Tag Archives: Classical/avant-garde
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Abstract works composed collaboratively for trombone, guitar, electronics and percussion. Play!
For varied instruments, abstract, fragmented, and interesting!
Abstract, for varied winds, strings, interesting with abrupt stops, rhythmic changes.
Emilie Cecilia LeBel–Field Studies
Interesting, abstract works for instruments/electronics, long.
John Cage–Sonatas & Interludes
Works for prepared piano (inserted objects, wood, erasers, etc under the strings) resulting in a toy-piano sound, composed from 1946-1948. Abstract.
Interesting, abstract choral works.
These are works composed in the style of other composers but in microtones. Nice!
Breathing, Remembering, Dissolving
The Kukuruz Quartet composed of 2 pianos and 4 pianists perform commissioned works, abstract, highly varied. Some with tape.
Giorgio Colombo Taccani–Watcher
Abstract works built on fragments of other works, various instruments.
I Dreamed of Invisible Journeys
Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield perform improvisations for 36 contra guitar (and others) with electric guitar.
Steve Reich–The String Quartets
Fairly intense works with voice about 9/11.
Alex Temple–Behind the Wallpaper
Spoken/sung songs + string quartet.
Alvin Lucier–Swing Bridge & Sizzles
With organ and orchestra, drone pieces, reflecting the energy from the sounds of the organ.
Kevin Kastning & Laszlo Gardony–Levitation I
Improvisations for piano and 36 string contra guitar. Abstract and lyrical.
Collin J. Rae–Pandemia
Very dissonant works with synthesizers reflecting the pandemic.
Co-improvisations by 3 musician/composers (William Roper, Cassia Streb & Tim Feeney)–abstract sounds with bones, bells, glasses, spoken word…
Improvisations by three musicians/composers: James Ilgenfritz, Sandy Ewen and Michael Foster for bass, guitar and sax, abstract to avant.
Gilbert Galindo–terrestrial journeys
Varied works, strings, percussion, piano, winds. Play!
Michael Byron–Halcyon Days
Abstract percussion/marimba or piano–play!
Voice + electronics, some instruments–a bit of dissonance but varied works.
New Mexican Music for Saxophone Quartet
Avant-garde music by Mexican composers for sax quartet–interesting sounds, meandering.
J.E. Hernandez–Voces Fantasmas
For voice + electronics + strings, songs of Mexican experience. Intense.
Varied percussion + flute works, lyrical to abstract, modern.
Bryn Harrison–three descriptions of place and movement
Long, contemporary ambient/abstract string pieces, droning.
Chaos + Contemplation
Very abstract varied works for sax + percussion, some dissonance.