Wednesday, March 25 2015
Distressing, awkward, disturbing and almost upsetting, this aura of discomfort, if combined with the sound of the term itself (|ˈkɒntrətɒ̃|) is the essence of the music presented by Joel Ebner.
Tuesday, November 4 2014
Leading up to the November 25th release of the complete collection of his piano etudes, Philip Glass plans to drop two tracks from the 20-song collection each week. This week, you can view Maki Namekawa's performance of "Etude No. 16".
Monday, April 28 2014
More human than human.
Monday, May 13 2013
This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?
Thursday, December 1 2011
Much like Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic," composer Steven Reich applies his minimal composition technique to address a great tragedy. The remaining works on this CD don't even come close to following suit.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
Cold in long flows, like streams of very contemplative melted snow running across a fairly level plain and never meeting.
Wednesday, August 31 2011
Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism...
Wednesday, March 30 2011
Do you hear that? It's the sound of the surface barely being scratched over Steve Reich's career.
Monday, December 13 2010
I hope you like the two or three notes on these three CDs. If not, you're in for almost two hours of hell.
Sunday, October 31 2010
In 2009, composer Steve Reich received the Pulitzer Prize for his composition "Double Sextet". Nonesuch's pairing of "Double Sextet" with a similar composition, "2x5", produces a mixed bag.