my top three are steve reich ‘music for 18 musicians’; keith jarrett ‘la scala’ [part 1], an ad libbed 44 min.; and arturo stalteri’s take on philip glass’s ‘circles’; also the books ‘the way out’ album seems sorta classical to me which i’m diggin big time right now
“secretly recorded at orchestral concerts
across the country, this collection of intermissions teems with unusual
soundscapes, startling (and unintended) collective improvisations, and
surprising, sometimes gritty sonic detail from the sacred space of the
Blake, check out my “writing music” playlist on spotify. It is full of goodness. The more contemporary classical’ish stuff is in the later side of the playlist. (Also, check out the “Glue Sniffing” playlist next time you are drunk.)
fucked up: michael maierhof (anything), iannis xenakis, (orchestral works)
compelling: giacanto scelsi (the album ‘triphon’ is gorgeous but i like his piano works too), fausto romitelli (professor bad trip is god), morton feldman, luigi nono’s ‘promoteo’ …
the butchershop quartet did the rite of spring (2004). for 2 guitars, bass, drums. out on galapagos4. the cd also came with a second disc. disc 2 is hip-hop cut-ups/remixes of the butchershop’s interpretation of the rite of spring. both discs are interesting. especially if you’re already into the rite of spring.
here are two songs from the 2nd (hip-hop) disc:
will someone please compile a playlist of all these or a page of youtube clips of them so i don’t have to google them all individually, i’m extremely busy watching netflix & drinking & hating myself, and have no time to google 20 fucking things that i wouldn’t rather spend obsessing over my hair or reading about the personality disorder i’ll likely never recover from, as if i even want to get better, right, mom?
i haven’t listened to much eastman, but he combined house and minimalism (and the voice). what i did hear reminded me of rzewski (‘attica’ is another must!) and Luciano knows his shit so i would definitely recommend going…