Category Avant Garde
Meandering mix of avant, jazz, trombone blurts, strings and improvisations for quartets.
From early 20th century solo piano–variable Italian works, Malpiero’s nice!
Evocative works for solo or duos–note titles for inferring music. Play!
Very avant works for solo sax, keening, warbling, meandering.
Jack Quartet performs these very abstract, plucking to flowing works. Trk 8 fairly dissonant.
Absolutely weird music for the Buchla Synthesiser and voice based on the poem Elevation by Charles Baudelaire. Originally recorded in 1969, it proved too future. The album quickly faded into obscurity, and is being released on vinyl for the first time this July. Frankly, it just isn’t music. Your party guests or pod mates are […]
As is the norm for Zorn, dissonance, cacophony vs silence and lyricism.
Abrupt rhythmic changes, staccato beats, with various instrumental combinations. Sample longer pieces.
The McCormick Percussion Group performs abstract, varying works with varied instrumental combinations. Those with zheng are particularly nice!
With his trademark quiet, slowness, these are solo piano works that are flowing, with rhythmic changes, spaces, minimalist. Nice!
A mix of pieces with classical/avant/jazz/electronic and rap voice, inspired by New York City.
Electroacoustic works with a nice variety of instruments, varied rhythms.
Fairly abstract works for electronics, fixed media, voice and/or instruments. Instrumentals interesting.
Two pieces, one for percussion (minimalist) the other for string ensemble, winds, percussion, building to dissonance.
Lovely, evocative works for a variety of instruments, inspired by his world-wide treks. Environmental sounds, voices in addition to instruments. Play!
Four contemporary composers, quiet or staccato or loud. All pieces very different.
Meandering, improvised pieces for drums, electronics, trombone, guitar. Pieces are varied, some more electronic/avant than others. Play!
Electro/acoustic pieces, minimal, lyrical, all inspired by the people and places of NE England. Nice!
Three pieces for amplified large ensemble, rhythmically varying. Play/sample!
Compositions for percussion, strings, live processing using his “duration lines” theory–building layers of sound–ambient, minimialist, nice!
Based on piano, electronics, some strings, these are ethereal, flowing and mostly quiet works. Play!
Rhythmically varying, producing interesting sounds from the guitar. Play/sample!
Varying works for reed quintet, ambient, flowing to staccato. Play or sample!
Mix of rock, chorus, electronics and song, about America.
What Is Noise ensemble (strings, wind, piano, percussion) performs these very interesting pieces inspired by highly differing subjects: art, the Spanish descanso in funerals, Roanoke colonialists and the world today. Play!