Review – 132350

Love it: Then to a pitifully singing saw and a sad organ Why does the sun go on shining? / Why does the sea rush to shore? / Don’t they know it’s the end of the …

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet – 132350 (PFMCD150)

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet – 132350

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1. Father Death Blues
2. Section 1 to X
3. Section 5 to X
4. Section 7 (electronics intro)
5. Section 8 to X
6. End of the World

Bonus Track, DIGITAL VERSION ONLY:
7. 13 Themes for a Triskaidekaphobic (revisited)

Digital Version available on https://music.jeffkaiser.com/ starting 12/26/2021. In celebration of my birthday, the digital version only is available on a pay-what-you-want basis for the download starting at $0.00.

Compositions/Conducting/Voice/Pump Organ: Jeff Kaiser
Woodwinds: David Borgo, Vinny Golia, Emily Hay, Tracy McMullen, Andrew Pask (with modular synths)
Trumpets: Dan Clucas, John Fumo, Brad Henkel, Daniel Rosenboom, Kris Tiner
Trombones: Michael Dessen, Michael Vlatkovich
Tuba and more: Jonathan Piper, William Roper
Acoustic Guitars: Tom McNalley
Contrabasses: Mark Dresser, Jim Connolly (with musical saw)
Electric Contrabass Guitar: Steuart Liebig
Piano/Keyboards/Theremin: Wayne Peet
Percussion and so much more: Brad Dutz, Rich West
And Special Guests Bonnie Barnett Dick Wood

Dedicated to all my dear friends that played on this concert. Thank you so much. I miss you all, I miss playing together, I miss hanging out.

All compositions ©2022, Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP
Except “Father Death Blues” by Allen Ginsberg, ©Music of Virtual OBO May King Poetry MUSIC and; “End of the World” by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee, ©Music Sales Corporation, Used by Permission
Recorded by Josef Kucera and Tom Erbe, November 18, 2011
UC San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center
Mixed and Mastered by Wayne Peet, February 2021
Photograph by Jessica Flores
pfMENTUM – PFMCD150
For more information: ockodektet.com
Concert Video: youtube.com/jeffkaiser
Score: jeffkaiser.com/scores

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The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet – 132350

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet – 132350. Recorded for my 50th birthday, released for my 60th! Pay-what-you-want high quality download files starting at $0.00. (Happy Birthday!) Featuring amazing performers! CDs also available for $9.99 PLUS: Bonus material …

Vital Weekly – Reviews – Kaiser and KaiBorg discs

Please visit and support Vital Weekly: http://www.vitalweekly.net/1304.html KAIBORG – VIBRANT MATTERS (CD by Pfmentum) JEFF KAISER – SITZFLEISCH I (CDR by Pfmentum) JEFF KAISER – ZEITNOT V (CDR by Pfmentum) KAIBORG & KJELL NORDESON – INTRAACTION …

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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Select recordings featuring Jeff Kaiser Select recordings featuring Jeff Kaiser. Duos, trios, large ensembles—acoustic to electric—choirs, big bands, modular synths, theremins, custom electronics. Includes downloads and CDs. Artists on recordings include Vinny Golia, David Borgo, Emily …

Paper, “Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity” direct links….

The full texts of Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity (Jeff Kaiser) and Configurin(g) KaiBorg: Interactivity, ideology, and agency in electro-acoustic improvised music (co-author David Borgo) are now available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeff_Kaiser http://ucmo.academia.edu/JeffKaiser