A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears.Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the selections listed, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality. Kitaro - Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 2 (Domo Music Group; 2005) Reinier Van Houdt - Paths of the Errant Gaze (Hallow Ground; 2016) Jeremy Corren/Charmaine Lee/Gabriel Hawes - scatter (self-released; 2016) Django Bates's Belovèd - The Study of Touch (ECM; due Nov. 3, 2017) Irene Kurka - chants (Edition Wandelweiser; 2017) > Antoine Beuger - un lieu pour faire sonner l'éternité; Christopher Fox - too far: showing and telling; Eva-Maria Houben - images 2; Thomas Stiegler - treibgut IV; Antoine Beuger - chants de passage Toby Driver - Live at Roulette (self-released; 2016) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (Western Vinyl; 2017) Poliça + s t a r g a z e - Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's 'Music for Pieces of Wood' (Transgressive; 2017) David Tudor & Takehisa Kosugi - Rainforest Version I; Sliding Pitches in the Rainforest in the Field: Rainforest Version IV (Mode; 1998) Richard Horowitz - Eros in Arabia (Ethnotech/Freedom to Spend; 1981/2017) Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (Impulse; 1978) Tangerine Dream - Particles (Eastgate; 2016) Mathieu Ruhlmann - tsukubai (Unfathomless; 2009) Exhumed - Death Revenge (Relapse; 2017) Vincenzo Bellini - Norma - Maria Callas, Christa Ludwig, Franco Corelli, Nicola Zaccaria, Coro e Orchestra alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin (EMI Classics; 1961/1997) Ralph Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (1920 version) - BBC Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion; 2017) Léo Delibes - Coppélia - National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge (Decca; 1986/1999) Luciernaga - Life Passes Away Like Idle Chatter (Fabrica; 2010) Gyða Valtýsdottir - Epicycle (Smekkleysa/figureight; 2016/2017) Plaistow - Live at Bimhuis (DYFL; 2017) Sun Ra & His Arkestra - The Magic City (Saturn/Cosmic Myth; 1965/2017)
Brin Solomon reviews ‘Triptych (Eyes of One on Another),’ a provocative multimedia work with music by Bryce Dessner, inspired by the art of Robert Mapplethorpe, presented at BAM.
Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh reviews the 2019 Hildegard Competition Concert, including premieres by the three winners as well as works by six finalists, presented on June 4 at National Sawdust.
Olivia Giovetti reports on Student CoLab, a National Sawdust initiative that facilitates a creative collaboration between Williamsburg student artists and Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project.