Interesting link forwarded to me recently of
Keith Rowe describing in
detail the thoughts and ideas behind his recent
ErstWhile/ErstLive release. Some fascinating ideas here, but
such is their conceptual density throughout each minute of the
piece, you wonder how (or if) a listener is expected to gain access
to this extraordinary inner world of ideas and schemes from the
relatively austere music on the disc.
This rare glimpse into this artist's inner monologue is nothing like my experience of playing onstage, though. Most of my thought processes were along the lines of 'what shall I do for the next few minutes/where do I want to be in ten minutes'.