Rambles

Chamber ramble with accordion, guitars and percussion

Breath and shape are crucial to these pieces’ projection and the results entrance. There are times when duo or trio fuses together so successfully it’s hard to tell whether the high note is a trombone, the low note a clarinet, or the reedy sound an accordion.

Chamber ramble with accordion, guitars and percussion

Breath and shape are crucial to these pieces’ projection and the results entrance. There are times when duo or trio fuses together so successfully it’s hard to tell whether the high note is a trombone, the low note a clarinet, or the reedy sound an accordion.

NMC Ramble

Highlights of Davies’ nine-piece collection include Isis in which a leading saxophone gesticulates enthusiastically albeit fruitlessly over a 15-person chamber orchestra.

NMC Ramble

Highlights of Davies’ nine-piece collection include Isis in which a leading saxophone gesticulates enthusiastically albeit fruitlessly over a 15-person chamber orchestra.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

A Surprise in ‘Most Every Box

Produced in conjunction with a 1999 Swiss Mariétan exposition, this obscure 1998 Terra Ignota CD documents several installations and projects.

A Surprise in ‘Most Every Box

Produced in conjunction with a 1999 Swiss Mariétan exposition, this obscure 1998 Terra Ignota CD documents several installations and projects.

Meat, Potatoes, Parsley: Eötvös, Kagel, Leifs, Pritchard, Stäbler, B.A. Zimmermann

Listen to a sandbox. BMC opens a fascinating view onto an original creator’s work with “Electrochronicle,” wherein Eötvös revisits 1970s electroacoustic work and improvisations.

Meat, Potatoes, Parsley: Eötvös, Kagel, Leifs, Pritchard, Stäbler, B.A. Zimmermann

Listen to a sandbox. BMC opens a fascinating view onto an original creator’s work with “Electrochronicle,” wherein Eötvös revisits 1970s electroacoustic work and improvisations.

Things That Are Not Quite What They Seem

Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.

Things That Are Not Quite What They Seem

Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.

An Eclectic Stringed Ramble

The Trio Voronezh can play anything, as this live performance recording from New Orleans will confirm.

An Eclectic Stringed Ramble

The Trio Voronezh can play anything, as this live performance recording from New Orleans will confirm.

December Ramble: NMC and Edition Wandelweiser Records

The Hoxton Thirteen is a collection of new pieces by 13 of the young composers represented at the Hoxton New Music Days of 2000, a summer festival in England. What’s most surprising — even alarming — is how similar some of these 13 efforts sound.

December Ramble: NMC and Edition Wandelweiser Records

The Hoxton Thirteen is a collection of new pieces by 13 of the young composers represented at the Hoxton New Music Days of 2000, a summer festival in England. What’s most surprising — even alarming — is how similar some of these 13 efforts sound.

November Ramble

This is a recording of a man reading philosophy. But the speaker says only single-syllable words and spaces them about eight seconds apart.

November Ramble

This is a recording of a man reading philosophy. But the speaker says only single-syllable words and spaces them about eight seconds apart.

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.