Nanaki's work "The Days Go By" is an atmospheric, crystallized mobile hanging in the sky; heavy and light, dark and shining, motionless and blurringly fast.
For those of you itching to listen to Terry Riley and Lamonte Young-like minimalist electronic music (I know I want to from time to time), take a listen to "Murmurings" by Android Invasion.
Firmly rooted in the American Mavericks tradition, this work fuses hymns with polytonality and misalignment, a la Charles Ives.
Matthew Kennedy's "Until I Say 'When'" is a breathtaking exposure of space, timbre, and mood, that is both playful and hypnotic.
Dale Osterman's piece Ouroboros depicts the serpent that devours its own tail. #analysis #contemporaryclassical
David T. Bridges's work This Fragmented Old Man fuses the energy of Elliott Carter, the rhythmic drive of Bela Bartok, and the harmonic fluidity of Igor Stravinsky to create an energetic, wild, slightly senile, and charming work based on the children's counting song "This Old Man"
Addicting rhythms, poignant harmonic fields, clear and interesting texture, well-balanced ensemble, great recording quality
Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie's work "Pole, Steam, Tree, Glass" is an inventive approach to timbre, idiomatic writing, a certain poetry, and the interaction of acoustic and electroacoustic approaches. As he writes in his program notes in the score, "Program Note: In this collection of four short pieces, I contemplate questions about electroacoustic music, searching not necessarily for …
It seems more and more that Iceland is becoming a haven for new music and new sounds in Hartford, CT. From the influence of Bjork to the Hartt School's international collaborations, the music of Iceland is seeping deeper into the Hartford area. Gísli Magnússon's piece Svartifoss depicts a waterfall in his native Iceland, and is …
Fernando Laub's Universes is a fixed-media 8 channel (that has an alternate, stereo mix) piece that is based upon three sets of drawings. Take a listen to it below, and read the program notes and description at this link. However, it is not the concept or precise formal structure that I wish to illuminate here. …