Da Da Da

Last night, the community college I am attending presented an evening of Dadaist, Futurist, and avant garde music, theater, and dance. I am completely in love with where I live, because #1. the local community college presented an evening of Dadaist, Futurist, and avant garde music, theater, and dance for crying out loud. #2. It was sold out. and #3. When WMFH performed John Cage’s ‘ 4’33” ‘ the audience sat with rapt attention and gave him a standing ovation at the end. They also performed “The First Celestial Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine, Fire Extinguisher” by Tristan Tzara, which was surprisingly well executed by the student actors. By far, the highlights of the evening for me (aside from WMFH’s oddly engaging John Cage cover) were the choir performing “Miniwanka” by R. Murray Schafer and the 2 separate interpretations of Paolo Buzzi’s “3nomio Voci Gorgo Distuzione”, which had to be seen to be believed. WMFH also performed György Ligeti’s “Poème symphonique” which involved 100 metronomes. It was impressive, but a little too short. Somebody at the college really knew their stuff, because I am relatively familiar with the Dadaists (less so with the Futurists) and there were obscure pieces that not only had I never heard of, I can’t even find on “teh interwebs” (I have to write a paper on this for class, much research is needed). All in all, it was a rousing success, and the audience was refreshingly receptive to it.

Miniwanka, performed by someone else. I really wish I could find a copy of the graphical sheet music they projected during the performance. It was beautiful.

György Ligeti’s “Poème symphonique”

Music Monday – Scott Walker and Rainy Day Playlist

Scott Motherfucking Walker, bitches.

His music will make you pee yourself in terror, then giggle at the absurdity of it all, then question your purpose on this earth, then resume peeing yourself. This is the soundtrack to surrealist existential despair.

Here’s a cheerful ditty he wrote about Elvis’ stillborn twin. I dare you to listen to this on headphones in a dark room when you are home alone at night. Here, go read some of this page first, THEN come back and listen to this in a dark room by yourself.

Here is a slightly more pop oriented and accessible track from the 70s… about torture in South America.

This Week’s Playlist – Rain Songs

It’s Raining Today – Scott Walker – Scott 3
The Rain – Song Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy
Make It With You – Bread – The Best Of Bread
Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley – Grace
Op. 28: No.15 in D-Flat Major, “Raindrop” – Claudio Arrau – Chopin: 24 Preludes
I like London in the Rain – Blossom Dearie – Whisper for You
Ocean Rain – Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
Your Time Is Gonna Come – Sandie Shaw – Reviewing the Situation
Rainy Days and Mondays – Carpenters – Carpenters
Clair de lune – Debussy – Debussy
Asleep – The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs
Farewell Reel – Patti Smith – Gone Again
Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
The Boy With the Arab Strap – Belle & Sebastian – The Autumns
Morning Sun – Dot Allison – Afterglow

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