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ZenGlop
Composer and Psychogeographer
Interests: psychogeography, aesthetics, poetics, sonic structures.
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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
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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 6 days ago 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
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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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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sputnik, synaethesia and Luciano Berio A new piece written for Piano and Satellite (sputnik telemetry signal); a complicated weekend listening to a performance of Luciano Berio's "Laborintus"; also - what is the the color of a state of mind? Listen... Continue reading
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Episode 15: the thing of it is...writing, running and Hitchens. Listen to "the thing of it" on Spreaker. Tomoe River paper (Pen Addict review) https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2013/6/3/tomoe-river-paper-review Rhodia paper (pen addict review) https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2013/9/26/rhodia-r-premium-notepad-review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smzsIONNh0w : Smiths "Margaret on the guillotine" Continue reading
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Episode 14 (chanting at the ymca) The effort of writing; field recordings from the frozen food aisle; Yeshe walmo invocation and healing practice (at the gym) Listen to "chanting at the ymca" on Spreaker. https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Life-Annie-Dillard/dp/0060919884 George Crumb: Gnomic Variations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7RuaUjA3o4... Continue reading
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Episode 12 (chicken broth, a wet towel and we’ll see you in 10 days if you’re still alive) Wuthering Heights: a field recording at LaGuardia airport; reading Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes; listening to Kate Bush; writing some music.... Continue reading
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An Alien at the end of time listens to Dolly Parton; Exegesis on 35 sentences (sentence 1); reads about Daphne Oram and the Radiophonic Workshop. Listen to "An alien at the end of time listens to Dolly Parton" on Spreaker.... Continue reading
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Episode 10 A wide ranging conversation with Andrew and Nick: the genesis of the Dry Trump; reading the Federalist Papers; Heidegger, Brian Eno and Prince. While drinking pu-erh tea. Listen to "a conversation that's been going on for years" on... Continue reading
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Sounds from Delaware (leaf blowers and crossing signals); A poem by Emily Dickinson prompts thoughts about meditation practice and mindfulness; Rosalyn Tureck playing Bach Listen to "there's a mistake in it" on Spreaker. The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems... Continue reading
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John Cage, Mesostics and reading Finnegans Wake; also lyrics for some new songs I’m writing Listen to "A poem and a Puzzle" on Spreaker. John Malkovich dot com ad :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAtpM9jgCAQ Charles Ives, Concord Sonata IV “Thoreau” ( John Kirkpatrick) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8_r7B0k9SI... Continue reading
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More details on The Dry Trump; George Michael, W.H. Auden; the Collapsing Vector; and two homegrown versions of Careless Whisper - one a phase shift remix and a second with Andrew playing “Careless Whisper on the Hurdy Gurdy. Listen to... Continue reading
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A musical variety show for boxing day; I play some hurdy gurdy; listen to some field recordings of melting water; a (seasonal) reading of and music inspired by Philip Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb"; and some plans for next year on... Continue reading
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Start with an off-menu amuse bouche (the musical drone of a household Fridge).Then an extended reverie on remembered, forgotten and never heard musics. Ending with pictures of the pen I use at work. Listen to "the perils and pleasures of... Continue reading
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The sounds of street crossing signals in Rotterdam and other material sounds; a new tattoo prompts consideration of the Bon Buddhist Chod meditation; finally answer the question, What is a Dry Trump? Listen to "Engine, Wind and Monteverdi" on Spreaker.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ZenGlop
Listen to "An episode without whimsy" on Spreaker. A rough episode where I walk around Pittsburgh talking to myself about election results, civic virtue and psychogeographical response: with Walt Whitman. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html Andrew Sullivan on Democracy and Tyranny https://zenglop.bandcamp.com/album/atrocity composed reaction... Continue reading
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