“Live at the 12 Bar” is now on vinyl via Earth Recordings.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Sarah Kirkland Snider, “The Witch”
Sarah Kirkland Snider’s recording Unremembered is out September 4th on New Amsterdam Records. Check out album track “The Witch” via the Soundcloud embed below.
Another Righteous Girls Show
New tour date for Righteous Girls, this one back in NYC. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 8PM RighteousGIRLS Double Bill with JP Jofre @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY Tickets: $10.00/$12.00 Buy Now
Tonight at FCM: Copland, Foss, Ives, Bernstein
Here is Michael Tilson Thomas, tonight’s guest conductor, with his regular “band,” the San Francisco Symphony, in Aaron Copland’s Orchestral Variations. Also on the program, Quintets for Orchestra by my teacher Lukas Foss, Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, and Charles Ives’s New England Holidays.
At the Festival of Contemporary Music today, we also heard the premiere of Julian Anderson’s Second String Quartet. A fascinating piece filled with alternate tunings and myriad playing effects, it is one that I will be pondering for a long while. Here’s a video of a piece that I heard recently, Anderson’s Prayer for solo viola. It was playedContinue reading “Julian Anderson”
Enjoyed hearing the premiere today at Tanglewood of Oscar Bettison’s string quartet. Here’s an excerpt from one of his best known works, O Death, played by the estimable Ensemble Klang.
Excerpts from Michael Gandofli’s “Ascending Light”
Premiered by the BSO.
Dmitry Evgrafov – “Fracture”
Stile Antico Celebrates Ten Years
Celebrating ten years together, vocal ensemble Stile Antico has released the compilation Sing With the Voice of Melody on Harmonia Mundi. With works by Tallis, Gombert, Victoria, Clemens non Papa, William Byrd, and more, it is an embarrassment of riches and difficult to pick favorites. Happily, the group has recorded short videos to help youContinue reading “Stile Antico Celebrates Ten Years”
Dieter Moebius (1944-2015)
I am saddened to hear from his collaborator Michael Rother that Dieter Moebius has passed away at 71. An electronic music pioneer in the bands Cluster and Harmonia, he will be missed but his influence will remain palpable and formidable.