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Steve Smith
Jackson Heights, NY
Word wrangler. Proud papa. Conspicuous consumer of music, live and otherwise.
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THREE MINUTES until @DetroitSymphony live webcast of two new pieces, Roshanne Etezady's 'Diamond Rain' and @chriscerrone Violin Concerto (with the fabulous @JenniferKoh1), plus Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique,' all conducted by @PeterOundjian here: https://t.co/78LDdjtX9F #DSOLive pic.twitter.com/GH8g0Yb7yf — Steve Smith (@nightafternight) May 26, 2018... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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MFCS K | Tim Feeney - Burrow by Marginal Frequency Tim Feeney - Burrow (Marginal Frequency; 2018) Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography) by Jlin Jlin - Autobiography (Planet Mu; due Sept. 28, 2018) R.E.M. - Monster (Warner Bros.; 1994)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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July 2-8, 2018 Electrocardiographs of a Cathode Ray Tube by Stephen Cornford Stephen Cornford - Electrocardiographs of a Cathode Ray Tube (A Wave Press; 2018) Glorias Navales Presenta El Blues de Istvan by Glorias Navales Glorias Navales - Glorias Navales... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 23 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates July 18-24. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Night After Night
A thread from Twitter, begun as a simple response to someone else's tweet on Thursday… Jobs I did before full-time professional* journalism: Babysitter Floor cleaning/maintenance Busboy Dishwasher Kitchen prep Record store clerk Radio program host Publicist (* but also wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 9/July 16 double issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates July 4-17. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Night After Night
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King Crimson - The Elements 2018 Tour Box (DGM; 2018) sleep like it's winter by Jim O'Rourke Jim O'Rourke - sleep like it's winter (Newhere; 2018) Opalescence by Norbert Rodenkirchen / Robbie Lee / James Ilgenfritz Norbert Rodenkirchen/Robbie Lee/James Ilgenfritz... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the July 2 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates June 27 through July 3. [link] [link] [link] [link] Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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Gavin Bryars - The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs - The Crossing/Donald Nally, Prism Quartet (ECM; 2017) Blurred Music by Biliana Voutchkova / Michael Thieke Biliana Voutchkova/Michael Thieke - Blurred Music (elsewhere; due July 5, 2018) Musique pour le lever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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The Girl's ongoing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Let’s Eat Grandma I, Gemini (Transgressive; 2016) [before I’ve said a word] “I really like this part of the music, Daddy. I really like the voices. What is this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Night After Night
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AMM - The Crypt - 12th June 1968 (Matchless; 2008; digital via Otoroku) AMM - An Unintended Legacy (Matchless; 2018) Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24 Feb 2018 by Robert Rich Robert Rich - Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Night After Night
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My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the June 25 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates June 20 through 26. Click on the image to go to the related page on the New Yorker website. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Night After Night
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I believe that our culture (and by “our culture” I’m talking about North America, and perhaps also Europe, to some extent) has undergone a fundamental shift. Expertise is no longer much valued in the cultural sphere; rather, it seems that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Night After Night
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William Schuman - Symphony No. 9 ("The Ardeatine Caves") - Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy (RCA Red Seal; 1971) Lili Boulanger - D'un soir triste - BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Chandos; 1999) erased de kooning by vanessa rossetto Vanessa Rossetto - erased... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky, 1971-... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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It was unexpected, and perfectly lovely, to see this note posted to Facebook by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the brilliant and idiosyncratic violinist who served as music director of the 2018 Ojai Music Festival, on my return home from co-hosting the livestream... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Night After Night
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Why am I sharing screenshots of concert listings from The New Yorker? Because they are mine. I wrote them. And now, I can say so, because as of the June 18 issue, The New Yorker is publishing bylines with its... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Night After Night
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At the individual level, however, all social relationships are open to monetization or careerism. Artists, curators and writers have ended up at the same openings, dinner tables and panel discussions for decades, but the operations of their relationships and tastes... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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Steamroom 40 by Jim O'Rourke Jim O'Rourke - Steamroom 40 (Steamroom; 2018) Leon Kirchner - Lily - Diana Hoagland, Columbia Chamber Soloists/Leon Kirchner; String Quartet No. 2 - Lenox String Quartet (Columbia Masterworks; 1974) Anthony Braxton - Five Compositions (Quartet)... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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Jakob Ullmann – Müntzers stern/solo II – Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (Edition RZ; 2018; listen to excerpts here) Imbrication by Jeph Jerman Jeph Jerman – Imbrication (Unfathomless; 2018) Sound Diary of Quiet Pedestrians by Mathieu Ruhlmann & Joda Clément Mathieu Ruhlberg &... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Night After Night
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Tremble In Blue: Or, The Bodies We Leave Behind by Nova Scotian Arms Nova Scotian Arms - Tremble in Blue: Or, The Bodies We Leave Behind (Hooker Vision; 2008) Thomas Martin Nutt - Trichromatic Moiré - Sarah Hennies (Sonic Art... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Night After Night
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Become Ocean by John Luther Adams John Luther Adams - Become Ocean - Seattle Symphony/Ludovic Morlot (Cantaloupe Music; 2014) Inuksuit by John Luther Adams John Luther Adams - Inuksuit - ensemble/Doug Perkins (Cantaloupe Music; 2013) I Ended Out Moving To... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Night After Night
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Daniel Land One of the things I've always cherished about Brian Eno's 1982 album Ambient 4: On Land is the sense it gives of occupying a space that's somewhere and nowhere at once. Like Ambient 1: Music for Airports, its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Night After Night
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Regular playlists will resume next Monday, Jan. 8, on National Sawdust Log. Meanwhile, this is everything memorable that I spun or streamed between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31, 2017. Rest in peace, Kevin Mahogany and Roswell Rudd. Dec. 18-24, 2017... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Night After Night
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The first recording I was moved to listen to in 2018 is Hidden, a new Wergo album featuring two dynamic, disparate compositions by Chaya Czernowin. Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (2015-16) is a three-part composition designated "for voice and breath" – the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Night After Night