Jeff Kaiser: Sitzfleisch I (PFMCD138)

Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser: flugelhorn, trumpet, voice, pot lids, toy car, ball and chain, and live computer processing.

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All the software is authored in Max/MSP by Jeff Kaiser.

There is no pre-recorded material or samples, it is all sampled, processed, and manipulated live. The only audio post-processing is mixing and mastering.

For more information and to download my software, please go to jeffkaiser.com

SITZFLEISCH I is a continuation of my use of chess terminology to name my works. Sitzfleisch, meaning “sitting meat” or even “buttocks.” However, it goes well beyond those terms to mean in chess (and politics) the ability to sit there and endure it, persevere: steadiness in a challenging situation. A person with sitzfleisch does not necessarily win by playing better, but by outsitting their opponent. It is also used in politics.

I experience sitzfleisch sometimes in improvisation, not that the music is an opponent, but that it is important to sit there and sometimes endure challenging moments and questions such as “why did I just do that,” where do I go from here,” “I have no ideas,” “really Jeff, THAT?”

And, as my friend and collaborator David Borgo likes to remind me, we are never alone, even when playing solo. Voices of former teachers, inspirational musicians, family, critics, and more are all there in our mind talking to us— sometimes at perfect moments, and sometimes at awkward moments in a performance. We must be present, sit there, and keep going.

This was recorded in one take…you can watch the session below. It is hilarious to me to see my headphones move forward bit by bit…

Recorded for a virtual concert at Ball State University.

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Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Kaiser at pfMENTUM Studios, Warrensburg, MO (September 2020)

Layout, and Design by Jeff Kaiser

Composition by Jeff Kaiser
© 2020 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP

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Jeff Kaiser / David Borgo: KaiBorg: IntraActive (feat. Kjell Nordeson) (PFMCD137)

Jeff Kaiser

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David Borgo: Soprano Saxophone, Piccolo, Futujara, Hne, Sneng, Double Whistle, Bamboo Saxophone, Sylphyo with Respiro, and live computer processing
Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet and live computer processing
Kjell Nordeson: Drums, Percussion, and Vibraphone

INTRAACTION
KaiBorg
+ Kjell Nordeson

1. Abductive 26:17
2. Noumenal 13:52
3. Ontotelic 10:35
4. Quinquagenary 18:39

1-3 Recorded in Studio A, The University of California San Diego, February 10 and 11, 2020
4 Recorded in concert, Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater, February 9, 2020
Recorded by Andrew Munsey • Edited, Mixed, and Mastered by Jeff Kaiser with David Borgo
Photo by Kiki Zhang, Used by Permission • Layout and Design by Jeff Kaiser
All music ©2020 David Borgo Music, ASCAP and Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP
kaiborg.com • davidborgo.com • jeffkaiser.com • kjellnordeson.com

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Jeff Kaiser: ZEITNOT V (PFMCD064)

Jeff Kaiser

ZEITNOT V
Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser
trumpet, flugelhorn, voice, toys, electronics

Watch it being recorded:

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1) ZEITNOT V 29:44

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Kaiser at pfMENTUM Studios, Warrensburg, MO
Photography, Layout, and Design by Jeff Kaiser
Composition by Jeff Kaiser
© 2020 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP
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PFMCD064
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Katie Hae Leo / Guerino Mazzola / Alex Lubet / Nick Zielinski / James E. Holdman: Negative Space (PFMCD136)

Jeff Kaiser

NEGATIVE SPACE

Katie Hae Leo
Guerino Mazzola
Alex Lubet
Nick Zielinski
James E. Holdman

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1. Sign of June…………………7:26
2. On Names…………………….5:07
3. Ode To Negative Space…………8:46
4 Unknown Origin………………..7:47
5. Sister #1……………………8:40
6. Election Night In Phillips…….6:42
7. Oppenheimer Dreams an Island….10:54
8. On Hierarchy…………………7:57
9. Systema Naturae………………4:31
Katie Hae Leo, poetry, voice • Guerino Mazzola, grand piano
Alex Lubet, National steel guitar (1), acoustic guitar (2, 5, 6, 8), electric bass (3, 4, 7), soprano ukulele (9)
Nick Zielinski, drums • James E. Holdman, electric guitar (3, 4, 7)
Guerino Mazzola and Alex Lubet, producers
Matthew Zimmerman, engineer
Recorded September 1, 2010, Wild Sound Recording Studio, Minneapolis
Graphic Design by Ted Killian
PFMCD136
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Sarah Belle Reid: Underneath and Sonder (PFMCD132)

Jeff Kaiser

RELEASE CONCERT
Sarah Belle Reid
Civic Center Studios
Sunday, Oct 20, 7PM sharp
Ticket Fee : $12–20
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equal-sound-presents-thereminist-carolina-eyck-and-sarah-belle-reid-tickets-71459600589
207 South Broadway #Suite One
Los Angeles, CA 90012
https://equalsound.org/show/thereminist-carolina-eyck-sarah-belle-reid/

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Sarah Belle Reid
trumpet and electronics

1. Underneath I 1:57
2. Underneath II 2:01
3. Underneath III 2:58
4. Underneath IV 2:30
5. Sonder I 9:13
6. Sonder II 5:16
7. Sonder III 8:24
8. Sonder IV 5:59
9. Sonder V 3:03

Graphic score included.

