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Transistor Illumicator

TRANSISTOR ILLUMICATOR Jeff Kaiser: quartertone trumpet and laptop Don Haugen: electronicsRecording Information Live performance, 7/3/2010 at the New Zone Gallery, Eugene, OR USA Originally released on the (now defunct) net label run by ChefKirk with a …

Solo

Solo Jeff Kaiser’s solo performances move from acoustic to surround sound, from unadorned to multi-screen video…from serious to humorous. Using custom software and hardware along with his flugelhorn, quartertone trumpet, voice, and random props, it is …

Jeff Kaiser: Sitzfleisch I (PFMCD138)

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: IntraAction (feat. Kjell Nordeson) (PFMCD137)

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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)

ZEITNOT V
Jeff Kaiser

Watch it being recorded here:

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Jeff Kaiser
trumpet, flugelhorn, voice, toys, electronics

1) ZEITNOT V 29:44

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Kaiser at pfMENTUM Studios, Warrensburg, MO
Photography, Layout, and Design by Jeff Kaiser
To watch a video of this being made in the studio:
jeffkaiser.com/videos/
Composition by Jeff Kaiser
© 2020 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP
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PFMCD064
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