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Mp3 Blog #46: “Resonances”

Jacob David Sudol:”Resonances” (2004-2006)For metallic percussion and interactive hexaphonic electronics Performed by Fernando Rocha * * * * * Although I feel a little silly posting one of my own compositions to my mp3 blog since I previously posted ”Time … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #33: Music as Entropy

Music as Entropy: Iannis Xenakis:”Herma” (1961)Performed by Aki TakahashiFor solo pianoAvailable on this compact disc featuring some piano works by Xenakis Yo La Tengo:”Green Arrow”Available on ”I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One” Gérard Grisey:”Partiels” (1975)For 18 musiciansPerformers unknownAnother … Continue reading

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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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A Few Thoughts on Ritual

Los Munequitos de Matanzas:Tocorro (traditional) * * * * * I finally got around to watching Maya Deren’s documentary Devine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti last night – a great anthropological study with insightful commentary and stunning footage and … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #20: Falling Fragilely… (the music of Bent Sørensen)

Bent Sørensen:”The Deserted Churchyards” (1990)For six instruments Performed by the Esbjerg Ensemble Another performance by Speculum Musicae available for purchase on this c.d. ”The Echoing Garden;” IV. Andantino Sospeso, Con Fluttuazione (1990/92)For orchestra and choir Performed the Danmarks Radiosymfoniorkester and … Continue reading

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More Scraps

I’m aware that I followed a post expressing a concern that I’m not subjective enough in my artistic pursuits with two posts on Andrei Tarkovsky where I didn’t write anything original. I suppose I enjoy the irony that, at times, … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #16: Andrei Tarkovsky II

Toru Takemitsu:”Nostalghia, In memory of Andrei Tarkovsky” (1987)For solo violin and string orchestra[mp3 link has been fixed] Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Michael Dauth Purchase other performances by Alexander Sitkovetsky and the New European String Orchestra and the … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #15: Andrei Tarkovsky

Luigi Nono:”No hay caminos, hay que caminar…Andrei Tarkovsky” (1987)For orchestra in seven groups Performed by the Baden South West Radio Symphony Orchestra Available for purchase on this compact disc featured two other works by Luigi Nono ’I want to know … Continue reading

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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 #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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