My version of wayfinding (via Chris Corrigan):
- The Grid. From Koyannisqatsi. Philip Glass (lala). Not my favorite track from the soundtrack but ok. Twenty-one minutes long, though.
- 1. The Cusp of Magic. From The Cusp of Magic. Terry Riley (lala). Not my favorite work of Terry Riley but ok. 10 minutes long. Who said people have no span of attention? And to be fair, this track from the Kronos Quartet is better than I remembered. Strings plus a bass drum etc.
- Totem Ancestor. John Cage (lala). What the hell is this? Oh yeah, Kronos Quartet from their great Early Music. In general, lala people aren't streaming Cage. Not unexpected but wrong.
- Music for Alpha Waves, Assorted Percussion, and Automated Coded Relays - Alvin Lucier (lala). Again, not the composer's most stellar track but am I the only one listening to Lucier?
Uh oh, lala has no related artists for Alvin Lucier. It's hard being so singular. I'll backtrack to artists related to Cage.
- Out of "Last Pieces." Morton Feldman (lala). Bernstein does Feldman. Yikes.
- Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales. Harry Partch (lala). Another track from the Kronos' Early Music.
Another dead end. Let's also pick from "Popular Artists from These Labels":
- Salmagund. Mark Applebaum (lala). Via the Innova label. Is Applebaum the post-modern Partch, at least as instrument builder if not hobo?
- Pictures of Motion. Ken Field (lala). Sad sax.
- for Pauline Oliveros. Lauri Des Marais (lala). This is lala so no context but what the hell? Haven't decided if ignoring the title helps or hurts.
Wayfinding is both rewarding and confusing. I'll backtrack to the previous composer:
- Nostalgia. Lauri Des Marais (lala). This is bass-driven like the previous track but there is some kind of mediation that prevents a groove. I mean that in a good way...