Rambles

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.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

A Personalized Ramble

Some readers will notice I haven’t lived up to my promises. The excuses aren’t worth mentioning, except that you should visit our newly reorganized archives, and be prepared to spend at least 12 hours a day there.

A Personalized Ramble

Some readers will notice I haven’t lived up to my promises. The excuses aren’t worth mentioning, except that you should visit our newly reorganized archives, and be prepared to spend at least 12 hours a day there.

Text into Music

Text into music is the worse of two evils.

Text into Music

Text into music is the worse of two evils.