Category Avant Garde
Abstract, mostly lyrical works for sax, flute, harp or percussion, with subtle electronics
Pianola/player piano and MIDI and text-sound pieces with electronics and voices.
Trumpet-based pieces with inspiration/words on political issues, abortion, climate change…
Flute and percussion (vibes, marimba etc) with words covering the topics of social media, novels, ads and folk stories.
For recorder and/or accordion, some discordance/loudness vs. almost lyrical.
For a variety of instruments (winds, percussion, voice, electronics), varying works with plucks, stops, beats and other sounds from the instruments. Sample.
The artist more widely known as Blood Orange throws a Ken Burns effect on his production technique for the score to 2019 American romantic drama film Queen & Slim. Having no real knowledge of the film, one would expect an emotionally evocative viewing experience based on the soundtrack. Melancholy and drawn out are the piano, […]
Taking urban sounds and manipulating with time and electronics, including street, train and other environments.
For a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, pieces that are not quite lyrical nor atonal, with rhythmic changes.
Three long pieces for saxophone, electronics, percussion and piano–quite a variety of sounds from the instruments. Sample!
A collection of abstract, contemporary works for solo guitar or electric guitar–excellent!
The Prism Quartet is back with this release of saxophone quartets by well-known contemporary composers: Steven Mackey, Julia Wolfe amongst others. Sonorous to wild! Play!
String works exploring technological and mechanical effects on life, varying rhythmically, for quartet or ensemble.
Ambient, electronic works with some voice, piano, vibraphone, mostly slow and droning. Play!
Varying works for an interesting mix of instruments–cello, sax, piano, clarinet, percussion. Play!
Improvisations of classical guitar or bouzouki and cello (one & two bows), ranging from lovely Middle Eastern to wild.
Raucous, wild, fun or droning works for electric guitar quartet!
Abstract works ranging from intense or lyrical for a variety of instruments.
Works for bassoon, long, varying in tempo, nice!
Rhythmically varying works, mostly intense and fast. Sample.
Combining Asian and Western strings–eerie, tense, very interesting works. Sample.
Based on hymns of William Billings (1770), Baroque yet contemporary string quartets with over dub.. Sample!
A variety of works for piano, some with voice, glasses–minimalist, abstract, lots of silences.
Flute trio “Trio D’Argent” performs these works for Asian flutes with urban sounds, works by varied composers and by a member of the trio–lyrical to environmental sounds.
A collection of avant works for violin or transcriptions for, performed by the composers and Jennifer Koh–eerie, squeaky or lyrical. Play!