Category Avant Garde
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!
Awake Percussion performs these abstract pieces, varied, some dissonance.
Eighth Blackbird performs these pieces by Lang, Wolf or Gordon, inspired by lyrics from the Beatles. Interesting!
There are some very lyrical pieces here without electronic distortion. Play!
Highly varying pieces with varied instrumentation ranging from abstract to lyrical. Play most!
Meandering, slow works for sax, drums and wind chimes–quiet. Sample.
Inspired by his childhood in the swamps in FL, really interesting, ambient string quartet pieces, with piano and drums, mixing jazz and classical/avant-garde elements. Play!
Experimental, electro-acoustic soundscapes, somewhat dark, but not completely. Sample.
Electro-acoustic soundscapes, interesting!
Very abstract, ambient and dark string quartets, sometimes quite strong. Also one guitar piece.
Long, quiet tonal explorations, mostly with acoustic instruments, one with live electronics and tape. Sample!
Interesting, deep almost Velvet Underground-y vibe to this rock band. Morbid and heady in the best way.
A powerful show of compositional abilities and musical poetry with the deep, research-oriented ethnomusicology that would make the most booky academic blush. Asher Gamedze recorded Dialectic Soul to be submitted in conjunction with his doctoral thesis in South African music, specifically jazz in the age of apartheid. The juxtaposition between the percussive freedom of African […]
Foreboding, dark music from Saint-Aime and a chamber jazz-like lineup. Obvious comparisons to Esperanza Spaulding could be made, but the bassist has so much more of her own sound and style. Classically informed, as well as the m-base movement of saxophonists. Incredible and requires a multitude of listens.
Comparisons to Bjork, another prominent Scandanavian artist, could be made when speaking of Eivor and her new album Segl. Eivor presents lilting, semi-electric beats with lilting voices and a myriad of textural playing.
Vocal sounds with electronics. Sci-fi ish!
Electronic, meandering soundscapes with natural sounds.
Cellist Amanda Gookin performs these solo cello pieces with electronics, sounds, voices, all composed by women. Very abstract and varied.
Hard to categorize, polyrhythmic, syncopated goodness from Georgia Anne Muldrow. Play for sure!
Sonic texts/poems of Neruda, Daumel and others, for soprano, bass, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, electronics.