Drifters Temple is out via Thrill Jockey.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Heatsick – “RE-ENGINEERING” (Soundcloud)
Heatsick’s latest LP is out 12/3 on PAN.
Tonight in Wayne – Performance of Two Piano Pieces
Tonight at 7 PM, Carl Patrick Bolleia performs my Two Miniatures for piano at William Paterson University as part of their New Music Series. The program’s highlight is a performance of Varese’s Ionisation by the estimable New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 7:00 PM in Shea Center’s Shea Auditorium Suggested contribution $5 (Free for students)Continue reading “Tonight in Wayne – Performance of Two Piano Pieces”
New Xenakis CD from Mode Records (YouTube)
Teaser track from The NoTwist (YouTube)
“Close To The Glass”, the title track from the new Notwist album, out 24th February on City Slang in Europe, 25th February on Sub Pop in N. America, 12th February via Afterhours in Japan, and 21st February via Spunk in Australia. http://notwist.com/ http://www.cityslang.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thenotwist https://www.twitter.com/thenotwist
The BSO announced its 2014 Tanglewood season today. The 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music is a potpourri – a single work per composer year instead of focusing on a few figures. Co-curated by Michael Gandolfi and John Harbison, the programmed composers include Perle, Rands, Druckman, Mackey, Lash, Cheung, and Soper. Most exciting: Sessions’ Concerto forContinue reading “Tanglewood 2014”
Levin – Minnemann – Rudess (CD Review)
Levin – Minnemann – Rudess S/T CD Lazy Bones Recordings Prog — especially NeoProg of the instrumental variety — gets a fair amount of heat from mainstream music critics. They throw around terms like “noodly,” “artificial,” “overly showy,” “bloated,” etc., and pretend that the state of middle-of-the-road rock or garage rock’s umpteenth incarnation isContinue reading “Levin – Minnemann – Rudess (CD Review)”
What Would you Play on Gershwin’s Piano?
Randy Newman played a new piece he’s written for one of our favorite contemporary music pianists, Gloria Cheng.