Thursday, December 17, 2015

Solo gig: It Stuck to the Fridge

It Stuck to the Fridge

In playing, we can encounter types of magnetisms, or something behaving as magnetisms. A player´s mind intuitively sort of  “locks on”  to some other player´s activity; their phrasing, say.

Or if´s a solo gig and I´m finding some “magnetic” musical attractivity in the influence of a sculpture,  or a person nearby. It could be anything. Bowl of peanuts.

Actually this analogy applies more correctly to electromagnetism, since these connections are usually temporary in nature. They occur, take on a function in the sound-making interaction, and then the moment of their functioning somehow morphs into some other kind of interaction.

At that point the electromagnet has been at least temporarily disconnected form that particular sonic event.

(Note: the disconnect switch is under the kitchen cabinet, on your right. The switch on the left is the garbage disposal. Don´t turn that on without running the water).

Sculptures: Rotoreliefs from Marcel Duchamp
 Dave Williams

01.- Call it anything you want
02.- Concerning accidents
03.- Dislike of musical noise explained
04.- Choo-Choo
05.- Truth in music appretiation
06.- What is musical free improvisation
07.- Our Universe
08.- Working Jung's Riff
09.- Preferences
10.- When it's our of our hands
11.- Glad we didn't order the special
12.- Working Jung's Riff
13.- Know the enemy
14.- The mutable form
15.- Concerning Inmortality
16.- Mach Numbers
17.- Conditionalities of Quietude
18.- Then and now
19.- Why not Sneeze
20.- We Passed Jupiter and Then Headed North
21.- Product Placement
22.- Coming under Fire
23.- Longevity of the Unpredictable
24.- Signal Intelligence
25.- FUBAR to the Rescue
26.- What Was That?
27.- The Sonata Came much Later
31.- Solo gig - A token of Esteem
32.- Solo Gig Tough Corner

33.- The Long Arm of Replication 

Based in a noted musician's decades of personal experiences, his book Solo Gig: Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation (CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform, 2011) examines some crucial and  far-reaching aspects of musical free  improvisation, with particular  regard to live performances.  In this  illustrated collection of  narrative essays, the author looks both into  and from inside this  uniquely paradoxical, challenging and rewarding way  of making music,  within the context of an inherently eccentric milieu. 

Available here. (U.S.A.) (Europe)