FW: [Jandek] Helsinki

Jonathan Vincent jcvinc2 at pop.uky.edu
Mon Nov 21 04:27:26 PST 2005

Wow! Cool! see this is proof that people can STOP being afraid to talk
to  jandek!

Sounds like he was very appreciative and not freaked out at all...
Now if you are a music journalist this may be a different story.

Keep the jandek encounter stories coming!

-----Original Message-----
From: jandek-bounces at mylist.net [mailto:jandek-bounces at mylist.net] On
Behalf Of Markus Metsälä
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:37 AM
To: jandek at mylist.net
Subject: Re: [Jandek] Helsinki

I actually had a quick word with him today. I was attending a film
 and he was hanging around after the films had ended. I said thanks for
concert and told him I thought it was a very beautiful piece. He seemed
surprised at first but then thanked me very politely and and said he was
honored that I had liked the concert. He then reached into his pocket
showed me a cd-r which apparently contained the recording of the
saying that it will be released on Corwood later on.


Lainaus Markus Metsälä <markus.metsala at helsinki.fi>:

> He played an upright piano and a Finnish harpist, Iro Haarla,
> accompanied
> him. The music was extremely beautiful, almost un-Jandek like.
> no
> death-blues, more like music of a person very much at peace with
> himself,
> serene, perhaps. Very relaxed feeling throughout the set. One piece,
> about
> one hour and ten minutes, no vocals. There was a simple theme that
> persisted
> through the whole piece and everything just continued and continued.
> Somebody said that his way of playing the piano was a most natural
> and
> I think I agree. I did think that there was some real interplay with
> and
> the harpist at times, but mostly the harp was just there as a
> background.
> And as usual, he did nothing to recognise the audience, might as well
> been
> playing in a deserted bar.
> I'm still wondering what to make of it. Certainly a very different
> of
> set from what I saw in Glasgow. So beautiful it almost hurt. And I
> now
> realised how thin he really is, sitting on the piano stool. I hope he
> not
> as sick as the rumours say.
> Markus
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