radia #698: Goats learning to swim & DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE
by Paulo Raposo for Rádio Zero
Wherever the earth is crag and scrub, the goats are there—the black ones, girlishly skipping, leaping their little leaps from rock to rock. I’ve loved their nerve and frisk since I was small.
Once my grandfather gave me one of my own. He showed me how I could serve myself when I got hungry, from the full-feeling bags there like warmish wineskins, where I’d let my hands linger some before bringing my mouth close, so the milk wouldn’t go to waste on my face, my neck, even my naked chest, which did happen sometimes, who knows if on purpose, my mind dwelling all the while on the savory-smelling vulvazinha. I called her Maltesa; she was my horse; I could almost say she was my first woman.
TEXT BY EUGÉNIO DE ANDRADE
TRANSLATED FROM THE PORTUGUESE BY ATSURO RILEY
SHOW CURATED AND PRODUCED BY PAULO RAPOSO
DIE ZWEITE HÄLFTE präsentiert
In der zehnten und letzten Folge der Musikbusiness-Analyse "Rillenschlange" spielt Karl Schönswetter ausschließlich Musik, die er über einen Zufall entdeckt hat. Nachdem in der Folge Eins bis Neun die Funktionalität der Algorithmen erforscht worden ist, beweist die Auswahl der Folge Zehn, dass auch der Zufall ein guter Ratgeber zu guter Musik sein kann.
Sehr passend dazu die Linernotes zum Album "Eyes of the Heart" von Keith Jarret:
Music is at its best when it carries you along at a level deeper than the music itself and forces you to live in its spaces as well as its notes
Improvisation is at its best when everyone involved in the music is aware of an intent greater than his own; therefore more his own.
Neither of these are common occurrences.
I wish to dedicate this recording to Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman and Paul Motian, all of whom shared the most valuable intimacy with me during the making of this music.
It is not easy.
It is not difficult.