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Week 4: Julien Beau — Les Poupées de Népenthès

The Artist

Julien Beau is somewhat of a mysterious artist to me. Partly because he doesn’t seem to be too well known and also because most of the information about his art is in French, which I can’t read. 847 more words

The Unprepared Piano

The piano is a three dimensional instrument. Since the birth of the piano our primary focus, both as performers and composers, has been on the first dimension: a bank of 88 black and white keys. 145 more words

George Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children

The year before going abroad for the first time in 1977, I had started listening to more and more 20th Century “classical” music. My interest in this music probably started with Stravinsky, spread to Bartok, and lead me to the hardcore German atonalists-Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. 487 more words


Music Monday: John Cage's 4'33"

Hello everybody, and welcome to another segment of #MusicMonday! In this segment, we’ll talk about music that means something to us or in our greater music culture as an art form. 639 more words

Music Monday

Improv Session: F P R @ SARC NOV 2013

Franziska Schroeder (sax), Pedro Rebelo (piano/electronics) and Ricardo Jacinto (cello/electronics) at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. Recorded in November 2013

The recording features an early prototype of the Planq, a guitar-like device which has a parasitical relationship with the piano! 22 more words


The Voice of the Whale.

Krisztina Dér, “electric” flute
Emily Grissing, “electric” cello
Richard Auvil, “electric” piano

Vox Balaenae for three masked players (1971), by George Crumb (b. 1929)
Vocalise (…for the beginning of time) 268 more words


Suburban Wires and Cosmic Outlaws

Another new music update!
This time more music composed with Chris Lam Sam for The Scorelocks Collective.

After composing the music for two films in the 48hour film fest (one in Auckland and Wellington) we also had the time to put together a couple of extra pieces, for no other reason other than enjoying the art and process of composition. 50 more words