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Remembering Steven Stucky : Gentle yet powerful influence

“One kind of artist is always striving to annihilate the past,” composer Steven Stucky once wrote, “to make the world anew in each new work, and so to triumph over the dead weight of routine.

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Album Review: Colin Stetson – SORROW

If you’re as much of a noob as I am when it comes to classical music (even of the contemporary variety), some context is in order before listening to… 660 more words

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Jordan De La Sierra - Music for Gymnastics

Jordan De La Sierra was a classically trained pianist who began his recording career with a double LP of hypnotizing long form ambient works in the minimalist style of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and La Monte Young. 154 more words

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Considering 15 Seconds of Harp for Olivia Jageurs

Teachers are vital. Without them, progress would be like a needle at the end of a record, endlessly skipping back. Thankfully, they do exist. More than that, advances in technology have allowed them to do so in numerous new guises that go beyond the chalk-in-hand stereotype that so quickly comes to mind. 475 more words


Rockland County's Martha Mooke performs music from 'No Ordinary Window' on Sunday

Nyack composer and electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke brings her spectacular sounds to ArtsRock‘s Music at Union Arts Center series this Sunday afternoon.

She’s a spectacular violist, and her compositions on her latest album, … 94 more words


Jessica Moss - Plastic Island

You may not have heard Jessica Moss’ name before, but you’ve probably heard her violin. She appears on Godspeed You Black Emperor!’s album F♯ A♯ ∞ 112 more words

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