If one loses touch with the sound source, then wait quietly for another. Reinforce means to strengthen or to sustain by merging one's own pitch with the sound source. If the pitch of the sound source is out of vocal or instrumental range, then it is to be reinforced mentally.
The result of this meditation will probably produce a resonance of the environment. Some of hte sounds will be too short to reinforce. Some will disappear as soon as the reinforcement begins. It is fine to wait and listen.*
Pan (trumpet, trombone, baritone voice, bass clarinet and evironments) realized by Loadbang Ensemble - 2013
Environmental Dialogues is a perfect meditation for a group of in-demand musicians during the holidays. This recording, made during the Thanksgiving/Hannukah holidays, a demanding time for work, family, and travel, was compiled from recordings made by each member at 9:30 pm EST on Friday, November 29. Trumpeter Andy Kozar was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vocalist Jeff Gavett was in upstate New York. Bass clarinetist Carlos Cordeira recorded outside his apartment in the Bronx, and trombonist Will Lang took time between shows at holiday shows at Radio City Music Hall to find a quiet place to record.