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

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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/JrBJdIvRwz8

this is nice

Lowell N. Behold'n, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

seapunk run. run punk run! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 27 April 2012 06:03 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Friday, 27 April 2012 18:21 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink


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