Category Avant Garde
Classical and jazz/avant-garde–ambient, flowing strings, drum and piano. Nice! Advertisements
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!
Classical/avant-garde/rock & voice with strings, keyboards, computers and percussion ranging from ambient to more forceful.
Except for the 1st tr., very abstract pieces, trk 4 with droning voice.
Beautiful, Baroque-like and contemporary pieces for microtonal guitar. Play!
Interesting collection of works for solo instruments (harp, piccolo, clarinet) and ensembles including harpsichord–abstract, stylized.
The Rites of Spring in Pritsker’s wildly creative adaptation–raucous, jazz/classical/avant/rock.
Electroacoustic pieces some with cello, or sax, and a wide range of sounds: H2o, crackles, crashes, plinks…
Works for two violins ranging from squeaky, plucky to lyrically rhythmic. Play most!
Avant garde pieces for saxophone and piano–silences, blats, but mostly quiet and slow.
Ambient, slow pieces with silences and some nice acoustics!
TV Soundtrack for the HBO series about religious persecution in Britain, written as a Western–ominous, droning, tense pieces for prepared piano and other instruments and electronics.
Two long, electroacoustic pieces with water sounds and voice. Sample.
Acoustic guitar with tools, odd sounds emanating, few chords. One piece recognizable as guitar!
Improvisations for piano, contra-stringed guitar and electric guitar. Meandering, as the title suggests, ethereal. Play!
Nice mix of pieces for all (or any!) instruements and one with voice counting. Johnson’s “Rational Melodies” are particularly striking. Play!
Inspired by myths, electro-acoustic with robotic instruments. Mostly quiet with slow starts.
A mix of pieces, classical, avant, discordant, to more lyrical and playful. Some with harpsichord.
Two very different CDs. One is electroacoustic, with some voice. CD 2 is voice with organ in Renaissance style.
Poems/songs performed in English and Gaelic with Eighth Blackbird accompanying. Interesting music on CD 1, contemporary. CD 2 is more traditional and even Renaissance.
Composer/percussionist and professor–some of these pieces were written as a tribute to him, others by composers ffrom 1927 on, all modern.