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MP3 Blog #113: “until we remain suspended…”

Jacob David Sudol: …until we remain suspended (2009) For Tibetan singing bowls, tingshas, live electronics, and performer Live performance by Jacob David Sudol Not commercially available *   *   *   *   * This openly structured piece quickly became my most performed … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #98: “The Space Between”

Jacob David Sudol: ”The Space Between” (2008) For soprano, flute, clarinet, cello, and live electronics Performed by Stephanie Aston (voice), Christine Tavolacci (flutes), Przemyslaw Bosak (clarinets), Ashley Walters (cello), Jacob David Sudol (electronics/mixing), Robert Zellickman (conductor) * * * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #79: Anxiety and the Exotic

Enno Poppe:”Öl” Part 1 (2001-04)For small orchestraPerformed by the Klangforum Wien, Stefan Asbury ConductorAvailable on this compact disc from the Wergo label Duke Ellington:”Ad Lib on Nippon”Available on the excellent Far East Suite Umm Kalthoum”Ana Hali Di hawana agabAvailable at … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #65: “Into Callous Hands”

Bryan Jacobs:”Into Callous Hands” 2007Musique concrete Not available yet commercially * * * * * A few summers ago my friend Bryan first came up with the idea of writing a piece that used extreme vocal nonverbal emotive gestures such … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #64: “Inner Music”

Jacob David Sudol:“Inner Music” (2006-07)For percussion, piano, harpsichord, and live hexaphonic electronics Performed by the Contemporary Keyboard Society * * * * * “Il n’est d’autre Musique des Spères que la Musique Intérieure.” -Gérard Grisey “Inner Music” was commissioned by … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #63: Nancy, In Dreams

Destroyer:”In Dreams”From the album “Thief” available with other Destroyer deals at Merge records Leonard Cohen:”Nancy”Available on the album “Live Songs” * * * * * Socrates said that “No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #60: Gérard Grisey 2

Gérard Grisey:”Dérives” (1973-74)For Orchestra in Two GroupsPerformed by the Orchestre National de France conducted by Jacques MercierCurrently out of print ”Talea (ou la machine et les herbes folles)” (1986)For Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and PianoPerformed by the Ensemble ResercheInexplicably unavailable … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #54: Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann:”Gran Torso” (1972)For String QuartetPerformed by the Berner String QuartetAvailable on compact disc at Forced Exposure ”Schwankungen am Rand” (1974-75)For brass, four percussionists, two electric guitars, two pianos, and strings Performed by SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg conducted by Ernest … Continue reading

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Feldman and Guston Addendum

The other day while talking to a friend about the elegaic qualities in Morton Feldman’s works I ended up describing the circumstances under which Feldman decided to write “For Philip Guston.” Afterwards I realized that it may have been a … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #50: Giacinto Scelsi

Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro pezzi su una nota sola (1959)I (F)II (B)III (Ab)IV (A)For chamber orchestraPerformed by the Polish Radio-Television Orchestra Of Krakow Currently Out of Print Sting Quartet #3 (1963)I. avec une grande tendresse (dolcissimo)II. l’appel de l’esprit, dualisme, ambivalence, … Continue reading

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