Chris Diasparra

Music at the Bowery Poetry Club


Book party for Chris Funkhauser's New Directions in Digital Poetry.
Opening act:

Chris Funkhauser, flute
Chris Diasparra, baritone sax
Azure Carter, vocal and song (with Motu reverb)
Alan Sondheim, cobza (with reverb)

http://www.alansondheim.org/bowery.mp3

This is the sound I've been searching for recently - exoplanet
events - & after a short peaceful dream about my mother, waking
sadly, then walking on exoplanets, an event

 

Last Night's Music at Unnameable Books::

http://www.alansondheim.org/adamzoud.mp4

Alan Sondheim, oud
Chris Diasparra, baritone sax

This is a fair amount to watch, but it gives a good idea of the labor
involved in music production, something I've wanted to emphasize.
The oud is plugged in. To 'play like this' requires hours of practice
and an exactness that's difficult for me; I've only been playing
fretless instruments for maybe two years now. So the speed involves
quick stopping and starting (with all the issues of accelerating and
inertia involved), as well as hopefully minute adjustments to bring
the position into tune. Fingers, wrists, arms are involved. To get a
greater reach it's sometimes necessary to move the hand from under
the neck, fretting from above; I gain at least a fourth from that,

 
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