Recorded May 27, 2018 and Mixed September–November 2018 by Ryan Gaston and Sarah Belle Reid, Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Studio, Valencia, CA
Mastering by John Baffa, December 20, 2018, TV Tray Studio, Ventura, CA
Layout and Design by Andrea Yasko
Graphic score artwork by Sarah Belle Reid

All compositions by Sarah Belle Reid
Live electronics created with the MIGSI Software App (2018), designed by Ryan Gaston and Sarah Belle Reid
© and ℗ 2019 Sarah Belle Reid, ASCAP

PFMCD132

Sean Hamilton: Table for One (PFMCD135)

Jeff Kaiser

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A collection of improvised vignettes for solo drum set, percussion, and vuvuzela

Currently nowhere,
Carrying nothing.

(Evolvement)
Acquiescence of, the

present
linear
impermanent

burgeon, [blossom]
bloom.

Table for One.

Back:
Table for One
Sean Hamilton

1. Cash Only
2. Value King
3. Solo Sport (1)
4. Energy Vampire
5. Solo Sport (2)
6. Acquiescence Of
7. Cynic Finick
8. Spiral/Summons
9. Acquiescence Of (reprise)
10. Growth/Bloom; Wilt
11. Dusk, Valley
12. Table for One

Table for One is a collection of short improvisations that explore my interests in the drum set as a solo instrument and as a vehicle for the merging of my creative interests that include contemporary classical music, free improvisation, noise, sound art, and electroacoustic music. Several of the takes feature additional traditional and found percussion instruments that are placed on the drums in an effort to expand the timbral possibilities of the kit. Except for a loose length limit, these improvisations were recorded without any predetermined concepts, structures, or forms.
-SH, August 2019

Improvised and recorded live in studio, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 2019

Recorded and mixed by Dan Byers, Rock Garden Recording
Mastered by Wayne Peet, Newzone Studio
Art and Layout by Eli Blasko

www.seanhamiltonmusic.com

PFMCD135
Copyright 2019

Currently on tour!

Sean Hamilton
Glitter City, Denver, CO
Friday, October 4, 7:30pm
$7-10

Sean Hamilton
Casper College, Wheeler Concert Hall
Sunday, October 6, 7:30pm
(Recital)
125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601

Sean Hamilton
Casper College, Room 116, Music Building,
Monday, October 7, 12:00pm
(Clinic)
125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601

Sean Hamilton
Duluth, MN
Wednesday, October 9

Sean Hamilton
Khyber Pass
Thursday, October 10
$10
1571 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
https://khyberpasscafe.com/

Sean Hamilton
Fermentation Fest, Reedsburg, WI
Saturday, October 12
https://www.fermentationfest.com/

Sean Hamilton
Elastic Arts
Sunday, October 13, 9:00pm
$10
3429 W Diversey #208, Chicago, Illinois 60647
http://www.elasticarts.org

Sean Hamilton
Phoenix510, Detroit, MI
Wednesday, October 16

Sean Hamilton
Slippery Rock University
Thursday, October 17, 7:30pm
(Recital)
Swope Music Hall, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA, 16057

Sean Hamilton
Slippery Rock University
Friday, October 18, 3:00pm
(Clinic)
Swope Music Hall, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA, 16057

Sean Hamilton
Penn State University
Sunday, October 20
(Recital)
Esber Hall
Music Building I, University Park, PA 16802

Sean Hamilton
Penn State University
Monday, October 21
(Clinic)
122 Music Building II University Park, PA 16802

Sean Hamilton
Fuse Factory
Friday, October 25
13 E. Tulane Rd. Columbus, OH, 43202
http://thefusefactory.org/

Sean Hamilton
James Eads Howe Memorial Cinema,
Tuesday, October 29
145 Woodland Ave, Lexington, Kentucky 40502
https://www.facebook.com/The-James-Eads-How-Memorial-Cinema-321168224689519/

Sean Hamilton
Proper Sake, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 1
628 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
https://www.propersake.co/

Lauren Nagaryu Rubin / Stephen Flinn: Rice Paper (PFMCD133)

Jeff Kaiser

 

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Lauren Nagaryu Rubin  Shakuhachi Flute

Stephen Flinn  Percussion

  1. Vision 4:55
  2. Reach 3:36
  3. Void 6:02
  4. Search 3:08
  5. Devotion 5:17
  6. Plunge 4:46
  7. Gravitate 4:34
  8. Anchor 5:03

