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ZenGlop
Composer and Psychogeographer
Interests: psychogeography, aesthetics, poetics, sonic structures.
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talking about hats makes me think about pantomime, which somehow makes me talk about Philip Larkin. Ends with an improvised tape piece, my voice manipulated reading Larkin. Listen to "many hats, many dreams" on Spreaker. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at ZenGlop
In which I discuss the decision and program to schedule a house concert with a mix of piano music I've written and other compositions. Listen to "kaiser plays kaiser" on Spreaker. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at ZenGlop
The weather being exceptionally fine one Saturday morning, I took my favorite gear out to the back porch and there made sounds for the enjoyment of my neighbors and assorted wild life. KOMA FK FX spring reverb picking up ambient... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at ZenGlop
Kaiser erases a white board and creates a phased glitch musical reworking of Terrence McKenna speaking about The Good Shit . Also...new intro/outro sounds!! Listen to "he had a notion" on Spreaker. Links: Terrence McKenna The Good Shit rap ZenGlop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 30: modes of sonic psychogeography (modify, memorialize, manipulate). A podcast episode recorded walking around downtown Pittsburgh. Listen to "modes of psychogeographic field recording: modify, memorialize, manipulate." on Spreaker Landscape music example, _music that is impossibly loud and unbearably silent_:... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at ZenGlop
In this episode, I talk about what it feels like to play my piano after it has been regulated...'regulation' is a two day process where each component of the action is taken out and recalibrate. Thus the title, because isn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at ZenGlop
I can rack up with synth gear but I'm still a pianist at heart. The Korg SQ-1 sequencer has a number of different modes, influencing the order and values passed. But what I've realized is that at any point, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at ZenGlop
Honestly the reason I made this video is because it has been a month since I got out on a Sunday morning to record around town and I knew we'd be traveling again this weekend. But necessity is the mother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at ZenGlop
I'm always surprised when I notice some sound that is really compelling, but that I was totally ignoring. There's a vent behind my desk at work that periodically starts to self-resonate. I can go days without noticing, but listen to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at ZenGlop
Really cool event. www.oscillatepgh.com. I played a set in the afternoon with minimal gear ... Make Noise 0-coast, Bastl Kastle micro-synth and the Koma Field Kit. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at ZenGlop
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at ZenGlop
The title says it all. I play a lot of piano in this episode, including a preview of some new music I'm writing ( the "Red Hat Stick Man"preludes). There's also a video recorded live during the episode so you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 27 the perfect amount of Wagner. In which I travel by train across the state reading Heidegger; experience a double dose of Wagner and Lincoln Center; and see the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Listen to "the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at ZenGlop
Too much of a good thing? Wagner, Heidegger, Joseki and the authentic expression of ignorance. In which I also forget to use the wind-shield on my microphone, presenting a plethora of fricatives. Listen to "Too much of a good thing?"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at ZenGlop
Ring Modulated piano Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at ZenGlop
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Horripilation! A whole mess of stuff today: sine waves at the piano; tarot cards for professional advancement; the physiologic impact of poetry! Listen to "Horripilation!" on Spreaker. My youtube channel Andrew Kaiser - YouTube always look for Andrew Kaiser and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 24... Ask ZenGlop Take a break from Larkin. Send questions for the next one to @ZenGlop #askZenGlop Listen to "Ask ZenGlop Q&A episode" on Spreaker. Robert Caro LBJ biography : Robert A. Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson Set:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 23. Anaphora in Larkin; and what on earth is the psychogeographic valence of quiddity? Listen to "quiddity and the psychogeographic stance" on Spreaker. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 22: “unfenced existence” becoming familiar with the Pocket Operator Robot synthesizer; arguing with Philip Larkin about mortality, reading three of his poems (“here”, “dockery and son”, “aubade") Listen to "...unfenced existence" on Spreaker. Links: Music I’ve written in software... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 21 in all other ways not living up to the ideal..... Listen to "in all other ways not living up to the ideal....." on Spreaker. Hearing a performance of Poulenc's Gloria during advent; much more background on the Exegesis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
In 1969, Sol Lewitt published an article titled sentences on conceptual art. In the winter of 2017, I set about to write a commentary on each sentence. I wrote roughly one page of handwritten notes for each sentence. In this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 20: logistics and deception. An important announcement about a new project; starting to play the didgeridoo; seeing Marriage of Figaro. Listen to "logistics and deception" on Spreaker. NY Times article, when Marriage of Figaro was staged in trump Tower:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 19: socrates in drag returning for a new season. I am nostalgic for the summer; consider Plato; and play a mashup Gershwin and Messiaen on the piano. Listen to "Socrates in drag." on Spreaker. catch up in the lies... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
Episode 18: Kaiser plays piezo and gershwin In which I set up a new synth, and then remember playing Gershwin. Listen to "kaiser plays with piezo and gershwin" on Spreaker. Koma Electronik field Unit: https://koma-elektronik.com/?product=field-kit Field Kit and K2000: https://youtu.be/TaSPe1-_fAU... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop
life is like a carwash. Delia Derbyshire (including a new piece "after delia" for taped coffee cup); and getting more tattoos. Listen to "life is like a carwash" on Spreaker. http://deliaderbyshireday.com an awesome group https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadio6Music/videos/1549816201709251/ delia derbyshire talks about tape... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at ZenGlop