Category Archives: Modern Composition

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Jessica Moss ~ Opened Ending

All too often, record labels are seen as corporate entities, focused on profit.  This year, we’ve seen the opposite, as labels such as Constellation have released projects whose proceeds go directly to the artists.  The Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series is their new initiative,

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic

Christopher Cerrone & Tim Munro ~ Liminal Highway

when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic

Julius Eastman ~ Evil N—–, Gay Guerrilla (Live)

For the past couple decades, the figure of Julius Eastman has been fruitfully revisited by interpreters, composers, scholars, and media, producing important reconsiderations of 1970s-1980s US avant-garde history. Their points are now relatively well-known, and the composer is the epicenter

Julius Eastman ~ Evil N—–, Gay Guerrilla (Live)

For the past couple decades, the figure of Julius Eastman has been fruitfully revisited by interpreters, composers, scholars, and media, producing important reconsiderations of 1970s-1980s US avant-garde history. Their points are now relatively well-known, and the composer is the epicenter

Vieo Abiungo ~ At Once, There Was No Horizon

If one were to take one of every orchestral instrument, march them into the jungle, and play while surrounded by curious birds and baboons, one might be able to replicate the sound of Vieo Abiungo.  As an alter ego of William

Vieo Abiungo ~ At Once, There Was No Horizon

If one were to take one of every orchestral instrument, march them into the jungle, and play while surrounded by curious birds and baboons, one might be able to replicate the sound of Vieo Abiungo.  As an alter ego of William

The Last Dinosaur ~ Wholeness

When a person endures a harrowing litany of tragedy and sorrow,  they become a creature of the other side, altered by the fire.  Such is the fate of Jamie Cameron, whose life story is a nightmare of loss and anguish.

The Last Dinosaur ~ Wholeness

When a person endures a harrowing litany of tragedy and sorrow,  they become a creature of the other side, altered by the fire.  Such is the fate of Jamie Cameron, whose life story is a nightmare of loss and anguish.

Echo Collective ~ The See Within

Our readers may think they are seeing double:  just as individual members of string quintet BOW, reviewed here last month, Echo Collective has worked with A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Jóhann Jóhannsson.  There’s even a bit of cross-pollination between Echo

Echo Collective ~ The See Within

Our readers may think they are seeing double:  just as individual members of string quintet BOW, reviewed here last month, Echo Collective has worked with A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Jóhann Jóhannsson.  There’s even a bit of cross-pollination between Echo

Claire Deak and Tony Dupé ~ the old capital

The term “home orchestra” is well chosen, as over two dozen instruments are played by these two Australians over the course of the album.  Each track yields its own tone and conjures its own associations, but the whole holds together

Claire Deak and Tony Dupé ~ the old capital

The term “home orchestra” is well chosen, as over two dozen instruments are played by these two Australians over the course of the album.  Each track yields its own tone and conjures its own associations, but the whole holds together

Snowdrops ~ Volutes

Snowdrops combines the talents of Christine Ott on piano and Ondes Martenot, Mathieu Gabry on piano and mellotron, and Anne-Irène Kempf on viola.  Volutes is music for a thoughtful season: subtle rather than overt, reflective rather than reactive. We’ll begin with

Snowdrops ~ Volutes

Snowdrops combines the talents of Christine Ott on piano and Ondes Martenot, Mathieu Gabry on piano and mellotron, and Anne-Irène Kempf on viola.  Volutes is music for a thoughtful season: subtle rather than overt, reflective rather than reactive. We’ll begin with