Category Avant Garde
Varied, decidedly avant and abstract works, but some country pieces!
Rumbling, dark, slow works, very abstract, for winds,percussion and string ensemble.
Abstract and varied works for wind and percussion. Some beautiful pieces!
Combining Korean and western instruments, definitely different aural explorations–abstract. Performed by gamin.
The McCormick Percussion Group performs these fairly abstract works, some with slow start, most longer than 5 mins. Play most!
First recorded in 1984, a live performance of electronic music instruments, improvising with computer.
Poetry put to abstract music with 43 tone tuning…
Percussion/electronics/voice, pieces inspired by natural themes.
After the alto saxophonist recorded his debut record in 1975, he went into a period of sideman work and eventually reemerged with this 2020 effort including original pianist Cooper-Moore. Out of the world, fiery barn burners are juxtaposed with sweet melodies. Well rounded and a beautiful work!
Australian composer inspired by the distances there, and by “cheap” instruments not used in art music–drum machines, old tapes, etc. Long, somewhat droning works.
The composer is seeking to create new sounds from exploring multiplying harmonic series which leads to more notes. What results seems to be vibrating, droning, all made by a variety of instruments. Sample.
Very abstract, avant works for various instruments, interesting!
Computer works exploring the parts of sounds: overtones, partials and whether harmonic (pitch) or inharmonic (individual sounds). Generally meandering, ambient, but some dissonance.
Excellent collection of Italian composers’ modern works for a variety of flutes. Play!
Gorgeous solo vibraphone with effects brought forth by Nabil Ayers and Alan Braufman’s new label Valley of Search. Indeed there is a searching element here and what that is so dreamy. Not a dull moment.
Interesting works composed over 40 yrs, contemporary for large ensembles, smaller ensembles and solos. Play!
Sarah Maria Sun & the Gurks perform these wide ranging songs–cabaret, rock, broadway–about bad people. Raucous!
Patchwork Duo (drums and saxophone) performs these pieces that were composed for them–abstract, including jazz, avant and rock elements. Sample!
Combining Chinese and Western musical elements and some voice, these are symphonic pieces ranging from sweet and lyrical to boisterous and brash. Play!
Transient Canvas performs contemporary, abstract clarinet and marimba pieces. Play!
Electronic with acoustic insruments, otherworldy, like sci-fi music. Play!
Very abstract, with very slow starting, mostly quiet droning works for strings, electronics or recorder.
Percussionist Bonnie Whiting performs very abstract pieces, with spoken voice, by various composers and one of her own.
Wet Ink Ensemble performs very abstract soundscapes with electronics and acoustic instruments. Sample!
Electric guitar quartet Dither performs these minimalist vs loud, aggressive works. Play!