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La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela :: The Black Album 1969

Young & Zazeela recorded their first full length album in Munich for Heiner Friedrich’s Edition X label. Released as a limited edition of 2000, the first 98 were signed & dated by the artists. 739 more words


Terry Riley's In C Mali – Live at Tate Modern

Terrence Mitchell “Terry” Riley(born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of Western classical music, of which he was a pioneer. 282 more words

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Album of the Day: Hidden Orchestra, “Wingbeats”

Think of Wingbeats by Hidden Orchestra as a bedroom symphony. Unlike a traditional symphony, Wingbeats doesn’t require a concert hall or a stage filled with dozens of musicians. 204 more words

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Music for the End of the World (VIDEO)

However we feel about what happened Tuesday, we all could use some decompression right about now.

What’s better than music for soothing the savage breast, after all? 373 more words


Agnes Obel: The Sound of Breaking "Glass"

Glassmaking is alchemy: heat transforming ordinary sand into something new and shining. Glass is also a central metaphor on the new record from Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel, which also required massive amounts of energy (and, perhaps, a little magic) to create. 935 more words

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Album of the Day: Various Artists, “Timber Remixed”

Michael Gordon’s 2011 recording Timber was a transfixing masterwork played on unusual instruments: six wooden 2x4s—the kind you’d buy at a lumber store—each cut to different lengths in order to summon different pitches. 182 more words

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October 28th- Max Richter-Black Mirror (Nosedive)

Contemporary classical music has been going through a bit of a spike in popularity recently part of this is due to the fantastic output of the Erased Tapes label alongside others such as Francesco Tristiano and Petre Inspirescu to mention just a few names who are pushing classical music forward and helping to develop a new audience for the genre outside of Radio 3. 328 more words