Category Avant Garde
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!
Varying piano pieces–some solo and lyrical, others staccato and electronic or with tape. Interesting!
Works for solo piano, multiple hands, lots of variability, some with orchestra. Play!
Strongly electronic cello pieces–violin works range from acoustic to electronic. Play!
Quite a variety of rhythms, tones and instruments in very abstract works ranging from lyrical to broken and intense. Play!
Somewhat staccato, very short, and interesting abstract harp pieces. Play!
Radical composer with many layered polymicrotonal synthesizer. Sample.
Nadia Shpachenko continues her pianistic explorations with new works about particular places and their traits. Some strident and abstract, others lyrical. Play!
Classical yet electronic clarinet works, echoing, lyrical. Excellent!
Seeking to translate ideas into sound, these are highly abstract, intense works for a great variety of instruments and rhythms. Play!
Experimental music, soundscapes with instruments/electronics, ambient and machine-like. Sample.
Ominous, droning strings, soundscapes, ambient for piano, cello and violin. Play most!
Abstract, meandering, ambient pieces for solo piano or a mix of percussion, vibraphone, bass. Play!
Sonic and tonal explorations, intermingling, droning, expressing how sounds can be difficult to individualize, just like the color spectrum and its shades. The Dedalus Ensemble performs (elec. guitar, winds, strings, voice).
The Prism Quartet with the Conservatory Wind Symphony Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City perform this Asian-influenced work, both lyrical and dissonant.
Very interesting percussion works (cow bell, cymbals drums, etc.)–lyrical, and delicate predominantly. Play!
Prism Quartet and Mr. Ellis perform this one piece–jungle sounds morph into sax quartet with drums and marching band like rhythms continuing to change into other sound patterns.
Cellist Saeunn Thorstensdottir plays these very abstract solo pieces by Icelandic composers. Plucking, squeaking and other sounds. Halgrimsson’s lyrical. Play!
John Schneider performs these great just intonation pieces by Lou Harrison, Tom Johnson and others. Yate’s works more folk, with voice.
Abstract classical guitar, solo and with accompaniment, some voice. Play!