Entries from April 2008

144 :: Friday May 2, 2008

April 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The music of Tania León: Bailarin (1998) David Starobin, guitar Axon (2002) Mari Kimura, violin and interactive computer Arenas d’un Tiempo (1992) Speculum Musicae Horizons (1999) NDR Sinfonie Orchester Satiné (2000) Susan Grace, Alice Rybak, pianos From the new release on Bridge 9231 (2008) Tania León’s website. We also mark the passing, at age 94, […]

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143 :: Friday April 25, 2008 :: Peter Adriaansz

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Adriaansz  is a young Dutch composer born in Seattle, Washington and now living in Den Haag, Netherlands. His chamber and solo pieces are widely performed in Europe and in the US Triple Concerto (part 1) (2003) – Array Music Serenades II-IV (2004) – Catch Electric Guitar Quartet La Voce di Zarlino (part 1) (2006) […]

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142 :: Friday April 18 2008 :: Oresteïa

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Oresteïa (1966-87) Radio-France production, Strasbourg Music Festival October 1987 Salabert/Harmonia Mundi France SCD 8906 (1990) Voile (1995) (Veil) Ensemble Resonanz, Johannes Kalitzke, cond. Mode 152 (2005) In 1966, Greek composer Iannis Xenakis was asked to write music to accompany a condensed theatrical production of Aeschylus’s ORESTEIA: the trilogy Agamemnon, The Choëphori, and […]

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141 : Friday April 11 2008 :: For The Birds

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen’s birth, December 1908. So maybe it’s more like the anniversary of his conception as well. Son of an English teacher father who translated Shakespeare, and a symbolist poet mother, Messiaen, who died in 1992, is still perhaps the most unique and exotic of 20th century composers. […]

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140: April 4, 2008 :: Back to the ’80′s

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

It’s back to the 80′s all over again: Daniel Goode: TUNNEL-FUNNEL (1985) The Crosstown Ensemble with Eric Grunin conducting – Tzadik TZ7029 (1998) Steve Peters: The Webster Cycles (1981) (on a new Cold Blue release) J.A. Deane, trombones Daniel Goode will be performing his own music for Gamelan at the UC Santa Cruz IMAGINING GAMELAN: […]

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