I need some catching up! (avant-garde classical music)

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is there a classic piece making the case for the avant garde, or experimental music/listening more widely?

ogmor, Friday, 27 April 2012 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

feldman is, seems to be sui generis in a way many of the less heralded europeans like maderna or barraqué or pousseur aren't, but there's a lot of interesting stuff there

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Friday, 27 April 2012 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

B-)
i'm looking for an appeal to the uninitiated, contra babbit

ogmor, Friday, 27 April 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

you mean like a tom service but not like tom service? idk i cant think of anything offhand

theres an amusing piece with daniel barenboim in yesterdays guardian making the case for boulez as a worthy companion to beethoven, conductors and performers are usually better advocates for the unfortunately term 'new music' than writers (thinking of ppl like ricardo chailly or ian pace)....else you could all the way back to adorno &c

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Friday, 27 April 2012 01:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

My best friend from elementary school is a big deal avant garde classical composer. In fact, he just was awarded a guggenheim fellowship.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 27 April 2012 01:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/JrBJdIvRwz8

this is nice

Lowell N. Behold'n, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

love the sentiment of "Who Cares If You Listen?"

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 27 April 2012 06:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

it wld render the noxious pseudo demography of audience ish that's so common kind of redundant

ogmor, Friday, 27 April 2012 11:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's like a counter to "the plain reader be damned"

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 27 April 2012 11:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I didn't like the Grauniad piece because it only really seeks to paint a picture of contemporary classical as a sort of hip sidecar adjunct to pop; it's full of "b-b-but the ideas of composer X can be heard radiating through to the work of Guardian-reader-friendly-rock act Y"-type getout clauses.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Friday, 27 April 2012 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, that aspect of it reads like marketing rather than criticism.

sarahell, Friday, 27 April 2012 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think Service's piece is great and only briefly does it touch upon pop culture

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Friday, 27 April 2012 23:48 (1 year ago) Permalink


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