Monthly Archives: December 2020
Lovely and interesting guitar duets with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean elements. Play!
Eighth Blackbird performs these pieces by Lang, Wolf or Gordon, inspired by lyrics from the Beatles. Interesting!
There are some very lyrical pieces here without electronic distortion. Play!
Highly varying pieces with varied instrumentation ranging from abstract to lyrical. Play most!
Meandering, slow works for sax, drums and wind chimes–quiet. Sample.
A collection of saxophone and piano pieces ranging over 50 yrs–modern and contemporary, varying stylistically. Excellent!
Solo harp pieces, gracious, lyrical and contemporary. Play!
Inspired by his childhood in the swamps in FL, really interesting, ambient string quartet pieces, with piano and drums, mixing jazz and classical/avant-garde elements. Play!
British works in the Romantic style, but varied and modern. And one lovely piece by Bax. Play!
A collection of mostly French and Spanish works linked to either Picasso in life or in artworks from the 1920’s on, mostly well-known by Rodrigo, Sarasate, Stravinsky, Satie and others.
The Sirius Quartet performs these contemporary string quartets by various composers, mostly quiet. Play!
Experimental, electro-acoustic soundscapes, somewhat dark, but not completely. Sample.
Gracious works for solo and flute duets, with strings, piano or clarinet. Play!
For a mix of Asian and Western wind instruments, including khaen, ryuuteki, bass clarinet, shinobue and others, some beautiful pieces here. Play!
All gracious works including Smetona’s contemporary Fantasia. Play!
Composer Keyes created software to write these gracious soundscapes for orchestra or piano, or duos. Play!
Mostly vigorous, rhythmically varying orchestral works, play most!
The Prism Quartet performs this collection of saxophone quartets by various composers, all contemporary. Play all!
Electro-acoustic soundscapes, interesting!
Very abstract, ambient and dark string quartets, sometimes quite strong. Also one guitar piece.
Fairly abstract, modern works, varied instruments. Play!
Pianist Paul Hume performs a collection of works/interpretations ranging from Baroque to modern. Very pretty.
Contemporary, varying rhythmically duos, excellent! Play!
Long, quiet tonal explorations, mostly with acoustic instruments, one with live electronics and tape. Sample!
Contemporary works for string quartet, nice! Sample!