Sunday, October 28, 2007

Diseased & Diminished chords

It's been a busy week of SF Jazz Festival volunteering & gardening class. Learning all about plant diseases & bugs from the queen of community gardening in SF, Pam Pierce. My first volunteer show at the SF Jazz Festival, was Kronos Quartet. They're so totally wild--everything from cacophonous screeching strings accompanied by beats, a beautiful cover of a Television song, to traditional Korean and Indian music, an experimental piece with sound artist Walter Kitundu that featured 5 record players going at once and a phonoharp, And the grand finale, a piece composed by the Glen Kotche, also known as the drummer for Wilco...there were some beautiful moments. Tonight: Ornette Coleman--he's composing new music for every new show he plays. Holy shit, I can't wait.

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