Tag Archives: New Amsterdam
Caitlin Sullivan performs these (mostly) solo works by contemporary composers, including Andres, Kahane, Snider and others–nice, slow and abstract. Play!
For percussion and clarinet, one piece 24 mins. long, lyrical, ambient.
Solo work by member of the Clogs, with voice, combining elements of folk, avant, classical and pop.
Ambient, mostly slow, quiet electronic works. “Anew” with voices, whisperings, flowing.
Lovely chorale works with texts from a great variety of sources and beautiful musical accompaniment performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble. Play!
Aizuri Quartet performs abstract, new pieces written for them, all American composers, ranging from intense, to quiet. Play most!
Avant-garde/folk with 1800’s era instruments (guitar, banjo, baroque flutes, clarinet)–wild!
Wild mix of classical/avant-garde and bluegrass–banjo, accordion, strings.
Three movements (long) for saxophone and percussion. Mvts 1 & 2 more flowing, mvt 3 cacophonous.
Tigue is a percussion trio. These 3 long pieces are ambient, hypnotic and minimalist. Nice! Sample.
Classical/avant-garde/rock & voice with strings, keyboards, computers and percussion ranging from ambient to more forceful.
Emily Pinkerton and Patrick Burke team to compose pieces that combine folk/Americana storytelling with chamber ensemble. Play!
Varying solo bass works performed by Nick Photinos, including pieces by Lang, Ghys, Dessner & Le Boeuf amongst others. Play!
Electric guitar and drums makes for a wild, yet surprisingly gentle at times, storytelling duet of Orpheus and his tragedy. Play!
Excellent mix of Middle Eastern with jazz orchestra, flowing, with punctuation of pecussion. Play!
Youth chorus plus some contemporary musical accompaniment by composers Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry and others.
Varying pieces from electric to lyrical, with percussion and electric guitar.
Vicky Chow performs works by Andy Akiho and Daniel Wohl amongst others, ranging from quiet abstract to staccato. Play!
Contemporary solo piano works by young, well recognized composers including Missy Mazzoli, Mark Dancigers and others. Bright, rhythmic. Play most!
Inspired by living in a cabin alone in Maine these pieces range from avant-garde, voice, surreal, to rock. Play most!
Works for bitKlavier (digital prepared piano). Despite being computer generated and able to make sounds that a piano cannot, these pieces are lyrical. Play!
Contemporary chamber music, variable, but many ambient and meandering. Play most!
Contemporary chamber music composer fuses rock with surreal, choral elements.
yMusic ensemble is back with their 2nd release of contemporary chamber music on New Amsterdam Records. This collection features young and upcoming composers Muhly, Balter, Dancigers and Sufjan Stevens amongst others. Play most!
Michael Hammond and group No Lands perform ambient, electronic guitars, drums, piano with occasional voice–dreamy, meandering but with rhythm. Suitable for rock programming. Those familiar with the New Amsterdam label will recognize the crossover rock/classical mix.