Monthly Archives: December 2018

Conan – Existential Void Guardian

Release date: September 14, 2018 Label: Napalm Records Conan has been blowing up recently. I don’t want to hype Existential Void Guardian too much but it snuck into my top metal albums of 2018. Existential Void Guardian is doom at it’s finest. The album starts with Prosper the Path and the pummeling never lets up. Eye to Eye to Eye threatens to crush […]

Transient Canvas–Wired

Mostly slow, quiet and abstract works for marimba and bass clarinet. Play!

Embracing the Wind

Modern works for flute, harp and strings. Play!

Philippe Gaubert–Ballade

Early 1900’s works, clearly Impressionistic, gracious, lovely flute pieces. Play!

Wunderbach–J.S. Bach

Bach works for guitar or transcribed. Nice!


Unusual combination of sax and harp, beautiful modern/contemporary pieces. Play!

Songs & Dances

American works for ensemble with strings, flute or oboe. Play!

Saariaho X Koh

Finnish composer uses harmonics, microtones–abstract, wandering. Play most!

Elliott Sharp– Dispersion

Works both composed but with improvisation by musicians, very abstract. Each performance is different.

Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu–String Works

Beautiful Slavic works for string orchestra. Dvorak’s well known. Play!

Images of Brazil

Modern pieces for violin and piano by Brazilian composers, varied. Play!

Celebrating Women Composers

Works by living women composers (Zwilich, Higdon, Auerbach), all contemporary. Play!


From Baroque to contemporary, interesting, varied, solo harp pieces. Play!

Anna Thorvaldsdottir–Aequa

With sounds, droning, dark, quiet, meandering pieces. Play!

Gathering Shatters

Performing music of diverse cultures, all memorized (duo Mem (memorized) di( diverse). Play all!


A mix of instrumental, and voice, all contemporary. Nancy Tucker’s pieces great!

Garlands for Steven Stucky

In Memorium for Steven Stucky, short  solo piano pieces by many composers, varied.

Simon Andrews–and that moment when the bird sings

Gracious, also a bit dark works for piano, strings, horn, some voice.

Legend and Light–New Works for Large Ensemble

Short orchestral works, varied, contemporary. Play!

Paul Hindemith–4 Sonatas for Viola Solo

Abstract, somewhat intense viola solos. Play!


Mostly contemporary works for marimba, some transcriptions. Nice!

2Cellos–Let There Be Cello

Continuing in their transcriptions of pop, rock and classical. Their own piece is the best.

Forest of Dreams

Guitarist Callum Henshaw performs a nice mix of classical, Romantic and modern works. Play!

Padma Newsome–The Vanity of Trees

Solo work by member of the Clogs, with voice, combining elements of folk, avant, classical and pop.


Wild, avant/garde works for sax/accordion/strings, all interesting and varied. Play/sample!