Transfigured Night playlist for 09/10/2011

Ethan Perets
Artist Title Album Label Link
Forma (Forma)237A; 211; 235; 246/247; 233B; 199; 197; 230; 89; 237B Forma Spectrum Spools
Takehisa Kosugi Soundscape I; Soundscape II Violin Solo (Recorded Live at Soundscape, NYC, on February 26, 1981) Bellows Records
Ron Kuivila Household Object; A Keyboard Study; Working Title Deleted; TI intends... (to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law: Frames, Time); Hatchmarks Fidelity Lovely Music
Kevin Drumm Guillain-Barre; More Blood and Guts; Snow; Snow (Disc 2); Romantic Sores; We All Get It In the End Imperial Distortion Hospital Productions

Starting with a very modern take on the art of synthesizer and keyboard music, Forma combines melody and rhythm in new and exciting ways that challenge ordinary conceptions of time and "beat" in popular dance music. By focusing on a portion of what might have been, in reality, a longer piece, these recording might well be viewed as "study-like", emphasizing a single element of playing within each composition.

This was followed by a live solo-performance by Takehisa Kosugi, who used not only extended technique on the violin, but his body, and the entire room to craft two intimate, improvised sets.

Ron Kuivila took us back to '80s electronic experimentation with pieces like "Household Object" (described as "an Apache dance for Casio VL-tone and homemade electronics"), "A Keyboard Study", and the unfinished, but masterful home recording, of "TI Intends...".

Finally, Kevin Drumm revealed to us the proper recipe for "Imperial Distortion" in his 2 disc release from Hospital Production: two servings of "snow", one serving of "More Blood and Guts", and a dash of "Romantic Sores".