Who Sings You?
David Byrne on the NYTimes online front page
The recently damaged David Byrne will be launching his much-anticipated project for Creative Time, Playing the Building, on Saturday. He talks about it in his online journal here. The Times is psyched about it here. And, of course, I'm psyched about it HERE. Here's a list of things to prime the pump. I can't necessarily explain some of them, especially The Kinks' song. I've been trying to read as little as possible about the piece so this list comes more from intuition and past experience than anything. Really. I'm not really sure what I'm doing here. But that's OK.
Listening and remembering:
Brian Eno, Discreet Music
Francisco Lopez, Building [New York]: Listen. Remember.
Fear, "New York's Alright...If You Like Saxophones,"
Tom Recchion, I Love My Organ
Oskar Sala, My Fascinating Instrument
The Kinks, "Oklahoma U.S.A."
Scott Walker, "Farmer in the City"
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis, Deep Listening
Spire or Spire.
Trisha Donnelly from The Plain of Heaven
On a totally personal note:
Pearl Harbor & The Explosions, Pearl Harbor & The Explosions
Toure Kunda, Natalia
Robert Fripp, Under Heavy Manners
David Byrne, "The Revolution"