Tag Archives: Cantaloupe
Flowing, building piano works, lilting and abstract.
Voice/hand claps/percussion, definitely different.
Works for strings/piano–lyrical vs. strident. Performed by the Brentano String Quartet.
Ambient, meandering, mystical piano works, some voice, with lovely Indian elements. Play!
Part of his trilogy about nature, this is a 40 min. piece celebrating and despairing deserts (human-made). Spacey, quiet, beautiful for symphony.
A contemporary opera about an Irish woman who wants to commit suicide with the help of an English couple. Abstract music performed by the Crash Ensemble.
Two pieces, one for percussion (minimalist) the other for string ensemble, winds, percussion, building to dissonance.
Three pieces for amplified large ensemble, rhythmically varying. Play/sample!
Lovely pieces of poetry in Yiddish, by both Jewish and gentile poets, with strings, percussion and piano. Play!
Abstract, meandering, ambient pieces for solo piano or a mix of percussion, vibraphone, bass. Play!
Also a member of itsnotyouitsme, here Mr. Burhans musically expresses his grief over the deaths of friends, time lost to addictions and other life issues. Melancholic and beautiful pieces for various instruments. Play!
Abstract, solo violin pieces, mostly slow and gracious. Play!
Five pieces for percussion ensemble–the first three fairly aggressive, Terminals D & E feature marimba and others. Play!
Cantaloupe “house” band Bang on a Can Allstars continue their recordings of contemporary/avant-garde works of a variety of composers, including Nico Muhly, Dan Deacon, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Richard Reed Parry and others. Ranges from dissonant to accessible, highly varying pieces.
With explanations of the works, two pieces by Adams, Chamber Symphony and Son of Chamber Symphony–gracious, busy, repetitive.
Flutist Molly Barth performs abstract pieces with some accompaniment (piano, percussion)–ranging from staccato, to flowing. Play!
Double and natural sounds recorded in Moab, Utah, this is Mr. Black’s exploration of a duet with nature.
A play on Beethoven, this trio performs a variety of new music ranging from pulsing electronic to minimalist and/or ambient. Play!
Abstract works for cello and piano or piano alone. Title tracks particular nice!
Bassist Florent Ghys’ group Bonjour, performing ambient, lyrical, abstract works, some more forceful, with rock elements. Play!
Voice with music, avant-garde pieces depicting the California experimental eco-community Sea Ranch performed by Kronos Quartet. Part of a video/animation by Andrew Lyndon. Play most!
Alarm Will Sound is known for being musically adventurous. Here they perform a variety of works, mostly modern/contemporary including the Beatles’ Revolution 9 and Varese’s Poeme Electronique. Play!
Performed by So Percussion, these are variable works for percussion ranging from lyrical vibraphone to staccato drums, some with electronic droning.
Surreal, eerie, otherworld tonescapes for electro-acoustic percussion
Inspired by the misery of the coal fields of PA, works outlining the brutality of children and adults working to provide energy for “Appliances”.