Recorded June 3, 2018 at Catasonic Studios, Los Angeles, California

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Mark Wheaton

Photography by Andrew Rubin

Graphic Design by Michael Golob

PFMCD133

Steve Adams / Vinny Golia Duo: The Philosophy of Air (PFMCD129)

Jeff Kaiser

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1. seconds of words…………………………12:19
2. Romeo, do you like anchovies?………………7:52
3. a mysterious abundance of quinces………….27:16
4. neon meat dream of a Beefheart machine……..10:23

Steve Adams – sopranino, alto and tenor saxophones, bass flute, electronics
Vinny Golia – bass and contra-alto clarinets, baritone and G soprano saxophones

All compositions by Steve Adams © Metalanguage Music 2018
1-3 recorded by Bruce Kaphan on March 22, 2015 at Niagara Falls Studio, Niles, CA
4 recorded by Myles Boisen on May 9, 2018 at Guerrilla Euphonics, Oakland, CA
Mixed by Myles Boisen on May 18 and 29, 2015 and May 9, 2018
Mastered by Myles Boisen on May 15, 2018 at the Headless Buddha Mixing Lab, Oakland, CA

Cover photo by Myles Boisen inside photo by Charles Smith
Layout and Design by Ted Killian

The Philosophy of Air

seconds of words, like most of these pieces, has randomized electronics, so the general character is determined (but the details are unpredictable) to create an environment for the improviser that encourages creativity. For this piece, the pitch material of the electronics is taken from the melody, while moving through several textural zones. Interestingly, the electronics have performances where they seem to be locked into to the improvisation, and ones where they’re not. This piece is dedicated to Bennie Maupin.

Most of these pieces were recorded to present a representation of how they sound live, with a small amount of editing. Romeo, do you like anchovies?, in contrast, was constructed out of two takes, a free improvisation and a re-generated electronics track, and is more of a collage than a captured performance. This was my first experience working this way, and led to my project with Tim Perkis, A Few Eccentricities, where every cut is a reconstruction. It is dedicated to collage genius Max Ernst.

I had the original idea for a mysterious abundance of quinces decades ago, but it took lots of background thinking and technological advances to make it possible. It’s very different from the original sketches, though it is still a long piece for bass flute and contra-alto clarinet with a background of drones and small, repetitive sounds. It reflects my studies of North Indian classical music, and roughly adheres to the outline of raga form. Because of the length and complexity of the piece, the electronics are fixed. It is dedicated, with love and gratitude, to my wife, Lauren.
neon meat dream of a Beefheart machine is the second piece I’ve written that is dedicated to Captain Beefheart, along with the violin/marimba duo Owed t’Don, recorded by Marimolin on their CD Phantasmata. It’s based on a Reaktor ensemble created by Rick Scott that he graciously adapted for me. Here, I am triggering the changes in the electronics to fit the music, though each new pattern is a randomly generated surprise.
Special thanks to Ann and Jack Eastman, stewards and curators of the Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, where these pieces were premiered, and to Vinny, my musical brother.
—Steve Adams

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PFMCD129
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Miller Wrenn’s Escapist: Alternates (PFMCD121b)

Jeff Kaiser

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Miller Wrenn – Double Bass
Vinny Golia – Bass Clarinet
Ethan Marks – Trumpet and Piccolo Trumpet
Caleb Veazey – Guitar
Clint Dodson – Drum Set and Vibraphone

Recorded on May 9, 2017 by John Baffa at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, CA
Mixed and Mastered by John Baffa at TV Tray Studios in Ventura, CA
Album artwork by Parker Wrenn

All compositions by Miller Wrenn, © 2018 Miller Wrenn Music, ASCAP

PFMCD121b

PFMCD131

Present Quartet: Routes, Paths, Courses (PFMCD131)

Jeff Kaiser

Present Quartet
Routes, Paths, Courses

Ellen Burr
Anne LeBaron
Jeff Schwartz
Charles Sharp

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Present Quartet: Routes, Paths, Courses
1. Once upon and again ……………….15:30
2. Laplace Transform …………………..5:58
3. Kinston …………………………………..5:15
4. Sojourn ………………………………….7:44
5. Sternere………………………………….8:12
6. Walkabout ………………………………8:25
7. Migration ………………………………..11:07
8. Egress ……………………………………5:54

Ellen Burr – flutes: C, alto, bass, piccolo
Anne LeBaron – harp, electronics
Jeff Schwartz – bass
Charles Sharp – Bb and alto clarinets, alto sax, piri, electronics

Recorded at Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, CalArts, December 16, 2018
Thanks to: Herb Alpert School of Music, CalArts
Alberto Cruz, recording engineer • Kayle Khanmohamed, engineer assistant
Mixed and mastered by Wayne Peet, Newzone Studio
Cover photo: Ventura (detail) by Janet Sternburg • janetsternburgphoto.com
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All music ©2019 Burr (ASCAP); LeBaron (BMI); Schwartz; Sharp (BMI).

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PFMCD131