Greetings from the Great Beyond, AKA Champaign, Illinois! - the new setting for my new adult life. But neither packing and moving nor unpacking a forest of boxes nor impending motherhood have stopped the blog. Lack of internet access has kept me from posting them, but here are blogs for the past five days.
P.S. - to get the internet we're hanging out in the sketchy cafe of an extremely sketchy supermarket (County Market), which must be what Giant Eagle was like in the '80s, plus a bad smell. Hey to everyone.
#1 - tap me and slap me
Shakuhachi comes back this week, first with a lot of finger slaps, plus tapping on glockenspiel and drums.
#2 - generous kittycat
Stealing an elastic-strung cat toy, I make a modified version of the bass-drum-with-resonant-string that Amy Kirsten used for her Music11 piece.
#3 - a much sadder glockenspiel song
I will miss Pittsburgh. Wouldn't you?
#4 - orchestra of chairs
One squeaky chair sample becomes a vast array of beautiful* chords.
*beautiful = very subjective
#5 - light drumming
First sample from the new house = the chandelier buzzing when the dimmer switch is down low. Plus many lovingly recycled drum samples.