Tag Archives: sonic phenomenology

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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(Repost) MP3 Blog #2: The Magical Resonance of the Piano

(Continuing a series of reposting some of my favorite old blogs posts that might have been shuffled away in the move to wordpress…) Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music (recorded 1974) For piano La Monte Young: The Well-Tuned Piano (1964-73-81-present) (excerpt from … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #62: “A Crimson Grail”

Rhys Chatham:”A Crimson Grail” Part 1 (2006)For 400 Electric Guitars Available on this album at emusic * * * * * Sound is a physical phenomenon. It emanates from its source(s), travels through the air, bounces off of some objects, … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #49: Luigi Nono

Luigi Nono:Post-Prae-Ludium #1 (1987)For tuba and live electronicsPerformed by Giancarlo Schiaffini Currently out of print Das Atmende Klarsein (1981)For bass flute, choir, and live electronicsPerformed by Roberto Fabbriciani and the Solistenchor Freiburg Available on this recording at emusic * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #37: Radulescu, Absence, and Return

Horatio Radulescu:String Quartet #4 “infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite,” Opus 33 (1976-1987)For nine string quartets or a string quartet surrounded by an imaginary 128 string viola da gamba Performed by the Arditti Quartet Available … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #25: …Enigmatic Unfolding Rising

Glenn Branca:Symphony #6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven): II (1989)For the Glenn Branca Ensemble Available on this compact disc featuring the entire Symphony #6 Jean-Claude Risset:”Mutations” (1969)For digital playback Available on the OHM: Early Gurus of Electronic Music … 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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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 #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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