"I refer to these recordings as "dinner music" because we performed for people while they were eating dinner at a restaurant. The environment is quite noticeable, with the noise of a busy night in the background... glasses, plates, silverware, a squeaky door, and people talking...
Everybody has their own aesthetic about what makes music interesting. For some, the crowd noise might sound ugly and distracting. I feel that we were part of the dinner scene that night, and not necessarily the reason why people were there. For that reason, I can accept the background noise on the recordings as a part of the experience. Some were listening and enjoying, and some didn't seem to notice.
Hopefully, there was a soothing subconscious message in the music that quietly worked its way through to the attentive, a bit like telling dark secrets to a dog. The dog doesn't seem to care, but the person sharing the secrets feels better.
The solo violin piece is a quiet eulogy, made at my apartment in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 13th, 2001. I think I was imagining spirits rising when I played it."
- David Michael Curry
1 - "Untitled #1"
(DMC, Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek)
00:07:48 / 10.0 MB
2 - "Untitled #2"
(DMC - guitar & loop, Thalia Zedek - clarinet)
00:03:13 / 4.06 MB
3 - "Untitled #3"
(DMC - viola & loop, Thalia Zedek - clarinet)
(00:08:24) / 11.0 MB
4 - "Untitled #4"
(DMC - solo guitar & loops)
00:02:02 / 2.55 MB
5 - "Untitled #5"
(DMC - loops & trumpet, Chris Brokaw - guitar)
00:18:44 / 24.7 MB
6 - "Happy Birthday"
(DMC & Chris Brokaw)
00:01:02 / 1.31 MB
7 - "Violets, January 10, 2001"
(DMC, Chris Brokaw & Thalia Zedek)
00:05:42 / 7.51 MB
8 - "One Solo Violin Piece"
(DMC - solo violin, made on September 13, 2001)
00:01:48 / 1.81 MB
- Music by Empty House Cooperative
- Recorded on January 10, 2001 at Middle East Restaurant, Central Square, Cambridge, MA, USA except "One Solo Violin Piece" recorded on September 13, 2001