Tag Archives: Classical/avant-garde
Kronos Quartet, Volti and recorded space sounds make up these pieces about life on earth, the songs of the cosmos and human disruption. Liner notes excellent. Play!
Spoken word/songs and music about indigenous populations, oppression, and the earth–jazz, Latin American and Asian elements.
Very quiet, slow works flute, strings & piano. Sample most!
Meandering, avant marimba w/ electric guitar/ drums. Play!
Evocative, beautiful and varying solo piano pieces with effects. Sometimes sounds like strings. Excellent!
Harpist Ben Melsky performs these pieces with Ensemble dal Niente, all contemporary composers. Nice mix of instruments! Play!
Inspired by their trips in the early 90’s to Hiddensee, Cello, piano and electronics, gracious, minimalist, ambient works. Play all
Avant pieces for tenor sax, flute, piccolo and others.
Interesting, mostly lyrical, contemporary Mexican solo piano pieces. Nice!
Varying avant works for 2 bassoons!
From early 20th century solo piano–variable Italian works, Malpiero’s nice!
Evocative works for solo or duos–note titles for inferring music. Play!
Very avant works for solo sax, keening, warbling, meandering.
Jack Quartet performs these very abstract, plucking to flowing works. Trk 8 fairly dissonant.
As is the norm for Zorn, dissonance, cacophony vs silence and lyricism.
Abrupt rhythmic changes, staccato beats, with various instrumental combinations. Sample longer pieces.
The McCormick Percussion Group performs abstract, varying works with varied instrumental combinations. Those with zheng are particularly nice!
With his trademark quiet, slowness, these are solo piano works that are flowing, with rhythmic changes, spaces, minimalist. Nice!
Electroacoustic works with a nice variety of instruments, varied rhythms.
Fairly abstract works for electronics, fixed media, voice and/or instruments. Instrumentals interesting.
Two pieces, one for percussion (minimalist) the other for string ensemble, winds, percussion, building to dissonance.
Lovely, evocative works for a variety of instruments, inspired by his world-wide treks. Environmental sounds, voices in addition to instruments. Play!
Four contemporary composers, quiet or staccato or loud. All pieces very different.
Electro/acoustic pieces, minimal, lyrical, all inspired by the people and places of NE England. Nice!
Three pieces for amplified large ensemble, rhythmically varying. Play/sample!