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Following up from 2016 Rolling Classical Listening Thread

I just got into Nathan Shubert tonight, after "Folds" was linked on the textura blog. I bought this little EP on Bandcamp. It's just very pleasant minimalism with some mild preparations on the piano (felt on the strings I believe), recorded very hot. While it's not worlds away from Boomkat-classical-thread music, something about it connects with me: probably the sparseness, the prepared sound, the more evident debt to Reich.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 02:01 (four months ago) Permalink

New-to-me raves so far this year:

Daniel-Lesur - Symphony of Dances - stunning mid century french post-stravinsky but v v original

Frank Martin - Mass (thank you DJP for your advocacy of this ravishing piece), Der Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets (crazy lengthy modernist voice + orchestra piece on Rilke texts)

Schumann-Fantasie (Hans Zender's freewheeling orchestral explosion of the Schumann solo piano masterpiece)

Ernst Toch - The Chinese Flute (a more skeletal das lied von der erde for midcentury modernists - fucking great)

on deck and excited to hear - sund4r alert - Faisceaux-Diffractions by the french composer Eloy, for electric guitars and large ensemble, written in 1970

http://www.eloyjeanclaude.com/PressFaisceauxEng.html

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Ha, I tried listening to the 1975 song from the ILM eoy poll and, yep, Eloy is definitely more my speed so far. Sounding great 6m in.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:35 (four months ago) Permalink

That kicked ass. Thanks for the tip. Are there recordings other than this one?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:59 (four months ago) Permalink

that's the one I got a vinyl rip of. If there are no others, it would seem ripe for a new recording on BMOP or Canteloupe or something

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:02 (four months ago) Permalink

OK I've listened now too. What a great piece. I didn't know one of the two guitars was gonna be a very sixties sounding bass, giving me a welcome Amok Time vibe. I love the brushstrokes the organ is filling in.

Was looking around online, looks like the only CDs in print of Eloy stuff are from his own private label. He seems to have done a lot of more purely electronic work in recent times.

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:28 (four months ago) Permalink

I finally found this essential LP (Julian Bream - 20th Century Guitar) at a great price! I have this CD but, as you can see, it leaves out the Britten, which was the piece I wanted the second-most, after the Brindle, which is all-time for me. Listening now, it was definitely worth it to get this on vinyl: such clarity and warmth. Music from that era so often sounds better on LP imo.

Also picked up this 1982 compilation of modernist composers from the greater Boston area. I picked up Vol. 1, from 1980 some months back and quite enjoy it.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

Going to buy Meredith Monk tickets this weekend!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm just a classical dilettante but i wanted to share that i love this johannes monno album of bach works for lute - just v chill and relaxing music which to me is generally most important regarding classical music

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh wow, thanks. Fugues for guitar are my thing. I listen quite a bit to Heiki Matlik's disc of the Bach lute works. I'd be eager to hear a new set and this sounds good.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I listened to the first act of the Met's current production of La Traviata on WCNY/WJNY while driving today. Not only was that the most I've ever enjoyed Italian opera but it somehow really all clicked today and felt incredibly beautiful. Not sure exactly why. (Maybe something to do with listening to a lot of dissonant emo this week?)

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:41 (two months ago) Permalink

seeing traviata in april, hoping it's better than the last met opera i saw which was flatly terribly staged

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:09 (two months ago) Permalink

the met operas I've seen since I moved here are a real hodgepodge basically governed by my policy of always saying yes to any free opera ticket I'm offerred, while remaining too broke to actually purchase tickets to my favorite operas (Pelleas, etc)

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

yep yep which means G'LUCK

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Gluck, father of modern opera? Have yet to see one of his.

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to this guitarist today: https://soundcloud.com/carlos-bojarski
The Carter and (especially) Henze sound really good imo. Might interest Evan.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm spending an evening with my complete Celibidache-does-Bruckner edition, which means "one symphony from the set." Went with 4. people give Sergiu a hard time for the liberties he takes with tempo but honestly the scherzo is downright spritely! when my hearing's truly gone this is some of the music I'll miss most

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 01:21 (two months ago) Permalink

My colleague is a leading Bruckner scholar. It's one thing I've never gotten into but I should address that.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 02:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Bruckner strikes me as one of the hardest symphonists to get right, and not just because of the editing challenges. I'm averse to Karajan for the usual reasons, but his Bruckner, much like his Strauss, is the only one that could make a true convert out of me. A shame that his second set (for DG) has yet to be properly remastered. Sometimes I reach for Barenboim's with the Berlin Philharmonic but the thoroughness and fluidity I hear in Karajan's versions are almost nowhere to be found. As for Celibidache, he preaches to the choir, doesn't he?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I love celibidache in bruckner (I have him doing #4, 5 and 7)

My bruckner collection is very omnivorous. I don't know any one conductor who lights them all up for me -- I like klemperer for #6, jochum for #9, Boulez for #8, etc.

