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daily kaddish: for Bradley’s mom

My friend Bradley lost her mom this spring, and today she shared a touching picture of her mom on Facebook. I was thinking about her tonight while recording the daily kaddish.

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daily kaddish: for isabel

Today’s Kaddish is for my friend Maria’s daughter, Isabel, who died on Tuesday.

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daily kaddish: backstage

Another workaday “Kaddish” from backstage at the dance theater. You’ll hear some dancers discussing how it sounds like the beginning of the “Rite of Spring” near the beginning of the recording.

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daily kaddish: for Sheila Synder

I guess it’s appropriate that this is a real “workman’s kaddish”—nothing fancy or great, just another day on the job with a horn player—because it’s a Kaddish for a former colleague of mine, Sheila Snyder.

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daily kaddish: from the dressing room

Today’s “Kaddish” recording is the first in a series made in the dressing room before our rehearsals and performances—a slice of life backstage.

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daily kaddish: from the floor of Space Place

Today’s kaddish is an excerpt recorded on the floor at Space Place, the University of Iowa Dance Department’s theater.

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daily kaddish: supine at home

Tonight begins my several weeks of training to be able to play this thing well despite lying on my back. I recorded the whole Kaddish in my studio with the usual setup except that I was lying on my back on the floor.

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daily kaddish: second rehearsal

Tonight was our second rehearsal. I again recorded our run-through, and here is the opening segment of “Kaddish” from that recording.

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daily kaddish: from the dance floor

Tonight we worked the dance in sections, experimenting with musical ideas, transitions, blocking, cues, and so on. Then we tried a run-through from the top, which I recorded on my iPad, which was sitting just off-stage, stage right.

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daily kaddish: supine with a sinus infection

Tonight I tried another “Kaddish” lying supine, so that I can get used to the technical challenges that my upcoming collaboration with Charlotte Adams and John Manning will present.