Tag Archives: Ravello

Matthew Burtner–Six Ecoacoustic Quintets

Percussion/electronics/voice, pieces inspired by natural themes.

Our Favorite Things

Excellent collection of percussion pieces (marimba, vibraphone, drums and others), from rock pieces, musicals and classical. Play!


Works for piano, then recreated with electronics, lyrical vs fast.


Spontaneous improvisations by musicians who had not previously performed together before. Abstract, for sax, flute, piano and percussion. Play!

Stuart Weber–Pieces of Road

Inspired by Western roads travelled, lovely, quiet guitar pieces. Play!

Jeff Morris–Close Reeding

Electronic with acoustic insruments, otherworldy, like sci-fi music. Play!

Christopher J. Keyes–A Connotation of Infinity

Composer Keyes created software to write these gracious soundscapes for orchestra or piano, or duos. Play!

Still Life–Collected Music for Cello and Guitar by Stephen Goss

Contemporary, varying rhythmically duos, excellent! Play!

Jeff Morris–Hearing Voices

Vocal sounds with electronics. Sci-fi ish!

Jackson Greenberg–First Light

Two pieces, the first one ambient and flowing for orchestra, the second for voice, in German, telling the poem of the Panther by Rainer Rilke.

Kirk O’ Riordan–Autumn Winds

Mostly vocal works with lyrical piano accompaniment. Play!

Anne Neikirk–Spring Shadows

Abstract, mostly lyrical works for sax, flute, harp or percussion, with subtle electronics

Clickable–The Art of Persuasion

Flute and percussion (vibes, marimba etc) with words covering the topics of social media, novels, ads and folk stories.

Mirrored Glass

Wonderful minimalist pieces by Southam and Glass, transcribed for marimba. Play!

Leonard V. Ball Jr.–Worlds Translucent

Abstract works for string duet or string with piano, not always lyrical but evocative of the subject (night visions, trees, assorted daily activities). Play!

Maija Hynninen–Dawn Breaks

For instruments, electronics, and voice, mysterious and wandering pieces. Play!

James O’ Callaghan–Alone & Unalone

Reminded me a bit of a soundtrack for a suspense film–tense, staccato, bleats of winds and silence–sample!


Contemporary clarinet works, meandering, lovely and varying. Play!

Amor Fati

Gracious, transcriptions and originals, modern and and contemporary. Play!

For the Peace of Cities

Dark, somber works for orchestra, inspired by awful events throughout the world.

Soli for Tuba, Zheng, Horn, with Percussion

The McCormick Percussion Group performs abstract, varying works with varied instrumental combinations. Those with zheng are particularly nice!

Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi–Tacit-Citation

Fairly abstract works for electronics, fixed media, voice and/or instruments. Instrumentals interesting.

Richard Carr–Places I’ve Walked

Lovely, evocative works for a variety of instruments, inspired by his world-wide treks. Environmental sounds, voices in addition to instruments. Play!

Thad Anderson–Lines & Spaces

Compositions for percussion, strings, live processing using his “duration lines” theory–building layers of sound–ambient, minimialist, nice!


Fuego Saxophone Quartet performs these lyrical to very abstract works, even eerie, by Maslanka, Albright and Mettens. Play!