Tag Archives: Mode
Australian composer inspired by the distances there, and by “cheap” instruments not used in art music–drum machines, old tapes, etc. Long, somewhat droning works.
Sarah Maria Sun & the Gurks perform these wide ranging songs–cabaret, rock, broadway–about bad people. Raucous!
Long, quiet tonal explorations, mostly with acoustic instruments, one with live electronics and tape. Sample!
Mostly abstract, lyrical pieces for 1-3 flutes, except 2 works with electronics that are not so lyrical. Play most!
Finding connections with music/math and other arts, sound units/vibrations for cello and piano.
For a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, pieces that are not quite lyrical nor atonal, with rhythmic changes.
Improvisations of classical guitar or bouzouki and cello (one & two bows), ranging from lovely Middle Eastern to wild.
A variety of works for piano, some with voice, glasses–minimalist, abstract, lots of silences.
With his trademark quiet, slowness, these are solo piano works that are flowing, with rhythmic changes, spaces, minimalist. Nice!
Varying piano pieces–some solo and lyrical, others staccato and electronic or with tape. Interesting!
Works both composed but with improvisation by musicians, very abstract. Each performance is different.
Solo piano pieces inspired by famous paintings and “five pieces for piano”. Play most!
Staccato, abrupt changes, forceful banging, very abstract but accessible solo piano.
Avant-garde compositions with a mix of short wave radio, electronics and/or instruments, from 1968. All very short.
This is a stunning album! An excellent mix of pieces either for or transcribed for electric guitar or electric bass by many of the well-known contemporary/avant-garde composers: Lang, Cage, Wolff, Polansky, Sharp, Feldman and more. Sergio Sorrentino performs. Play, play, play!
Marco Cappelli’s Italian Surf Academy is back with the wild and fun rearrangement of the soundtrack for Barbarella–60’s surf/psych today! Play!
Highly avant pieces for voice and electronics. Trk 3 has instrumental accompaniment.
Very avant pieces, trk 3 more accessible. Trk 1 is the original version, and a first recording. Sample.
Very abstract electro-acoustic pieces, droning, knocks, voice–sample.
Both of these composers favored the saxophone. These are Celtic/British tinged and modern. Play most!
A greatly varying mix of pieces: jazz, avant-garde, droning, or folk-inflected, all “structured improvisations.”
A collection of mostly very short works, abstract yet lyrical, for piano or melodica here performed by the composer. Pieces for melodica especially nice! Play!
Lyrical and abstract works by a composer who believes that music is “an endless ocean of vibrations.”(“plasmatic music.”) Play!
Highly abstract works for cello, solo, duet or with ensemble. Not dissonant, not fully lyrical. I found disc 1 much more accessible than disc 2. Sample some due to length.
Very abstract pieces, the first 2 tracks are ambient sound or sine-waved sounds reflecting off of resonant objects. Trk 3 is droning percussion (but at 18 mins I didnt’ listen to all of it.) Trk 4 is the most accessible, with flute, vibraphone and piano.