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Just got two interesting-looking CDs in the mail:

- the Nash Ensemble performing two string quartets and a string octet (a format I've never encountered before) by Max Bruch, a composer with whom I am also entirely unfamiliar;
- the Goldner String Quartet and pianist Piers Lane performing a piano quintet, a cello sonata, and a string quartet by Alexander Borodin.

Both on the Hyperion label.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

The music on both of those is terra incognita to me too. I do have a few discs I like by the Nash Ensemble, but dating back to their days on Virgin Classics. Piers Lane did a great disc on Hyperion of all the Scriabin etudes.

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm partial to the Borodin quartets as played by… the Borodin Quartet.

I've never heard the Goldner Quartet, but Piers Lane has always struck me as overly genteel in his approach. His Scriabin Etudes lack the daemonic qualities I hear in Alexander Melnikov, Yevgeny Sudbin and Maria Lettberg, to name but these three (the latter recorded the Etudes as a whole, as part of her astonishing box set comprising all of Scriabin's solo piano works!). Perhaps Lane fares better in the Borodin, but I can't say my curiosity's piqued.

And speaking of Alexander-who-tried-to-bring-about-the-end-of-the-world, Roger Woodward's recording of the late piano works is something else entirely. Here's his Vers la flamme:

pomenitul, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah I have that Woodward album, it's great stuff

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's sounding good.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm really enjoying this recent BIS disc, featuring works for string trio by living Nordic composers:

Bent Sørensen's Gondole comes across as a distant tribute to Liszt's late works, i.e. some of the most genuinely ghost-ridden music I've ever heard, meshing quite well with Sørensen's own neo-decadent aesthetic. Nørgård's Strings, for string trio, and Tjampuan: 'Where the Rivers Meet' for violin and cello, are both from 1992, around the time he began to synthesize his infinity series and the kookier, Wölfli-inspired style that followed in the 1980's—intense stuff, especially the trio. The quality of Saariaho's output has been on the wane since L'Amour de loin (I prefer her textures to her melodies), but Cloud Trio is quite evocative, and at times it unexpectedly gestures towards Bartók's quartets. As for Henrik Hellstenius, his name was unfamiliar to me, but he apparently studied with Gérard Grisey in the early 1990's. I hear precious little spectralism in Rift, which brings to mind a more expressionist Nørgård. Regardless, I'd say it's a highlight, and now I'm curious to hear more of Hellstenius's music.

And since I mentioned Sørensen, his latest Dacapo disc, featuring works for piano and chamber orchestra, strikes me as one of his finest so far, assuming you're on board with his 'decaying daguerreotype' shtick (I personally adore it). As a bonus, last year ECM put out a disc by Frode Haltli, which also contains some top-tier Sørensen material (It Is Pain Flowing Down Slowly on a White Wall, for accordion and string orchestra), as well as some characteristically pieces by Hans Abrahamsen, including the marvellous Three Little Nocturnes, played by Haltli and the Arditti Quartet.

pomenitul, Friday, 24 March 2017 15:50 (two months ago) Permalink

that looks great, thanks for the note. My eMusic credits have refreshed and I'll at least get the Sorensen and Saariaho tracks. I'm a sucker for a late Liszt homage and still a Saariaho fanboy. BTW, have you ever heard Heinz Holliger's orchestral arrangements of two of the late Liszt pieces (Nuages Gris and Unstern)? They are fucking incredible. They were recorded on an extinct el cheapo Arte Nova CD which can still be found used, and done live by Rattle/Berlin which was broadcast and is on torrents.

chip n dale recuse rangers (Jon not Jon), Friday, 24 March 2017 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I haven't, and I worship Holliger, so I really appreciate the heads up. Thanks!

By the way, assuming you're unfamiliar with it, Marko Nikodijević's orchestral 'remix' of La lugubre gondola, cvetić, kućica…, is also worth hearing. Here's a live recording from YT:

pomenitul, Friday, 24 March 2017 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Seth Colter Walls has a really good writeup on Glenn Gould's two recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations on Pitchfork today. I just bought A State of Wonder, which combines both recordings, plus a third disc of outtakes from 1955 and an interview with Gould.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:32 (two months ago) Permalink

My choir is currently singing Ildebrando Pizzettis Requiem from 1923, I think. Lovely music, most of it.

Also Max Reger. Whom I like less and less, honestly.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 April 2017 10:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Du Yun wins the pulitzer, over Ashley Fure and Kate Soper. And I'm wondering if this is the first time all three nominees were women. For, like, any music prize in the world ever...

