Category Avant Garde
Vicky Chow performs works by Andy Akiho and Daniel Wohl amongst others, ranging from quiet abstract to staccato. Play!
With diverse instruments (bells, bike horns, digital insects and more) these are ambient, somewhat droning and eerie works, interesting!
Ambient, quiet and abstract pieces for percussion, some with flute. Play!
As the title indicates, works for horns with additional computer effects–definitely abstract, eerie.
Akropolis Reed Quintet plays a collection of avant/abstract pieces the first two odd with voices yelling, babies giggling and then follows with some lyrical, beautiful pieces. Nice mix of sounds with the instrument combination! Play!
The awesomely named Applesauce Tears first album is a unique blend of Ambient free-form noise, mixed with shoegaze, and some nicely orchestrated cinematic pieces. Full of dreamy moments and trippy transitions, this is a great album for anyone who has wanted to travel the cosmos of the mind. RIYL: AIR, Washed Out, Caribou Tracks: all Label: […]
A mix of avant-garde and Baroque pieces for recorder–nice!
Commissioned works for bassoon and electronics with additional sounds, some quite odd, others more accessible.
Violinist Mari Kimura performs her own pieces and others’ with electronic effects. Play most!
One long piece for prepared piano (bolts, screws, rubber, paper, cardboard) utilizing the whole keyboard and its percussive ability.
Highly diverging works seeking to symbolize both resurrection in religion and in surviving difficulties. A wide range of instruments, some jazz, avant and classical elements. Interesting!
One long, seamless piece for solo flute using very difficult techniques: multiple stops, whistle tones and abdominal tremolo. Only Robert Dick has played this piece from 1979.
Electric violin with computer and electronics–very spacey and sci-fi! Sample!
Contemporary avant-garde for various instruments–eerie, weird, silences, staccato elements.
3 long, increasingly raucous pieces for electric guitar–wild.
Very abstract works for solo guitar, interesting mix of rhythms. Most pieces under 3 mins. long.
Very abstract pieces ranging from droning to staccato, an interesting variable mix of pieces for solo cello (trk 1 very slow start), ensemble, orchestra and piano.
“Khu.éex’ translates to “potlatch” in the Tlingit language. Using Alaskan Tlingit music as inspiration, the band performs contemporary funk/jazz improvisations to lay a foundation for traditional vocals which are layered and interspersed with spoken word and storytelling.” website:http://www.khueex.com With a new CD in the works for 2017 this Seattle, Washington based band, Khueex and The […]
Synthy-80’s type stuff. Very Aphex Twin but with melodic vocals. I didn’t love it but check it out if you love the electro feel.
Varying, abstract pieces for quartet, piano, percussion or contrabass solo. Trk 3 most accessible, sample others.
Very abstract, intense works for strings or piano, other pieces with soprano voice.
“A collection of curiosities for airplay–1977-2002”. Guitarist Kaiser and his many collaborators here perform something for everyone–rock, avant rock, jazz, avant jazz, blues, folky, with humor. Play!
Works from 2000-2008 from newly found electronic files, from a well-recognized composer.
Avant chamber pieces for solo, duo and trio instruments. Play most!
Very abstract electro-acoustic pieces, droning, knocks, voice–sample.