Articles tagged modern classical

Del Sol String Quartet: Dark Queen Mantra

Featuring a shining collaboration with Terry Riley, the Del Sol String Quartet have produced an excellent new music recording during their 25th year as an ensemble.

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Nick Photinos: Petits Artéfacts

Photinos champions a wealth of intriguing contemporary composers with his collection of solo, chamber, and electroacoustic works.

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Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: Beyond

The Grammy-nominated modern music ensemble explores location and language on their latest release. Beyond is a striking and ambitious work in both intent and depth of material.

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7 Aug 2017 // 8:40 AM

Eleonore Oppenheim: Home

The varied merits of acoustic bass and electronics are explored on NYC-based musician's stunning debut solo recording.

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Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister: Planetarium

Although overly padded and repetitious at times, Planetarium is a poignant, adventurous, and highly promising debut.

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Yoshi Wada: Off the Wall

With Off the Wall, Yoshi Wada solidifies himself as one of the most interesting ambient artists of his day.

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Venetian Snares - “Everything About You Is Special” (Singles Going Steady)

Once the beat kicks in, Venetian Snares is clearly in another stratosphere.

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Ensemble Signal: Music for 18 Musicians

Ensemble Signal reproduce Steve Reich's '70s minimalist masterpiece with inhuman precision.

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15 May 2015 // 3:05 AM

Michael Price: Entanglement

Entanglement is a very personal expression of my obsessions: music, love, physics and the inter-connectedness of things.

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29 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

Jefferson Friedman: Quartets

The mood of Friedman's two quartets, which combine romantic emotion with an absence of forgiving softness, gives the strings a chance to try out two things they do especially well.

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19 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough

"Daredevil" composer Todd Reynolds has offered up a huge album, plentiful in every possible that way music can be. It's worth the trouble.

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16 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Toby Twining: Eurydice

Taken on its own, Toby Twining's Eurydice is a prime slab of modern, wordless vocal music.

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Kronos Quartet / Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen: Uniko

Did you know that if you threw an accordion, percussion, electronics, and an accordion into a blender that you might end up with one of the best albums of the year?

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Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante: The North Green Down

Chris Hooson and Emanuele Errante craft an extended work in memory of Hooson's sister-in-law.

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Sentieri Selvaggi: Sentieri Selvagi Plays Gavin Bryars & Philip Glass

Sentieri Selvaggi reveres these two elder statesmen of minimalism. And that's about all there is to it.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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