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Current Listening: Lachenmann's String Quartets from Arditti Quartet

When I first discovered Helmut Lachenmann’s music, my ears didn’t know what to do. There is not much that can be considered “conventional” in his works. 166 more words


John Adams - Light Over Water

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John Adams is an American composer who is often associated with the Minimalist and post-Minimalist movements in American music. While Light Over Water features electronics quite prominently (along with brass instruments), Adams has composed many works which are entirely “acoustic” but which are often influenced by electronic means of composition. 351 more words

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Craig Leon - She Wears a Hemispherical Skullcap

Craig Leon got his start in music in the mid-1970s working as an assistant producer at Sire Records where he was involved in the discovery and development of New York groups like The Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. 237 more words

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra - In the Back of a Taxi

Penguin Cafe Orchestra is a collective musical project that was founded and anchored by Simon Jeffes and Helen Liebmann. Their first record, Music from the Penguin Cafe… 340 more words

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Fujita Masayoshi

Fujita Masayoshi is someone out of the ordinary to come out of Japan. While the Japanese vibraphonist (currently living in Germany) arguably has little connection to the term ‘J-Pop’ in its common use and association, … 348 more words


An Unexpected Development: Musical Composition

I’m Inti. I’m 22, and I write music.

I started seriously studying music at the beginning of sophomore year at American University and have fallen in love with composing. 2,200 more words