Steve Roden at LACE Thursday Nights
in a darkened room, sitting on the floor, roden in chair at a table faced with small tinkery equipment.
the pop sounds almost make a beat – waving sounds, airplane??? louder than usual. static like ocean (sounds) arms crossed at wrists, jaw in hand – the tunes now show rhythm or is it melody? death metal reverb????
einsturzend neuebauten……. funny constant in waves–why do i hear it that way? like blood pounding–or at least elemental and of-in the body
weird laconic hawaiian music on a record :: two notes are half radio tuning sounds—overriding clarion–horn, accordion keys??
now it (underneath noise) begins again like a return of the motif in western classical music____ deeper maybe beethoven 5-ey, maybe a coda?
serious now sweet—dance music, melancholic + reflective: a song!!! singing–like a siren or mystic or angel___a chorus, a woman’s reverie is it steve???
sounds like moon piece with low moan chorus
the reveries go back and forth–ambiguous contemplations holding in mouth/lips clattering—wires and microphone manipulated by left hand under table
in plain view
geoff tuck, notes from performance on steve roden performance at LACE, July 14, 2011