Category Avant Garde
Quiet, ambient guitar with cello and percussion, jazz based with classical elements. Nice! Advertisements
The debut album from Danish musician Rasmus Juncker lands somewhere between modern classical and noisey electronica. “I used multiple microphones on the same sound sources and manipulated them into completely new sounds,” Juncker noted. The resulting 6 track album is composed entirely from first take compositions that were later arranged and layered by Juncker. Music […]
Avant-garde compositions with a mix of short wave radio, electronics and/or instruments, from 1968. All very short.
A collection of ambient material intended for the “Twin Peaks” series reboot makes a surprise drop via the indie label Italians Do It Better. Jewel composed close to 20 hours of music for the show, and submitted nearly 7 hours of complete compositions intended for use in production– All were ultimately rejected by creator David […]
Very abstract works for flute, electronics and sounds.
Wild mix of classical/avant-garde and bluegrass–banjo, accordion, strings.
String works by Riley and Scodanibbio. Riley’s sweet with guitar, Scodanibbio’s Baroque-like with some atonality. Play!
Bosnian composer living in Sarajevo during the siege reflects the melancholy and chaos through these vary different pieces based in saxophone. Play!
Robert Young and group performs abstract, contemporary pieces that are a mix of classical, jazz and avant-garde. Play most!
Classical/avant-garde works for violin, by Rothenberg, Mazzoli and Futing among others. Some screeching, but not all.
Three movements (long) for saxophone and percussion. Mvts 1 & 2 more flowing, mvt 3 cacophonous.
As the composer describes, “harmonic blocks” compositions with contra and extended classical guitar. Nice!
Variable pieces for soprano, intense accompaniment with viola, horn and/or clarinet. Pieces by Milton Babbitt and Michael Hersch.
This is a stunning album! An excellent mix of pieces either for or transcribed for electric guitar or electric bass by many of the well-known contemporary/avant-garde composers: Lang, Cage, Wolff, Polansky, Sharp, Feldman and more. Sergio Sorrentino performs. Play, play, play!
Tigue is a percussion trio. These 3 long pieces are ambient, hypnotic and minimalist. Nice! Sample.
One long piece (71 mins) in Feldman’s characteristic style: minimal, slow, very quiet, for violin and piano. Nice! Sample.
A mix of lyrical, abstract, even odd works for piano, violin, percussion and horn. Eclectic!
Inspired by the visual arts, these are very interesting pieces for sax quartet or flute, piano & percussion trio. Play or sample!
Interesting mix of western and Asian instruments, some with layered tracks, others less complex. Play!
Classical and jazz/avant-garde–ambient, flowing strings, drum and piano. Nice!
Works for guitars + other strings with micro tunings, minimalist sound, following algorithms. Sample.
These are slow, ambient, similar, restful pieces for gongs and tam-tam, as the subtitle suggests. Play!
One single piece for strings, ambient, building slowly over time. Sample!
Diverse pieces, voice or strings, and/or computers, interesting, with some political commentary.
Very abstract works for bass horns, strings, piano or ensemble, with silences, odd sounds or droning tones. Play or sample most!