Category Archives: Modern Composition

Dustin Laurenzi ~ Snaketime: The Music of Moondog

True to the spirit of one of the most unique composers of the last century, Dustin Laurenzi and his collaborators have rerouted a few of Moondog’s most recognizable pieces away from the stories of the artworld and back towards jazz

Dustin Laurenzi ~ Snaketime: The Music of Moondog

True to the spirit of one of the most unique composers of the last century, Dustin Laurenzi and his collaborators have rerouted a few of Moondog’s most recognizable pieces away from the stories of the artworld and back towards jazz

Michel Banabila ~ Uprooted

On his latest album, Michel Banabila “uproots” concepts of the orchestra.  Marc Weidenbaum’s liner notes ask “What if ‘orchestral’ referred to what we heard, not how it was recorded?”  These tracks are indeed orchestral, but they have been plucked from their original

Michel Banabila ~ Uprooted

On his latest album, Michel Banabila “uproots” concepts of the orchestra.  Marc Weidenbaum’s liner notes ask “What if ‘orchestral’ referred to what we heard, not how it was recorded?”  These tracks are indeed orchestral, but they have been plucked from their original

Forgotten Bottom ~ Hostile Architecture

Just when we thought the world couldn’t get any crueler, someone invented pigeon spikes for the homeless.  The same sort of hostile architecture used to keep pigeons from roofs is also used to prevent homeless people from finding a place to rest.  Examples include

Forgotten Bottom ~ Hostile Architecture

Just when we thought the world couldn’t get any crueler, someone invented pigeon spikes for the homeless.  The same sort of hostile architecture used to keep pigeons from roofs is also used to prevent homeless people from finding a place to rest.  Examples include

Richard Luke ~ Glass Island

Brexit affects more than just Britain, as poignantly shown by Scottish composer Richard Luke on Glass Island.  The referendum has sent shock waves around Europe, as has Scotland’s drive for independence.  But Luke’s take is different.  He describes these songs as having “confidence

Richard Luke ~ Glass Island

Brexit affects more than just Britain, as poignantly shown by Scottish composer Richard Luke on Glass Island.  The referendum has sent shock waves around Europe, as has Scotland’s drive for independence.  But Luke’s take is different.  He describes these songs as having “confidence

*Press A* ~ Art Sqool, The Window Box, Apex Legends

Julian Glander ~ Art Sqool Art Sqool is sort of an absurdity device, pushing silly technocratic questions like “can AI replace a human art professor?” by means of simple MS Paint exercises until their fundamental misguidedness is revealed. The music

*Press A* ~ Art Sqool, The Window Box, Apex Legends

Julian Glander ~ Art Sqool Art Sqool is sort of an absurdity device, pushing silly technocratic questions like “can AI replace a human art professor?” by means of simple MS Paint exercises until their fundamental misguidedness is revealed. The music

The Matthew Herbert Big Band ~ The State Between Us

The full name of the group is The Matthew Herbert Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band – a little unwieldy perhaps, which is why it’s been conveniently hash-tagged as #brexitbigband for all your social media needs.

The Matthew Herbert Big Band ~ The State Between Us

The full name of the group is The Matthew Herbert Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band – a little unwieldy perhaps, which is why it’s been conveniently hash-tagged as #brexitbigband for all your social media needs.

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir and Passepartout Duo ~ A Northern Year

Multiple fields converge on the EP A Northern Year.  The optical, meteorological and teleological aspects are clear from the start, while the aesthetic and aural properties soon follow.  This recording may be concise, but it is incredibly complex. Hafdís Bjarnadóttir’s composition

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir and Passepartout Duo ~ A Northern Year

Multiple fields converge on the EP A Northern Year.  The optical, meteorological and teleological aspects are clear from the start, while the aesthetic and aural properties soon follow.  This recording may be concise, but it is incredibly complex. Hafdís Bjarnadóttir’s composition