Frederik B, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

A lot of the current composers I enjoy the most are women. I'd include Soper in that number but I don't know the nominated piece. I'll listen to all three of these. Thanks.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 10 April 2017 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

So glad you're doing this, ulysses. And extra glad you didn't put a choral composition by Reger on there, because I hate them at this point :)

Frederik B, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Do we have a thread to discuss women composers?

pomenitul, Monday, 10 April 2017 19:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Not afaik. I think most of the classical music discussion on ILM happens on this thread (except for the Boomkat-classical thing)?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 10 April 2017 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, "Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say" has become a movement of the Soper work that was nominated? I really love that piece (now a movement)!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:04 (one month ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/michael-pisaro/lucretius-alap

Lucretius Alap, Michael Pisaro, 2009-12

String Quartet:
Lorenz Gamma, violin 1
Min Lee, violin 2
Mark Menzies, viola
Mona Tian, cello

Been feeling this..

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/leheron_idletones/1-01-half-sleep-beings

also, the first track of the Michael Pisaro/Reinier van Houdt 3XCD, the earth and the sky

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 10 April 2017 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I look forward to hearing Du Yun, Ashley Fure and Kate Soper's music.

In the meantime, I've been relistening to Helena Tulve's first release, Sula, and the title composition, a tone painting of a glacier's gradual thaw, is as overwhelming as ever:

https://soundcloud.com/helena_tulve/helena-tulve-sula-thaw

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Ulysses, I get it could easily be a hassle, but would it be possible to request a movement for the spotify list? The Agnus Dei of the Pizzetti Requiem is lovely, and only takes two minutes :)

I also ask, because a new cd with my choir singing translated Danish songs will be out in a few weeks, and I know what my favorite tidbits are :) Langgaard, Holten, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (RIP). Good stuff!

Frederik B, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:09 (one month ago) Permalink

np, added.

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:17 (one month ago) Permalink

it's lovely!

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I know, right! It's just hard to get that chord around 1:00 perfect. Out of three tries we got it absolutely perfect once! Oh well, still one try left.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Speaking of Helena Tulve, Simon Cummings's retelling of this year's Estonian Music Days really makes me wish I'd been there:

http://5against4.com/2017/04/12/estonian-music-days-2017-part-2/

pomenitul, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^ 5 against 4 blog is a GREAT resource for downloads of new music broadcasts

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been exploring black metal and its precipitates and it brought me back to the 'classical' work that helped me overcome my longstanding aversion to 'cookie monster' vocals, Raphaël Cendo's Introduction aux ténèbres. Here's part I—

https://soundcloud.com/rapha-l-cendo/introduction-aux-tenebres2009-chant1-pour-baryton-contrebasse-solo-ensemble-et-electronique

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 02:30 (one month ago) Permalink

This is cool. When I was in undergrad, my friend and I sometimes talked about how sometimes the vocals on Makrokosmos Vol 2 were a bit metal.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

TORA TORA TORA

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I strongly recommend hearing the whole thing for full effect (it's on Donaueschinger Musiktage 2009, Vol. 2). Cendo's music in general is worth seeking out, especially if you're interested in his 'overdrive' principle.

For those who know French, he explains it quite well here: http://brahms.ircam.fr/documents/document/21512/

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:20 (one month ago) Permalink

So I've been trying to catch up with the Pulitzer nominees and I must say I wish Ashley Fure had received the prize over Du Yun, perhaps because Fure studied under Chaya Czernowin, whose music I've long admired. I'm a sucker for polystylism when it's done right, but the Du works I listened to via Soundcloud often failed to its avoid its classic pitfalls: a superficial incongruity and a sense of 'so whatness' that Schnittke almost never fell prey to. Still, I am curious to hear what comes next.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Have you heard the entire Soper work?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not yet, actually, in part due to this description:

'Ipsa Dixit is an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music by American composer Kate Soper. Exploring the intersection of music, language, and meaning, the piece blends elements of monodrama, Greek theater, and screwball comedy to skewer the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression. Each of the piece’s six movements draw on texts by thinkers such as Aristotle, Plato, Freud, Wittgenstein, Jenny Holtzer, and Lydia Davis, delivering ideas from the linguistic disciplines of poetics, rhetoric, and metaphysics through extended vocal techniques and blistering ensemble virtuosity.'

