Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 13, 2013

Most of these are form Q2 of course: Ballade, by Oskar Morawetz, for piano For Heart, Breath and Orchestra, by Richard Reed Parry, for orchestra Different…Rains, by Pavel Karmanov, for flute and piano L’auberge de Loupiac, by Florent Ghys, for voice Still With Me, by Alexander Balanescu, for string quartet Musica Optica, by Gyorgy Geszler, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 13, 2013

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: July 22, 2012

Savage Altars, by Ingram Marshall, for SATB choir, violin, viola, tape Femina: Part I, by John Zorn, for violin, cello, harp, piano, percussion, and electronics 8 June 1810…to the Birthday of R. Sch., by Valentin Silvestrov, for two celli Federico’s Little Songs for Children,by George Crumb, for soprano, flute/piccolo/alto flute/bass flute, and harp Madrigals, Book I, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: July 22, 2012

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 11, 2011

Oops! This edition is a little bit late and coming, my apologies. To begin with, this week in the composition studio, we looked at and listened to Zaka by Jennifer Higdon, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion. I’d also like to listen to more of her works when I get the chance. There … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 11, 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