Entries from October 2009

197 :: 30 October 2009 :: ECM is 40!

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

We celebrate the 40th anniversary of ECM Records by sampling two remarkable new releases:    Friedrich Cerha: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1989/1996) Heinrich Schiff, Cello; Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Peter Eötvös, cond. ECM 1887 (2008) Tigran Mansurian: Three Arias (Sung out the window facing Mount Ararat) Kim Kashkashian, viola; Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil […]

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196 :: 23 October 2009 :: Music Games

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

  Morton Subotnick: In Two Worlds (2007) Susan Fancher, winds and electronics Innova 736 (2009) Pioneering electronic composer Morton Subotnick wrote the title track, In Two Worlds, back in 1987 but the software to perform it (“Interactor”) is already obsolete. A new version using Max/MSP had to be created to make this recording possible. Morton […]

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195 :: 16 October 2009 :: Maximal/Minimal/Maximal

October 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

 This Friday’s program explores minimalist sound materials in a maximalist setting (Scelsi), and maximalist procedures in a minimalist world (Southam). Giacinto Scelsi: Hymnos (1963); Konx-Om-Pax (1968) Carnegi-Mellon Philharmonic & Concert Choir, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, cond – Mode 95 (2001) Ann Southam: Simple Lines of Enquiry (Movements 8-12) Eve Egoyan, piano  -  Centrediscs 14609 (2009)

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194 :: 9 October 2009 :: Outside Music/Memory Pieces

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Here are two remarkable recordings with music by two remarkable composers, both born in 1957 and now living on opposite coasts:          Edmund Campion: Outside Music (2005) SF Contemporary Music Players, David Milnes, cond. Albany Records, TROY1037 (2008) David Lang: Memory Pieces (1997) Danny Holt, piano Innova Recordings 734 (2009)

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