Category Avant Garde
String pieces with mixed with vocals, abstract, accessible. Advertisements
With explanations of the works, two pieces by Adams, Chamber Symphony and Son of Chamber Symphony–gracious, busy, repetitive.
Varied pieces for different instrumental combos + voice in some–lyrical or somewhat eerie. Sample due to length.
Hard to describe as this CD has pieces that are equally both classical, jazz and avant in both, with elements of Cuban music. Play!
Abstract, staccato-stopped pieces for piano, or sax or strings.
Described as electronic music for meditation. Too loud in my opinion, but each to his own. Sample.
Really cool works for electric guitar, minimalist with African rhythms, spacey sounds and more! Play!
Avant collection of works for bass clarinet and marimba, mostly quiet, some force–sample/play!
Mostly echoey, solo electric bass, flowing, repetitive. Nice!
Minimalist composer Johnson has composed some lovely works for performed by Just Strings and others–Rational Melodies is delightful. Trk 11 has spoken commentary by the musician.
Flutist Molly Barth performs abstract pieces with some accompaniment (piano, percussion)–ranging from staccato, to flowing. Play!
Abstract, plucking, droning and keening strings with lyricism peppered throughout.
Weird, alienating voice, keening strings, intense. Some solo voice. Accessible.
Marco Cappelli’s Italian Surf Academy is back with the wild and fun rearrangement of the soundtrack for Barbarella–60’s surf/psych today! Play!
Finnish composer, on this CD mostly noisy, fast and roiling pieces for piano and clavinova (an acoustic piano with digital processing capabilities).
Experimental music for various sized intrumental combinations. As the title suggests, it’s a mix–dissonant, aggressive and at times lyrical. Sample.
Highly avant pieces for voice and electronics. Trk 3 has instrumental accompaniment.
28 min. piano piece with layered echos. Ranges from droning to clear. Sample.
Analog music in a tribute to the MOOG by drummer Naqvi, for the film Tripoli Cancelled–ambient.
Very avant pieces, trk 3 more accessible. Trk 1 is the original version, and a first recording. Sample.
Varying solo bass works performed by Nick Photinos, including pieces by Lang, Ghys, Dessner & Le Boeuf amongst others. Play!
Electric guitar and drums makes for a wild, yet surprisingly gentle at times, storytelling duet of Orpheus and his tragedy. Play!
Lovely improvisational pieces for classical guitar and extended string classical guitar. Play!
Really nice improvisational pieces for saxophone and many-stringed classical guitar. Play!
A mix of quartets and movements–some quite busy and intense, others flowing and gracious. Play most!