Sorry for being late again, this is really a nasty habit forming … maybe I should call it “Monday Music” ? No, I will stick to the old form, I really should be able to do a post at least every seven days. I spent the weekend mostly reading and sleeping, now & then I tinkered with the new operating system. The change of weather & temperature was amazing, from -9 to +9 today, the birds sang this morning, I drove back home in a wonderful red glow the late afternoon sun gently provided, all the snow is gone, over night. Feels like an early spring, but winter is not yet broken, perhaps we’ll see him again towards Easter.
For whatever reasons the sound on my machine now works over earphones, totally sufficient for me ; I had some ancient loudspeakers that simply did nothing any more, not even hum or drone when plugged in, now I do not have them longer.
Driving is easy under these conditions, especially since one of the boys is away for a week, what does shorten my drive noticeably. Next week all will be back to normal, but then a week off looms, called Fastnachtsferien, tough job …
A tough job does imho the young pianist Lukas HUISMAN, who seemingly has a Faible for moderns like STOCKHAUSEN, XENAKIS – to name only the most prominent composers mentioned on his website – and SORABJI (Ger., Eng., archive).
Until some months ago the name SORABJI was totally unknown to me. I do listen to the classic station here for some years ; they cover a lot of other “fields” of music too, like experimental, classic modern, what is called “world music”, of course jazz in all its forms, and sometimes pretty strange corners of the musical universe – but to my best knowledge I never had heard from this man before, be it on this station, be he mentioned by musicians I know, or in another way. And I can of course not describe his music, or – GOd forbid – “judge” it in any way. All I can honestly say is that it seems to be very distinct.
Here Lukas HUISMAN plays the introito to SORABJIs Opus Clavicembalisticum (Eng.), just some minutes of the total four hours.
I hope it’s an easy week for all of us – and may my American friends play happily in the snow !