Monthly Archives: June 2006

Mp3 Blog #6: Gérard Grisey

Gérard Grisey:”Partiels” 1975For 18 musiciansPerformers unknown Another performance by Ensemble Court-Circuit and the Frankfurter Museumorchestra is available on this c.d. recording of Grisey’s “Les Espace Acoustiques” Also a performance by the ASKO Ensemble and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln is available … Continue reading

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“Voi(Rex)” and “Apocolypsis” Radio Broadcast

As I mentioned earlier that I would post this, tomorrow at 9h am EST (15h in France) Radio France will be broadcasting the world premiere of Philippe Leroux’s new composition Apocolypsis. The concert is performed by the stellar Norwegian ensemble, … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #5: Ligeti, Palestine, and Volumina

György Sándor Ligeti:Volumina (1961-62)For organPerformed by Zsigmond SzathmáryAvailable on Ligeti Edition 6: Keyboard Works On Monday I had the unique opportunity to hear Charlemagne Palestine perform the Cassavant Gallery Organ at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral in Montréal. For this concert (which … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #4: Gyorgy Ligeti

György Sándor Ligeti:Lontano (1967)For orchestra Continuum (1968)For harpsichord Chamber Concerto; III. Movimento preciso e meccanico (1969-1970)For 13 instrumentalists Horn Trio; IV. Lamento – Adagio (1982)For horn, piano, and violin Violin Concerto; I. Vivacissimo luminoso (1992)For violin and orchestra Violin Concerto; … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ligeti

Today, Monday June 12th 2006, Gyorgy Ligeti passed away. When I first began composing seriously in college I was unable to find reconcile my love for stastical patterns, experimental extremes, and musical wit with the complex post-tonal shards we have … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #3: Voi(Rex)

Philippe Leroux:Voi(Rex) (2002) IntroductionI. L’invisible debout.II. Jusque.III. De part […] En part.IV. Devant tout autour.V. L’inachevé à son faîte.For voice, six instruments, and live electronics on a text by Lin Delpierre f During the last school year I had the … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #2: The Magical Resonance of the Piano

Charlemagne Palestine:Strumming Music (recorded 1974)Improvised composition for piano La Monte Young:The Well-Tuned Piano (1964-73-81-present) (excerpt from NYC 1987)Improvised composition for piano I began my musical life at the piano. When I was really young, I typically improvised compositions more than … Continue reading

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