Category Avant Garde
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!
Harp and digital effects–nice! Sample!
A mix of accessible avant works (winds, strings, piano and/or percussion), some more abstract and forceful than others. Play!
Cello with digital effects, sounds, voice–abstract to odd.
For a variety of instruments, mostly meandering, quiet, abstract. Play!
Mostly ambient, slowish works for a variety of strings, winds, percussion. Play!
For instruments, electronics, and voice, mysterious and wandering pieces. Play!
Various composers of the Society for Electro-acoustic Music and their highly varying works: sounds, electronics, voice with some instrumental manipulation. Sample.
Interesting fierce works for strings, voice or chorus.
Lots of variety here in content, and instruments–lyrical/abstract to weird voice.
Reminded me a bit of a soundtrack for a suspense film–tense, staccato, bleats of winds and silence–sample!
As far as long format conceptual records go, it’s one stranger thing after another. The debut album from Italian electronic musician Julian Zyklus is “based on the cyclic idea of a universe born through a white hole that moves and grows through four-dimensional waves before arriving at its final black hole”. It could be a […]
Kronos Quartet, Volti and recorded space sounds make up these pieces about life on earth, the songs of the cosmos and human disruption. Liner notes excellent. Play!
Looking to get weird? Try some ritual music from this San Francisco based synthesizerist. The frequencies which make up this album will have you lost in the world’s largest corn maze, but at least you found a playlist for that haunted house party. To be so odd, it works. Release Date: 7/19/2019 Play: 1, 8, […]
Spoken word/songs and music about indigenous populations, oppression, and the earth–jazz, Latin American and Asian elements.
Very quiet, slow works flute, strings & piano. Sample most!
Meandering, avant marimba w/ electric guitar/ drums. Play!
Evocative, beautiful and varying solo piano pieces with effects. Sometimes sounds like strings. Excellent!