Monthly Archives: July 2006

Scraps

Over the last few months I’ve been working on the written part of my thesis – an analysis of Time Fixtures – and today I’m one section away from finishing the first draft. While looking back at this work I … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #14: John Rea

John Rea:Objets Perdus (1991)For String Quartet Performed by the Arditti Quartet Purchase other recordings of music by John Rea through the Canadian Music Centre John Rea is one of the better living Canadian composers and also one of the more … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #13: Vivier, “Wo Bist Du Licht!”

Claude Vivier:Wo Bist Du Licht! (1981)For mezzo-soprano, ensemble, and tape Performed by Marie-Annick Béliveau and the L’Ensemble de la SMCQ Go buy this great disc by the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec through the Canadian Music Centre Vivier’s last … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #12: Claude Vivier

Claude Vivier:”Zipangu” (1980)For string orchestraUnknown performers ”Lonely Child” (1980)For soprano and orchestraPerformed by Marie-Danielle Parent and the Metropolitan Orchestra Go buy this other performance of both works on this recording by the Schoenberg and ASKO Ensembles Although virtually unknown in … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #11: Erasing a ‘lil “Sirius”-ness

The Fiery Furnaces:Chief Inspector Blancheflower (2004) Available on the album Blueberry Boat …and I said ‘Listen to you!I know what you’re trying to do.’‘And what whould that be?’‘Mess with Michael’s head as some kind of revenge back at me.’–So I … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #10: “Dark Globe”

Syd Barrett:”Dark Globe” (1969) Available on The Madcap Laughs A few days ago, Syd Barrett died in his home at 60. In one of my former lives, Pink Floyd was one of my favorite bands. Although a number of Pink … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #9: *blank*

Thom Yorke:Analyze (2006)Cymbal Rush (2006) Both available on Thom Yorke’s new album The Eraser due out this Tuesday, July 11th. Okay, I have a confession to make: I listen to a lot of ‘popular music.’ I probably listen to more … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #8: A Few Views on Time and a Song for Traversal

Gérard Grisey:Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil: Interlude, Le Mort de Civilisation 1998Performed by Klangforum Wien and sung by Catherine Dubosc Available on a c.d. with the complete “Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil” * * * * * “The … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #7: The Magical Resonance of the Piano II

Tristan Murail:”Territoires de L’oubli” 1977Performed by Dominique My Available on this c.d. published by Accord Morton Feldman:”Palais de Mari” 1987Performed by Marianne Schroeder Another performance by Ronnie Lynn Patterson is available on this c.d. Also, another performance by Markus Hinterhauser … Continue reading

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