Tag Archives: Montréal

Mp3 Blog #29: PoMo, ReMo, NeoMo, and “Visage”

Luciano Berio:”Visage” (1962)For voice and tape Available on this out-of-print compact disc featuring Berio’s three electroacoustic works featuring voice * * * * * I’ve never really understood Postmodernism and, although I’ve spent some time researching and learning on the … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #19: Falling Fragilely and the Enigmatic Unfolding Rising

Gérard Grisey:“Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil”: Prélude, “Le Mort de l’Ange” (1998)Performed by Klangforum Wien and sung by Catherine Dubosc Available on a c.d. with the complete “Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil” John Rea:”Treppenmusik” (1982)Performed by the ensemble … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #18: “Comme un Silène Entr-ouvert”

Denys Bouliane:”Comme un Silène Entr’ouvert” (1983-85)For piccolo, oboe, bass clarinet, trombone, piano, harp, contrabass, and tape Performed by the Ensemble Köln Available for purchase on this C.D. which features two other works by Denys Bouliane * * * * * … 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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