Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 19, 2012

I Was There, by Kayhan Kalhor, for cello, oud, and percussion Kamu-purrui, by Lamberto Coccioli, for alto flute. Alúna, by Lamberto Coccioli, for viola, ensemble, and live electronics Double Bass Sonata, Op.108, by Mieczysław Weinberg, for solo double bass first things first, an album by Nadia Sirota, violist. Featuring composers Nico Muhly, Marcos Balter and … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 19, 2012

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: December 18, 2011

Lately I’ve been exploring the albums Draumalandið by Valgeir Sigurðsson as well as Awake by the NOW Ensemble in addition to my usual listening on Q2: Past Tundra, by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, for solo viola and mixed chamber ensemble including electronics “I offer prosperity and eternal life…”, by Valgeir Sigurðsson, for mixed chamber … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: December 18, 2011

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 3, 2011

After reading the interview in this blog post, I found a piece by composer Keeril Makan written for prepared viola. It is called Mu; there is a video below. The part I find most intriguing is about halfway through, where the viola is turned into a percussion instrument. I’ve always thought that stringed instruments are … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 3, 2011