Category Avant Garde
Do you like ambient music? This 5 track headphone cinema from Australian-based musician and sound designer Aris Hatzidakis is a good test. Composed as a musical gift to his daughter, the title reflects his growing family: husband, wife, and now child. This stuff is pure relaxation. Music for knitting, naps, or petting cats. Enjoy. Release […]
The name alone makes for an intriguing proposition: Venus Flytrap Exotica by Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. Do I really want to know more? What the heck is this gonna sound like? With only two tracks, the total run time here is just over 7 minutes, but that’s still enough to whet your appetite for weird voodoo […]
Water sounds and added sonification of dying glaciers–ambient, sad and beautiful. Play!
Wild, genre-mixing avant with jazz, classical, rock and electronic, shout voice. Trk 7 FCC in title at least. Lyrics were difficult for me to understand.
Taking art songs, traditionals, etc. rendered fairly cacaphonous with all kinds of sounds, noises, voices of all kinds.
Abstract, forceful works for amplified piano, percussion, some voice. “III” quite lyrical. Play!
TV and movie theme songs performed by sax with harp and electronics. Lots of ambient, meandering pieces by well-recognized composers–Glass, Richter, Des Plat, Zimmer…Play most!
A collection of pieces for trumpet with percussion, ranging from abstract, to highly lyrical marimba! Duddell’s and Brostrom’s works particularly nice!
For percussion and clarinet, one piece 24 mins. long, lyrical, ambient.
Mostly slow, quiet and abstract works for marimba and bass clarinet. Play!
Finnish composer uses harmonics, microtones–abstract, wandering. Play most!
Works both composed but with improvisation by musicians, very abstract. Each performance is different.
With sounds, droning, dark, quiet, meandering pieces. Play!
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!
UVM’s own David Feurzig here has a collection of fun, varied pieces for piano, viola, cello, voice, and mixes thereof. “Homages” are clever imitations of the styles of other composers. Play!
Soprano/new music vocalist/composer Kate Soper here sings/talks texts of philosophers/ideas/language and expression. With musical accompaniment by Wet Ink Ensemble.
Original compositions/improvisations for 36-string double contraguitar and 30-string contra-alto guitar (designed by the composer)–ambient, flowing, nice tone. Play!
Ambient, mostly slow, quiet electronic works. “Anew” with voices, whisperings, flowing.
A mix of classical and avant works for an interesting variety of instruments (guitar, various winds, percussion, marimba, strings) and some re-mixes with electronics. Nice!
Mostly slow, quiet works (some long) for double bass and strings. “Due Pezzi” faster. Play!
Avant yet accessible peices for solo flute (alto, bass) Play!
Abstract, lovely works for marimba, including works by the performer, all composed from 1990’s on. Play!
Abstract, abruptly changing, yet lovely vibraphone pieces. Play!
Abstract, solo violin pieces, mostly slow and gracious. Play!