I enjoy all of these things separately to varying degrees, but not so much when they're set to music. And I'm frankly tired of the whole 'critique of authenticity' shtick, it's preaching to the choir.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It sounds quite a bit like Caroline Shaw's Partita. Which I love! Anywhere to listen to it / excerpts from it?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Here's the first movement:

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's a bit... overcooked.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's not like Partita, from what I know it. This movement was around as a standalone work for a couple of years, and I rate it pretty highly:
https://vimeo.com/55881666

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"know of it"

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't care that much about most of the things described in that blurb but I like what she does with the voice.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bbc proms: i will be going to simon rattle's gurrelieder, the monterverdi vespers, shostakovich's 11th symphony. Otherwise i do find the pickings slim this year. Last year was loads of boulez and other interesting stuff.

glumdalclitch, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Musorgsky's Khovanshchina as well.

glumdalclitch, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't found either Ashley Fure's Bound to the Bow or Du Yun's Angel's Bone, but here are two other instances of their respective styles, if you're curious:

https://soundcloud.com/duyun/quatrain-slow-portraits-iii

https://soundcloud.com/ashley_fure/ashley-fure-something-to-hunt

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't care that much about most of the things described in that blurb but I like what she does with the voice.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:29 AM (thirty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seconded. I'd love to hear her sing Claude Vivier's Lonely Child.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The score and recording of Bound to the Bow are here: http://www.ashleyfure.com/new-page-5/

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks, much appreciated. Google is less omnipotent than I thought.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ipsa dixit lost me when it started with someone asking, with impeccable diction, "what is art?"

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lonely Child is one of my favourite pieces every btw!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ever

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Same here!

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm thoroughly enjoying Bound to the Bow, btw. It further consolidates my preference for Fure over Du and Soper. Hopefully a CD of her music is in the works.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Caroline Shaw Partita is something I just got into recently. I know a guy who's the cellist in an up and coming young quartet and they did an all-Shaw concert (which I only found out about talking to him later on)... he told me the partita is currently his favorite piece of music in the world so I bought it on emusic. I'm still coming to grips with it tbrr.

Today's listening highlights were Humphrey Searle's dodecaphonic rager Labyrinth and a wonderful new orchestral arrangement of Liszt's choral obscurity Les Quatre Elements (the original being for choir and piano; Liszt later overhauled it into the warhorse tone poem Les Preludes)

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Now I remember where I know Du Yun from -- I heard her piece Kraken. It was okay but kind of a bag of tricks... have not felt the urge to hear again.

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was listening to Shaw's Partita all the time for a while tbh. Getting ready in the morning, exercising, etc.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 22:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Partita is pure joy. I think there are some similarity with Soper, which I can't really explain, but her reading about Poetics reminds me of the 'the detail of the pattern is movement' part of Allemande. Spoken word, 'innovative' - mostly rediscovered old - singing techniques. It's almost primordial, reducing choral music to it's essence - sounds of voices - and rebuilding on top of that. It's like the choral version of Merce Cunningham, which probably just means it's inspired by Meredith Monk, I don't know? But Partita knows that if you rebuild choral music from scratch, it would only take a short while until you're joyously shouting 'ah-ah-AH-ah' at the top of your lung.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On a non-Pulitzer note, I finally bought this Stefan Östersjö album of modern(ist) guitar music with an iTunes gift card after streaming it on Spotify for a while and am very impressed and satisfied. (A lot of it seems to have been recorded 20 years ago.) Murail's Tellur is the biggest draw for me; I've been wanting a good recording of it for a long time. Such a remarkable piece. But it's great to have good recordings of Carter's Changes, Dillon's Shrouded Mirrors, and Donatoni's Algo 1 and Algo 2 in one place. I didn't know Kent Olofsson's work before I got into these recordings but his Treccia and Garden of Earthly Delights (for guitar, ensemble, and tape) are really cool too. I'll be digesting this for a while.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Friday, 12 May 2017 02:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Caroline Shaw Partita is something I just got into recently.

This is great btw, thanks!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 May 2017 03:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sums it up pretty well, though DG hasn't completely lost its touch: this year, they also put out Barenboim's Hommage à Boulez, Rachmaninov's trios with Gidon Kremer, Blechacz's Bach and Chopin's late works by Pollini. Still, the decline is palpable.

pomenitul, Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There was supposed to be a free premiere performance of John Luther Adams new Ten Thousand Birds in Morningside Park (NYC) today but they've cancelled it doe to the weather forecast >:[

On the other hand, there's still an afternoon performance of Become Ocean scheduled for Thursday...

fish louse (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 14 May 2017 14:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Huh. I would not have guessed this guy was the drummer for Dawn of Midi.

https://qasimnaqvi.bandcamp.com/album/fjoloy

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Friday, 19 May 2017 02:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow, some interesting and sometimes arresting stuff there, yeah, thanks. I'll probably buy it. I'd like to know more about what exactly he was doing in terms of the intonation. Dawn of MIDI is a jazz fusion thing?

Tomorrow Begat Tomorrow (Sund4r), Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

The "Gloppedalsura"s are standing out for me.

Tomorrow Begat Tomorrow (Sund4r), Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

dawn of midi came across to me as post-rock, but i guess there's room for disagreement about what exactly they are. some people say "dance music", they showed up on a mojo "dream pop" compilation.

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Saturday, 20 May 2017 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink


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